Video: Combating Air Pollution in National Capital Region

The State of Cities – #CityConversations Panel Discussion on Combating Air Pollution in National Capital Region

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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 invite you to a #WebPolicyTalk –

The State of Cities – #CityConversations

A Panel Discussion on

Combating Air Pollution in National Capital Region

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:

Date: December 7, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. IST
Platforms: Zoom | Facebook Live | YouTube | Spotify | Google Podcasts
Register: NIDM Training Portal (

Certificates will be provided upon 80% attendance

CityConversations Combating Air Pollution in NCR


Dr. Rumi Aijaz
Senior Fellow and Head, Urban Policy Research Initiative, Observer Research Foundation, India


Shri Taj Hassan, IPS
Executive Director, NIDM, New Delhi


Prof Anil K Gupta
Head ECDRM, NIDM, New Delhi

Tikender Singh Panwar
Former Deputy Mayor, Shimla; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI

Dr Simi Mehta
CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI

Dr Soumyadip Chattopadhyay
Associate Professor, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan; Visiting Senior Fellow, IMPRI, New Delhi


Ms Bhavreen Kandhari
Founder, Warrior Moms

Mr Vimlendu Jha
CEO, Green the Map & Founder, Swechha

Prof Umesh Chandra Kulshrestha
Professor and former Dean, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

Mr Himanshu Shekhar
Senior Editor (Political and Current Affairs), New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV India)

Organising Team:
Dr Sweta Baidya Das, NIDM;

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  • Arjun Kumar

    Arjun Kumar is the Director of the Impact and Policy Research Institute (IMPRI), New Delhi. He holds a PhD in Economics from the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. With training in development economics, he specialises in quantitative and qualitative research methods, econometrics and the use of statistical software to crunch big data. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Institute for Human Development (IHD) amongst others and has been associated with several think tanks, research institutes, governments, civil society organisations, and private enterprises. He is President of a Jharkhand based NGO (registered in 2010), Manavdhara- a youth social organisation working for humanitarian causes in backward regions and for marginalised communities. He has also taught Economics at the University of Delhi. His research interests are in the economy, development studies, housing and basic amenities, urban and regional research, inclusive and sustainable development, data and evidence-based policy, and, research methods. He has several research publications to his credit and has experience of being involved in research projects of international and national repute. He is also a member and part of various government and non-government formed committees, groups, and advisory boards overseeing the deliberation as subject matter expert and for possessing strong research acumen. He is an avid writer and frequently writes on various dimensions of economic issues, policies, and their impact for several eminent media platforms.

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