Aug. 29, 2018

Acc. to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), 30% of India's most polluted cities have no contingency plan for curbing air pollution.


  • The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) maintains a list of India’s most polluted cities – also referred to as ‘non-attainment’ cities – which includes 102 names.

  • Out of these, only 73 have submitted a plan of remedial action to the CPCB yet. Major cities including Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Jaipur are lagging behind.


  • The Centre came up with the National Clean Air Campaign (NCAP) earlier this year after smog levels in major Indian cities saw a high level of smog in the air.

  • The CPCB listed out the most polluted and asked them to implement 42 measures to mitigate air pollution including maintaining a contingency plan for curbing air pollution.

  • Aim of these mitigation measures was to cut overall pollution in India by 35 % in the next 3 years.

Source : The Hindu