Science-based Action towards Airshed Management

CII-CESD propagated the scientific understanding of sources of air pollution and implementation of action by constituting multi-stakeholder forums to improve air quality in the common airshed. Four source specific task forces were set up in Delhi (NCR), led by relevant agencies, including resulting action plans based on detailed source apportionment by IIT Kanpur, in partnership with the NITI Aayog. While three task forces led by relevant ministries of Government of India held consultation through 2017 and released their action plans in February 2018, the fourth task force led by India Inc. released ‘Clean Industry Action Plan’ for Delhi NCR in November 2019.