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Environmental Interventions and Air Pollution (Re)distribution in Delhi, India


Naresh Kumar


University of Miami

Marc Linderman


University of Iowa

Allen Chu


Government of the United States of America - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Sachidnand Tripathi


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur

Andrew D. Foster


Brown University - Department of Economics; Brown University - Watson Institute for International Studies; University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics

Dong Liang


University of Iowa

June 8, 2014


Abstract:     
Delhi became an exemplary city by instituting radical environmental interventions to improve air quality between 2000 and 2002. This included introduction of compressed natural gas (CNG) and closure of polluting industries. However, areas outside Delhi (but adjacent to Delhi’s border) did not institute similar interventions. This paper examines spatial (re)distribution of air pollution and its association with land-use and land-cover (LULC) changes in and around Delhi before and after these interventions. While the central parts of Delhi experienced an improvement in air quality, areas bordering Delhi experienced a significant deterioration in air quality after the interventions. This research suggests that air pollution is likely to (re)distribute if the environmental interventions are enforced uniformly in and around large cities.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 21

Keywords: Environmental Intervention, Air Pollution, Environmental Justice, Land use and land cover changes, Delhi

JEL Classification: I18, G18, D78, D63, E65, R12, R14, R52

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Date posted: July 4, 2014  

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Kumar, Naresh and Linderman, Marc and Chu, Allen and Tripathi, Sachidnand and Foster, Andrew D. and Liang, Dong, Environmental Interventions and Air Pollution (Re)distribution in Delhi, India (June 8, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2462105 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2462105

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Naresh Kumar (Contact Author)
University of Miami ( email )
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Epidemiology and Public Health
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United States
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Marc Linderman
University of Iowa ( email )
341 Schaeffer Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1097
United States
Allen Chu
Government of the United States of America - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) ( email )
United States
Sachidnand Tripathi
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur ( email )
Kharagpur
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh 208016
India
Andrew D. Foster
Brown University - Department of Economics ( email )
64 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02912
United States
401-863-2537 (Phone)
Brown University - Watson Institute for International Studies ( email )
111 Thayer Street
Box 1970
Providence, RI 02912-1970
United States

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics ( email )
160 McNeil Building
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Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States
Dong Liang
University of Iowa ( email )
341 Schaeffer Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1097
United States
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