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National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

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The goal of NCAP India as national level strategies for reduction in air pollution levels at both regional and urban scales
To meet the prescribed annual average ambient air quality standards at all locations in the country in a stipulated timeframe.
The tentative national level target of 20%–30% reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 2024 is proposed under the NCAP taking 2017 as the base year for the comparison of concentration.
The NCAP will be a mid-term, five-year action plan with 2019 as the first year.
Objectives of NCAP

To augment and evolve effective and proficient ambient air quality monitoring network across the country for ensuring comprehensive and reliable database
To have efficient data dissemination and public outreach mechanism for timely measures for prevention and mitigation of air pollution and for inclusive public participation in both planning and implementation of the programmes and policies of government on air pollution
To have feasible management plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution.