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Gridded emission inventory over India

SMoG - India


An emission inventory is developed for India based on an engineering model approach using technology-linked energy-emissions modelling to estimate multi-pollutant emissions. An engineering model approach goes beyond fuel divisions and uses technology parameters for process and emissions control technologies, including technology type, efficiency or specific fuel consumption and technology-linked emission factors (g of pollutant/kg of fuel) to estimate emissions.

Monthly emissions have been estimated for five sectors : Energy, Industry, Transport, Domestic and Agricultural residue burning for the following species:
  • BC
  • OC
  • PM2.5
  • SO2
  • NOx
  • NMVOCs
  • CO
  • Anthropogenic mineral matter
The data is spatially resolved into 0.25 deg x 0.25 deg. It is available in "ASCII" format as text files along with the "README" describing the details of the emission.

SMoG-India V0, (GBD-MAPS India 2018 and Venkataraman et al., 2018) is now superseded by SMoG-India V1.

SMoG-India V1 (2015 emissions)
(Emissions from 2005-2014 - "Available upon request")


1. Sadavarte, P. and Venkataraman, C. (2014). “Trends in Multi-Pollutant Emissions from a Technology-Linked Inventory for India: I. Industry and Transport Sectors.” Atmospheric Environment 99: 353–64. (

2. Pandey, A., Sadavarte, P., Rao, A. B., & Venkataraman, C. (2014). "Trends in multi-pollutant emissions from a technology-linked inventory for India: II. Residential, agricultural and informal industry sectors." Atmospheric Environment, 99, 341-352. (

For further details or data, contact:

Chandra Venkataraman,
Professor of Chemical Engineering,
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary programme in Climate Studies, 
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay,
Powai, Mumbai - 400076, INDIA.
Phone: +91-22-2576-7224; FAX:+91-22-2572-6895
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