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Title: NITI Aayog, CII draft plan to improve air quality
Date:18 November 2019

Incentives to use cleaner construction material, less polluting fuel for power generation and tighter norms for use of diesel in power generation are among steps required to improve air quality in the national capital region, a high level report said. The “report on clean industry" jointly prepared by federal think tank NITI Aayog and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) proposes steps to tackle emissions from construction and demolition as well as production and transportation of construction material. It also proposes policy measures to reduce energy-related emissions from diesel generators, thermal power plants and brick kilns. The proposals include promotion of clean construction practices, compulsory provisions for air quality management during construction and penalty by local bodies for violations, according to the report.

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