Air

Much before air pollution emerged as a critical health and environment issue in India, we developed state-of-the-art capacities for studying air quality. Our research focusses on a range of issues, including ambient air quality and apportionment of contributing sources , indoor air quality assessment for urban and rural households, regional scale assessment, impacts on health and agriculture, and capacity building of stakeholders for better management. Our research and analyses have been taken into account by policy makers for improvements in various standards and policies.

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    Project report

    10 ways to control air pollution

    The report covers sources of air pollution in parts of northern India and their impact, thereby offering solutions that may be replicated in other regions

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    Article

    Comprehensive efforts are needed to achieve full impact of BS-VI fuel

    We need to swiftly modernise the existing vehicles fleet to advanced BS VI versions

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    Research Paper

    Ozone pollution and its health effects in India

    Surface ozone has serious respiratory hazards, and needs to be paid more attention

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    Air quality of Delhi - pollution sources and measures

    A look at the actions that can help cut pollution during summers

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    Project Report

    Mapping people’s perception of pollution

    The nationwide survey shows that most people in both urban and rural areas believe that public transport should be improved on high priority

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Projects

Articles

Comprehensive efforts are needed to achieve full impact of BS-VI fuel

Mr Sumit Sharma

Despite being a welcome step, the introduction of Bharat Stage VI (BS-VI) grade fuel in Delhi, earlier than the April 2020 deadline, will have only marginal impact on vehicular emission and air quality in the city.

Breathe and Let Breathe

Mr R Suresh

An action plan against air pollution for Delhi cannot be fully implemented if the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have no plans of their own.

Events

EU India air quality initiative

May 21, 2018
to May 22, 2018

Indian and European air quality experts will gather to brainstorm around possible preventive and mitigation actions for air pollution emissions in India, and will strive to find solutions to improve the local air quality, at a two-day conference on the 'EU India Air Quality Initiative' on May 21 & 22, 2018 at Hotel Grand, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi. The workshop is being organised by AETS, France along with TERI, and is supported by the European Union (EU) and the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC).

India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar

May 1, 2018
to May 1, 2018

To focus on enhancing technology cooperation and business opportunities between India and Japan in the fields of in energy and environment , TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), in association with NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization), Japan, and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), is organising the India-Japan Industry & Energy Seminar on May 1

2018 National Clean Air Crowdsourcing Competition

December 1, 2017
to April 30, 2018
Winning team

About CCAPC

The CCAPC is a centre of excellence founded at TERI in 2017 and governed by TERI, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, and the University of California Berkeley with UrbanEmissions.info as a knowledge partner.

News

Connecting health data for cleaner air

May 1, 2018
| Mr Anand Krishnan
| Ms Meena Sehgal
| The Economic Times

Health scientists continue to wrestle for scientifically measuring the impact of air quality on health. Making good quality estimates needs good quality data. Redesigning the disease tracking system is an obvious priority which needs our attention. Potentially, we can invite and engage every adult individual as well as the multitude of health care providers in our communities to contribute data to support the development of a large real-time database.

Discussion paper recommending nationwide clean air mission framework launched

January 16, 2018 |
February 16, 2018
India Today

A discussion paper launched at the first day of the World Sustainable Development Summit 2018 has recommended a nationwide clean air mission framework to meet the prescribed annual average ambient air quality standards. The summit, organised by TERI, brings together global stakeholders and decision makers with participation from over 41 countries. The paper offers a comprehensive roadmap to identify sources of emissions mapped by sectors across India and to find sustainable solutions for their reduction.

Negligible fall in Delhi pollution after odd-even formula, shows new study

May 11, 2017 |
January 11, 2018
Hindustan Times

The odd-even vehicle restriction scheme introduced in Delhi for the first time in January 2016 could reduce pollution level by just around 2-3%. The study was done by a six member team of scientists from IIT-Delhi, IIT-Kanpur, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology in Pune, Environmental and Biomedical Metrology division of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and TERI.

Policy

Position paper on Improving Inspection and Maintenance System for In-use Vehicles in India

March 3, 2017

The transport sector is an important contributor to pollution in cities. The sector accounts for a significant contribution in PM2.5 concentrations in most Indian cities. In Bengaluru, the sector accounts for almost 50% of PM2.5 concentrations.

Advancement of Fuel Quality and Vehicle Emissions Norms to Improve Urban Air Quality in India

September 14, 2014

The health impacts of the deteriorating ambient air quality in urban cities worldwide are of serious concern. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one of the top ten causes of death is attributed to air pollution (WHO, 2010); diesel engine exhaust, for instance has been linked with increased lung cancer risk (WHO, 2012). Motor vehicles are one of the major sources contributing to air pollution at local, regional and global scale. India, which has the largest number of megacities in the world, is facing serious air quality problems in its urban areas.

Cooking with cleaner fuels in India: a strategic analysis and assessment

December 7, 2010

The series 'Cooking with cleaner fuels in India: a strategic analysis and assessment' is a collection of four policy briefs that carry findings emanating from a joint research by TERI and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (with support from UNICEF) on healthy cooking fuel options for India. The briefs trace the usage of different fuels in rural and urban households, health implications of using less cleaner cooking fuels, and stakeholder partnerships of governments, funding agencies, industry and consumer groups to accelerate adoption of cleaner cooking fuels.

Team

Associate Director, Earth Science and Climate Change
Area Convenor, Centre for Environmental Studies