NGT slams MoEF over National Clean Air Programme

News: National Green Tribunal has slammed the Ministry of Environment over its report on the National Clean Air Programme(NCAP) which proposes 20-30% reduction of air pollution by 2024.It said that the stand of MoEF that pollution cannot be controlled except to the extent of certain percent is against Constitutional and statutory mandate.  Facts: National Clean… Continue reading NGT slams MoEF over National Clean Air Programme

Climate news aggregator launches dashboard to track progress of air pollution management plan

News: Climate and energy news aggregator, http://www.carboncopy.info, has launched a dashboard — ncap.carboncopy.info — to track the progress of National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). Facts: The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was launched in 2019 by Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC). It is a five-year action plan with 2019 as the first… Continue reading Climate news aggregator launches dashboard to track progress of air pollution management plan

CSIR to certify air quality monitoring sensors

The Environment Ministry has designated Council of Scientific and Industrial Research—National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL) as the national verification agency for certifying air quality monitoring instruments. CSR NPL will develop necessary infrastructure, testing and certification facilities conforming to ISO standards for both automatic and manual samplers. Currently, the air quality monitoring instruments employed by State and… Continue reading CSIR to certify air quality monitoring sensors

84 cities submit plans for improving air quality by 2024

The Union Environment Ministry has said that 84 out of 102 non-attainment cities, included in the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) have submitted city-specific plans to reduce air pollution. In 2019, National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) has been launched for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution in India. It is a five-year action plan… Continue reading 84 cities submit plans for improving air quality by 2024

Committee constituted to oversee clean air programme

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has constituted a committee to implement the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). The committee will be chaired by the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. The other members would include a) Joint Secretary (Thermal), Ministry of Power; b) Director-General, The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), a… Continue reading Committee constituted to oversee clean air programme

Pollution: 6 States told to submit action plan

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed Assam, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Nagaland governments to submit their action plans to tackle air pollution. NGT has further warned that if action plans are not executed within the specified timeline, the defaulting states will be liable to pay environmental compensation The direction came after the Central… Continue reading Pollution: 6 States told to submit action plan