To: Dr Shruti Rai Bhardwaj, Joint Director, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Send your comments on the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

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Send your comments on the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

Take the recommendations of experts and citizens into consideration for a robust NCAP

Why is this important?

In December 2017, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEFCC) announced the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in the Rajya Sabha. A broad national level strategy, the aim of the NCAP is to tackle rising air pollution levels across the country. In March, the ministry told the Supreme Court that the initiatives proposed in the NCAP would be finalised within four weeks.

After the deadline passed, the ministry released the NCAP draft concept note on their website, which lists the various governmental initiatives planned. You can find the note here - http://www.moef.gov.in/sites/default/files/NCAP%20with%20annex-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf

However, the concept note has some glaring gaps -- there's no clarity sectoral targets, no interim deadlines for implementation of the objectives and no mention of community-based monitoring initiatives.

We have until May 17 to tell the union environment ministry to come up with an inclusive, robust NCAP. Sign this petition to send your recommendations.

Sources:
http://www.moef.gov.in/sites/default/files/NCAP%20with%20annex-ilovepdf-compressed.pdf
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/national-clean-air-programme-to-be-finalised-within-four-weeks-govt-to-sc-118030801000_1.html
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environment/concept-note-on-national-clean-air-plan-lacks-source-wise-emission-reduction-strategy-say-activists/articleshow/63280693.cms

Updates

2018-05-14 17:23:42 +0530

500 signatures reached

2018-05-03 12:11:10 +0530

100 signatures reached

2018-05-02 19:23:33 +0530

50 signatures reached

2018-05-02 17:04:56 +0530

25 signatures reached

2018-05-02 16:43:13 +0530

10 signatures reached