Clear Air Action Plan
- National Clean Air Programme (NCAP)
- The Fifteenth Finance Commission
- Memorandum of Understanding with TERI
- Clear Air Action Plan
- Emission Inventory & Source Apportionment study
- Continuous Ambient Air Monitoring Stations
- Air Quality Implementation Committee
- Air Quality Management Cell
- Clean Air Pledge
- Swachh Wayu Survekshan
- Monthly Progress Report Of Air Related Projects
- Results of Air Quality in Surat City
- Complaint Grievance System
- IT based Emission Inventory System
Surat Clean Air Action plan
The Surat Clean Air Action Plan (SCAP) was prepared by World Resources Institute India (WRI-India) in collaboration with Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and the Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB), and supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF).The source apportionment study, prepared by TERI, identified air pollution sources in Surat, resulting in the development of a clean air action plan by WRI India that outlines mitigation actions aimed at reducing air pollution.
The Surat Clean Air Action Plan (SCAP) recommends cost-effective interventions to reduce emissions from identified air pollution sources. Some of the recommendations include promoting clean fuel in industries, monitoring and managing construction dust, promoting non-motorized transport, open municipal solid waste burning, development and conservation of green spaces along the corridors, and traffic junctions in the city to manage the road dust.
The preparation of the Surat City Clean Air Action Plan (SCAP) saw a two year long process including primary surveys, primary and secondary data collections, stakeholder identification and consultations. Stakeholders actively participated in the process, key stakeholders include; Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI), Surat, were consulted for the mitigation of Construction dust sector. South Gujarat Textile Processors Association (SGTPA) were consulted for the Industrial sector etc. In all, seven major stakeholder consultations were organized within Surat city which were attended by more than 1000 individual and firms.
Surat City has been ranked as the second cleanest city in India two years in row since 2021 and is aiming to top Swachh Survekshan 2022. However, the city has been identified as one of the 132 non-attainment cities in India and thus requires robust planning and collaborative actions in air quality management. The SCAP project not only highlights the need for technical interventions but also suggests institutional strengthening of the SMC and GPCB in their mitigation actions road map.
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Clean Air Measures in Surat City
Ambient air quality monitoring is carried out. in seven locations of Surat City and its surrounding industrial areas and at ten locations in Surat District, as per the Central Pollution Control Board's guidelines under National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP) and State Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Programme (SAMP). Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) has also recently installed one Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) at Science Centre in Surat City.
Particulate Matter in ambient air is mainly caused by vehicular emission, road dust resuspension, industry, solid waste handling, Construction & demolition activities, household emissions etc.
Surat is implementing the Action Plan for improvement of air quality framed under National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). The best practices of clean air measures across various sectors implemented by Surat Municipal Corporation are presented here.
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Effective Implementation of Surat Clean Air Action Plan Through Innovative Practices
The Surat Clean Air Action Plan (SCAP) was prepared as part of the National Clean Air Programme and developed by World Resources Institute India in collaboration with Surat Municipal Corporation and Gujarat Pollution Control Board with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation.
Effective implementation is the most critical aspect of the Surat Clean Air Action Plan (SCAP). Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB) Surat with the help of World Resources Institute -India have started to successfully implement all aspects of the Surat Clean Air Action Plan in time bound actions through micro-planning and by following protocol suggested under the NCAP framework.
Some of the innovative practices carried out for the effective implementation of the Surat Clean Air Action Plan are targeting construction dust monitoring and mitigation through clean construction practices in Surat, capacity building of sanitation Staff to minimizing open waste burning, providing knowledge and technical support to Air Quality Management Cell of SMC cell for effective monitoring of SCAP activities, promoting sustainable and zero vehicular emissions from public transport, and mitigation to reduce the road dust emissions etc. With this booklet, all these innovative practices for the effective implementation of SCAP have been shared.
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Handbook of Clean Construction Practice in Surat City
The World Resources India (WRI India) looking into the need of having guidance document specific to control sectoral emissions from the construction sector, prepared this guidebook titled ‘Handbook of Clean Construction Practices in Surat – Under Surat Clean Air Action Plan by WRI India’ with all key stakeholders’ inputs and eminent support received from Surat Municipal Corporation, Gujarat Pollution Control Board and CREDAI Surat Chapter.
This document was a major outcome of stakeholder workshop on "Surat Clean Air Action Plan – Target Approach: Construction Sector" in the month of November 2019. As desired by CREDAI Surat to have a Surat city-specific collation of best practices which have been enlisted in the rules and acts being monitored by the state and central authorities. This ‘guideline document’ as it was called would be beneficial for Surat city’s growing construction sector’s private players to keep their particulate matter emissions in check which are very specific to the different processes happening at construction sites across the city.
The document here provides a snapshot of all the available rules, regulations, and best mitigation measures required to curb particulate matter emissions specific to construction activities which can be instrumental for Surat city’s real estate developers, builders, construction contractors, officials of Pollution Control Boards, and Urban Local Bodies.
With the release of this handbook, WRI India and partner agencies involved in SCAP Project implementation would hope that this handbook will be helpful for different stakeholders involved in the construction practices to understand the air pollution mitigation actions as well as all major and minor retrofitting steps needed in the construction process to control air pollution.
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