February 05, 2022 7:36 pm
Kalpavriksh founder-member Ashish Kothari expresses concern that several key terms such as ecology, environment and ecosystem did not find a mention in the budget speech, terming it as a measure of the level of seriousness of the government towards the environmental issue
December 18, 2021 8:17 am
NCAP was launched in 2019 and is being implemented in 132 cities which have not maintained the national ambient air quality standards consecutively for five years.
September 14, 2021 1:48 am
The initiative is in line with the National Clean Air Programme launched by the Union government in 2019 for the reduction of the concentration of particulate matter in the air by 20-30 per cent by 2024.
March 11, 2021 2:41 am
Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Jalna, Kolhapur, Latur, Nagpur, Mumbai, Pune and Thane are the nine cities where Particulate Matter (PM) 10 – the main pollutant of air – had increased.
January 11, 2020 4:47 am
The NCAP has identified 122 non-attainment cities in the country that did not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for the period of 2011-15 under the National Air Quality Monitoring Programme.
July 22, 2019 5:50 am
Earlier this year, India launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) with a tentative national level target of 20%-30% reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration in 102 Indian cities by 2024. In an interview to The Indian Express, C K Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, unpacks the programme.
May 09, 2019 5:05 pm
Both the Congress and the BJP have released their manifestos for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and are once again promising a new approach towards tackling environmental challenges.
January 30, 2019 8:03 am
India has set itself a challenging task by launching the National Clear Air Programme in its 'war against pollution'. The history of other countries, however, suggests that it can be done.