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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.

Improve air quality monitoring to include more pollutants and more areas in cities to assess the risk of air pollution, make appropriate policies to control it and to create awareness amongst people about hard policy decisions. Ambient air quality standards are constantly evolving to address the emerging health challenges. We hope that the most recent attempt by CPCB to revise the ambient air quality standards will set tighter benchmark for air quality.

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Air Quality and Public Health
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A joint initiative of Ministry of Environment and Forest, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Centre for Science and Environment, India 

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Air Quality and Public Health
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A joint initiative of the Centre for Science and Environment, Indian Council of Medical Research and Health Effects Institute

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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

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. 

IT’S NOT HONEY

Almost all honey tested was found to be adulterated with sugar syrup

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TOILET
A clean toilet is still a distant dream for kids