This center has been established with a significant donation from Mr. Arun Duggal our Alumnus of Mechanical Engineering IIT Delhi 1967 .The vision of the center is “To contribute to restoring Blue Skies and improving Air Quality including climate risks in Delhi/NCR and other cities in India through scientific research and as a Think Tank”.We would like to thank Mr Duggal for his belief in the above vision and providing IIT Delhi the platform for implementing and executing this vision through the below stated guidelines.
The center wants to identify initiatives and policies in India and internationally which have been effective for sustained ambient air quality improvement.Provide scientific information and objective feedback on effectiveness of various clean air programmes to Government policy makers.Assist in setting Goals and Pathways for achieving satisfactory ambient air quality in Delhi/NCR and other cities in India and develop practical and effective solutions for short, medium and long term for improvement in ambient air quality.
Mr. Duggal had a 26 years long career in the banking domain with Bank of America. Mr. Duggal also founded Women on Corporate Boards program of FICCI in India that facilitates the mentoring of high potential women by Corporate Leaders. Mr. Duggal is also a Visiting Professor and a recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award at IIM Ahmedabad.