Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Dhruba Das Gupta & Others Vs Ministry of Environment Forest & Climate Change & Others dated 05/06/2020 regarding encroachment of the East Kolkata Wetlands and operation of illegal industries within the area without the necessary statutory clearances.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 18/12/2019 regarding dumping municipal waste at Mollar Bheri, Kolkata, West Bengal. It was alleged that Bidhan Nagar Municipal Corporation, Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) and Newton Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) dispose of waste in the wetland.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 27/05/2019 regarding exploitation of East Kolkata Wetland, to the detriment of the environment and ecology. Subhas Datta had conducted a survey that revealed large number of constructions that have sprung up within the said area for different purposes which includes commercial/ industrial and other activities that are deleterious to the water body in violation of the East Kolkata Wetland (Conservation and Management) Act, 2006 and rules framed thereunder.

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.

KOLKATA, 7 OCT: Even after the East Kolkata Wetland Management Authority (EKWMA) had served stop work notice to a proposed vocational training centre for an illegal construction (in sns photo) at t

Urbanisation in India is occurring at a rate that is faster compared to many other parts of the developing world. The Planning Commission of the Government of India estimates that about 40 per cent of the country’s population will be residing in urban areas by 2030.

The traditional practice of utilizing wastewater into fish pond is a unique example of sustainable socio-economic development pertaining to resource recovery in the Eastern Kolkata wetlands, a Ramsar site in India. This paper revealed the stress of urban pollution and poor land use planning on the world’s largest natural wetland. This is the first time to critically evaluate dynamics of oxygen demanding substances, nutrients and solids in waste water canal and fish ponds.

The paper reports the results of an empirical study on the profitability of rice cultivation in the East Calcutta Wetlands region where untreated sewage water from the city of Calcutta, India, is used for the purpose of irrigation during the winter/summer crop.

The wetlands to the east of Kolkata comprises of many water bodies from north and south 24 Parganas. The hydrological setup of these wetlands is completely different from any other wetland in India. There is no catchment for these water bodies and perched aquifer is found to occur below these water bodies at depth greater than 400 feet.

KOLKATA, 13 MARCH: About 33 water bodies in the Ramsar-protected East Kolkata Wetlands were filled illegally for the construction of the Newtown-Rajarhat Township.

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