West Bengal

West Bengal

25 out of India's 50 dirtiest cities are in West Bengal, says Swachh Survekshan 2018
News Swachh Survekshan West Bengal

A Top To Bottom Dysfunctional Waste Management System Results In West Bengal’s Abysmal Swachh Survekshan Performance

Swachh Survekshan 2018 revealed abysmal rankings for the first time participants West Bengal, with 25 of its cities ranking among India’s 50 dirtiest cities ...
More
Kolkata's dependency on its sole landfill has the state's pollution control board worried
News Waste Management West Bengal

Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s Waste Management Practices Come Under State Pollution Control Board’s Scanner

Despite generating over 4,500 tonnes of waste daily, Kolkata remains dependent on the sole landfill of Dhapa which has long exhausted its capacity ...
More
News West Bengal

West Bengal To End March On A Swachh Note, Likely To Declare Six More Districts Open Defecation Free

The West Bengal government aims to make six more of its districts including Howrah, Paschim Medinipur, Birbhum, Murshidabad, Malda and Dakshin Dinajpur free from open defecation by March 31 ...
More
Menstrual Hygiene West Bengal

Vending Machine Made From Ice Cream Cardboard Box, This Kolkata Boy Provides Women Sanitary Napkins At Just ₹ 2

With ₹600 in hand, Sobhan Mukherjee from Kolkata started distributing sanitary napkins for free. He is on a mission to improve the level of menstrual hygiene in India ...
More
E-vehicle charging points to come up in Kolkata
Air Pollution News West Bengal

In Kolkata’s Environment Friendly New Township, E-Vehicle Charging Points To Come Up Soon

The township, which is Kolkata’s leading IT hub, hopes that the establishment of an e-vehicle charging point will boost its credibility as a non-polluting business sector ...
More
IIT Kharagpur Joins Hand With US Universities For Water Urbanism Project At Varanasi
News Uttar Pradesh West Bengal

IIT Kharagpur Joins Hand With US Universities For Water Urbanism Project At Varanasi

To conduct the water urbanism exploratory study from January 5, a 50-member team of students, research scholars and academicians from three Ivy League US universities are collaborating with IIT Kharagpur ...
More
West Bengal’s Sagar Island Soon To Be A 'No-Plastic Zone'
News West Bengal

West Bengal’s Sagar Island Soon To Be A ‘No-Plastic Zone’

The annual Gangasagar Mela at Sagar Island will be celebrated as a plastic free festival as the West Bengal government is aiming to make the island a plastic-free zone. ...
More
Air Pollution Diwali Special News West Bengal

90 Decibel Sound Limit On Fire Crackers Will Be In Force During Diwali: West Bengal Pollution Control Board

WBPCB will also sensitise residents adjacent to FIFA U-17 World Cup match venue at Salt Lake Stadium about not bursting crackers ...
More
Air Pollution News West Bengal

FIFA U-17 World Cup: West Bengal Develops 10 Kilometre Pollution Free Area Near The Salt Lake Stadium

Areas around the stadium will be clean and watered twice daily, vehicular movement will be strictly monitored and all construction work have been postponed to create a green zone for the world cup matches ...
More
Three More West Bengal Districts To Be Declared Open Defecation Free
News West Bengal

Three More West Bengal Districts To Be Declared Open Defecation Free

West Bengal has done well to improve both its rural and urban sanitation scenario and will add three more districts to its already existing list of seven open defecation free districts, by the end of October ...
More
West Bengal sanitation report card
Swachh Report Card West Bengal

West Bengal Shows Improvement In Sanitation Coverage

West Bengal has made considerable progress to take its rural sanitation coverage to 90.98 per cent and may successfully meet its internal deadline of going completely ODF by August 2018 ...
More
Mission Nirmal Bangla
News West Bengal

With 76 Towns And Cities Already Open Defecation Free, West Bengal Aims To Reach The 100% Mark By The End Of This Year

76 of West Bengal’s towns and cities have been declared open defecation free, as West Bengal gears up to meet its ODF target by August 2018 ...
More