Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Sunil Mondal Vs West Bengal Pollution Control Board & Others dated 12/10/2017 regarding hotels in Burdwan town not complying with pollution norms.

NGT has asked for a list of non-compliant hotels along with the names of owners and their addresses to be submitted before the next date of hearing and also directed the State PCB to inspect all the hotels in Burdwan town and submit a report on the compliance of the pollution norms without fail before the next date.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Biswanath Maji & Others Vs Pollution Control Board, West Bengal & Others dated 06/05/2016 regarding the establishment of the blast furnace at the site of the village Namopara, District-Burdwan, West Bengal by Indian Iron and Steel Company Ltd (ISCO). The Application filed by the villagers is that in the year 1988, about 305 acres of land was acquired for modernization of IISCO plant which includes the Nakasota-Namopara village.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of North Kolkata Tree Plantation Welfare Society & Others Vs W.B. Pollution Control Board & Others dated 15/02/2016 regarding illegal cutting and felling of the trees by the saw mill owners in the District Burdwan, West Bengal.

NGT asks for a status report to be sumitted detailing the particulars of the saw mills which are in operation in the area in question highlighting the nature of licence and the other particulars of the business.

The public sector Eastern Coalfields Ltd has issued a notice for suspending work at its J.K. Nagar plant near Ranigunj in the State’s Bardhaman district.

The Central government's mines safety arm has cautioned West Bengal that construction of an airport city in the state's Burdwan district can be in trouble if the government allows simultaneous unde

In a move that could give a fillip to India's unconventional gas production, the ministry of environment and forests has given the phase-III clearance for Essar Oil's Raniganj block in West Bengal. The company will now be able to drill up to 650 wells, compared with the current 135.

The clearances would help Essar Oil invest another Rs 2,500 crore to increase the number of drilled wells to 300 by the end of this year and also rise production to three million standard cubic metres of gas per day (scmd), up from around 60,000 scmd.

As part of its corporate makeover agenda, the Rs 7,000-crore Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is considering a handholding relationship with the World Bank.

BURDWAN, 25 SEPT: Burdwan district has developed a special software to help ascertain the movement of sand lifted from the Damodar and the Ajoy riverbeds throughout the year.

BURDWAN, 6 JULY: At a time when the expert committee set up by the environment department has just released a draft policy on wetlands prohibiting filling up of water bodies, allegations of Burdwan

RANIGANJ, JUNE 28: A devastating fire broke out in a mine due to underground coal seam heating today and has started spreading to adjoining areas.

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