CKIC-DRIIVAir Pollution

Context and Objectives

Air pollution is recognised as the biggest environmental problem in Delhi NCR. Despite a series of measures taken in the last two decades, annual particulate matter (PM) levels in Delhi remain more than double the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). This proposal is conceptualized with multi-institutional expertise to identify the technological, economic, societal and legal hurdles in implementing clean air action plan in Delhi, conducting feasibility studies for sustainable and effective interventions and develop an integrated and open data analytical tool to aid policymakers in informed decision making. This project is expected to help Delhi attain first the National Clean Air Program target of 20-30% reduction in PM levels in the next few years and lay the foundation for bigger and more aggressive interventions in the next phase that would eventually take Delhi closer to the NAAQS by 2030.

Air Pollution Management Team

How it Works

The project Waste to Wealth is divided into seven work packages:


Work Package 1

Hotspot Management: Identify local dispersed pollution sources (A-PAG and CSTEP); Real-time source apportionment at the hotspots (IITD); Exposure reduction ward wise air quality data generated for the last 20 years in Delhi City.
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Work Package 2

Intervention studies: Identifying key point sources that contribute to Delhi's air quality (IITD); Techno-economic assessments for emission control (TERI, CSTEP); Finding solutions for crop burning (Ashoka University, IITD, CEEW in collaboration with IPS Foundation)

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Work Package 3

Health benefit analysis from interventions (AIIMS, IGIB, IIITD):Engaging policy makers using hospital-based interventions (TERI)

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Work Package 4

Linking graded response action plan (GRAP) with air quality forecasting (IITD, CSE).

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Work Package 5

Awareness and capacity building programmes: Public engagement (UCMS, TERI, CEEW, JNU); Capacity building of MCD staffs (A-PAG)

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Work Package 6

Addressing legal framework and impediments to compliance with clean air action plan(CSE).

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Work Package 7

Open data platform for decision making (IIIT Delhi, IIT Delhi).

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DRIIV Getting Media Attention


How Shipra Mishra Is Creating Impact Via Scientific And Technological Innovations?

Commitment to environment protection is something that should come from within... DRIIV has consciously chosen to work on National Missions, aligned with UNSDGs, for environmental and societal relevance. National Green Hydrogen Mission and Solid Waste Management are two such examples where DRIIV will be playing a crucial role in steering the right policy interventions... Our overarching aim is to create a thriving ecosystem, where industry-academia-government bodies work seamlessly and contribute to India's journey towards 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'... read more

The Times of India

Bridging the void: Innovation from paper to people:

There are many pressing concerns like air pollution, waste management, water security, etc., the solutions for which are beyond the scope of science and technology interventions alone and require larger socio-economic models. Community engagement and awareness drives bring the solutions closer to implementation and all the stakeholders together. What we as a nation need is substantial groundwork- propelling innovations from the paper to the people. Our collaborative efforts are what will get us to an Atmanirbhar Bharat... read more

The Times of India

IIT-D likely to be House knowledge partner; keep MPs updated on 5G, climate:

As a 'Knowledge Partner', experts from IIT Delhi would share crucial information on topics such as 5G technology pollution, and climate change with MPs... the institute is associated with DRIIV…to fight air pollution in Delhi NCR... read more

The Times of India

EV-ready by March? Bus trial held on Delhi-Jaipur highway:

The pilot project involving Delhi Research Implementation Innovation, a Government of India initiative, along with IIT Delhi, was conducted under project National Highway for Electric Vehicle (NHEV)... read more

The Statesman

DRIIV & GMDA join hands to implement environmental sustainability initiatives:

GMDA and DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, have signed an umbrella MoU to jointly implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives... read more

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DRIIV & GMDA signs MoU to implement environmental sustainability initiatives:

DRIIV, an initiative of the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the GoI, has signed an umbrella MoU with the GMDA to implement various Sustainability and Smart Cities initiatives on the ground jointly... read more

The Times of India

Startups to map pollution hotspots in Gurugram:

The S & T Cluster, a consortium of startups, academic institutions and corporates under DRIIV has tied up with GMDA to locate pollution hotspots and deploy tech-based solutions to monitor and mitigate air pollution... read more


'Can adapt our COVID model to any infectious disease':

Shipra Misra, CEO & MD of DRIIV, the umbrella body for the Delhi NCR S&T cluster talks about the progress the foundation is making with….the move to introduce solar-powered interoperable EV charging stations & the use of AI in healthcare... read more