Pollution Control Board

Govt measures to check pollution

the organiser of the International Kolkata Book Fair, which got underway today, the board had decided to start an awareness programme of leaving out plastic bags and use of jute bags instead to make the fair more environment friendly

Kolkata’s polluted air

Kolkata's air pollution, as reported by WHO and UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) has assumed gruesome proportions and the city's pollution level is next to Delhi's. Following the apex court's stricture, Delhi has adopted certain stern measures, and these include the use of CNG and the planting of more trees. Virtually nothing has been done in Kolkata.

Pollution penalty

The government has been rapped on the knuckles with the principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) imposing a fine of Rs 5 crore for the state’s failure to curb pollution in accord with the directive that was advanced two years ago.

Law on Test

The execution of the Supreme Court order, restricting the firing of crackers during Kali puja and Diwali to the two…