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Environment Ministry Constitutes Committee To Implement National Clean Air Programme

LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
2 May 2019 5:35 AM GMT
Environment Ministry Constitutes Committee To Implement National Clean Air Programme
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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.

NCAP Objectives

  • To augment and evolve effective and proficient ambient air quality monitoring network across the country for ensuring comprehensive and reliable database
  • To have efficient data dissemination and public outreach mechanism for timely measures for prevention and mitigation of air pollution and for inclusive public participation in both planning and implementation of the programmes and policies of government on air pollution
  • To have feasible management plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution.


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