Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 02/08/2016 regarding pollution of water of river Chandrabhaga due to discharge of fly ash laden water from the ash pond of the Bakreshwar Thermal Power Station to the river thereby affecting the aquatic life, agriculture and health of the people in the area.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs Govt of West Bengal & Ors dated 15/09/2015 regarding consent to operate in respect of Bakreshwar Thermal Power Project, West Bengal.

The National Green Tribunal’s eastern zone bench on 13 July, 2015 issued a cause notice to Bakreshwar thermal power plant, asking why it should not be penalised for dumping fly-ash and polluting Chandrabhaga and Bakreshwar rivers in West Bengal

KOLKATA: A report filed by river expert Kalyan Rudra to the National Green Tribunal (NGT) pointed to 'total extinction of biodiversity' in the Chandrabhaga River in Birbhum due to dumping of flyash

We studied the waterbird diversity and abundance in a newly constructed wetland in South Bengal for 14 years right from its establishment. Soon after its construction, the wetland began to attract a rich diversity of waterbirds and with the passage of time has proved its potentiality to achieve the status of a wetland of international importance. Since 2005, it continues to support Greylag Goose at populations exceeding 1% threshold, and from 2007 onwards harbours Ruddy Shelduck at populations exceeding 1% threshold.

The city and its suburbs were powerless and sweaty for several hours on Monday as a coal crisis struck the Bakreswar plant and the maximum temperature remained a couple of degrees above normal.

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company said Tuesday could be worse if coal supply did not improve.

Forget about the highly questionable technology for the proposed 1,650 megawatt nuclear power plant at Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district from the French power major Areva, or even the objections of the Finnish environmental watchdog body STUK for the Olkiluoto plant, which is being replicated at Jaitapur.

The fact is that nothing can prevent time overruns and, therefore, cost escalation.