The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) released the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) India in April 2018 and invited public comments. CPR researchers while welcoming the government’s move to introduce an action plan with nation-wide applicability to address air pollution, have expressed their concern that the NCAP does not adequately respond to the enormity and urgency of this national crisis. In particular, they are of the view that the government needs to reconsider the NCAP in the context of three major issues:
- Balancing the need for knowledge and data creation, with other, more immediate, measures for pollution abatement
- A focus on effective implementation of pollution prevention and mitigation measures
- Strengthening the existing regulatory framework governing air quality
Read comments here.