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West Bengal Pollution Control Board Teams To Check Firecracker Norm Violation In Kolkata And Surrounding Areas
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West Bengal Pollution Control Board Teams To Check Firecracker Norm Violation In Kolkata And Surrounding Areas

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) has deployed seven teams in the city and surrounding areas, to check adherence to the Calcutta High Court’s 90-decibel limit order and the recent Supreme Court order on bursting firecrackers, on Kali Puja and Diwali ...
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Fireworks Manufacturers Seek Guidelines On Green Crackers
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West Bengal Fireworks Manufacturers Seek Clarity On Supreme Court Guidelines On Green Crackers

Supreme Court allowed the sale and manufacture of low emission firecrackers this Diwali, now the fireworks manufacturers of West Bengal seek clarity on what qualifies as "green" crackers ...
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West Bengal Pollution Control Board To Set Up More Pollution Monitoring Stations In Kolkata
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West Bengal Pollution Control Board To Set Up More Pollution Monitoring Stations In Kolkata

Apart from setting up five more pollution monitoring stations, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board is also organising campaigns across schools in the state to create awareness about greenhouse gas emissions and undertaking campaigns to stop the use of plastic bags ...
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This Durga Puja Pandal In Bengal Has A "Green Message" For Visitors
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This Durga Puja Pandal In Bengal Has A “Green Message” For Visitors

In an area spanning 32,00 square feet, Kolkata-based artist Debojoti Chatterjee has beautifully portrayed the impact of rising levels of pollution in the Durga Puja pandal ...
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With More Than 95 Per Cent Sanitation Coverage, West Bengal Set To Go Open Defecation Free By March 2019

West Bengal’s sanitation drive pre-dates Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and its rural sanitation coverage is one of the highest among eastern zone states in India ...
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Menstrual Hygiene In India: Menstrual Hygiene Campaign Changes Lives In Rural Bengal
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Menstrual Hygiene Campaign Changes Lives In Rural Bengal

A Class 12 student of Dhurohi village in West Bengal has been spending between Rs. 100 and Rs. 200 a month, since she was in Class 9, on buying sanitary napkins from her school’s vending machine to give to the girls in her village for free ...
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Kolkata Takes A Waste Management Test Before Durga Puja Festivities
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Kolkata Takes A Waste Management Test Before Durga Puja Festivities

While many have taken up different measures to spread awareness about waste segregation, some believe people are negligent on the issue of waste management ...
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A CNG plant will be constructed in Kolkata's Dhapa landfill
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Kolkata’s Dhapa Landfill To Get A Relief As Civic Body Clears Construction Of CNG Plant

To unburden Kolkata’s already exhausted Dhapa landfill, the city’s civic body has begun work on manufacturing CNG and bio-fertilisers from wet waste ...
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A Story Of Hope And Reform: Kolkata Prison Inmates Make Jute Bags To Beat Plastic Pollution

From exhibiting jute products in prestigious exhibitions to having an exclusive boat in Kolkata’s first floating market in Patuli, the jail inmates in the city are beating plastic pollution by manufacturing jute bags ...
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New Town's improved waste collection system and fleet of electric buses has helped the city become a Green one
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New Town Gets Recognition As Bengal’s First Green City For Effectively Building Eco-Friendly Civic Amenities

Water ATMs, electric vehicles and GPS enabled waste collection vehicles ensured that New Town got the Green City tag ...
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Ganga cleanup
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Waste Management: West Bengal Proposes To Build Crematoria For Animals To Prevent Disposal Of Dead Bodies In Ganga

Disposal of animal waste being one of the reasons for pollution in Ganga, the Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari instructed contractors to speed up and complete animal crematoria project by December 2018 ...
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Air Pollution: West Bengal to get air quality monitoring stations by December
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Air Pollution: West Bengal To Have 11 New Automatic Air Quality Monitoring Stations

Apart from the real-time monitoring stations, West Bengal will also have 20 CNG-run buses in 2017-18 financial year to reduce air pollution smoke emitted from public transport ...
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