Engagement of urban local bodies (ULBs) in air pollution control in Delhi: behavioral change; a communication-based approach

The study by Climate Trends and Earth Root Foundation found that Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) officials were aware of air pollution, but national policies and health impacts of air pollution were lesser-known among the implementing agency’s field workers. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with various levels of staff from MCD to understand their knowledge, awareness and attitude toward air pollution. Most respondents (94.8%) were aware of the term ‘air pollution,’ but National Clean Air Program (NCAP) and City Action Plans (CAPs) aren’t common terminologies among staffers. Only about 72.4% of engineers and 53% of the inspectors were aware of the national policies concerning air pollution.