Ongoing Projects

Supporting the completion of the GPC compliant GHG emissions inventory for the area covered by KMDA

September 3, 2020
| Climate

The proposed assignment aims to support the completion of the GPC compliant GHG emissions inventory for the area covered by KMDA and to collect data needed for scenario planning analysis.

Carrying out Source Apportionment and Emission Inventory study for Kashipur City, Uttarakhand

June 24, 2020
| Air

The main objectives of this study are to: • Profile ground level concentration of air pollutants in different parts of the city; • Select emission factors for different categories of vehicles with due consideration to variations for fuel quality, technology, size and vintage of sources, control systems, etc; • Select appropriate emission factors for other non-vehicular sources viz. industries, industrial and domestic fuel combustions, roadside dust, construction activities, generator sets, etc;

Assessment of ambient air quality in the vicinity of well Baghjan 5, Oil India Limited, Duliajan, Assam

June 15, 2020
| Environment

The main objective of this study is to see the impact of the recent fire accident at gas well head on ambient air quality in the nearby vicinity of exploration well. Specific objectives of the study are to: Measure the levels of PM2.5, SO2, NOx, methane, non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC), total hydrocarbons (TH) and total volatile organic compounds (TVOCs) at a radius of 0.5 km, 1 km, 1.5 km and 2 km from the impacted well head in all the four directions on a rotational basis;

Food and Land Use Coalition Engagement in India - Phase II

June 1, 2020
| Resource policy and governance

The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) seeks to accelerate a transformation of the world's food and land use systems to better protect our natural environment; provide nutritious and affordable food; strengthen resilience and enhance the prosperity of people; and meet the global commitments of the SDGs, the CBD and the Paris Agreement. Development of an Action Agenda on food and land use in India.

Capacity building of Ministry of Health for air pollution linked disease burden assessment for Delhi Hospitals

March 6, 2020
| Health & Nutrition

The main objectives of this project are to: Develop and pilot test a simple, yet effective and sustainable health facility-based digital application (App) for acute respiratory infections (ARI) surveillance; Assess the quality of information/data collated through the App and assess the appropriateness of reports generated for different stakeholders.

India-Norway cooperation project on capacity building for reducing plastic and chemical pollution in India (INOPOL)

March 4, 2020
| Waste

The main objective of the INOPOL project is to build knowledge and capacity to tackle plastic and chemical pollution from important sources within key industries, public sector, and civil society.  The main goals will be to provide science-based knowledge that will support India’s ambitious targets to reduce plastic releases and to implement the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants.

Molecular breeding to develop resistance against anthracnose (fruit rot) in chilli

February 20, 2020
| Agriculture

Chilli anthracnose is one of the most devastating fungal diseases affecting the quality and yield production of chilli. In India, primarily, C. capsici and C. gleosporoides are the main Colletotrichum species causing major damage on the green as well as red ripe stages of chilli fruits. Although, these fungi can also cause lesions on the leaves and stems, the most economically important damage results from the fruit rot symptoms.

Study on assessment of environment and economic impacts of use of washed coal for power generation

February 17, 2020
| Resource efficiency

The objectives of this project are to: (1) Understand the status of coal washing in India for non-coking coal; and (2) Assess environmental and economic impact on coal washing, transportation, power plant and any other area which is affected directly or indirectly.

Study on sustainable space heating solutions in buildings in Himalayan region

February 6, 2020
| Buildings

Global warming is causing a rapid rise in temperature in certain high-altitude zones, which include the Indian Himalayan region (IHR). Glacier melting in Himalayas will affect freshwater flows and have an adverse impact on biodiversity as well as human settlements and their livelihoods.

Case study on electric city buses

February 3, 2020
| Energy

The study will cover the various segments pertaining to electric bus implementation in Kolkata; implementation challenges, impact on ridership, operational and charging cost, comparison with conventional buses etc. It will also include the impact on job creation due to these electric buses, and also analyse the reduction in air pollution.