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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
Ganga Clean-Up News West Bengal

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
Air Pollution News West Bengal

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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25 out of India's 50 dirtiest cities are in West Bengal, says Swachh Survekshan 2018
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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IIT Kharagpur Joins Hand With US Universities For Water Urbanism Project At Varanasi
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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 ...
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West Bengal’s Sagar Island Soon To Be A 'No-Plastic Zone'
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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