ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Samir K SrivastavaSubscribe to Samir K Srivastava

A Novel Approach to Understanding Delhi’s Complex Air Pollution Problem

With rising concerns about the steep increase in air pollution in the National Capital Territory of Delhi, several factors—particularly motorised transportation, construction, and stubble burning in neighbouring states—are being identified as contributing to this hazard. However, in order to make effective policy decisions, there is a need for a holistic approach that identifies the root causes of the problem. The use of system dynamics simulation offers a novel systems thinking approach to understand Delhi’s air pollution, taking into account the dynamic nature of the air pollution system as well as the complex interdependencies among the various factors and sources of air pollution.

Benchmarking Approach to Improve the Public Procurement Process

While governments in India have adopted electronic means to streamline their procurement process, the data generated by these portals have not been used to derive any meaningful information. This article presents a data-driven, multi-method approach to use benchmarking as a tool to improve the public procurement tendering process. Developing the relevant key performance indicators, it measures and compares the performance of the public procurement tendering process in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and West Bengal in the last five years.
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