National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is launched by ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country.
The objective of the NCAP is comprehensive mitigation actions for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution besides augmenting the air quality monitoring network across the country and strengthening the awareness and capacity building activities.
The list of 102 cities chosen for this intervention are:
Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Guwahati, Nagaon, Nalbari, Sibsagar, Silchar, Chandigarh, Bhillai, Korba, Raipur, Delhi, Surat, Ahmedabad, Baddi, Damtal, Kala Amb, Nalagarh, Paonta Sahib, Parwanoo, Sunder Nagar, Jammu, Srinagar, Dhanbad, Bangalore, Devanagere, Gulburga, Hubli-Dharwad, Bhopal, Dewas, Indore, Sagar, Ujjain, Gwalior, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Badlapur, Chandrapur, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Sangli, Solapur, Ulhasnagar, Byrnihat, Dimapur, Kohima, Angul, Balasore, Bhubneshwar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Talcher, DeraBassi, Gobindgarh, Jalandhar, Khanna, Ludhiana, NayaNangal, Pathankot/Dera Baba, Patiala, Amritsar, Alwar, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Tuticorin, Hydrabad, Nalgonda, Patencheru, Agra, Allahabad, Anpara, Bareily, Firozabad, Gajraula, Ghaziabad, Jhansi, Kanpur, Khurja, Lucknow, Muradabad, Noida, Raebareli, Varanasi, Kashipur, Rishikesh, Kolkata, Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur
The Union Environment Ministry has constituted a committee to implement the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). The committee will be chaired by the Secretary, Union Environment Ministry and has among its members the Joint Secretary (Thermal), Ministry of Power; Director-General, The Energy Resources Institute (TERI), the Delhi-based think-tank; and Professor Sachidananda Tripathi, Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K)
The committee would give overall guidance and directions to effectively implement the programmes
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