“Last week, the Centre launched what it described as a “war against pollution” across the country — a Rs 300-crore National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). It proposes a “tentative national target” of 20%-30% reduction in PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations by 2024, with 2017 as the base year for comparison. NCAP will be rolled out in 102 cities that are considered to have air quality worse than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The government has stressed that NCAP is a scheme, not a “legally binding” document with any specified penal action against erring cities.” The Indian Express

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Clean Air Programme: how Centre plans to wage a ‘war against pollution’