Niti Aayog’s Action Plan on Air Pollution

NITI Aayog has released a 15 point action plan to combat air pollution in Indian cities entitled Breathe India: An Action Plan for Combating Air Pollution. Measures discussed in the plan include introduction of low sulphur fuel, promoting the use of electric vehicles, cleaner construction, waste and dust management and behavioural change, among a longer … Continue reading Niti Aayog’s Action Plan on Air Pollution

Guidebook on urban air quality

New open-access resource on urban air quality The Guidebook presents the results of the AIRUSE LIFE Project (LIFE11 ENV/ES/584) offering a state-of-the-art compilation of measures to improve air quality in cities (www.airuse.eu). The primary goal is to assess Southern European environments, although many of the suggested measures can be applied to other regions. The Guidebook, … Continue reading Guidebook on urban air quality

New study on source apportionment of PM2.5

A new study on sources of PM2.5 in India has been released by Greenpeace and the Air-Weather-Climate (AWC) research group at Louisiana State University.  The report is entitled Source Apportionment, Health Effects and Potential Reduction of Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5). The top four sources for PM identified in this analysis include coal-fired power plants, industrial … Continue reading New study on source apportionment of PM2.5

Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India

Health Effects Institute (HEI) has released a report entitled Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India (Special Report 21) which provides the first comprehensive analysis of the levels of fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5) in India by source at the state level and their impact on health. It is the … Continue reading Burden of Disease Attributable to Major Air Pollution Sources in India

Implementation Action Plan to clean Delhi’s air

Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy  is an independent think-tank doing legal research and assisting government in making better laws. Today, they released a report documenting an implementation action plan for cleaning Delhi's air. Lack of implementation is one of the biggest bottlenecks in improving air quality in Delhi, and through the action plan, VCLP has identified … Continue reading Implementation Action Plan to clean Delhi’s air