Wednesday, November 29, 2017

4 December 2017: Filling the knowledge gap on air quality in Indian cities

Sarath Guttikunda
UEinfo, India

Delhi is in the midst of its annual debate on air pollution. How much do we know about Delhi's pollution load, and is that information adequate for policy making? In addition, the debate on air quality is limited to conditions in these big cities (like Delhi) even though most of India’s population live in smaller towns and there is little by way of measurements or an assessment of sources contributing to local air pollution problems, or health impacts associated with these pollution levels. The Air Pollution Knowledge Assessment (APnA) city program, covering 20 cities in 2016-17, is an attempt to fill this lacuna of information, with an objective to create a baseline database for air pollution in Indian cities to inform policymakers as they chart out strategies to improve air quality. Finally, despite all these efforts, what are the continued shortcomings and gaps in knowledge that are obstacles to improving the air around Delhi and other population centres in India?

Date: December 4, 2017
Time: 04:00 P.M.

Conference Hall
Centre for Policy Research,
Dharma Marg, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi–110021(INDIA)

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