Niti Aayog has proposed 15-point action plan for combating air pollution in ten most polluted cities in the country, including Delhi, Kanpur and Varanasi. The draft action plan titled 'Breathe India' includes encouraging electric vehicles, phasing out private diesel vehicle and development of crop residue utilisation policy.

India today is witnessing significant trends in health: increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases for instance, as well as marked demographic shifts. Climbing out-of-pocket costs is becoming difficult for most households.

The NITI Aayog released the results of a study warning that India is facing its ‘worst’ water crisis in history and that demand for potable water will outstrip supply by 2030 if steps are not taken. Nearly 600 million Indians faced high to extreme water stress and about 2,00,000 people died every year due to inadequate access to safe water.

A task force constituted by Niti Aayog on biomass management has pitched for providing financial support to those farmers who have not burnt their crop residues. The burning of agricultural residues leads to poor air quality across Northern India.

A task force constituted by Niti Aayog on clean transportation has suggested removal of all permit requirements for electric vehicles (EVs) as they are environment friendly and the government needs to promote them.

A task force constituted by Niti Aayog in a report titled Action Plan for Clean Fuel said that taxation and pricing strategy is needed to provide impetus to cleaner fuels and discouraging the use of polluting ones. Lower taxes on the cleaner fuels are sought and for the purpose, GST can create a level playing field in the country, it said.

NITI Aayog released a comprehensive Health Index report titled, "Healthy States, Progressive India" which has highlighted that Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu ranked on top in terms of overall performance.

A NITI Aayog-European Union panel has recommended setting up an inter-departmental committee and a task force of experts to suggest ways for efficient use of resources by the industry.

Traditionally, agriculture is the prime sector of rural economy and rural employment. The transition in composition of output and occupation from agriculture to more productive non-farm sectors is considered as an important source of economic growth and transformation in rural and total economy.

India's move towards 100 per cent electric vehicles (EVs) fleet by 2030 could create a $ 300 billion domestic market for EV batteries, according to a report by government think tank Niti Aayog and Rocky Mountain Institute.

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