On November 6, 2019 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)’s , National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), a research institute created and funded by the Government of India (GoI),has launched India’s 1st online repository called IndAIR (Indian Air quality Studies Interactive Repository),which documents air quality studies undertaken in the past 60 years.
i.IndAIR will provide information about innovative research & analysis in the field of air pollution in India and its disadvantages and effects and with its help, researchers, media and academics can access studies being conducted on air pollution.
ii.The objective of the establishment of ‘IndAIR’ is to make the information of air quality research available to all.
iii.IndAIR has brought about 1,215 research papers, 170 reports and case studies, more than 100 cases and 2000 laws and Internet time to spread the history of research and legal processes related to air pollution in India. Stored around 700 scanned documents, ‘Indair’ has all the major laws dating back to the year 1905.
iv.NEERI has started this innovative initiative in collaboration with institutions like CSIR – National Institute of Science, Communication and Information Resources (NISCAIR), Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC) and National Archives of India (NAI). Institutions such as The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).
Formation- Nagpur, Maharashtra in 1958
Director– Rakesh Kumar
It aims to innovate and research in the field of environment and engineering. Its 5 regional laboratories are located in Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.