India’s capital New Delhi is today considered to be among the most polluted cities of the World. What is occurring in Delhi is paralleled across the developing world, where governments have been unable to arrest rising pollution levels. Other institutions, whether political, social or legal have also not been able to have a significant impact. The Indicus Foundation seeks to neutralize the harmful actions of domestic and global lobbies that have prevented action toward a clean environment through a regime that has a longer wider and more scientific perspective.And therefore we seek to access and provide better information on sources of pollution, their scale, and techno-economic solutions.
THE DELHI ENVIRONMENT PLATFORM
The Foundation’s Delhi Environment Project seeks to develop a model where citizens and communities can work cooperatively with their governments in ensuring a better environment. The orientation of the project is to enable win-win outcomes by identifying mutually beneficial techno-economic solutions to the environment problem. This is a unique model where change is brought about not through top down or bottom up approaches, but through an interactive and participative process – we call it crowdsourcing change.
• The Environment Newsletter is a weekly publication from the Foundation. Shared free with subscribers, it shares how individuals, organizations and communities are individually making a difference through small and large initiatives.
THE POLLUTION WATCHDOG
The article analyzes the cartel of public sector managers, technocrats, and bureaucrats in pollution control and monitoring, and suggest ways in which this cartel can be broken.
STATUS OF DELHI'S POLLUTION
A summary of status of Delhi's pollution and how issues related to science, technology, economics, and policy contribute towards it.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FIXING DELHI'S POLLUTION
A summary of solutions that can solve the problem of air pollution in Delhi.
FIXING DELHI'S POLLUTION REPORT
The study highlights the several sources of air pollution in Delhi and the methods to tackle them, with specific focus on particulate matter (PM) pollution.
DELHI RING RAIL
The monograph deciphers the key problem that has prevented the use of Delhi's Ring Rail as an important mode of public transport.
• Events, talks, videos or documentaries on Delhi’s Environment.Forthcoming