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 institutional capacity of stakeholders to design and implement policy solutions.
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- Air Pollution
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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
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