Final Comprehensive Action Plan for air pollution control with the objective to meet ambient air quality standards in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and National Capital Region, including states of Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh
Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) has drafted a comprehensive action plan for Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) in consultation with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) of the Delhi government. It has been agreed jointly that the Draft Action Plan, as prepared by EPCA, CPCB and DPCC would be sent to state governments of Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh for their review and adoption. This draft is based on the 2012-2013 action plan of the Delhi government, and has been updated based on the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court related to air pollution control in Delhi and NCR. It includes the 42 action point directions given by the Central Pollution Control Board in 2015 for Delhi and NCR; the Delhi Decongestion Plan drawn up by the Ministry of Urban Development; the revised Delhi Master Plan of 2021, and other relevant government plans and policies. The overall objective is to present a pollution source-wise action plan to be implemented in a time-bound manner with adequate stringency, monitoring and compliance system to meet the clean air targets. This comprehensive plan identifies short-term priority action as well as those to be implemented in a medium to longer time frame. The new generation action is more complex in nature, but important for the desired stringency and effectiveness.