ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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India's Urban Environment

Air/Water Pollution and Pollution Abatement

This article focuses on air and water pollution in India's cities, provides empirical evidence to demonstrate the seriousness of the challenges, discusses the relevant policies of national and local governments that are used to address the challenges, and presents relevant political economy issues related to introducing pollution taxes or other policies aimed at building green cities.

We thank the Asian Development Bank and Guanghua Wan for the opportunity to work on this paper. We gratefully acknowledge comments received at a workshop on Green Urbanisation in Asia which was held in Manila, the Philippines, in April 2012. Support received from Public Affairs Centre and Delhi University for completing this work is acknowledged and appreciated. Any errors remain ours.

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