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Government has Taken Series of Steps to Address Pollution-Related Issues: Environment Minister.

July 20, 2016 00:21 IST | BUSINESS STANDARD | FULL ARTICLE

The major steps being taken by the Government to control pollution inter alia include the following:- .

  • Notification of National Ambient Air Quality Standards;
  • Promotion of cleaner production processes.
  • Launching of National Air Quality index by the Prime Minister in April, 2015; .
  • Implementation of Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) norms in 63 selected cities and universalization of BS-IV by 2017;
  • Decision taken to leapfrog directly from BS-IV to BS-VI fuel standards by 1st April, 2020; .
  • Taxing polluting vehicles and incentivizing hybrid and electric vehicles; Ban on burning of leaves, biomass, municipal solid waste; etc.
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