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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    The air we breathe: Sumit Sharma

    The air we breathe is slowly killing us and our crops, if we don’t act now

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    2018 National Clean Air Crowdsourcing Competition

    Hybrid bevel bike idea by IIT Madras wins the competition

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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

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.

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.

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 teamAbout 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

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.

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Cyber City junction is more polluted than IFFCO Chowk: TERI study

January 5, 2018 |
January 11, 2018
NYOOZ

Air at Shankar Chowk, the traffic junction of Cyber City, was found to be the city's most polluted, according to a survey conducted by TERI during the last week of November 2017. The Gwalpahari junction was the least polluted among the three sites TERI studied. The survey was conducted at three areas - Cyber City, Gwalpahari and IFFCO Chowk.

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Exemptions could reduce efficacy of odd-even scheme

November 9, 2017 |
January 11, 2018
PTI News

In a statement, Mr Sumit Sharma, Associate Director, Earth Science and Climate Change Division, TERI, said that odd-even has limited potential for reducing pollution in Delhi. As per TERI estimates, it led to reduction of four to seven per cent last year. TERI recommends its use for limited period only during air quality emergency conditions. Exemptions given in the scheme could further reduce its effectiveness, Mr Sharma said.

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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.

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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