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The rate at which urban air pollution has grown across India is alarming. A vast majority of cities are caught in the toxic web as air quality fails to meet health-based standards. Almost all cities are reeling under severe particulate pollution while newer pollutants like oxides of nitrogen and air toxics have begun to add to the public health challenge.

Air Quality and Public Health

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video Why Delhi continues to choke year after year

Sunita Narain and Anumita Roychowdhury explains the current air pollution situation in Delhi.

video VIVA: India's first quick charging station for electric vehicles now commercially available

ViVa or Vidyut Vahan is India's first quick charging electric vehicles. ViVa takes 90 per cent less time to charge. An electric rickshaw can be charged in 80 minutes, instead of 10 hours it takes now.

video Anumita Roy Chowdhury reacts to Global burden of Health Study

Published on Feb 14, 2017 The Centre for Science and Environment demands urgent intervention and action in view of the results from the new analysis of global burden of disease (GBD) estimates released by the US based Health Effect Institute (HEI) today. 

World of cape towns

Theewaterskloof Dam, Cape Town's largest reservoir, has dried to just 13 per cent capacity after three years of drought

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