Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Clean Air Programme, 08/02/2019
Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Clean Air Programme, 08/02/2019. Smart cities framework is being used to launch NCAP in 43 smart cities falling in the list of 102 non-attainment cities. State wise list of cities is enclosed as Annexure I. Taking into account the available international experiences and national scientific and technical studies, mid-term target for reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 2024 forms an integral component of the NCAP. This is keeping 2017 as the base year for comparison of concentration. Analysis of ambient air quality data for PM2.5 for the year 2017 reveals that 32 cities exceed National Ambient Air Quality Standard of 40µg/m3. List of cities is enclosed as Annexure II.