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Migratory Birds Return To Kolkata’s Santragachi Lake After Citizen Led Clean-Up Drive

Santragachi lake is spread over 33 acres of land and is one of the famous nestling places forbirds in West Bengal
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Close to 4,000 birds were spotted in January this year (as against 800 in 2018) after a citizen’s group scientifically cleaned the Santragachi lake in Kolkata ...
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Kolkata Takes A Waste Management Test Before Durga Puja Festivities

Kolkata Takes A Waste Management Test Before Durga Puja Festivities
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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 Story Of Hope And Reform: Kolkata Prison Inmates Make Jute Bags To Beat Plastic Pollution

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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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Air Pollution: Kolkata Has Least Overall Emission Levels Among Mega Cities, Says A Report

Air Pollution: Kolkata fared better than Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad in terms of vehicle emission levels
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Among the 14 cities that were studied by Centre for Science and Environment for their vehicle emissions, Delhi fared the worst due to highest vehicle stock, large population and long trip distances ...
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Kolkata Municipal Corporation’s Waste Management Practices Come Under State Pollution Control Board’s Scanner

Kolkata's dependency on its sole landfill has the state's pollution control board worried
News Waste Management West Bengal
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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Need To Break Culture Of Silence Around Menstruation: Experts On World Menstrual Hygiene Day

On World Menstrual Hygiene Day, experts spoke about menstrual hygiene
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UNICEF recognises that menstrual hygiene is fundamental to the dignity and well-being of women and girls and every woman has a right to basic hygiene and sanitation, an expert pointed out ...
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Kolkata-Based Company Comes Up With A Cost-Effective Way Of Arsenic Sensing And Removal

Researchers in Assam have developed a low-cost technology to remove both arsenic and iron from water
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As per World Health Organisation, intake of inorganic arsenic over a long period can lead to chronic arsenic poisoning (arsenicosis), diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer ...
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Vending Machine Made From Ice Cream Cardboard Box, This Kolkata Boy Provides Women Sanitary Napkins At Just ₹ 2

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

E-vehicle charging points to come up in Kolkata
Air Pollution News West Bengal
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

IIT Kharagpur Joins Hand With US Universities For Water Urbanism Project At Varanasi
News Uttar Pradesh West Bengal
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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Chennai Reels Under Air Pollution On Diwali, As Delhi And Mumbai Fare Better Than Last Year

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Air Pollution Diwali Special News
Though Delhi and Mumbai's air quality during and immediately after Diwali remained poor, the cities fared better than last year in terms of air pollution during the festive period ...
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90 Decibel Sound Limit On Fire Crackers Will Be In Force During Diwali: West Bengal Pollution Control Board

Air Pollution Diwali Special News West Bengal
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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