The Centre has launched a programme to reduce particulate matter (PM) pollution by 20-30% in at least 102 cities by 2024.The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which was formally unveiled on Thursday
Pan-India clean air programme set to roll out with Rs 300 crore initial support and a mid-term target
The Centre has earmarked Rs 300 crore for implementation of the upcoming National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20. Overall cost of taking multiple air pollution abatement measures in 102 cities
India’s slow progress towards improving the air quality and non-inclusion of time-bound targets in its National Clean Air Programme – yet to see light of day – has become a major concern for environmentalists.
Greenpeace India today lamented that while China has taken an important step by releasing its second clean air action plan to fight air pollution, India’s clean air action programme is “yet to see the light of day”.
The company anticipates a five-fold increase in battery-driven cars, says they could comprise more than 10 per cent of India’s total vehicles.