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Waste Management
West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.21

Plastic bag ban mostly in name only: Survey

A survey across 11 states and two Union territories across the Himalayan region in the country suggests that while most people were aware of the existence of plastic bag ban in their areas, most belie...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Jharkhand  /  Published 12.03.21

Still no recycling plant in Dhanbad

Even after almost two years of the launch of the door-to-door garbage collection campaign, the recycling plant of the Dhanbad Municipal Corporation is yet to be established.  As a result of this...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 27.02.21

Green activists speak out before polls

Political parties should spell out in their manifestos how they will tackle the worsening air pollution, improve the waste management system that is in a shambles and protect the fragile ecology of th...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.21

Siliguri garbage collectors up ante

The ceasework by conservancy workers of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation continued for the third day on Friday, which worsened the situation across the city as more and more garbage piled up in diff...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 19.02.21

Garbage piles up in Siliguri

Residents of Siliguri continued to bear the brunt of the garbage lying in heaps and piles and the obnoxious smell emanating from the trash for the second day in succession on Thursday as conservancy w...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

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Jharkhand  /  Published 01.01.21

New Year celebrations on wasteland

More than a thousand people, out to celebrate new year, marked the day by visiting a mine wasteland situated 170 feet above the ground at Gondudih Colliery of Kusunda area of BCCL, on Friday. The cel...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Calcutta  /  Published 21.12.20

Covid: campaign against waste burning

A group of Calcuttans is running awareness campaigns in the city urging people to refrain from burning waste, which damages lungs and can have serious impact on people who have recovered from Covid-19...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 18.12.20

Utilisation of BSL’s solid waste earns accolade

Steel major Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL) is earning more than Rs 550 crore revenue annually by selling its solid wastes. Apart from earning this huge amount, the company is also saving around Rs 250-280 c...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

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


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