Waste Burning and Air Pollution Study by University of Minnesota and Georgia Tech in the Headlines

Nagpure waste burning study

PIRE researchers conducted the first major urban environmental field study on waste burning in Indian cities. The study by dr. Ajay Nagpure, advised by prof Anu Ramaswami of the University of Minnesota and in collaboration with prof. Ted Russel of Georgia Institute of Technology, was published in Environmental Science and Technology.

The study results have has been widely circulated in newspapers (Wall Street Journal, The Times of India and the Hindi Language paper Nav Bharat Times). Of interest is the impact of waste burning on air pollution and health, as well as on discoloration of monuments like the Taj Mahal. We have been in conversation with the Commissioner of Agra on ways to address the issue.

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