Dr. Arvind Kumar is the Chairman, Centre for Chest Surgery and Director, Institute of Robotic Surgery at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. For the last three years, Dr. Kumar has been playing a leading role as an advocate for action on air pollution through his social initative- Lung Care Foundation. Earlier this year, he wrote a … Continue reading Spotlight: Dr. Arvind Kumar
Part II 2018 is almost over, so we got in touch with a few people in the field and asked three questions. This three-part series presents the views of stakeholders in the air pollution field in India, including scientists, community groups, media and others. Read their comments below (and on @airqualityindia) and join the conversation. “Air … Continue reading Year in review: 2018
A new paper in The Lancet entitled "The impact of air pollution on deaths, disease burden, and life expectancy across the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017" was published on December 5, 2018. The article is open access and is available here. Key findings: Annual population-weighted mean exposure to ambient particulate matter … Continue reading Disease burden of air pollution in India
CEED is organizing a conference in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to bring doctors to a common forum to address the impacts of air pollution and to increase awareness about this issue. Subject: Doctors’ Dialogue: Safeguarding Life from Air Pollution Date: 27th November 2018 Time: 3 PM- 5 PM Venue: Nalanda Hall, Hotel … Continue reading Workshop Alert!
Yes, you read that right. Amrit Sharma has created an emoji map for air pollution. Check it out here. What motivated you to create an Emoji Air Pollution map? I created the Emoji Air Pollution Map because I could not bear the sight of yet another map riddled with air quality index (AQI) numbers. My … Continue reading Emoji Map for Air Pollution
The Air, Law & Policy Reporter is published by LIFE (Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment). The publication aims to provide updates of latest legal development in the area of air pollution laws in India. This includes latest notifications and amendments in both the Central as well as the State laws, Judgments and Orders passed … Continue reading Air Law & Policy Reporter
Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE) has released a short report on the 20 years of EPCA (background: MOEF&CC has recently announced reconstitution of EPCA with the inclusion of more institutions & individuals). Through analysis of publicy available data and RTI responses, LIFE has critiqued the performance of EPCA as an Authority for preventing pollution … Continue reading New report: 20 years of EPCA