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Subhas Datta
News  /  Published 10.08.22

Key data divergence in Kolkata air pollution reports triggers confusion

The report prepared by NEERI, which was assigned by the state pollution control board to carry out the study, says vehicles were responsible for 23.5 per cent of Kolkata’s PM 2.5 load. The SAFA...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.07.22

National Green Tribunal orders Bengal to phase out all 15-year-old vehicles in 6 months

The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday ordered the West Bengal government to phase out all vehicles — both private and commercial — that are over 15 years within six months. The trib...
By Subhajoy Roy, Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 07.07.22

National Green Tribunal orders sewage plant for Santragachhi Jheel

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has disposed of a long-standing petition on Santragachhi Jheel by directing the Howrah Municipal Corporation to set up a sewage treatment plant within four months to ...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 06.06.22

Kolkata air was second worst among 4 metros in October to December 2021

The city’s air quality dropped from “good” to “very unhealthy” in the last three months of 2021, says a report released by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board on Sund...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 04.06.22

Stress on nature-growth balance at The Bengal Club 11th Annual Panel Discussion

A balance between environment and development has to be struck, the secretary of Bengal’s environment department said at The Bengal Club 11th Annual Panel Discussion in association with The Tele...
By Subhajoy Roy in Kolkata

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News  /  Published 02.06.22

Focus on environment preservation at Bengal Club

The Bengal Club 11th Annual Panel Discussion in association with The Telegraph will be held on Friday. The Telegraph gives a lowdown of the event. When: Friday Time: 5.30pm Venue: ICCR Hall, Ho Chi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 27.05.22

Green tribunal order to lessen pollution in two Kolkata canals

The special bench of the National Green Tribunal has passed a series of directives on H.K. Dwivedi, the chief secretary of the West Bengal government, on minimising pollution in the Kestopur and Bagjo...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

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

News  /  Published 07.05.22

West Bengal gets 3 months to update Kolkata air pollution action plan

Swami Smaranananda, president of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, laid the foundation of a building on Durga Charan Mukherjee Street, adjoining Mayer Bari in Bagbazar, on Friday. The buil...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

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


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