Status: Under the National Clean Air Programme, the government initially aimed to bring the pollution levels down by 20-30% in 131 cities by 2024 compared to the levels noted in 2017; later it set a new target of 40% reduction by 2026. Under the programme, the government funds for projects such as installation of air quality monitoring systems, mechanical street sweeper, water sprinklers and mass awareness activities among other things. By March 2023, 26 cities had achieved a reduction of more than 30%, while 37 cities showed reductions in the range of 10-30% compared to baseline figures of 2017. i ii