A first-of-its-kind study generates evidence on the health impacts of air pollution amongst varying segments of the population in West Bengal.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Ankur Sharma Vs Union of India & Others dated 11/04/2022.

The matter related to old vehicles like Ambassador cars playing on the roads in and around the vicinity of Kolkata and Howrah guzzling petrol/diesel fumes and adding to the worsening air quality.

The NGT directed the state government to file an affidavit within four weeks stating what plans it has framed for such Ambassador cars to bring them within the environmental regimen.

Increasing the transparency and accountability of urban climate governance in this way will serve as a starting point for identifying investment gaps and exploring opportunities for mobilizing new resources.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Dutta Vs State of West Bengal dated 09/11/2021.

The matter related to the operation of two hot mix plants in Palmer Bazar Road and Goragacha Road, Kolkata.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Kingshuk Mazumder Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/09/2021.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs Union of India & Others dated 16/09/2021.

The bench led by Justice B. Amit Sthalekar of the NGT directed the Chief Secretary, West Bengal to ensure that all the impediments with laying of the gas pipeline for providing CNG gas to Kolkata, Howrah and adjoining areas is expedited.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of Saiful Islam Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 16/08/2021.

The matter related to the construction of 400/200 KV gas insulated substation in residential area in Bhangar, Block-II, Kolkata, by using hazardous SF6 gas without any Environmental Clearance and storing the same at great risk of leakage which could claim human lives and cause damage to the environment.

Order of the National Green Tribunal, Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata in the matter of Tribunal on its Own Motion Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 14/07/2021.

The matter related to pollution of Keshtopur Canal and Bagjola Canal, Kolkata, West Bengal.

India saw 1.67 million deaths —18% of total mortality— due to air pollution in 2019. However, the impacts of air pollution are not limited to health but also on the economic front.

This working paper aims to bring to light the varying degrees of water stress in six cities across India that collectively and individually are major contributors to the nation’s economic output, either through production, industrial development or by virtue of human resources.

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