|Clean Air Asia has been working in India since 2008, and throughout the years our work has focused on green freight and sustainable mobility, walkability studies in Indian cities, and the development of a Walkability app, a National Bus Fuel Efficiency Framework, a Green Trucks Toolkit and case study, and an online freight brokerage platform.
Our current work in India involves engaging with Indian cities for better air quality management, and involves providing scientific input to city governments for better air quality, sustainable transport/mobility programs and education/communication for cleaner air. We are working with more than 30 cities in India to assess management capacity in preparation for the development of clean air action plans. We are also supporting capacity building activities for air quality management. We facilitated the Clean Air Knowledge Network (CAKN), (http://www.allaboutair.in), a forum that connects air quality experts and practitioners from across India and city officials which is aimed at promoting knowledge-sharing across cities and issues and sharing best practices. And we have developed the VAYU (Value Air You Use) app that tracks air quality in 38 cities throughout India and allows users to take a pledge and set milestones.
A major component of our work in India is education for better air quality. Train for Clean Air: Clean Air for Kids is a bilingual (English and Hindi) program for schoolchildren aged from 12-14 that engages with children to teach them about air quality issues, and that involves interactive classroom and citizen science activities. We are also engaging youth in the development of technological solutions and innovative ideas to improve air quality. Our Youth Clean Air Network (YCan; http://www.youthforcleanair.com), operating in multiple cities in India, is a voluntary program in which youth between the age of 13-35 years are able to work together on air quality projects, campaigns, surveys, and solutions.
Clean Air Asia India Office:
Green Park Extension
New Delhi 110016 India
Tel: +91 11 4039 5508
Email: [email protected]
Prarthana Borah, India Director: [email protected]
Riya Rahiman, India Program Manager: [email protected]
Ruchi Tomar, Environment Researcher: [email protected]
Prerna Sharma, Education and Outreach Coordinator: [email protected]
Geeta Choudhary, Finance and Administration Officer: [email protected]