The Air Pollution Knowledge Assessments (APnA) city program

Undertaken By: Multiple,    Recent Publication: 2019

With rapid urbanization and migration, major metropolitan cities as well as tier-2 cities are witnessing a rise in population, infrastructure needs and energy needs. This in turn is increasing pollution levels and worsening the quality of air. There have been attempts to quantify the impact of air pollution and its sources for metropolitan cites like Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai. But there is little data available for other Tier 1 and 2 cities The Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment (APnA) City Program highlights city-specific modelling of emissions, meteorology and source specific pollution concentrations for 50 Indian cities, providing an important starting point for understanding air pollution in these cities.