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. Reducing emissions from key sources and facilitating the effective implementation of environmental laws concerning air pollution are also important areas.
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- Low-Carbon Development
- Air Pollution
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Air pollution is a growing problem in India, especially in urban areas. While Delhi has been the predominant focus of media attention, air pollution is a challenge endemic to many other cities. About half of India’s cities have extremely high PM levels and several other cities are seeing an increase in other pollutants, like nitrogen oxides and...Read more
Indian cities also need to tap into the emerging global learning curve. Evolved measures need to be absorbed into policy and public awareness campaigns in India to address pollution and other climate impacts.
Over the years, the problem of air pollution has reached gigantic scale in India with many of the world's most polluted cities being located in India. The Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 was the first comprehensive legislative recognition of the problem of air pollution. There is a critical need to ensure that the Air Act is...Read more