Training Programme on Urban Air Quality: Understanding and Preparing Industry-Specific Action Plans

February 25-28, 2020

As 122 non-ttainment cities have prepared clean air action plans under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to achieve 20-30 percent reduction in particulate pollution by 2024 from the 2017 level and several cities have initiated the implementation process, it is therefore, imperative to build capacity and knowledge for sector-wise and department-wise strategies for implementation to achieve the objectives of clean air action plan. Enhancement of action is needed in the non-attainment cities as well as the larger regions for effective impact and to stop proliferation of more non-attainment cities.

With an intend to enhance the action plan implementation process, CSE announces a four-day residential training programme at its training centre, AAETI, Nimli. The programme and the interactive forum has been specially designed keeping in view the requirement of the clean air action plan, requisite strategy development for implementation in concerned sectors, and monitoring reporting requirement. The key themes of discussion will include air quality monitoring and dissemination, innovative air quality monitoring and integration of results of the source apportionment and inventory studies to inform and enhance the action plans. In addition to this, pollution control in specific sectors will be discussed including industry, power plants and waste management that have strong bearing on pollution.

A select group of faculty members and experts will impart knowledge by using different medium and methods -- lectures, audio visuals, class exercises and field exposure visits on a range of issues including:

  • Overview: Imperative of the National Clean Air Programme against the backdrop of urbanization and industrialization
  • Module 1: Strengthening of air quality monitoring, data analysis, pollution source assessment and information dissemination: Enhanced strategies for air quality monitoring and dissemination, alternative method of monitoring, modelling and integration of results of the ongoing source apportionment and inventory studies with action plans among others.
  • Module 2: Preparing multi-sector action plan with intervention strategies for air pollution control
  • Industrial pollution control in medium and small scale sectors: Large number of non-attainment cities and towns are industrial in nature with a mix of big, medium and small-scale industries. This module will include smart monitoring of industries, industrial pollution load management in targeted industries (foundry, induction furnaces, brick kilns, sponge iron, stone crushers, mineral grinding etc), good practices in pollution management, clean fuel strategy and fugitive emissions control among others in small and medium scale units.
  • Monitoring Strategies for Implementation of new emission standards in Thermal power plants: Coal based thermal power industry is responsible for a significant share of emissions of the industrial sector. This vital role of the sector in air pollution brings in the new and more stringent standards for the sector in 2015 by the government. The module will discuss and focus on emission control strategies in power plants for meeting the new emission standards including implementation of new SOx and NOx standards.
  • Environmental Management in Industrial areas: Apart from Industries, the role of industrial area associations and local bodies also has a vital role to play in controlling air pollution. Their laxity leads to improper practices in the areas like open storage and handling of raw material and products, dust emissions in the area etc thereby increasing the overall load of the pollution in the area. The module will focus on environmental management practices that can be implemented in the industrial areas which can help in bringing down the overall emissions of the area.
  • Case study from Sweden: This module will focus on good operational practices and environmental management systems followed in Sweden by small scale industries with an objective to reduce air pollution load. The experiences and challenges of small scale sectors will be shared by officials from Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Reduction and management of waste and fugitive dust emissions: This will focus on the regulations and strategies for industrial waste management and controlling pollution from waste burning.
  • Module 3: Institutional framework for effective air quality governance and monitoring and compliance


Course Fees: Non-chargeable

Course Duration: February 25-28, 2020

Course Venue: Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute (AAETI), Nimli, Rajasthan

Last date for applying: 10 February, 2020

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