Orientation conclave on Air Quality Management in Non-attainment cities of Odisha: Building Strategies for Clean Air

Date 4th June 2019

Location: The Crown, Bhubaneswar

Purpose of the event and future agenda:

On June 4th, 2019, CSE in association with Department of Forest and Environment and Odisha Pollution Control Board organised a state-level dialogue in Bhubaneswar to kick start the strategies for implementation of the approved clean air action plans for six non-attainment cities of Odisha including Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Angul, Talcher, Balasore and Rourkela.

The conclave was inaugurated by the Chief Secretary of the state, Aditya Prasad Padhiand other prominent officials which includesSuresh Chandra Mahapatra, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Environment and Forests; G MathiVathanan, Principle Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Department; DebiduttaBiswal, Member Secretary, State Pollution Control Board and K Murugesan, Director, Environment and Special Secretary, Department of Forests and Environment laid out the challenges and the way forward to fast track change in the state. 

The event was attended by 96 participants from the six non-attainment cities which includesDepartments of Environment, Transport, State Pollution Control Board, district administration, municipal corporations, traffic police, Industry, development sector, institutions, media, and other stakeholders. 

The Clean Air Action Plan has been developed and approved by the CPCB and the process of implementation has been flagged off. Experts in the area of air quality monitoring and assessment, transport, power plants, mining and waste management addressed the gathering to provide knowledge support to the strategy implementation. 

This dialogue will be taken forward to enable knowledge sharing to build capacity, design advanced strategies and strengthen implementation for cleaner air.


Inaugural Session
Clean Air Action Plans for Non-Attainment Cities of Odisha
By: Anumita Roychowdhury
Session 1
Odisha Star Rating Program
By: Dr. Ken Lee
Restoring Air Quality through Source Apportionment Analysis
By: Mukesh Sharma
Session 2
Advanced Emission Inspections
By: Moqtik A Bawase
Mobility strategies for air quality management
By: Gaurav Dubey
Session 3
Street Design and Management
Session 4
Crop Residue Fires – Pollution and agricultural hazard
By: Shambhavi Shukla
Mining & Fugitive Emissions
By: Sujit Kumar Singh
Procedures and approaches to minimize emissions from construction
By: Avikal Somvanshi
Real time Hyperlocal Air Quality Monitoring & Assessment at Granular Level
By: Elango Kamalasekaran
Reducing pollution from industries – Coal-based thermal power plants
By: Soundaram Ramanathan
Press Release
Bhubaneswar,June 4, 2019
Odisha marks World Environment Day 2019 by flagging off the Comprehensive Action Plan for Clean Air for Non-attainment Cities of Odisha
Media articles
Newindianexpress | 05th June 2019
Action plan for six cities in Odisha to combat air pollution flagged off
m.dailyhunt | 04 Jun 2019
Six city action plan to combat air pollution in Odisha
uniindia | 04 Jun 2019
Clean Air pollution plan chalked out for six urban centres in Odisha
ommcomnews | 04 Jun 2019
Odisha Govt Drafts Clean Air Action Plan For 6 Cities
pragativadi | 04 Jun 2019
Clean Air Action Plan for six Urban Centres of Odisha Prepared
kalingatv | 04 Jun 2019
Six City Action Plan To Combat Air Pollution In Odisha