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Pollution
News  /  Published 26.05.22

1,200 electric buses to replace government fleet in two years

The West Bengal government will replace its existing fleet of buses with 1,200 electric buses in phases in an attempt to reduce carbon footprint and pollution from vehicles, transport minister Firhad ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

India  /  Published 25.05.22

94% women ‘silent’ on pollution fearing sack

Ninety-four per cent women construction workers, surveyed as part of a study conducted in Delhi, never raised their voice or took any steps to prevent the negative impact of air pollution because of t...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.05.22

Breathe death: Economic cost of pollution

According to the recently-updated The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health, approximately nine million global deaths in 2019 can be attributed to pollution. Of these, ambient air pollution was re...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 18.05.22

Pollution caused over 23.5 lakh premature deaths

India saw over 23.5 lakh premature deaths due to pollution of all types -- including 16.7 lakh fatalities caused by air pollution -- in 2019, the highest among all countries globally, according to a n...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

News  /  Published 11.05.22

Rain triggered by Cyclone Asani reduces air pollution in Kolkata

Rain triggered by Cyclone Asani substantially improved the air quality in Kolkata on Wednesday as the index remained below 50 (particulate matter 2.5) in most parts, a West Bengal Pollution Contr...
By PTI

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News  /  Published 11.05.22

National Green Tribunal raps WBPCB for ‘rampant’ pollution

“Noise pollution has been rampant in the city/district Kolkata (Calcutta), Howrah, Hooghly… in the entire State of West Bengal,” observed the bench. “No reply has been given b...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

People  /  Published 09.05.22

Long before Greta Thunberg, Kolkata school kids hit the streets for green rights

At the point of action on the street students were armed with large but light-weight flex placards printed on both sides with the standard “No Horn” symbol used by the Kolkata Police with ...
By Bonani Kakkar and Pradeep Kakkar

Jharkhand  /  Published 04.05.22

Saplings as Id gift for clean air

“The pollution level of Jharia is so alarming that the coming generations may not even find it easy to breath here,” Manoj Singh, a physiotherapist who also works for preservation of envir...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.05.22

Air pollution threat to Jharkhand

A survey on outdoor workers between December 2021 and March 2022 in two cities of Jharkhand including capital Ranchi shows alarming impact of ambient air pollution on respiratory systems. SwitchON Fo...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Opinion  /  Published 02.05.22

Poisoned: The need to eradicate plastic

The world seems to have realized — a bit too late in the day? — that plastic does more harm than good. Recently, at the United Nations Environment Programme’s fifth Environment Assem...
By The Editorial Board


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