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CSIR-NEERI have launched the country’s first interactive online repository, called IndAIR

CSIR-NEERI have launched the country’s first interactive online repository, called IndAIR

The Council of Scientific Industrial Research (CSIR)’s National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has recently launched IndAIR (Indian Air quality studies Interactive Repository

Key Points:

  • IndAIR is India’s first interactive online repository.
  • It has been launched to provide a history of air pollution and legislation in the country,
  • This online repository has archived approximately 700 scanned documents from 1950 to 1999.
  • This whole process involved 22 professionals and it took nearly 11 months to complete.
  • Many prominent bodies partnered with CSIR-NEERI, like The Energy Resource Institute (TERI), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). 
  • It is the first comprehensive effort to record and list down surviving Indian research and analysis on the subject of air pollution, its causes and effects
  • These studies are available and easily accessible in web format for the media, researchers and academics.

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