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Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has ordered civic agencies to be on 'maximum' alert and ensure necessary measures are taken to contain the spread of dust particles.
The draft National Clean Air Programme is a step in the right direction, but highly inept to combat the extent of air pollution in the country, said Kankana Das from EIA Resource & Response Centre.
The apex court also asked the government to consider implementing the National Clean Air Programme first in Delhi as the people were "struggling" due to pollution in the national capital.
He said a scientific analysis of pollution sources in NCR was required round the year.
The government also said it has formulated National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) as a long-term, time-bound and national-level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country