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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    Press Release

    Hon'ble Supreme Court's order a much-needed step to reduce air pollution

    Effective enforcement would be key to realizing benefits of the Hon'ble Court's directions

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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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    Press Release

    Strong policies needed to clean Delhi NCR air by 2025: ARAI & TERI report

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  • Infographic

    Air quality of Delhi - pollution sources and measures

    A look at the actions that can help cut pollution during summers

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    Project Report

    Integrated planning for reducing GHG emissions and air pollutants will yield greater benefits: TERI study

    An assessment of co-benefits of low carbon pathway on air quality, human health and agricultural productivity in India

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Projects

Articles

What after Petcoke?

Mr Anshu Yadav
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Ms Anubhuti Bhatnagar

A look at options for the cement industry in the face of a possible petcoke ban

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.

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.

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 team

About 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

Improved inspection and maintenance for vehicles will make our air breathable

November 12, 2018
| Ms Anju Goel
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| Mr Jai Kishan Malik
| Hindustan Times

With a 28% share in Delhi's particulate matter concentration during winters, the transport sector also provides a huge scope to introduce targeted interventions to curb air pollution. While the government has tightened emission norms and introduced cleaner fuels, the expected results have not been observed in the city's air quality. Studies have shown that around 60% of vehicular air pollution in India can be attributed to 20% of vehicles, the ones that are poorly-maintained or, simply, old.

Reducing construction dust will help clean Delhi

November 9, 2018
| Ms Sonia Rani
| Hindustan Times

India is on the fast track to development; the scale of development and the construction projects around us has increased hugely in the last decade. The development agenda will require intense construction for another decade or so, which means the health problems arising from air pollution will continue to impact our lives in coming years.

Delhi's air likely to worsen

November 3, 2018 |
November 3, 2018
Sunday Guardian

Delhi's air quality is likely to worsen further as air pollution increases due to vehicular pollution, crop burning and the approaching western disturbances around the national capital region (NCR) during the Diwali period. Like every year, pollution levels have once again spiked, with air quality levels reducing from very poor to unhealthy levels across all parts of the NCR.

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.

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

Director, Earth Science and Climate Change
Area Convenor, Centre for Environmental Studies