The Environment Ministry has reportedly constituted a committee to implement the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).
The committee will be chaired by the Secretary, Union Environment Ministry and has among its members the Joint Secretary (Thermal), Ministry of Power; Director-General, The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), the Delhi-based think-tank; and Professor Sachidananda Tripathi, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K).
NCAP was launched by the Central Government in January, as a comprehensive management plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution besides augmenting the air quality monitoring network across the country. The tentative national level target by NCAP is 20%–30% reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 2024.
Earlier this month, the ministry had released a draft national action plan proposing multiple strategies to reduce air pollution.