13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world are located in India.

Of the twenty most polluted cities in the world, 13 of them are located in India. And, about 660 million Indian citizens live in areas where air pollution exceeds India’s own standards for what is considered safe, cutting their lifespans short by three years. With the demand for energy expected to increase in the coming years and decades, continued reliance on fossil fuels will only worsen India’s air pollution problem and climate change—unless, clear regulations are in place and enforced.

Working with Indian pollution control boards and other government officials, EPIC-India researchers are testing a variety of low-cost regulatory reforms and measures to improve India’s air quality and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that lead to climate change.

Related Projects

Enhancing Pollution Forecasting Accuracy through Low-Cost Air Sensor Networks

Indoor Air Quality, Information, and Socio-Economic Status: Evidence from Delhi

Improving Vehicular Emissions Fitness Programs for Delhi

HPEWS: Transforming Driving Behaviors’ for Congestion and Pollution Management in Delhi

Rubbish Economics: Examining Bengaluru’s Municipal Waste Management

Constrained Labor Supply Response to Weather Forecasts

The Environmental and Human Costs of Sand Mining

Green menace: E-rickshaws, congestion, and pollution

Using research and innovation to address Delhi’s vehicular pollution

Programme Management Unit for Improving Delhi’s Environment

Developing India’s First Emissions Trading Scheme

Improving Monitoring to Enhance Environmental Performance and Regulations

Market-based approaches to allocating clean water: Experimental evidence from India

The Impact of Enhancing Air Pollution Awareness on Defensive Behavior and the Demand for Clean Air: Evidence from Delhi

Cool Roofing Solutions for Reducing Heat Stress in Delhi Slums

Long-run Environmental Quality and Human Capital Formation: Experimental Evidence from Schools in Delhi

Strengthening Environmental Regulations Through Transparency – the Star Rating Program

Bengaluru Innovation Challenge

India Climate Prospectus

What happens to e-waste in Delhi?

Effects of India’s Car Tax Policy on Air Pollution, Market Competition, and Welfare

The Impact of Temperature on Productivity and Labor Supply: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing