Project Reports

Studying the Impact of Air Pollution on Human Health in the state of Uttarakhand

Humans have always exploited nature for its benefit be it in the name of growth, development, industrialization, infrastructure development, urbanization, etc. Our environment has always been at the receiving end. Mother Nature has been enduring all excesses, trying to maintain balance.

Now we have reached a stage where these compensatory environmental mechanisms are no longer able to maintain balance. Effects of which are being perceived globally and recognized in various forms. One of the visible effects of environmental change is the change in ambient air quality, esp. in urban areas. There are multiple factors responsible for this change. Initially, it was observed that air pollution was causing problems in big congested cities, but now we observe that even small cities and towns are getting affected.

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Studying the Role of Media in Reporting Road Acccidents in Uttarakhand

Road accidents are a major cause of human death in the Himalayan Uttarakhand. Every year, thousands of people are losing their lives due to road accidents in the state. Most of these accidents go unreported and fail to make a change in the system. With media reports being the most important information tool to bring notice to citizens and authorities, we need to realize its importance and reach.

With a road accidents being reported almost every other day, states in India are yet to implement effective road safety regulations and procedures for its people.

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Strengthening our fight against plastic waste in Himalayan Uttarakhand

Gati Foundation, a Dehradun, Uttarakhand based organisation, is a research and policy oriented, evidence based and “go-to ground” think-tank. Looking at development through the prism of sustainable development in the Himalayas, Gati has been working in the field of environmental policy and regulation, sustainable mountain development, urban governance and public health. It believes in the doctrines of three A’s – analysis, advocacy and action – that lead to sustainable and tangible changes. The Foundation has pledged to adopt a participatory approach, engage with citizens, undertake policy research and facilitate better standards of governance.

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World Environment Day 2018

The report highlights the salient features of an 11-day campaign organized by Gati Foundation in collaboration with the Forest Department of Uttarakhand and Uttarakhand Environment and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) on the occasion of World Environment Day 2018. The campaign was curated by Gati Foundation and was centered around the global theme of Beat Plastic Pollution. The campaign concluded on June 05 with the Hon’ble CM of Uttarakhand Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat participating in the state level conference as Chief Guest.

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Understanding the Levels of Air Pollution in Dehradun

The report is based on a ten-day clean air campaign for Uttarakhand carried out by Gati Foundation. The campaign for the first time recorded the results for PM 2.5 in Dehradun. Gati Foundation conducted air quality monitoring at ten spots in the city of Dehradun. The campaign was conducted in the month of February 2018. The report consists of recommendations focussing on air quality improvement in Dehradun. The city of Dehradun ranked sixth in terms of air pollution as per the data released by CPCB.

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Solid Waste Management in India Policy Perspective and Best Practices

The report focusses on the issue of growing urbanization and Solid Waste Management in Indian Cities. With the help of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan (Clean India Mission), government has been able to set the importance of systemic waste management and improved sanitation as a national level agenda. The report analyzes in-depth the sector of Solid Waste Management in India. The report also studies various policies and laws regulating this domain of waste management.

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