Early Career Perspective: Ekta Chaudhary

Ekta is a fourth-year Ph.D. student at the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi. Her research focuses on the assessment of the impact of PM2.5 and its components on maternal and child health in India. She has won several awards including the Jane Warren Trainee Conference Award 2021 by Health Effects Institute, USA, and the … Continue reading Early Career Perspective: Ekta Chaudhary

Early Career Perspective: Farah Thakur

Farah Kazi currently works as the Lead of Campaigns at Waatavaran, where she undertakes air quality monitoring studies. She also builds communication strategies that enable public dialogue and advancement in policy reforms. She has recently been selected as an OpenAQ Ambassador. Her interest in air pollution stems from when she began working at IndiaSpend, where … Continue reading Early Career Perspective: Farah Thakur

Youth voices for clean air in Punjab

Let Me Breathe, a community platform for sharing stories related to environment recently announced the winner of its Clean Air Punjab competition. This was the first of its kind competition focused on sharing stories related to air pollution and health in Punjab. More about the programme here. The team received more than 70 entries on … Continue reading Youth voices for clean air in Punjab

Spotlight: Dr. Nipun Batra

Dr. Nipun Batra is an Assistant Professor at IIT-Gandinagar. He has a PhD. from IIIT Delhi and completed his postdoctoral research at the University of Virginia. His group broadly works on machine learning/artificial intelligence/sensors/IoT for computational sustainability problems like smart buildings and air quality. We recently spoke with Dr. Batra about his work. Can you … Continue reading Spotlight: Dr. Nipun Batra

Early Career Perspective: Abhiir Bhalla

Abhiir is a youth environmentalist and sustainability consultant. Currently a second year student at Ashoka University, he is pursuing a degree in Political Science and International Relations and is currently working as the Director - Operations and Community Engagement at Care for Air, a non-profit working on air pollution. He has over 7 years of … Continue reading Early Career Perspective: Abhiir Bhalla

Spotlight: Dr. Arindam Roy

Dr. Arindam Roy has worked on air pollution and climate change for more than seven years. He has worked on a range of projects and has collaborated with International Partnership for the Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), GIZ, IUCN etc. Currently, he is working at EPFL as a as scientist in Laboratory of atmospheric processes and their impacts (LAPI) group. … Continue reading Spotlight: Dr. Arindam Roy

Why are Pollution Control Boards missing the mark?

What are the institutional and informational barriers in the way of India meeting the National Ambient Ait Quality Standards (NAAQS)? To address this all important question, the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) conducted a review of the literature and also spoke with members of the Central Pollution Control … Continue reading Why are Pollution Control Boards missing the mark?

Satellite-Derived PM2.5 Data Across India

Dr. Sagnik Dey and Dr. Dilip Ganguly at IIT-Delhi have been working on the a new project entitled- Satellite-Based Application For Air Quality Monitoring and Management at National Scale (SAANS). The project is supported by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). Can you tell us … Continue reading Satellite-Derived PM2.5 Data Across India