Training Programme on NCAP: Special focus on framing mobility strategies and targets for State and Micro Action Plans for air quality improvement in cities


Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites participation in its four-day Training Programme on NCAP: Special focus on framing mobility strategies and targets for State and Micro Action Plans for air quality improvement in cities on February 21-24, 2023 at Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Tijara, Alwar district, Rajasthan.

This training programme will particularly focus on the transport and mobility management strategies for air pollution reduction. The indicators provided by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to track progress in implementation include the strategies for improvement in public transport, network of walking and cycling, and parking management to make cities more accessible and reduce dependence on personal vehicles and reduce emissions. But designing of these strategies have remained challenging within the clean air action planning. This requires a more in-depth understanding of how these strategies need to be designed as part of the funding strategies to the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs).

This programme has been specially designed to support implementation of the clean air action plans by about 132 cities under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) as well as the plans of 42 million plus cities for utilisation of funds disbursed by the 15th Finance Commission for clean air action and the State Action Plans. These programmes require time bound action to meet the target of 20 to 30 per cent reduction in particulate pollution by 2024 from the 2017 levels under NCAP; and, 5 per cent annual reduction over 5 years for the spending of the 15th Finance Commission funds. The cities/states are required to implement plans, monitor and report quarterly progress.

This training programme has been designed to sensitise, guide, build knowledge and regulatory capacity of officials from the concerned implementing departments and agencies including SPCBs, ULBs, Urban Development Departments and others. 

Course highlights: 

  • NCAP: Clean air action planning and compliance framework
  • Overview: Mobility and transportation strategies to reduce emissions
  • Leveraging public transport reforms including bus transport and multi-modal transport systems
  • Non-motorised transport (NMT) inclusive design and infrastructure
  • Street design and universal accessibility
  • Electric mobility and urban planning
  • Travel demand management measures including parking policy to reduce congestion and pollution
  • Micro action plans implementation and guidance on state clean air action plans
  • Methods for setting targets for implementing micro action plans and state clean air action plans to build strategies for implementation
  • Institutional framework for effective air quality governance and monitoring and compliance 

For more information, please contact 

Ritwika Mishra
Mobile: +91- 9582121584

Priyanka Chandola
Mobile: +91 – 9810414938



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February 21 - 24, 2023
Who can apply?
Government officials from Environment Departments, SPCBs, Urban Development and Municipal Administration Departments, ULBs (Municipal Corporations, Municipal Councils, Nagar Nigams, Nagar Palika Parishads), City Development Authorities, Transport Departments, Bus transport corporations/State Transport Undertakings (STUs)/City bus services and other concerned departments and agencies involved with NCAP, clean air action planning and implementation
Certificate: Participants will get a certificate on completion of the training
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