September 24, 2022

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INDORE BECOMES ONLY INDIAN CITY TO MAKE IT TO INT’L CLEAN AIR CATALYST PROGRAMME

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THE CONTEXT: Adding yet another feather to its cap, the cleanest city of the country has also become the only city to be selected from India for International Clean Air Catalyst Programme.

Analysis:

  • Clean Air Catalyst is a new flagship programme launched by The US Agency for International Development (USAID) and a global consortium of organisations, led by World Resources Institute (WRI) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to accelerate clean air solutions in low and middle-income countries.
  • In collaboration with USAID and other international organisations like EDF and WRI, Indore will implement City Clean Air Catalyst programme.
  • In the programme, with the cooperation of Indore Municipal Corporation and Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board, the project will be operated for 5 years for clean and pure air in the city.
  • WRI is a global nonprofit organization that works with leaders in government, business and civil society to improve people’s lives and ensure nature can thrive
  • Environmental Defense Fund or EDF (formerly known as Environmental Defense) is a United States-based nonprofit environmental advocacy group. Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends.
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