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Baseline Study (Knowledge, Attitude & Behaviour) on Delhi Women Construction Workers + Air Pollution

Recognizing the fact that women construction workers are highly vulnerable to air pollution and climate change, Mahila Housing Trust, in association with Purpose India, planned to launch a campaign to mobilize and power up women construction workers to understand the impact of air pollution on their and their children’s health. The study made an attempt to bring the women construction workers, to the heart of decision- making on-air pollution to ensure there are equitable, sustainable, and long-term solutions. The overall goal of the study was to develop a strategic plan to build, increase and strengthen construction workers’ voices on the issue of air pollution in Delhi. The study also tried to understand the cooking practices followed by the women construction workers and how the adoption of traditional cooking methods like use of brick chulhas are affecting their health. The study was conducted in the three selected locations i.e. Bakkarwala, Gokulpuri, and SawdaGhevra in Delhi. A cross-sectional design was planned for the study - baseline conducted before the project take-off and endline survey will be conducted at the end of the project to measure the behavioural and social changes induced by the project.

Scoping Study on Campaigns on Renewable (Solar) Energy in Farm and Health Care Centres in 6 Districts of Bihar

Purpose India and Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) planned to initiate a campaign in Bihar, with the purpose of raising public awareness and articulate their demand for distributed renewable energy (DRE) in the election.Also to create pressure on govt and political parties to take action and give commitment to amplify solar adoption to provide reliable electricity to both the agricultural sector and the rural healthcare system. To support the campaign, the study was conducted among farmers and health care workers in five selected districts of Bihar to understand the real, every-day problems that farmers, healthcare workers and migrant workers across Bihar face. The study focused on understanding the issues and challenges faced by farmers and health care workers, identify key narratives, their knowledge and awareness of climate change and possible solutions, frequently used communication channels, identify ways of message packaging & messengers/influencers to reach the audiences of Bihar to ultimately bringing new voices, strengthening the audience and support base for climate solutions and demand and action in Bihar.

Livelihood Cyclists Survey in Delhi

CMSR Consultants also rendered its services in terms of data analysis and report writing for a project titled ‘Livelihood Cyclists Survey’ conducted byASAR, Center for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) and Purpose India. The survey was conducted among the ‘Livelihood Cyclists’ in Delhi under their initiative titled ‘Cycle Chalegi, Dilli Badhegi!’. The purpose of the survey was to understand the challenges faced by the cyclists’ while cycling in intense traffic and the general behavioural pattern of people towards them. The survey also tried to address the concerns of the cyclists and attempted to find out the possible solutions for their problems. The ultimate outcome of this exercise was to generate evidence around the problems faced by daily cycle commuters and to build data on livelihood cyclists in Delhi with the long-term objective of advocating to the Delhi Government for better cycling infrastructure for those who use cycling as the main mode of transportation for work.

Perception Survey on Air Quality in 17 Cities of 12 States

The purpose of the study was to get insights from people about air pollution and to understand their extent of knowledge regarding its implications. The study covered 5000 respondents through both online and offline survey from 17 cities. The sample cities were classified into two major categories i.e. most polluted cities (Delhi & NCR, Patna, Lucknow, Varanasi, Amritsar, Singrauli, Dhanbad, Raipur, Korba, Chandrapur, Angul and Nagpur) andcities which are fast becoming polluted (Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai & Calcutta).The on-line survey link was also shared by the Support Agencies among their people in order to draw a comparison between the neutral audiences and those who are already working on air pollution or environmental issues in terms of their knowledge, awareness and attitude towards air pollution.

Rapid Assessment Study for Exploring Opportunities to Promote Electricity-Consuming Enterprises in the Rural Areas of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

CMSR Consultants undertook this study for CARE India. The study contemplated on identifying opportunities for expanding economic activities in underserved rural areas through electricity-consuming enterprises model that would enhance the income and quality of life of people. Based on the discussions with the community in the selected study villages the team identified few enterprises involving use of electricity and documented it for the benefit of the decision makers. The study also tried to bring out the constraints in persuading the community for taking up such activities involving use of electricity.

Baseline Study of Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) Project in Bengaluru, Karnataka

This baseline study aimed toestablish current status of the target population with respect to key indicators of project induced change. The study was done with a gender centric lens which revolves around establishing the benchmarks on poor urban women’s awareness, access and adoption status with respect to Improved Cook Stoves. The study was based on interviews, through a structured CAPI based questionnaire, of 360 households - 50% from control areas and 50% from intervention areas, with the purpose of measuring the changes in the intervention area at project completion through a repeat survey at end term stage. The sample was drawn using Population Proportionate to Size (PPS) sampling method, using the house hold list provided by CARE India.