(Express Photo/ Partha Paul)A day after Diwali, the air quality in parts of Kolkata dropped to the “very poor” level as people defied the Supreme Court’s order directing that firecrackers be burst only between 8 pm to 10 pm. Sources at the WBPCB said they would compile the air quality data of Kolkata till November 14 and submit it to the concerned authority. (Express Photo/ Partha Paul) At Phoolbagan in central Kolkata during Diwali. Only awareness cannot do any good to the environment if actions are not taken to reduce the pollution,” Dutta told The Indian Express. Environmentalist Naba Dutta blamed the state government for its failure to crackdown on the sale of illegal firecrackers which, according to him, led to the poor air quality in the city.
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