The condition of air quality in major cities and industrial areas

The Union Ministry of Environment, Forest And Climate Changehas identified 123 non-attainment cities, where PM10 concentrations have exceeded the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for five consecutive years, said Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union minister of state for environment, forest and climate change told the Rajya Sabha. To address air pollution, MoEF&CC has launched a National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which is a time-bound national level strategy to address the air pollution in 131 cities (89 non-attainment citiesÍž 34 non-attainment cities & million-plus cities, and 8 million-plus cities) of the country, he added.

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