Delhi’s Air Pollution: Will the Odd-Even Formula Work?



Case Code : CLMISC026
Publication date : 2016
Subject : Miscellaneous
Industry : Indian Economy
Organization : -
Length : 03 Pages
Teaching Note: Not Available
Country India


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Abstract: ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India ICMR India RSS Feed

This caselet gives an overview of the critical condition of the air pollution in New Delhi (India) in 2015. It discusses the causes, major pollutants, effects and the government measures to control the air pollution levels. One of the government measures was the Odd even formula, a plan to restrict private cars on the Delhi roads. The case also explains the details, strategies and regulations with respect to the formula and highlights the mixed reviews on its working. of such incidents.


Know about air pollution in Delhi in 2015.
Understand the measures taken by the government to control the air pollution levels in Delhi.
Know about the odd-even formula and its possible impact on the working life of people in Delhi.
Know how the other cities have adopted the odd even formula to regulate pollution.


On December 22, 2015, the Delhi High Court commented that the air pollution condition in the national capital was of an “emergency nature”. According to The Economic Times dated December 21, 2015, the Central Pollution Control Board reported that the Air Quality Index in New Delhi varied from poor, very poor, to severe in the month of November and the first 10 days of December 2015. The Center for Science and Environment stated that increased air pollution was the cause of 10,000 to 30,000 deaths in New Delhi annually...

Key words:
Delhi Air Pollution,Odd Even Formula,Measures to Control Pollution,pollutants,Air Quality.

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