West Bengal Pollution Control Board Wbpcb
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

Calcutta  /  Published 26.03.21

Pollution test must for govt buses

Government buses can ply only after they have cleared pollution tests, the transport department has decided. Machines to test tail-pipe emissions are being set up across 11 bus depots. “Only a ...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 09.03.21

City's 'unhealthy' air footprint spreads

Winter is gone but the air quality of the city and its fringes continues to be “unhealthy”, according to data generated by West Bengal Pollution Control Board as well as by a consortium le...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

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

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


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