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Survey evidence from rural North India showing persistent solid fuel use despite increases in liquefied petroleum gas ownership is presented. Although three-quarters of survey households in these states had LPG, almost all also had a stove that uses solid fuels....Read More..
Alex Tabarrok, a professor of economics at the George Mason University, recently reviewed Dean’s latest book Air: Pollution, Climate Change and India's Choice Between Policy and Pretence on his blog Marginal Revolution. He lauds Dean’s efforts in ‘accurately explain[g] academic...Read More..
Hindustan Times recently published a review of Dean's new book AIR: Pollution, Climate Change and India's Choice Between Policy and Pretense by Sudhirendar Sharma. Some excerpts from the review: "Air provides a nuanced understanding on air pollution and the country’s deep...Read More..
Sangita and Aashish's article addresses some popular myths around the use of traditional chulha (earthen/brick stove) and why there is a reluctance to switch over to LPG stoves. This reluctance is observed even when LPG stove protects from several harmful...Read More..
Aashish’s research on solid fuel use, gender, and adult respiratory health published in Population & Environment
Population and Environment recently published Aashish's new research titled "Where there is smoke: Solid Fuel externalities, gender, and adult respiratory health in India." This paper studies the determination of respiratory health in India using data on lung obstruction from the...Read More..
Promoting the use of simple pit latrines in rural India: Findings from Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka and Odisha
For the past three years, r.i.c.e. has been collaborating with 3ie on supporting projects that are testing different strategies for promoting the use of simple pit latrines in rural India. Four teams, comprised of researchers and implementation agencies, came up...Read More..
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgU4YqowiGA&feature=youtu.be[/embed] The Wire covered r.i.c.e’s new research on the persistence of solid fuel use despite increases in LPG ownership[report runs from 00 to 4:30 mins]. Here are some points covered in the bulletin: The Pradhanmantri Ujjawal Yojna is often presented...Read More..
Check out our new research study on the persistence of soild fuel use despite increases in LPG ownership!
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..