Air Pollution

Deteriorating air quality due to the release of hazardous pollutants from multiple sources is a growing challenge. Most Indian cities report poor levels of air quality, threatening the health of its citizens and adversely impacting economic activity. To address this multi-faceted problem, solutions are needed to tackle existing challenges like knowledge gaps, institutional capacity, monitoring capabilities and data availability, policy enforcement and low levels of public awareness. Shakti is supporting efforts around air quality (AQ) modelling and monitoring, policy research, capacity building and public outreach that are contributing to building a stronger air quality management system in the country.

Air Standards

Ambient air quality is influenced by multiple pollutants from a range of sources. Together, ambient standards and emission standards play an important role in characterising and managing air quality. At Shakti, we support initiatives that inform the development of air standards and facilitate compliance…
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Measurement and Modelling

Indian states and cities need well-designed air quality management plans to address the issue of air pollution. This necessitates the need for reliable and sufficient air quality data and modelling studies based on which policy decisions can be based…
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Policy Research

Shakti is supporting several initiatives to spur action on a wide span of policy issues related to air pollution at the city, state and national level. We are supporting activities designed to identify and strengthen institutional, regulatory, and technical opportunities for improved air quality management…
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Outreach and Capacity Development

Addressing air pollution will require concerted efforts on the part of policymakers, civil society and Indian industry. To enhance capacity of these stakeholders to act on air pollution, Shakti is supporting activities that will build public opinion in support of air quality interventions and develop…
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Regional Collaboration Among States in the Indo-Gangetic Plan to Mitigate Air Pollution

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Centre for Environment and Energy Development Recent Publication: 2017

The Indo-Gangetic plain is characterized by high population density, pollution causing activities like brick manufacturing and mining, and thermal inversion in the winter, all of which contribute to severe levels of ambient air pollution in the region. According to WHO estimates, several of the most highly polluted cities in the world lie in the...Read more

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Public Awareness on Air Pollution

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Edelman India Recent Publication: 2017

Indian cities have some of the most polluted air in the world, according to most global air quality databases. A majority of cities, including both mega cities as well as smaller cities are emerging as pollution hotspots with ordinary citizens facing severe health impacts. It is clear that public participation plays a key role in the successful...Read more

Air Pollution Reports for Cities with a Million Plus Population and State Capitals

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : UrbanEmissons.Info Recent Publication: 2017

Shakti is supporting air quality modelling studies to characterize current air quality and evaluate future scenarios both at the national level and for specific cities. The Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment (APnA) City Program highlights city-specific modelling of emissions, meteorology and source specific pollution concentrations for 20 Indian...Read more

Monitoring Air Quality

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Live Data Visualisation Pvt. Ltd. Recent Publication: 2016

Shakti facilitated the installation of low-cost air quality monitors in 10 cities under ‘Breathe’, an independent air quality monitoring network which provides real time measurements on air quality. By bringing this data to the forefront, Shakti aims to address the information gap that exists regarding air quality in our cities. This...Read more

Industry-Specific Emission Standards in India

Sector: Climate Policy Undertaken By : Multiple Recent Publication: 2017

The industrial sector is a significant contributor of stack emissions in India, from localised sources such as brick kilns and diesel generator sets, to large centralised facilities such as coal- fired thermal power plants and oil refineries. Industry emission standards have an important role to play in reducing emissions and improving air...Read more

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