What is the News?
The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has launched ‘PRANA’ (prana.cpcb.gov.in) Portal.
About PRANA Portal:
Developed by: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in partnership with Knowledge Lens (a B2B product company)
Full Form: PRANA stands for Portal for Regulation of Air-pollution in Non-Attainment cities.
Purpose: It is a portal for monitoring the implementation of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).It will support tracking of physical as well as financial status of city air action plan implementation and disseminate information on air quality management efforts under NCAP to the public.
About National Clean Air Programme (NCAP):
The National Clean Air Programme(NCAP) was launched in 2019.It is being implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and CPCB.
Purpose: It is a comprehensive initiative in partnership with various Ministries and States to improve air quality at city, regional and national level.
It is a focused and time bound scheme to implement various sectoral policies, strengthen monitoring and enhance public participation in more than 100 cities for effective air quality management.
Target: It has a target of 20%–30% reduction of Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5) concentration by 2024.
Source: This post is based on the article “PRANA portal for air pollution launched” published in PIB on 7th September 2021