Niraj Bhatt, Researcher - Environment and Climate Action

Smoky Bhogi in Chennai

Tue, 14/01/2020 - 11:29

As I woke up this morning, the smell of air reminded me of a morning in Delhi. What was it in Chennai’s air that made my sleepy mind think of Delhi as I woke up? The smell was familiar, and I remembered having experienced it at the same time last year in Chennai. I peeped out of my bedroom window and saw the streets filled with smoke. I grabbed my mobile and the portable air quality monitor, and I ran to the terrace.

Survey on assessing environmental and health impacts in an industrial cluster in Thoothukudi district

A perception survey by CAG that reveals the experiences of people living in the vicinity of Thoothukudi's industries with respect to the environmental degradation from air, water and soil pollution; and the subsequent harmful consequences on human health. The study also analyses residents' perceptions of the changes brought upon their lives by industrial development.