West Bengal Pollution Control Board
Calcutta  /  Published 19.01.21

Calcutta records 'very poor' air quality

Victoria Memorial, Fort William and Rabindra Sarobar - where the measuring stations are located within green verge and hence expect to show less pollution — showed AQI values of 308, 317 and 316...
By Jayanta Basu in Chowringhee

Calcutta  /  Published 10.01.21

15-year-old vehicle? Scrap it, get Rs 1 lakh

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board has decided to provide an incentive of Rs 1 lakh for 15 years or older commercial vehicle that is scrapped and replaced by a new one. “From our side (for...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.12.20

Drive to cut ironing stall pollution

The West Bengal pollution control board (WBPCB) has started the process of distributing 10,000 free LPG-powered iron pressers among roadside laundry stalls in Calcutta, Bidhannagar and Howrah to reduc...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 11.12.20

Worst air on BT Road

The air quality recorded on the BT Road campus of Rabindra Bharati University has been the worst while that of Rabindra Sarobar has been the best in the city, a study of the last fortnight’s res...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 04.12.20

City’s air quality turns ‘very poor’

The air quality in most parts of Calcutta deteriorated to 'very poor', while it turned 'severe' in the northern parts of the metropolis on Friday, a West Bengal Pollution Control Board...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 22.11.20

Wings at ease at Rabindra Sarobar

Rabindra Sarobar looked fresh on Saturday; its waters without any solid waste or layer of oil and birds chirping and flying around the place. The state pollution control board will collect water samp...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.11.20

GPS gadgets to nab cracker ban violators in Bengal

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is distributing over 1,000 GPS-fitted sound monitoring devices among different police stations in the state to track people violating the firecrack...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 06.11.20

South Dum Dum followed green immersion norm

A total of 201 out of the total 500 Durga idols in the South Dum Dum municipal area were immersed this year following the green immersion norm drawn up by the West Bengal Pollution Control Board in tw...
By Jayanta Basu in Salt Lake

Calcutta  /  Published 24.10.20

South Dum Dum to follow NKDA immersion model

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has set out to create a model immersion mechanism in two ponds under the South Dum Dum Municipality this year to explore how the immersion process can b...
By Jayanta Basu in

West Bengal  /  Published 06.12.19

Road dust deadly mix of pollutants: Neeri

Road dust is a dangerous cocktail of pollutants that has been found to be the biggest source of air pollution in Calcutta, environment scientists and engineers have said.Road dust in the city consists...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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