Air pollution is one of the major man–made environmental risks to the public health. The release of various gaseous emissions and particulate matter in the air has been on the rise due to various anthropogenic emissions. To address the rising concerns of deteriorating air quality, CII in partnership with NITI Aayog launched the 'Cleaner Air Better Life Initiative' in November 2016.
The first meeting of this initiative was held on 5 June 2017, on the World Environment Day and the initiative is now working towards engaging businesses, civil societies and government for actionable steps to improve the air pollution in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).
Under the initiative, four task forces have been constituted by NITI Aayog for Clean Transportation, Clean Fuel, Clean Industry and Biomass Management.
Drawing from the discussions during the task force meeting, this report was prepared which presents a recommended action plan including the short-term, medium-term and long-term actions. It highlights an inclusive approach to the initiative and puts forth a recommended action plan covering the different sectors that use clean fuel.
It was released by Shri Amitabh Kant, Cheif Executive Officer, NITI Aayog on 26 February 2018 in New Delhi.