Policy Briefs & Reports

The CAQM Act 2021: An Overview

Shibani Ghosh, Sharon Mathew, Santosh Harish

Centre for Policy Research

September 17, 2021

This Brief provides an overview of the new CAQM Act 2021, its strengths and limitations, and the path ahead for enabling airshed level governance in the rest of the country. With many significant questions yet to be deliberated on defining the boundaries of airsheds and designing institutions to govern them, the CAQM template may not necessarily be the most appropriate approach for replicating in other parts of India.