Prepare plan for mapping air pollution sources: SC:

Prepare plan for mapping air pollution sources: SC:

Context

The Supreme Court directed the Centre to notify a comprehensive action plan mapping the sources of air pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region within two weeks

Two Weeks

SC gave the Ministry of Environment two weeks to finalise the timeline for each action point in the plan with the Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA).

First Ever Comprehensive Action Plan

This is the first ever mandatory plan that earmarks short-, medium- and long-term measures for all key sources of pollution with deadlines, and makes agencies responsible for implementation.

Can Prove Helpful in future if implemented correctly

If implemented with urgency and stringency and in a time-bound manner, this can help this region make sustained improvement in air quality

Fact

Delhi-NCR may require to reduce particulate pollution by at least 74% to meet clean air standards 

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