Training programme: NCAP: Framing of strategies for State and Micro Action Plans for air quality improvement

Dates: March 22 - 25, 2022
Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Nimli (near Alwar), Tijara, Rajasthan               

Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) invites participation in its four-day Training Programme on NCAP: Framing of strategies for State and Micro Action Plans for air quality improvement scheduled on March 22-25, 2022 at Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI) located at Nimli (near Alwar), Tijara (Alwar District), Rajasthan. This programme represents our initiative to promote good regulatory practices in reducing sector-wise emissions and enabling implementation and monitoring compliance of the city clean air action plans under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) through knowledge sharing and capacity building.

As you are aware under India's National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), 132 non-attainment cities including million-plus cities have prepared clean air action plans for reaching their target of 20 to 30 per cent reduction in particulate pollution by 2024 from the 2017 levels. The 15th Finance Commission has also released funds for Urban Local Bodies for 28 states. It includes million-plus cities and other cities with less than one million population. Under 15th Finance Commission, Rs. 4,400 crore was allocated to 42 million-plus cities for ambient air quality. MoEF&CC, as the nodal ministry in consultation with the state government had to develop city-wise and year-wise targets on ambient air quality for 2020-25 based on the annual average concentration of PM10 and PM2.5.   

Cities have begun implementing sector-wise strategies and interventions to reduce emissions, ranging from vehicles, industry and power plants, waste burning, and household energy. They are mandated to prepare micro action plans with set targets and timelines and reporting of quarterly progress for the action taken. Further, to address the issue of regional pollution, states are directed to prepare state action plans and to scale up action across the region. 

Recognising this need CSE has designed this training programme for regulators which aims to sensitise, guide, build knowledge and regulatory capacity of officials from the concerned implementing departments and agencies in cities/states on clean air action planning and implementation, micro action plans monitoring and progress, guidance on state action plans and strengthening the clean air action process. 

Course highlights: This training programme will include lecture presentations, resource material, audio visuals etc on a range of issues including:

  • NCAP: Clean air action planning and compliance framework
  • Understanding emission sources and profiling
  • Sector-wise mitigation strategies: Vehicles and transport, industries and power plants, road dust, biomass and agricultural waste, municipal solid waste, construction and demolition (C&D) waste etc.
  • Micro action plans: Towards implementation, progress and monitoring
  • Guidance on state action plans and strengthening clean air action 

For more information, please contact 

Shourabh Gupta



Who can apply?
This programme is designed for government officials from departments involved with clean air action planning such as SPCB’s, transport departments, bus transport corporations, municipal corporations, development authorities among others
Certificate: Participants will get a certificate on completion of the training