Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan will launch the much-awaited National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) today to reduce the concentration of PM2.5 (fine, respirable pollution particles) and PM10 (coarse pollution particles)
Emission of greenhouse gases that lead to global warming and climate change would be reduced by 20-25% in India by 2020 and 33-35% by 2030, Union minister for environment, forest and climate change Harsh Vardhan said.
The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which proposes multiple strategies to combat air pollution, is estimated to cost Rs 637 crore, the environment ministry today said, with its Minister of State Mahesh Sharma asserting that the plan is expected to play a “crucial” role in addressing the menace.
Emphasising on the need to transform the ongoing solar energy progress in India into a social movement, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said the country would meet its renewable target of 175 GW, including 100 GW of solar, before the stipulated time frame of 2022.
Around one lakh conventional air-conditioners will be replaced by super-efficient appliances that will consume 30% less power, said Union environment minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday.
India is wooing private investors to contribute to clean initiatives such as renewable energy, green buildings and electric vehicles to meet its ambitious targets under the Paris Agreement even as finance from developed countries seems to dry up, the government has said.
Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today said India is developing a blueprint for implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The elevation of M Venkaiah Naidu as vice-president will create another vacancy in the Union Council of Ministers that could prompt Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expand it soon after the monsoon session of Parliament in August.
Around 2000 Auto, Taxi and Bus Drivers expected to attend the event
Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA), the national government agency engaged in promoting energy efficiency in various sectors of economy and Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL)
Aiming to cut down emissions, India on Thursday announced a national mission on cleaner coal utilisation and setting up of two centres of excellence on clean coal technologies entailing an expenditure of $248 million.