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  • NGT to take up Visakhapatnam gas leak case on Friday

    NGT to take up Visakhapatnam gas leak case on Friday

    Besides this, a petition has also been filed seeking constitution of a high-level committee to investigate the unfortunate incident.

    May 7, 2020
  • Govt asks students to avail car pool, school buses

    Govt asks students to avail car pool, school buses

    The department, last week has issued an order asking the authorities of 26 prominent schools to minimise the personal use of vehicles by students restricting it to special circumstances.

    January 31, 2020
  • Pollution control: KMC to amend building rules

    Pollution control: KMC to amend building rules

    The KMC is working towards amending its Building Rules and introducing provisions to curb the immense amount of pollution that is caused during demolition of a building and thereafter, by the debris.

    January 20, 2020
  • Set up system for solid waste disposal, drainage in Shantiniketan: NGT

    Set up system for solid waste disposal, drainage in Shantiniketan: NGT

    The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) is the nodal agency for the project.

    December 14, 2019
  • Delhi Pollution Control Committee asked to submit report on foaming Yamuna

    Delhi Pollution Control Committee asked to submit report on foaming Yamuna

    In a letter to DPCC, the monitoring panel said the shocking pictures of women standing knee-deep in foaming, polluted Yamuna to offer prayers have got extensive media coverage and have gone viral on Twitter with 'very damaging comments.'

    November 8, 2019
  • Number of Chhath devotees down, thanks to filthy rivers

    Number of Chhath devotees down, thanks to filthy rivers

    According to Bipin Bihari Gupta, the former president and a member of the Sri Sri Lal Mohan Moulik Niranjan Ghat puja committee, rivers flowing in the town are not in a state of being worshipped anymore.

    November 6, 2019
  • Pollution & politics merge during Chhath

    Pollution & politics merge during Chhath

    State govt, police keep mum as NGT directives flouted for second day; security personnel are outnumbered by army of violators.

    November 4, 2019
  • Chhath devotees break open Rabindra Sarovar gates

    Chhath devotees break open Rabindra Sarovar gates

    The National Green Tribunal in a directive to the West Bengal government on 14 October had directed it to ensure that there is no violation of its 2017 order banning any ritual for Chhath Puja or other festivals in the Rabindra Sarobar lake.

    November 3, 2019
  • Too-little, too-late approach cannot tackle pollution

    Too-little, too-late approach cannot tackle pollution

    Air-borne suspended particulate matter (SPM), respiratory particulate matter (RPM) and contaminant gases exist in the atmosphere in various degrees.

    November 1, 2019
  • Ecological (Im)balance

    Ecological (Im)balance

    The Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation, which till a few weeks back was headed by a prominent real estate operator, has also been blamed for the progressive degradation.

    October 26, 2019
  • NGT warns of action against destruction of mangroves

    NGT warns of action against destruction of mangroves

    On 23 September, the NGT issued an order stating, “Let a committee be constituted comprising (i) representative of Gangasagar Bakkhali Development Authority (ii) District Magistrate, South 24- Parganas, (iii) representative of state Coastal Zone Management Authority (CZMA). The committee shall inspect the area in question, verify on factual aspects and submit its report.”

    September 30, 2019
  • NGT fines state one crore rupee for failing to demolish tourist lodge

    NGT fines state one crore rupee for failing to demolish tourist lodge

    Time and again, the tribunal has reminded the state government that the Sundarbans fall under ecologically fragile and sensitive zone declared as biosphere hotspot by the United Nations and of the necessity to protect this precious region in the interest of environment and progeny. Godkhali tourist lodge remaining intact displays obstinacy of the state and its violation of the order of the tribunal, the NGT observed.

    July 16, 2019
  • Police put ban on waste burning within city limits till 31 Aug

    Police put ban on waste burning within city limits till 31 Aug

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT ) had on 23 December 2016 imposed a ban on burning of waste in open places and announced a fine of Rs 25,000 on each incident of bulk waste burning. Burning of waste was prohibited even on landfill sites.

    July 6, 2019
  • North East: Warrants a closer look

    North East: Warrants a closer look

    Rising economic aspirations and loopholes in policies have shown the way for forming such networks of illegal and unguarded extraction of resources, threatening its natural ecosystem.

    May 13, 2019
  • Will new Mayor sweep away environmental cobwebs?

    Will new Mayor sweep away environmental cobwebs?

    While a Rs 5 crore fine may be inconsequential to the budget of the state government, it should serve as a wake-up call.

    February 8, 2019
  • Himachal Pradesh reduces bond money for doctors to Rs 5 lakh

    Himachal Pradesh reduces bond money for doctors to Rs 5 lakh

    Earlier, the doctors had to furnish Rs 10 lakh bank guarantee and so far 35 doctors had breached the norms by working in private hospitals or outside the state without informing the government.

    February 6, 2019
  • Meghalaya Miners Update: Race against time even as offers of help pour in

    Meghalaya Miners Update: Race against time even as offers of help pour in

    The miners have been trapped in a ‘rat-hole’ mine since December 13 after water from the nearby Lytein river gushed into it.

    December 27, 2018