Recently the Union Environment Ministry has constituted a committee to implement the National Clean Air Programme(NCAP)
More on news:
The committee will be chaired by the Secretary,Union Environment Ministry has among its members
the Joint Secretary (Thermal), Ministry of Power;Director-General, The Energy Resources Institute (TERI).
About National Clean Air Programme:
It is a pollution control initiative that was launched by the Ministry of Environment.
It aims to cut the concentration of particulate matter10 and 2.5 by at least 20% in the next five years( Base
year – 2017).
This programme has 3 components: Mitigation measures, strengthening air quality monitoring
network and improve community awareness and capacity building.
It is a national level framework with a time-bound reduction target.
The programme aims to cover all sources of pollution.
It calls for Multi-sectoral collaboration and Participatory approach (Central ministries, state governments, local bodies and
Thus it aims to dovetail the plans and efforts of both Union and State governments.
It brings also the rural areas and transboundary pollution under its ambit.
Mitigation Strategies include:
Setting up of a web-based 3 tier mechanism for monitoring and implementing the mitigation strategies:
Extensive Plantation Drive (under National Mission for Green India)
Promoting the Clean Technologies.
Both Regional and Transboundary plans for mitigation will be implemented.
Sectoral interventions include promoting e-mobility, solid waste management, dust management etc.
City specific air quality management plans for 102 non-attainment cities
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