The Delivery Team


Mr Sumit Sharma 

Associate Director



Mr Sumit Sharma is presently working in TERI as Fellow and Area Convenor (Centre for Environment Studies, TERI); is a pass out from Delhi College of Engineering and Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He is presently convening a group of 15 researchers in TERI focusing on various environmental issues. He has 14 years of experience working on air quality management in India.


In all, he has worked on more than 20 projects related to air quality management which involved air quality monitoring, emission inventorisation, air quality modelling (dispersion and receptor), and drafting air quality management plans. He has worked on pollution source apportionment studies carried out for different cities/regions in India, in which he was actively involved in preparing emission inventories and carrying out air quality simulations. He has also worked on addressing regional and urban scale particulate and ozone pollution related issues using state of the art chemical transport based air quality models for prediction of air quality in current and future scenarios.

He has facilitated the preparation of number of air quality management plans for National and State level government authorities, based on research projects. As a project investigator he has worked for the Central Pollution Control Board of India, to prepare vehicular emission inventories for 6 Indian cities and drafted action plans for control of these emissions. He was part of the first ever major source apportionment studies carried out in India under the steering committee headed by Ministry of Environment and Forests in India. He was also part of the main team led by Prof. V Ramanathan (UCSD) to carry out Indo-California Air Pollution Mitigation Program for control of vehicular emissions in India. Recently, under the chairman ship of Prof. V. Ramanathan, he worked with a team of 25 researchers across 17 different international institutes to come up with a report ‘Breathing Cleaner Air’ to provide 10 scalable solutions for air quality improvement in India.


These reports provide action plans for control of air pollution and have been submitted to Government of India. On behalf of TERI, he attended several meetings and provided inputs to the Auto Fuel Vision Committee formulated by Government of India for laying the road map for advancement of vehicular emissions and fuel quality norms in India. He led a project granted by DFID to carry out a cost benefit analysis of introduction of advanced vehicular emissions and fuel quality norms and other options to reduce vehicular emissions in India. He has also been involved in intervention analysis studies and has assessed the air quality impact of several intervention made by Government e.g. recently launched odd-even scheme in Delhi for control of Pollution.