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Launch of National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) By Ministry Of Environment, Forest and Climate Change a Landmark Step

Jan 11, 2019

NEW DELHI, 11 January, 2019: The launch of National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) by Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India in New Delhi yesterday will play a pioneering role in addressing the problem of air pollution at the regional and national levels. 

 

This initiative is a time bound national level strategy for pan-India implementation to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner. The approach for NCAP includes collaborative, multi-scale and cross-sectoral coordination between the relevant central ministries, state governments and local bodies. The programme will cover 102 cities and is expected to reduce air pollution levels by 20-30% by 2024.

 

FICCI congratulates Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, for the launch of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).


"Launch of NCAP is a landmark all-encompassing step by the government towards a pan-India holistic approach to tackle air pollution. I congratulate the Environment Ministry for bringing together different ministries, states and city governments under the ambit of NCAP," said Mr Sandip Somany, President, FICCI.