National Action Plan on Climate Change
National Clean Air Programme
The NCAP was amended on the basis of available inputs from consultations and meetings conducted by the MoEFCC.
Air Action Plan for 17 Indian Cities
Central Pollution Control Board (Ministry of Environment & forests, Govt. of India) has taken-up a project for setting up of Continues Real Time Air Quality Monitoring Stations in 17 cities for which Action Plan is being prepared by SPCBs / State Governments to Control Air Pollution. n order to prepare the detailed technical specifications of the equipment / instruments Competent Authority of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) constituted Committee including outside experts from IIT, Delhi, NEERI, Nagpur. NPL New Delhi, CSIO, Chandigarh.
Ban on Diesel Vehicles More than 2000 cc
The Honourable Supreme Court of India directed an interim ban on the registration of diesel vehicles above 2000cc in the Delhi NCR region in 2016 from Jan1 to March 31,2016. Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises plead the central govt. to vacate the ban contending the central government was ready to conduct a “multi-pronged study” on effect of diesel on the environment and possibility of imposing a green cess on diesel vehicles.
Breathe India – An Air Action Plan for Combating Air Pollution
In order to combat air pollution, Niti Aayog released a 15-point action plan to address air pollution in Indian cities. The cities are Kanpur, Faridabad, Gaya, Varanasi, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow, Agra, Gurugram, and Muzaffarpur.
Car Free Day Campaign, Delhi
The govt. of Delhi launched a Car free day campaign called “Ab bus Karein” since 22nd October, 2015 to be observed on 22n of each month since then.
CPCB Environmental Information System
The Govt. of India in 1982 established an Environmental Information System as a plan programme. The focus of ENVIS since inception has been on providing environmental information to decision makers, policy planners, scientists and engineers, research workers, etc. all over the country.
Green Tax on Commercial Vehicles Entering in Delhi
The Supreme Court in 2015 ordered to levy the green tax on commercial vehicles entering the Capital on an experimental basis a bid to curb air pollution in the national capital by discouraging such vehicles from using city roads to avoid tolls on alternate roads.
India-California Air Pollution Mitigation Program (ICAMP)
ICAMP is a partnership that draws on the scientific, technical, and policy expertise of academic and government partners, including The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California at San Diego (SIO-UCSD), and California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce road transport pollution in India lays out a practical strategy to reduce air pollution in India. It will help to improve air quality in India, and reduce the deleterious efects of air pollution on death and disease rates, crop yields, and global temperatures – while continuing to grow India’s economy. Dowoload Report
National Clean Air Programme
The government has formulated the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) as a medium-term national-level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner. The overall objective is to augment and evolve effective ambient air quality monitoring network across the country besides ensuring a comprehensive management plan for prevention, control, and abatement of air pollution. The NCAP focuses on collaborative and participatory approach covering all sources of pollution and coordination between relevant Central Ministries, State Governments, local bodies and other stakeholders.
The Government of NCT of Delhi had implemented odd-even scheme from 1 st to 15th January, 2016 with the objective of reducing air pollution in Delhi. The odd-even scheme applied to four wheeler Passenger/Private Cars. In this privately owned cars was restricted on alternate days based on the last digit (odd/even) of the registration number. The public transport buses, two wheelers, trucks, CNG operated passenger/private cars, three-wheeler were exempted from the scheme. In addition, cars driven by women were also exempted apart from a select number of VIP and emergency vehicles.
The report includes the assessment of odd-even scheme on air quality of Delhi.
Real Time Monitoring Data
The following CPCB website provides the air quality data in tabular and graph format for certain cities where Continuous Air quality Monitoring Stations have been installed. The data provided is 15 min, 30 min, hourly, 4 hours, 8 hours ,24 hours and annual average data for various air quality parameters such as PM10, PM2.5, NOx etc.
UrbAirIndia- A decision support system for Indian Urban Air Quality Management
The UrbAirInda is an integrated web based GIS enabled system for Indian urban air quality management. It Provides science based decision for reduction of air pollution. It is an expert system that deal with various components of air quality management.