The CII-NITI Aayog ‘Report on Clean Industry’ presents recommendations for reducing air pollution from major industrial sources in the airshed of Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). Key anthropogenic activities addressed in this report include fugitive emissions from construction, demolition and allied activities(manufacturing and transportation of construction materials) and energy-related emissions from diesel generators, thermal power plants and brick kilns.
The report presents a compilation of best practices in order to guide their adoption among public and private agencies involved in construction, infrastructure development and utility operations. Capacities at local level are found to be a major barrier for the adoption of these best practices, therefore, capacity building at city level is a major policy recommendation. The report also highlights that clean air action in NCR towns requires greater accountability from local agencies or authorities. Stringent penalties are proposed for public and private agencies alike if they are found to be violating the air quality standards and norms in their jurisdictions and operations.