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News  /  Published 30.06.22

Fine and reward to check plastic use in Kolkata, rest of West Bengal

The state government will slap a fine of Rs 500 for selling and stocking thin plastic carry bags and other banned plastic items and give a reward of Rs 500 for a valid complaint regarding any manufact...
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 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

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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


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