West Bengal Pollution Control Board Wbpcb
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 13.04.22

National Green Tribunal panel to probe Saraswati river encroachment

State pollution control board has been asked to act as a nodal agency. Petitioner Datta has been directed to accompany the committee on its field visits. The committee will try to find out whether f...
By Jayanta Basu

News  /  Published 29.12.21

Deadly ‘pollutant from beyond Bengal’ has engulfed Kolkata, rest of state: IIT Delhi study

The machines automatically measure around the clock the levels of PM 10, PM 2.5, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, as well as temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and noise pollution. The fig...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 15.12.21

Kolkata: Air quality index worsens

  The city's air quality index (AQI) on Wednesday worsened to poor level, a week after recording satisfactory category, an official said. In parts of North Kolkata, the AQI even breached th...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 13.12.21

Ozone spike in Kolkata

The ozone count in central Kolkata was 60 per cent more than the safe levels, raising concerns about public health and the threat it poses to the iconic Victoria Memorial. The eight-hour average was ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Kolkata


News  /  Published 18.11.21

Sealdah, Howrah stations get 2 weeks to reply on green measures

A two-member bench of the National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the Sealdah station authorities to inform it within two weeks about the setting up a of sewage treatment plant and finalise a solar in...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

News  /  Published 05.11.21

‘Noisier’ than last Diwali, police blame cracker violations in Kolkata on partial ban

The orders allowing the bursting of green firecrackers on Diwali night actually paved the way for the entry of banned crackers into a number of pockets in Kolkata, police sources said. Residents acro...
By Our Bureau in Kolkata

News  /  Published 28.10.21

2-hour window for green crackers on Diwali

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board on Wednesday issued a directive banning in the state all kinds of fireworks, except “green fireworks” that  can be burst for two hours from 8pm...
By Jayanta Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 05.10.21

Campus stations to monitor air quality

The campus of North Bengal University (NBU) at Rajarammohanpur, on the outskirts of Siliguri, has installed a continuous air quality monitoring station in collaboration with the West Bengal Pollution ...
By Binita Paul in Siliguri

Calcutta  /  Published 11.06.21

Jheel not fit for wildlife: Report

The Santragachhi jheel, an abode of migratory birds, has become extremely polluted and is no longer fit to harbour any wildlife and fish, showed a recent West Bengal Pollution Control Board report. T...
By Jayanta Basu in Howrah


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