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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, brought different stakeholders on a common platform to tackle air pollution challenge in India's National Capital Region or NCR.


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


    • Developed an integrated approach that brought together policymakers, industry, academia, community, and civil society
    • Built consensus and received buy-ins from stakeholders on actions for improving air quality in NCR
    • Catalysed voluntary commitments from stakeholders towards reducing air pollution
    • Influenced adherence to existing policies and advocate new policies

    Focus areas

    The initiative focused on three main areas that were 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 helped prioritise activities and developed strategies for near-term actions and long-term planning. CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development remained Secretariat for the initiative. It organised and conducted activities and assisted interactions between governing council and various expert groups.


    Cleaner Air Initiative

    Biomass Report

    Clean Fuel Report

    Clean Transport Report



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