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Low on staff, motivation: Regulators fail to enforce air quality standards

The study found staff shortages, increased workloads, poor understanding of the health impacts of pollution, poor coordination with related agencies and low levels of motivation

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air pollution | Central Pollution Control Board | healthcare

Bhasker Tripathi | IndiaSpend  |  New Delhi 



Climate Change, pollution, emission
The Indian government launched a national plan in January 2019 to cut air pollution in the country by 20-30% by 2024.

An acute shortage of technical experts and other staff has reduced central and state pollution regulators to mere advisory bodies, leaving them unable to enforce air quality standards, a recent study has concluded.

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First Published: Wed, November 04 2020. 10:00 IST

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