Greenpeace India welcomes MoEFCC move for National Clean Air Program; calls it as the “Important First Step” towards tackling air pollution

Press release - December 19, 2017
Greenpeace India welcomes the National Clean Air Program (NCAP)

New Delhi 19th December 2017 | Amid the National health emergency faced by India as a country due to hazardous air pollution levels Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change’s response to a question in Rajya Sabha on Monday raises hopes of breathable India in near future. Greenpeace India welcomes the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) formulated to fight air pollution crisis in India.

Welcoming this move by the MOEF&CC, Sunil Dahiya, Air Pollution Campaigner, Greenpeace India said “National Clean Air Program (NCAP) is an important first step towards ensuring clean air for India. To make it truly national, it’s important to have a measurable, focused and precise targets with clear timelines and demonstrable accountability towards public health”

Calling it as people’s victory, Dahiya further said Our reports such as “Airpocalypse” highlighted the need to act nationally on air pollution followed by the concrete demand for National Clean Air Action Plan through various other letters, statements, representations and reports such as “Clean Air Action Plan: The Way Forward” over past couple of years. Multiple other partners and organizations along with Greenpeace India coming together on the issue and raising the need for National Clean Air Action Plan across the country made it possible that the Government take steps forward to safeguard “Citizen’s right to Breathe Clean Air”.

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Photos of the coal power plants
MoEFCC protest photos  (*Credit Line Compulsory)
Letter shared with MOEF&CC
 
 
For Further Details; please contact:
Sunil Dahiya, Senior Campaigner; Greenpeace India; ; 9013673250
Madhulika Verma, Senior Media Specialist; Greenpeace India; ; 9971137736