‘Jan Bhagidari’ is an integral part towards mitigating air pollution and protecting the environment in general. A host of initiatives have been taken in past five years which are now showing results.
Like poor air quality days which were 246 in the year 2014, have now come down below 200, the number of moderate to good air quality days have increased from just 108 in 2016 to 159 in 2018.
The incidents of stubble burning has also got reduced by 25-30%. By 2020 India will leapfrog to BSVI from the current BSIV fuel standards.
To combat air pollution, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change has launched the National Clean Air program (NCAP) which is a mid-term 5 Year Action Plan with targets of 20-30% reduction of PM 2.5 and PM 10 concentration in 102 cities.
It has been decided that each State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) will tie up with a leading academic institution in the State that would act as the technical partner at the State level for the program.
IIT Kanpur has been appointed by MoEFCC as the nodal academic institution to coordinate with all other leading academic institutions in States.
This is a PIB News-Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team