Question raised in Rajya Sabha on High pollution areas under NCAP, 07/01/2019

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on High pollution areas under NCAP, 07/01/2019. In order to address the increasing air pollution across the country in a comprehensive manner, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has finalized the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) as a pan India medium term five-year national level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country. Overall objective of the NCAP is comprehensive mitigation actions for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution besides augmenting the air quality monitoring network across the country. Taking into account the available international experiences and national studies, 20-30% reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration is targeted by 2024. This is keeping 2017 as the base year for comparison. On the basis of available monitoring data, 102 non-attainment cities have been identified for undertaking air pollution mitigation actions under the Programme. The list of 102 non-attainment cities is at Annexure I.

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