Affiliations: Environmental Specialist, Jubail, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: [email protected] | Professor and Head, Ecological Economics Unit, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Nagarabhavi, Bangalore 560 072, India. E-mail: [email protected]
Note:  An earlier version of this work was presented at the Better Air Quality 2003 Workshop 17–19 December 2003, Manila, The Philippines.
Abstract: The state of Karnataka has taken several disconcerted regulatory and awareness measures to address the air pollution challenge in Bangalore. It is unclear if these measures can ensure a cleaner air. The work of various departments are reviewed in this study; policy-makers and implementers were interviewed to understand the relationships between different agencies. Lack of adequate appreciation of the problem, institutional and personnel capacity, personnel force, sustained action, and a positive attitude are a few of the impediments to better air quality.