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Pollutant Emissions / 2014 100% open


What data is expected?

Aggregate data about the emission of air pollutants especially those potentially harmful to human health (although it is not a requirement to include information on greenhouse gas emissions). Aggregate means national-level or available for at least three major cities. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data must be available for the following pollutants and meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Particulate matter (PM) Levels
  • Sulphur oxides (SOx)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Updated on at least once a week.
  • Measured either at a national level by regions or at leasts in 3 big cities.

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? Yes(Here)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? Yes (CSV, Excel)
  •   Available in bulk? Yes
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes published by Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India)
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Data Portal India gives an exhaustive amount of data on Water Quality and Air Quality with regard to emission and other related details. The data is in open format and machine readable. Data has been shared under National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy – 2012 (NDSAP-2012). Data is only in publish annually. There is a download available from - but only from explorer.
It is available in bulk.

Reviewer comments

At the time of the review the site didn't show any data.



  • Mor Rubinstein