Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subrato Mookherjee Vs Kolaghat Thermal Power Station & Others dated 14/12/2017 regarding pollution caused by Kolaghat Thermal Power Station. NGT Eastern Bench noted that the two reports submitted by the Central Pollution Control Board and the State PCB indicate different views.

KOLAGHAT, 9 AUG: The city may have got their plates full with delicious hilsa this season, but they are missing out on the much sought-after Kolaghat special.

Calcutta, Nov. 29: The state pollution control board has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on the state-run Kolaghat Thermal Power Plant for

TAMLUK, 29 NOV: The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (PCB) has slapped a fine of Rs 10 lakh on the Kolaghat Thermal Power Plant (KTPP) for flouting its instructions.

In its order, the PCB has clearly stated that if the KTPP authorities fail to act according to its instruction, it will file a case against the latter in Calcutta High Court.
Cracking the whip on the KTPP for causing environmen

A demand-supply mismatch has plunged the city and its neighbouring districts into prolonged periods of power-cuts that officials fear will continue for the next few days.

To add to the residents

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.

Two of the six power units that had collapsed in Kolaghat on Tuesday were revived this evening, but the districts still stayed dark because generation was low. The 210MW units had collapsed after the switchyard of the Kolaghat thermal power plant got flooded. Six pumps helped clear the water in the switchyard. "But there was a thick layer of slush in the switchyard which had to be cleared. This led to delay in repairs,' a power department official said.

- Eleven people die in Midnapores as Met office forecasts more rain in coastal areas The flood killed 11 more people in East and West Midnapore today, taking the toll to 20 and prompting the government to add to its relief purse. Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who will be travelling to Kolaghat in East Midnapore tomorrow, held a meeting with finance minister Asim Dasgupta, health minister Surjya Kanta Mishra and relief minister Mortaza Hossain in Calcutta. He might visit some of the flood-hit areas tomorrow.