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Best of 2017: Realty chokes Kolkata wetlands

The marshes of East Kolkata Wetlands, an unique ecosystem that serves as the mega city’s low-carbon waste disposal and sewage treatment network, is being rapidly filled up due to an insatiable demand for real estate

The wetlands on the eastern fringe of Kolkata may soon be history if more and more buildings keep coming up there. This will destroy…Read More

Turn waste into climate-friendly resource

The vast amounts of garbage and waste that India produces can be turned into biogas and other fuels by using techniques such as the Fischer Tropsch Synthesis that also reduces carbon dioxide emissions

In his first Independence Day speech after becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi announced that he would make Swachh Bharat one of his government’s most important goals…Read More

Realty chokes Kolkata wetlands

On the eve of World Wetlands Day, here’s a look at the state of the east Kolkata wetlands, a unique ecosystem that serves as the mega city’s waste disposal and sewage treatment network, but is being rapidly filled up due to an insatiable demand for real estate

The wetlands on the eastern fringe of Kolkata may soon be history…Read More

Kolkata suburbs still cannot handle garbage

Despite operating a climate-friendly sewage disposal system, Kolkata is struggling to implement a project to sustainably manage solid waste in the metropolis

Kolkata is often lauded for its unique sewage disposal through the wetlands on its eastern fringes, but the experience to institute a low-carbon solid waste management system in the city has been mixed at best…Read More