Baseline Studies and National Action Plan - India

In India, Baseline study and national action plan for the Male' Declaration implementation has already been prepared. Findings showed that the problems of air pollution are attributed to natural as well as anthropogenic reasons (fuel combustion, industrial activities and vehicular emission). The meteorological conditions and edaphic (soil) behavior are , to a great extent, responsible for pollution caused by air-borne dust particles particularly in the arid and semi-arid areas. Systematic monitoring of air quality was possible in some industrial and urban areas. There were 290 stations installed in various parts of the country. Nevertheless, the Indian government has legislated constitutional provision for protecting and improving the environment.

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