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 Indo-Gangetic plain. This establishes that air pollution is a regional problem and requires actions beyond a few megacities. Shakti is facilitating efforts to foster regional cooperation among states in the Indo-Gangetic Plan to mitigate air pollution.