State Action Plan under National Clean Air Programme for southern states, 08/02/2023

  • 08/02/2023

Status report by the Central Pollution Control Board, Regional Directorate (Chennai) in the matter of Kankana Das Vs Union of India & Others as per the order of the National Green Tribunal, January 20, 2023.

The matter related to preparation of State Action Plan by southern states under National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) along with the state of Kerala and the Union Territory of Puducherry for improvement in air quality. 

State Action Plan (SAP) has been received from 3 State Pollution Control Boards (SPCB) namely Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana. The CPCB has reviewed the plans and shared its observations with MoEF&CC and respective states. State Action Plan from Tamil Nadu is awaited. Kerala and Puducherry do not have any non-attainment cities, hence not covered under NCAP, said the report.