Star Power: Maharashtra Starts Rating Industries By Emissions
Michael Greenstone, Rohini Pande, Nicholas Ryan, and Anant Sudarshan write about Maharashtra Pollution Control Board's new Star Rating Program.
The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) launched a new Star Rating Programme for air pollution on June 5, 2017–World Environment Day. The programme uses smoke-stack emissions data that MPCB is already collecting. But, since sampling results are not very comprehensible to the general public, MPCB is turning these pollution readings into an easy-to-understand Star Rating.