The programme “Swachh Vayu Survekshan” is covered under the sub-component-3 “National and State level interventions and public outreach activities” of the
component "National Mission for Clean Air" (NMCA) of central sector scheme "Control of Pollution".
The objectives of Swachh Vayu Survekshan are:
The Swachh Vayu Sarvekshan promotes ranking of 131 cities in the country for implementing City Action Plans prepared as part of National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) for reducing air pollution upto 40% by 2025-26.
131 cities are categorized into three groups based on population. 47 cities are in the first group having population more than 10 lakh. 44 cities are in the second group having population between 3 to 10 lakh. Third group consists of 40 cities having population less than 3 lakh.
Cities are required to do the self-assessment as per the framework provided on PRANA online portal. This assessment is carried out annually. Cities have to report implementation of activities and measures taken in respect of solid waste management, road dust management, management of construction and demolition waste, control of vehicular emissions and industrial pollution.
This promotes constructive competition in the spirit of competitive federalism to take measures to improve air quality. This Survekshan provides a tool to cities to plan their actions in order to improve the air quality. It is not based on the measurement of the air quality parameters to rank the cities. It is based on the actions taken by the cities to improve the air quality in different domains. The actions taken by the cities would result in the improvement of air quality. It thus, provides a planning implementation tool to improve the air quality and the assessment of the cities regarding how better they have aligned their actions to improve the air quality.
Better performing cities i.e top 3 cities in each category, will be rewarded by the Ministry of Environment, forest and Climate change with cash price, trophy and Certificate with title “National Clean Air City” under National Mission for Clean Air on 7th September every year on “International day of Clean Air for Blue skies”.
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Last Modified : 10/6/2023