In a major recognition, Srinagar District has clinched a spot among the top-ranking cities of India under the Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan-2023, Clean Air Survey.
Srinagar has achieved the milestone in the category of cities with a population exceeding 10 lakhs by scoring the 4th rank across the country, with Indore at the top, Agra at the second, and Thane City at the third rank.
Bhopal City, Madhya Pradesh, has achieved the 5th rank under Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan 2023.
The Clean Air Survey was conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board and the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MEFCC) under its National Clean Air Programme, an official spokesman said on Sunday.
Srinagar City has been judged on the basis of the steps initiated by the District Administration to improve air quality under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Aijaz Asad, who is also the Chairman of the District Level Implementation and Monitoring Committee for implementation of the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) in Srinagar, has congratulated the entire team of District Administration Sringar, including Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and J&K Pollution Control Committee, on the occasion.
The Deputy Commissioner has said that the District Administration will continue collaborative efforts to make Srinagar City a better place to live.
It is pertinent to mention that several initiatives have been taken by District Administration Srinagar under the guidance of Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Aijaz Asad, by implementing the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to reduce PM10 levels by 2025 and improve the Air Quality Index in Srinagar District.
Under NCAP, Mission Life, Rejuvenation of Wastelands, Mass Plantation, Fountain Construction, Procurement of Cleaning and Sweeping Machines, and IEC Activities are major components of improving the Air Quality Index in Srinagar District.