Transport and Urban Air Pollution in India

Environmental Management Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 195-204, 2005

10 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2014

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

The rapid growth in motor vehicle activity in India and other rapidly industrializing low-income countries is contributing to high levels of urban air pollution, among other adverse socio-economic, environmental, health and welfare impacts. This paper first discusses the local, regional and global impacts associated with air pollutant emissions resulting from motor vehicle activity, and the technological, behavioural and institutional factors that have contributed to these emissions, in India. The paper then discusses some implementation issues related to various policy measures that have been undertaken, and the challenges of the policy context. Finally, the paper presents insights and lessons based on the recent Indian experience, for better understanding and more effectively addressing the transport air pollution problem in India and similar countries, in a way that is sensitive to their needs, capabilities and constraints.

Keywords: Motorization, Urban air pollution, India, Low-income countries, Policy-making and implementation

Suggested Citation

Badami, Madhav, Transport and Urban Air Pollution in India (2005). Environmental Management Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 195-204, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2418073 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2418073

Madhav Badami (Contact Author)

McGill University ( email )

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Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
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