Why cancelling the LPG subsidy is a poor option
With 800,000 dying from indoor air pollution every year, it is vital for India to continue to focus on the best solutions.
How to improve agricultural productivity
New research published in MINT Newspaper highlights which policies will be most effective at improving agricultural productivity and farmer livelihoods.
Environment and Climate Change
Water Resource Management
Solutions for water scarcity in Andhra Pradesh are examined by Dr Dinesh Kumar, Executive Director of the Institute for Resource Analysis and Policy (IRAP), Hyderabad. Dr Kumar analyses two policies: one is expanding water transfer systems from areas with surplus water; the other is intensifying water saving measures by introducing drip irrigation and mulching.
Indoor Air Pollution
In this paper, Bjorn Larsen, consultant and economist, examines three of the most important options for tackling indoor air pollution: promoting improved cookstoves, free provision of LPG connection to poor households, and increased subsidies of LPG fuel.
Outdoor Air Pollution
Written by Souvik Bhattacharjya, Fellow, Centre for Resource Efficiency and Governance, The Energy & Resources Institute, New Delhi this paper examines 2 key interventions to reduce outdoor air pollution in Andhra Pradesh: (1) Vertical shaft brick kiln technology to reduce air pollution, and (2) Zig-zag brick kiln technology to reduce air pollution.
Early Warning Systems
Written by Alexander Golub, American University, and Elena Golub, Golub Consult this paper examines a key interventions to improve early warning systems in Andhra Pradesh: Improved cyclone early warning systems.
Sector Expert Consultation
On 4th Nov 2017, the sector expert consultation on Environment & Climate Change was held at Hotel Green Park, Visakhapatnam. A total of 29 experts participated in the consultation. The consultation included experts from Government agencies like Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), Visakhapatnam, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), AP Pollution Control Board (APPCB), Cyclone Warning Centre, Indian Metrological Department Visakhapatnam, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC), Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APTRANSCO), professors from Andhra University, NGO’s working in Environment & Climate Change Sector like LAYA, NATURE, Dhimsa Foundation, Dhan Foundation etc. and some independent Environment activists in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Ranking Solutions in Terms of Social Value for Money
Learn how the interventions to improve the environment and combat climate change in Andhra Pradesh compare to policy options across other social sectors in terms of social, economic and environmental benefits per rupee spent.