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...

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

News  /  Published 27.04.22

Noise rule flouted but not a sound

‘Permission? It’s illegal’  A senior university official countered Bhattacharya’s claim. “How can we give any permission to use microphones (in the open) within the...
By The Plurals News Network

News  /  Published 26.04.22

Green tribunal calls noise reduction drive in West Bengal an eyewash

The eastern zonal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has said no effective action has been taken by police to check noise pollution in Kolkata and the rest of Bengal. The bench of Justice B. ...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 21.04.22

Cowsheds back on the banks of Tolly's Nullah, river course as polluted as ever

“Kolkata seems to be wasting a great resource,” said an urban planner with whom this reporter shared a few photographs. ...
By Jayanta Basu


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