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CPCB assessment on impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on air quality

On September 23, the 46th Foundation day of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), a report on the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on ambient (outdoor) air quality was released. The report notes that under the lockdown, all transport services (road, air and rail) and activities under sectors including industrial establishments, construction , commercial and hospitality services, … Continue reading CPCB assessment on impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on air quality

Clean Air Reports for Cities in Bihar

Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and Centre for Environment, Energy and Climate Change at the Asian Development Research Institute (CEECC, ADRI) have released two reports on Comprehensive Clean Air Action Plans for Gaya and Muzaffarpur . Gaya and Muzaffarpur are among the non-attainment cities identified by the Central Pollution Control Board. … Continue reading Clean Air Reports for Cities in Bihar

New report on crop residue management

Between 2019 and 2020, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ran a project on crop residue management under its Cleaner Air Better Life initiative. The programme ran in 102 villages across six districts in Punjab and Haryana; the programme's objective was to scale cost-effective and actionable solutions with farming communities. Last week, a report on learning … Continue reading New report on crop residue management

Early Career Perspective: Prerita Agarwal

 Prerita is a first-year doctoral student in Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences at the School of GeoSciences, The University of Edinburgh, UK. She has an MPhil in Environment Science & Sustainable Development from Banaras Hindu University and Master’s degree in Environment Management from IP University. She is motivated by her fascination for the tiny invisible particles in the … Continue reading Early Career Perspective: Prerita Agarwal

Analyses on COVID-19 and Air Pollution in India

This post is a compilation of ongoing research and analyses on COVID-19, air pollution and health. Please note that updates will be made to the document every few days. You can refer to the a related document with a list of studies & analyses from around the world here. Before you dig in, here are … Continue reading Analyses on COVID-19 and Air Pollution in India

Pursuing a Clean Air Agenda in India During the COVID Crisis

Earlier this month, Centre for Policy Research has released a new report entitled Pursuing a Clean Air Agenda in India During the COVID Crisis. In the report, Santosh Harish and Shibani Ghosh attempt to highlight how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the air quality discourse in the country and what the next steps might be. … Continue reading Pursuing a Clean Air Agenda in India During the COVID Crisis