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Exposure to air pollution has important consequences for public health. Several studies have held that a major source of air pollution exposure in rural India is the use of solid fuels, such as dung cakes and wood, for cooking and...Read More..
We are excited to announce that the data from our new survey on the status of rural sanitation and solid fuel use is publicly available now. The survey visited rural parts of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in...Read More..
The hard-working folks at the Demographic and Health Surveys and the International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai have the perfect new year gift for researchers in India: the new round of the India's DHS, also called NFHS - 4 (2015-16)....Read More..
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My paper with Aashish, "Health externalities of India's expansion of coal plants: Evidence from a national panel of 40,000 households," is now available open access at JEEM at this link. Here's the abstract: Coal power generation is expanding rapidly in...Read More..
This blog post was written by Sapna Gopal and was originally published at India Climate Dialogue: If India reduced its air pollution to comply with the air quality standard of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Indians could live about four...Read More..
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Until now, concern and action regarding outdoor air pollution in India have focused on Delhi and other large urban centers. However, 30 percent of Indians live in rural Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, which satellite images show falling under...Read More..
(Part of the Bus Rapid Transit Corridor in Sheikh Sarai in Delhi. Photo: RV Moorthy) If you haven't already seen it, do check out Aashish and Karthik's wonder op-ed on public transit in today's Hindu. It talks about how lack...Read More..
Op-ed in Indian Express: Can India be far behind? Written by Dean Spears on November 19th, 2014 My op-ed on emissions and coal in India was published today in the Indian express. I’ll post it below, but first this haunting photograph that accompanied Gardiner...Read More..
I’m writing mainly to post a link to Gardiner Harris’s NYT story today: Coal rush in India could tip balance on climate change. Getting energy from coal has truly awful health consequences — I sometimes think that if I weren’t...Read More..
For the past seven years I have lived away from my parents, and visited them during vacations or work trips to Delhi. Seven years ago, I moved to Chennai to study, and for the last two years, I was working...Read More..
For the past month and a half or so, Diane and I have been in Delhi. We've made friends with the great people at the Delhi School of Economics and with the folks at NCAER who bring you my...Read More..