Clean Air Programme in Muzaffarpur

national clean air programe

Muzaffarpur is 20 most polluted town of the world

Just one day before diwali we have highest level of pollution level. That’s why firing crackers has just gone ban in muzaffarpur. Nagar Nigam has done nothing, even tender has not been published in this regard. Department has to buy Super sucker machine, Automated machine for cleaning of Road and Display Board for pollution level at various location of Muzaffarpur.

Town Development Department has done nothing after allotment of 5 scrore and getting selected 1 year ago.

Here is some details on :

Long-Term, Time-Bound, National Level Strategy to Tackle Air Pollution-National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)

To Achieve 20% to 30% Reduction in Particulate Matter Concentrations by 2024

The Central Government launched National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) as a long-term, time-bound, national level strategy to tackle the air pollution problem across the country in a comprehensive manner with targets to achieve 20% to 30% reduction in Particulate Matter concentrations by 2024 keeping 2017 as the base year for the comparison of concentration. Under NCAP, 122 non-attainment cities have been identified across the country based on the Air Quality data from 2014-2018.  A list of Smart Cities under the Smart Cities Mission, which are non-attainment cities under National Clean Air Program (NCAP), is attached at Annexure-I.

The city specific action plans have been prepared which, inter-alia, include measures for strengthening the monitoring network, reducing vehicular/industrial emissions, increasing public awareness etc. Implementation of the city specific action plans are regularly monitored by Committees at Central and State level namely Steering Committee, Monitoring Committee and Implementation Committee.

Air quality of cities is monitored by State Pollution Control Boards which publishes their results from time to time. Some Smart Cities have established Integrated Command and Control Centres (ICCCs) which are also connected to Air Quality Monitors (AQMs) for effective monitoring.

This was informed by Minister of State (I/C) for Housing and Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

National Clean Air Program (NCAP) under the SCM.

List of cities in the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) that are non-attainment cities under the National Clean Air Program (NCAP).

State/Union Territory


Smart Cities
Andhra Pradesh Vishakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Muzaffarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Delhi Delhi (N.D.M.C.)
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
Karnataka Bengaluru, Devanagere, Hubli-Dharwad
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Sagar, Ujjain
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Solapur, Thane
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubneshwar, Rourkela
Punjab Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana
Rajasthan Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur
Tamil Nadu Tiruchirapalli, Thoothukudi
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Bareilly, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Moradabad, Varanasi,
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Kolkata (New Town Kolkata)

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