KOLKATA: Various government departments have shrugged off responsibility for the spike in the city’s air pollution and lack of demonstrative action to control it.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 27/11/2018 regarding the alarming adverse air quality of Kolkata City which was stated to be highly polluted during the period commencing from mid-October to February end. The principal reason for the bad ambient air quality in the city of Kolkata and Howrah was identified to be auto emission apart from road dust, construction activities, burning of municipal waste and industrial wastes including plastics, population of DG sets and industrial emissions.

KOLKATA: An overwhelming 85% of dengue patients in Kolkata were affected with serotype II of the virus — considered the second most virulent of the four serotypes to which immunity is low in the ci

KOLKATA: Stung by more than 20 dengue deaths in Kolkata this year, the civic authorities have marked out areas that are at risk from the virus.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Tribunal on its own Motion Vs Union of India & Others dated 20/11/2018 regarding pollution being caused to river Churni in Ranaghat Municipality, Nadia District, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Ashis Thakur & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 20/11/2018 regarding Steel Authority of India carrying on coal mining activities in Ramnagar Colliery and there have been earth cutting and and blasting of dynamites within hundred metres of residential areas. It is alleged that such activities have resulted in causing continuous vibration and noise pollution.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Prerna Singh Bindra & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 12/11/2018 regarding use of fireballs and spikes to drive away elephants.

KOLKATA: The air quality in the city has deteriorated over the past few days and experts put some of the blame on the festivities.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Public (People United for Better Living in Calcutta) Vs. East Kolkata Wetlands Management Authority & Others dated 09/10/2018 regarding illegal structure belonging to the Vaidik Dharma Sansthan Trust, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 08/10/2018 regarding discharge of untreated effluents from the stables of Royal Calcutta Turf Club located in the Hastings area of Kolkata.

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