Tracking India’s Clean Air Policy

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NCAP Tracker is a policy tracker with updates on National Clean Air Programme implementation and its effectiveness. It analyses the air quality data compiled from government-run monitoring stations and reviews the programme’s progress in achieving the 2024 national clean air targets.
What is NCAP ?
National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is India’s flagship programme for better air quality in 122 cities, launched in 2019.

About NCAP Tracker

NCAP Tracker is a comprehensive review of India’s national clean air programme implementation and impact. Under the NCAP, the government aims to reduce India’s particulate matter (PM) air pollution by up to 30%, and NCAP Tracker, through various levels of data compilation and evaluation, enables tracking of its progress.

The tracker compiles and analyses information on air quality and budget allocation that is publicly available or provided by the government of India.

Has the air quality in your city improved?

Explore how the air pollution levels in 2017 compared with pollution levels in the subsequent years

How to use the NCAP Tracker?

The tracker is designed to provide a holistic view of the implementation of the national clean air policy in India and give a status check on the 2024 clean air targets. NAMP and CAAQMS Trackers source the latest air quality data from continuous and manual monitoring stations across India and taps into comparative data analysis and identifying pollution hotspots.

The Budget Trackers furnish details on the NCAP fund allocation and spending at national and city level. It allows us to track the budget utilisation for each metric listed under the programme.

India’s Road to Clean Air

A timeline of events since the launch of India’s National Clean Air Programme

April 2017

MoEFCC drafts NCAP

MoEFCC released a concept note on the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), seeking comments from concerned stakeholders by May 17, 2018.

April 2017

January 2019

NCAP Launched

The government launched National Clean Air Programme, a time-bound national-level strategy to tackle increasing air pollution.

January 2019

August 2019

20 more cities added to CPCB’s ‘polluted’ list

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has added 20 more cities from eight states to the list of polluted cities which do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards

August 2019

Countdown to the 2024 Clean Air Target

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