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Request for proposals: Gasoline and diesel fuel quality audit for India

In view of the upcoming nationwide rollout of BS VI emission standards and fuel quality standards, the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) is seeking to undertake a comprehensive survey of motor gasoline and automotive diesel fuel quality across India.The objective of this project is to sample motor gasoline and automotive grade diesel across India, … Continue reading Request for proposals: Gasoline and diesel fuel quality audit for India

Spotlight: Dr. Pratyush Kumar

Dr.  Pratyush  Kumar  is  a  Family  Physician  and  has  completed DNB  Family  Medicine  from  Sir Ganga  Ram Hospital  in Delhi where  he  was  also  awarded  Best  DNB  Doctor. He  is  currently working  as  Senior  Resident  in the Department  of  Geriatrics  at  Patna Medical  College Hospital.  Dr. Kumar is  passionate  about  rural  health,  climate change and digital … Continue reading Spotlight: Dr. Pratyush Kumar

Treating electricity as a right is detrimental to expanding access

It is a widespread belief in developing countries that electricity is a right to be enjoyed by all citizens. In practice, this social norm regularly results in customers not paying their electricity bills, stealing electricity, and bribing bill collectors—behaviors the government often tolerates. Consequently, power utilities lose money on every unit of electricity sold, leading … Continue reading Treating electricity as a right is detrimental to expanding access

To meet air quality standards, Delhi needs a 65 % cut in pollution levels

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) has released new results from its on-going analysis of air quality trends in Delhi to highlight Delhi’s struggle with air pollution and what it takes to tame and control pollution. After the initiation of comprehensive clean air action plan and graded response action plan,there are early signs of stabilisation … Continue reading To meet air quality standards, Delhi needs a 65 % cut in pollution levels

Training Course on Positive Matrix Factorization

International experts on receptor models and their applications to environmental sciences will offer a comprehensive training course on the use of USEPA PMF 5 program between February 5 and 7, 2020. The training course is addressed mostly to PMF beginners(PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and environmental technicians). The course will cover the following topics: input data … Continue reading Training Course on Positive Matrix Factorization

India Clean Air Summit 2019

The Center for Air Pollution Studies (CAPS) at CSTEP is hosting the India Clean Air Summit 2019 on August 22-23, 2019. ICAS 2019, a flagship programme of CAPS, brings together practitioners and policymakers to enable an inter-disciplinary and holistic understanding of air pollution, based on rigorous scientific research. Register here. If you can't be there … Continue reading India Clean Air Summit 2019

Doctors for Clean Air

Doctors for Clean Air (DFCA) is a network of identified, passionate and informed Doctors who are leading the fight against Air Pollution in their respective regions across India. It was launched on December 4, 2018, bringing together more than 40 senior doctors (including pulmonologists, surgeons, pediatricians, radiologists, etc) representing every state of the country. These … Continue reading Doctors for Clean Air

Alternatives to Crop Residue Burning in Northern India

A new research publication entitled Fields on fire: Alternatives to crop residue burning in India has synthesized information on alternatives to crop burning (e.g. happy seeder) and analysed opportunities for adoption. The study included a range of co-authors including The Nature Conservancy, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and the Borlaug Institute for South … Continue reading Alternatives to Crop Residue Burning in Northern India