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Delhi and NCR Air Pollution Report Card

Access to new resource related to solving air pollution problems added to PMWL

Resource provided by Sagar Gogate

18 January 2019 – Mumbai, India – Access to a new resource has been added to the PM World Library (PMWL) related to solving global problems. The new resource is titled “Delhi and NCR Air Pollution Report Card”, by the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority for Delhi (EPCA) and Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) was published on the website of Centre for Science and Environment in 2018.

Delhi, India’s capital territory is one of the most polluted cities on the planet. With average PM2.5 level of 143 µg/m³, its air quality is already in the "very unhealthy" category as per WHO. Central government has recognised the gravitas of the situation and the need for immediate measures. Many actions have been taken till date and they have resulted in incremental but positive results. Many new policies are in pipeline and results are expected in near future.

The report explains the foundation for effective action which includes a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). This plan describes emergency measures to deal with pollution. Authors analyse sources of PM2.5 pollutants and describe various steps taken for pollution control. Actions taken for vehicular pollution include advanced compulsion of BS4, skipping BS-V and leapfrogging directly to BS-VI. Actions for industrial pollution include ban on pet coke, standardization of emission standards, etc. Ways to clean-up the pollution from thermal power plants and paddy burning are also described in the report.

To access this new resource, go to the “Solving Global Problems” section of the library at click on “Clean Air - Pollution Reduction”, scroll down to resource. Must be a registered member and logged-in to access.

This new resource provided through the PMWL university research internship program; to learn more, click here