Replying to the discussion in Lok Sabha on air pollution and climate change, Mr Javadekar said, the government has clamped down coal-based thermal power plants to check air pollution. He said pollution is being monitored in 355 cities.
Mr Javadekar said government has made city specific plans.
The Minister said, eighty per cent vehicular emissions reduction was registered after the adoption of BS-IV fuel standards in heavy-duty diesel vehicles.Saying planting saplings can be a good initiative, the Minister suggested that every citizen should plant at least seven trees.
The Minister informed that the Central Government has notified a Graded Response Action Plan for Delhi and NCR for different levels of pollution.Mr Javadekar informed the House that India has already reduced its carbon emissions intensity by 22 per cent, and now the target is to go beyond 35 per cent.