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Haze and Smoke

We are killing our urban residents through the air they breathe.

Lower Pollution, Longer Lives

India's population is exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollution. Using a combination of ground-level in situ measurements and satellite-based remote sensing data, this paper estimates that 660 million people, over half of India's population, live in areas that exceed the Indian National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulate pollution. Reducing pollution in these areas to achieve the standard would, we estimate, increase life expectancy for these Indians by 3.2 years on average for a total of 2.1 billion life years. We outline directions for environmental policy to start achieving these gains.

Polluting Units

The relocation of small-scale industrial units that do not conform to pollution standards is not a long-term sustainable solution. The regulating authority should create conditions conducive to innovation and help in the identification of cost-effective ways of dealing with the problem.

Water Resources, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services

The second biennial conference of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics on the theme of 'Water Resources, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services' brought together researchers and practitioners and gave them an opportunity to present their findings and dialogue on topics that ranged from technical to interdisciplinary.

Delhi : Relocating Polluting Units

Whether Delhi's polluting units are relocated or not, closed down or remain functioning, the implications of any of these actions would be far greater than a mere change in the Master Plan of Delhi. In order to make an informed decision, it is imperative to look into all the benefits, costs and issues involved objectively. The present paper is an enquiry into these issues.

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