Delhi’s chief minister Sheila Dikshit launched a city wide traffic pollution initiative in November that involves 4,000 vehicles being inspected each day for emission levels. Vehicles are repaired if they fail the emissions test.

The project is a joint effort between the Indian Government, the Indian automobile industry and environmental organisations. UK money, from the UK Climate Change Challenge Fund, will go the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers in its efforts to reduce their two-wheeled vehicles’ emissions.

The UK Climate Change Challenge Fund receives money from government and business in order to fund projects aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The UK Government has contributed £500,000 for the Fund’s first year and will make similar contributions in future. Contributions to the Fund from business are welcome.

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