Infographics

Ambient PM2.5 in Visakhapatnam and their Health Effects

October 6, 2021

Visakhapatnam is a coastal city and industrial center in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, with a population of about 2.2 million. It is the most industrialized city in Andhra Pradesh and also falls among the five non-attainment cities of Andhra Pradesh.

Ambient PM2.5 in Patiala and their Health Effects

October 6, 2021

Patiala is one of the famous princely States of erstwhile Punjab, with a population of nearly 0.76 million. Patiala district forms a part of the Indo-Gangetic plain (IGP) and known for agricultural production (mainly paddy and wheat). Patiala has been identified as one of the non-attainment cities by CPCB.

Ambient PM2.5 in Panchkula and their Health Effects

October 6, 2021

Panchkula is a planned city in Haryana, with a population about 0.21 million. The air quality is usually good throughout the year in Panchkula. It is a PM attainment city due to lower level of particulate matter in the ambient air.

Ambient PM2.5 in Ludhiana and their Health Effects

October 6, 2021

Ludhiana is one of India's biggest industrial cities with a population about 1.6 million. It is one of the most polluted cities in India, and a non-attainment city recently identified by the CPCB in the National Clean Air Plan.

Ambient PM2.5 in Jaisalmer and their Health Effects

October 6, 2021

Jaisalmer is a small arid city located in the central region of the Thar Desert in Rajasthan with a population about 0.67 million. It is not included in the list of PM non-attainment cities by CPCB, however, air quality in Jaisalmer drops during sand storm in summer.

Ambient PM2.5 in Delhi and their Health Effects

October 6, 2021

Delhi is the national capital, with a 31 million populations across the large metropolitan area of the National Capital Region (NCR). Delhi has the highest level of pollution in the country, with pollution levels being 14 times the WHO guideline.

Lighting a Billion Lives: Evolution

October 15, 2020

A look into the more than decade long journey of the Lighting a Billion Lives programme as it continues to provide affordable solar energy access to underserved households

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Micro-Energy Enterprise Approach for Energy Access

October 14, 2020

The advantages of a Micro Energy Enterprise Approach in taking solar energy to the last mile

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Environmental response to combat overweight

September 9, 2020

In 2015-16, around 31% of women in India were obese, which is double the prevalence of obesity/overweight than ten years ago. (NFHS-4) The percentage of overweight or obese (BMI ≥ 25.0 kg/m2) women is markedly higher in urban India than in rural India (15%). What can city planners and people do to halt this transition? Know more in our infographic below:

Air pollution and health in India: Evidence, impacts and mitigation

July 10, 2020

More than one-third of the world’s 100 cities with the highest levels of air pollution (PM10) are located in India. Air pollution is the leading risk factor for early death and disability in India and hence a key area of scientific research. Long-term exposure to air pollution can be fatal and can cause health conditions such as heart diseases, stroke, respiratory infections and lung cancer.