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.

A letter (No.

Members of East Calcutta Wetlands Management Authority met chief secretary Ardhendu Sen on Tuesday and submitted guidelines allowing limited construction by the residents of the wetlands.

The chief secretary is the chairman of the authority.

Around 1.5 lakh people live in the 12,500-hectare East Calcutta Wetlands, where the high court has banned construction to prevent any change in the char

Sukantanagar is near one of hundreds of bheris or ponds of the East Kolkata Wetlands where natural biodegradation turns Kolkata

The state government has altered its original plan and decided to shift only aquatic and water-based animals to the proposed eco-park at Bhagabanpur in South 24-Parganas.

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