New Delhi: The Modi government has embarked on a major plan to address air pollution. so that by 2024 people can breathe clean air. Under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), work towards removing air pollution has commenced. The mission is being run by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change.
Currently, the Modi government has allocated Rs 300 crore for two years. The Modi government also briefed Parliament on the matter on Friday. On the question of MP Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel, the government has informed that 779 air quality monitoring centres are being set up in 339 cities in 29 states and six Union Territories to monitor air quality on behalf of the Central Pollution Control Board.
The Modi government has formulated a five-year policy to address air pollution. It is proposed to set up 779 human-powered and 170 real-time air quality monitoring centers across the country to enable people to breathe in the open air instead of putting a mask on their mouths. The plan aims to address air pollution by enhancing air quality monitoring networks across the country. The government aims to reduce the concentrations of PM 2.5 and PM10 in the air by 2024 by 20-30 percent.