New Delhi, Sep 6 (UNI) Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar will be chairing a webinar on the first-ever International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on Monday. Mr Javadekar will also be reviewing the progress of the activities under National Clean Air programme (NCAP) during the course of the webinar, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change said in a statement here on Sunday.
The webinar can be joined live on the following link: https://youtu.be/lHDTNbaAZ2c
The webinar will be joined by Principal Secretaries of the Urban Development Department and Environment Department of 28 states and eight Union Territories. Commissioner of 122 cities, as identified in the NCAP programme, will also participate.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address from the Red Fort on this Independence Day, had highlighted the need of ‘Holistic Improvement in Air quality’ in 100 cities.
The General Assembly of United Nations on December 19, 2019 adopted a resolution to observe the International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on September 7 every year, starting from 2020.