Pollution control mechanisms will be set up on priority basis

Modi launches air quality index, wants change in lifestyle to save environment.

Jun 04, 2015|Hindustan Times|Full Article

Launching the first national air quality index in New Delhi on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India's contribution to the pollution level in the world was one of the lowest and urged the countrymen to change their lifestyle in order to help protect the environment.

A World Health Organization (WHO) study of 1,600 cities released in May found New Delhi had the world's dirtiest air with an annual average of 153 micrograms of small particulates, known as PM2.5, per cubic metre.

Thirteen of the dirtiest 20 cities worldwide were in India, the WHO said.

Govt. moves to clear the air.

April 02, 2016|The Hindu|Full Article

the National Air Quality Index (AQI) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the two-day conference of Environment and Forest Ministers that will put out real time data about the level of pollutants in the air and inform people about the possible impacts on health.

the new index will initially cover 10 cities — Delhi, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Varanasi, Faridabad, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad — each of which would have monitoring stations with AQI display boards.

The aim was to eventually deploy the index in all cities with a population of over one million.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Formulates The 12-Point Draft Plan To Combat Air Pollution In Delhi.

December 29, 2017|NDTV|Full Article

To combat ongoing air pollution crisis in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR) and find adequate long term solutions, a 12-point draft action plan has been formulated by a High Level Task Force that has been set up by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government. The task force is being headed by the principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi – Nripendra Misra and is called ‘Air Action Plan

To know about 12 pointers drafted by the High Level Task Force to tackle the air pollution emergency in the national capital read Full Article.

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