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  • Cleaner Air Better Life

    "Cleaner Air Better Life", a joint initiative of Confederation of Indian Industry and NITI Aayog, supported by Cummins Limited, brings together different stakeholders on a common platform to tackle air pollution challenge in India's National Capital Region or NCR.



    The initiative aims at improving air quality in the National Capital Region.



    • Develop an integrated approach that brought together policymakers, industry, academia, community, and civil society

    • Build consensus and received buy-ins from stakeholders on actions for improving air quality in NCR

    • Catalyse voluntary commitments from stakeholders towards reducing air pollution

    • Influence adherence to existing policies and advocate new policies

    Focus areas

    The initiative focuses on three main areas that are major sources of air pollution in NCR—transportation, industries, and domestic sources. Brochure for the initiative details the focus areas.



    A governing council with the support of expert groups helps prioritise activities and developed strategies for near-term actions and long-term planning. CESD is the Secretariat for the initiative. It organises and conducts activities, and assists interactions between governing council and various expert groups.


    Cleaner Air Initiative

    Biomass Report

    Clean Fuel Report

    Clean Transport Report



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