Calcutta  /  Published 25.11.20

Rs 20 lakh a month: Waste fine on CMC

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation has to pay Rs 20 lakh a month as environmental compensation for failing to scientifically manage waste at a dumpsite in Garden Reach and segregate waste, the state p...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.11.20

Waste burning continues unabated

During winter, burning of dry leaves is common as most trees shed leaves during the season. Dry leaves are gathered on the corner of a road or a ground and burnt. The CMC is empowered to fine those f...
By Subhajoy Roy, Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 23.11.20

New Town road plastic waste rule

The asphalt to be used in repair or construction of roads in New Town has to be mixed with plastic waste, the New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) has decided in an attempt to reduce the volu...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 19.11.20

Chhath Puja toll on Rabindra Sarobar

Rituals that affect the biodiversity of any water body should not be allowed. I oppose the idea of performing Chhath Puja at Rabindra Sarobar. Why do we need to tamper with a natural water body? We ha...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.10.20

12km march to protest delay in river cleansing

Over 1,000 fishermen and nature activists from four blocks of Basirhat took out a 12km march on Sunday to protest the alleged administrative apathy to begin the long-awaited cleansing of the polluted ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

Calcutta  /  Published 16.10.20

New Town gets e-waste museum

The New Town authorities will upcycle waste items collected from its three action areas and Sector V in Salt Lake to prevent waste and hazardous materials from stockpiling at dumping sites. From old ...
By Snehal Sengupta in New Town

Calcutta  /  Published 23.09.20

CMC budget focus on solid waste, water

Solid waste management and water supply were allocated the maximum share of funds in the Calcutta Municipal Corporation budget presented on Tuesday. Solid waste management has been allocated Rs 606 c...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.09.20

Covid waste finds its way to yellow bins

Yellow bins on Calcutta’s roads are now being put to better use. About 70 per cent of the waste in them is Covid or biomedical waste, the agency that cleans the bins on the civic body’s be...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 07.09.20

Waste split order for complexes

All housing complexes in the city have to segregate waste at source or pay a fine, says solid waste management bye-laws for Calcutta that the state government notified last month. The bye-laws also m...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.09.20

Waste compactor must in new big complexes

Upcoming housing projects with a built-up area of at least 200,000sq ft have to mandatorily create space for a waste compactor station on the plot, the Calcutta Municipal Corporation has decided. The...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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