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Combating Air Pollution in National Capital Region

A panel discussion on “Combating Air Pollution in National Capital Region” was organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, and #IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi on 7th December, 2022. Inaugurating the session, Ms Fiza Mahajan, a researcher at IMPRI, welcomed the speakers and participants to the program with an introduction to the eminent panellists.

Implications and Solutions: Air Pollution in Delhi and Surrounding Cities

The IQAir World Air Quality Report: 2021, released on March 22, 2022, highlights that India’s capital Delhi has been named the world’s most polluted capital for the fourth consecutive year. Of the 50 most polluted cities in the world, 35 are in India and 10 of the top 15 most polluted cities in Central and South Asia are in India, four in Pakistan and just one in China. India also ranks fifth among the countries most affected by air pollution. India’s air quality is deteriorating day by day due to air pollution (World Air Quality Report, 2021).