Question raised in Rajya Sabha on WHO report on most polluted cities, 07/01/2019. Ambient air quality is monitored at 731 locations covering 312 cities/towns in 29 States and 6 Union Territories across the country under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). WHO Report has made assessment of Air quality data up to 2016. Comparison of Air Quality Data from WHO report for 2016 with NAMP data for 2017 reveals that the levels of PM2.5 and PM10 have decreased in 2017 in all the above-mentioned 14 cities for which NAMP data is available (Annexure).

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on High pollution areas under NCAP, 07/01/2019. In order to address the increasing air pollution across the country in a comprehensive manner, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has finalized the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) as a pan India medium term five-year national level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Clean Air Programme, 04/01/2019. List of Non-Attainment Cities with Respect to Ambient Air Quality India to be Undertaken for Mitigation Measures under NCAP is at Annexure I. Source apportionment studies in the selected cities will be conducted by expert technical agencies like IITs, CPCB etc. List of operating ambient air quality stations under National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP) and Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) are enclosed at Annexure-II & III, respectively.

Almost 80% of Indians polled across 17 cities believe that air pollution affects their quality of life, and 32% reported an effect on lifestyles, according to a new study.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution free Delhi and other cities, 17/12/2018. The Central Government has notified a Comprehensive Action Plan (CAP) and Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)for prevention, control and mitigation of air pollution in Delhi and NCR. The Central Government has also finalized National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) under the Central Sector “Control of Pollution” Scheme as a long-term time bound national level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner.

With reference to CPCB Head Office letter no A-21016/1/08-Mon/11351 dated 05.10.2018 & 25.10.2018, Regional Directorate (Central), Central Pollution Control Board, Bhopal has Conducted Ambient Air Quality monitoring in Bhopal city during celebration of Diwali festival in the year 2018 from 31.10.2018 to 14.11.2018 for the perameters of PM10,

Unfavourable meteorological conditions that slowed down dispersion of pollutants kept Delhi's air quality in the 'very poor' category for the third consecutive day on Wednesday as a thick haze engu

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 27/11/2018 regarding the alarming adverse air quality of Kolkata City which was stated to be highly polluted during the period commencing from mid-October to February end. The principal reason for the bad ambient air quality in the city of Kolkata and Howrah was identified to be auto emission apart from road dust, construction activities, burning of municipal waste and industrial wastes including plastics, population of DG sets and industrial emissions.

China’s top steelmaking province Hebei issued second-level smog alerts to its 10 cities, effective from Nov. 22, state-owned China Nation Radio (CNR) reported on Wednesday.

Indians would have lived 4.3 years longer if the 2016 air quality met the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) annual safe air quality guideline of 10 micrograms per cubic metre, according to this new report
 

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