National Clean Air Programme was launched as a mid term, 5 year plan.

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Issues arising directly or indirectly from air pollution are directly related to most sectors including power, transport, industry, residential, construction and agriculture.

To counter these ever increasing issues arising from air pollution, National Clean Air Programme was launched in January 2019.

The Goal
The goal of the National Clean Air Programme is to target a 30% reduction, by 2024, in the concentration levels of:

  • PM2.5
  • PM10

The year 2017 will be considered as a reference year for comparison of concentrations.

The Objective

  • 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.

The Approach
The National Clean Air Programme will have to adopt broad range of approaches which will include:

  • Collaborative efforts between relevant bodies
  • Multi-scale and Cross-Sectoral Co-ordination between relevant bodies

Government Initiatives

Under the National Clean Air Programme, the government will be implementing and executing several initiatives. The intent of these initiatives will be to help monitor, study, preserve, protect and improve air quality standards.

The Government Initiatives are listed below:

  • National Air Quality Monitoring Programme
  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards
  • National Air Quality Index
  • Forty-two Action Point
  • Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority
  • Impetus on Vehicular Pollution
  • Graded Response Action Plan
  • Source Apportionment Studies

Depending on the current standards, a number of cities have been chosen for this intervention.

Sr.
No.
StateCities
Sr. No.
Cities
1Andhra Pradesh1Guntur
2Kurnool
3Nellore
4Vijaywada
5Vishakhapatnam
2Assam6Guwahati
7Nagaon
8Nalbari
9Sibsagar
10Silchar
3Chandigarh11Chandigarh
4Chattisgarh12Bhillai
13Korba
14Raipur
5Delhi15Delhi
6Gujarat16Surat
17Ahmedabad
7Himachal Pradesh18Baddi
19Damtal
20Kala Amb
21Nalagarh
22Paonta Sahib
23Parwanoo
24Sunder Nagar
8Jammu & Kashmir25Jammu
26Srinagar
9Jharkhand27Dhanbad
10Karnataka28Bangalore
29Devangere
30Gulburga
31Hubli-Dharwad
11Madhya Pradhesh32Bhopal
33Dewas
34Indore
35Sagar
36Ujjain
37Gwalior
12Maharashtra38Akola
39Amravati
40Aurangabad
41Badlapur
42Chandrapur
43Jalgaon
44Jalna
45Kolhapur
46Latur
47Mumbai
48Nagpur
49Nashik
50Navi Mumbai
51Pune
52Sangli
53Solapur
54Ulhasnagar
13Meghalaya55Bymihat
14Nagaland56Dimapur
57Kohima
15Orissa58Angul
59Balasore
60Bhubneshwar
61Cuttack
62Rourkela
63Talcher
16Punjab64DeraBassi
65Gobindgarh
66Jalandhar
67Khanna
68Ludhiana
69NayaNangal
70Pathankot/Dera Baba
71Patiala
72Amritsar
17Rajasthan73Alwar
74Jaipur
75Jodhpur
76Kota
77Udaipur
18Tamil Nadu78Tuticorin
19Telengana79Hydrabad
80Nalgonda
81Patencheru
20Uttar Pradesh82Agra
83Allahabad
84Anpara
85Bareily
86Firozabad
87Gajraula
88Ghaziabad
89Jhansi
90Kanpur
91Khurja
92Lucknow
93Muradabad
94Noida
95Raebareli
96Varanasi
21Uttarakhand97Kashipur
98Rishikesh
22West Bengal99Kolkata
23Bihar100Patna
101Gaya
102Muzaffarpur
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National Clean Air Programme : All you need to know
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To counter the ever increasing air pollution problem across the country, National Clean Air Programme was launched on January 10, 2019.
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