In a bid to cut down on air pollution, the government has introduced a long-term plan for 100 cities. The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) has been formulated with a target of 35 percent lower pollution in three years.
Cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra among others have been made a part of this initiative. All the 100 cities will have their own city-specific plans to combat pollution.
According to The Times of India, the Environment ministry aims to reduce pollution by 35 percent in the next three years and 50 percent in the next five years.
Under the programme, the government plans to set up Air Quality Forecast Systems among other facilities. The ministry also plans to identify sources of pollution and to keep a check on them.