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Swachh Vayu Survekshan 2023

Swachh Vayu Survekshan 2023:

The awards for Swachh Vayu Survekshan (Clean Air Survey) 2023 were announced. The survey was conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

Key Findings :

  • Swachh Vayu Survekshan (SVS) is a new initiative by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) to rank cities on the basis of air quality and implementation of activities approved under the city action plan (NCAP) in 131 non-attainment cities.
  • Cities are declared non- attainment if over a 5-year period they consistently do not meet the NAAQS for PM10 or NO2.
  • The categorisation of cities has been based on the 2011 population census.
  • Top 3 cities under 1st category (million plus population): Indore followed by Agra and Thane.
  • Worst Performers: Madurai (46), Howrah (45) and Jamshedpur (44)
  • Bhopal ranked 5th and Delhi ranked 9th
  • Top 3 cities under 2nd category (3-10 lakhs population): Amravati followed by Moradabad and Guntur.
  • Worst Performers: Jammu (38), Guwahati (37) and Jalandhar (36)
  • Top 3 cities under 3rd category (<3 lakhs population): Parwanoo followed by Kala Amb and Angul.
  • Worst Performer: Kohima (39)