Preci Writing-1

Write the preci of the following article in 150 words. Also give a suitable title.

The Centre has launched a programme to reduce particulate matter (PM) pollution by 20-30% in at least 102 cities by 2024. The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), which was formally unveiled on Thursday, is envisaged as a scheme to provide the States and the Centre with a framework to combat air pollution.

The National Clean Air Programme is a pollution control initiative that was launched by the Ministry of Environment with the intention to cut the concentration of coarse (particulate matter of diameter 10 micrometer or less, or PM10) and fine particles (particulate matter of diameter 2.5 micrometer or less, or PM2.5) by at least 20% in the next five years, with 2017 as the base year for comparison.

Following reports by WHO and the air quality data obtained, 102 cities from 23 States and UTs have been chosen as non-attainment cities. With the exception of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru, most of those chosen are tier two cities.

Maharashtra tops the list with 17 cities in the list, including Pune and Nagpur, while Uttar Pradesh is second with 15 cities chosen, including Lucknow and Varanasi. A city from Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal too are in the list. Meanwhile, no cities from Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura, Kerala, Goa and Haryana figure in the list.

Apart from experts from the industry and academia, the programme is expected to be a collaboration between the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, NITI Aayog, and Central Pollution Control Board.

Critics have pointed out that the absence of clarity on funding provisions and lack of legal framework might dilute the effectiveness of the programme. That only a paltry amount of Rs. 300 crore has been set aside for this too has been roundly criticised.

“It is good to see the final version of NCAP out after a long wait with the vision of reducing air pollution levels across the country. The silver lining in the plan is the potential reduction of 20 – 30% by 2024,” said Sunil Dahiya, Senior Campaigner of Greenpeace India. However, he pointed out that it was expected to be much stronger in providing sector wise targets, specific targets for cities. Similarly, the lack of strong legal backing to take action against non implementation is also absent, he observed.

49 thoughts on “Preci Writing-1

  1. The National Clean Air programme – WIll it be effective?

    The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was launched to reduce Particulate matter (PM ) by 20-30% by 2024 and is being viewed as policy for Centre and states to tackle air pollution.An initiative by ministry of Environment ,its target is to cut concentration of coarse and fine particles by one-fifth of 2017 levels by 2022.Following WHO report , 102 cities which are mostly tier 2 cities with exception of the metropolitan cities , are chosen for the scheme.Maharahstra and Uttar Pradesh have maximum cities while no cities from Manipur,Haryana,Arunachal pradesh , Mizoram,Tripura,Kerala ,Goa .The programme is a tie up of experts from academia and also ministries of road transport , petroleum ,new and renewable energy ,housing , agriculture , health , NITI ayog and Central pollution board.The scheme is being criticised for meagre 300 crore allocation in funding , the lack of funding clarity and lack of legal framework

    1. Great effort.
      Use ‘is’ in first line as your whole paragraph is in present tense.
      You wrote 2022 assuming it was launched in 2017. 2017 is the base year. It is officially launched on 10th Jan 2019. So, don’t assume something as this will not fetch you good marks.

      There are some minor grammatical mistakes.
      Overall nice preci. Keep practicing.

  2. Hurdles in the path of NCAP.

    The central ministry of environment introduced the National Clean Air Program (NCAP) with the aim of curbing the air pollution level by 2024 by reducing the concentration of particles responsible for it. NCAP is a joint collaboration between various central government ministries apart from industry experts. Under this program, 102 non attainment cities have been selected with the help of WHO’s report and Air Quality data. The cities from various states were featured in the list and Maharashtra topped the list with 17 cities. There were also some states that didn’t make it to the list, this includes Kerala, Goa, Haryana and few north-eastern states. According to the critics, funding ambiguity and lack of legal framework might hamper the efforts to make this program effective. Sunil Dahiya from Greenpeace India appreciated the NCAP initiative meanwhile, he also raised a concern about the effective implementation of the program due to lack of legal binding.

    1. No need to use the word ‘central’ in the first line.
      No need to use any name of person. You can directly mention the statement given by him in your own words.
      Title can be better as the scheme is just launched and we don’t know if there will be any hurdle or not.
      Overall, great attempt.

  3. National Clean Air Programme – Goals, Measures and Hurdles
    The centre has launched “National Clean Air Programme” under the Ministry Of Environment with the intention to reduce the particulate matter (PM) pollution by 20-30% in at least 102 cities by 2024. It aims to cut the concentration of coarse (PM10) and fine particles (PM2.5) by at least 20% in the next five years, with 2017 as the base year for comparison. Following reports by WHO and the air quality data obtained, 102 cities from 23 States and UTs have been chosen as non-attainment cities. Apart from experts from the industry and academia, the programme is expected to be a collaboration between ministries of road transport, petroleum, new and renewable energy, housing, agriculture, health, NITI Aayog, and Central pollution board. The absence of clarity on funding provisions, lack of legal framework, and paltry amount of Rs.300 crore set aside for this has been criticised.

    1. Your title is good.
      But you have copied the sentences from the article itself. Marks will be deducted for this. Try to use synonyms of some word. You can see the preci posted by others to get a better idea.
      Apart from that, you have mentioned all the important points.
      Overall good but next time try to frame in your own words.

      1. Thank you for the feedback, will surely take care of this. One question i want to ask, like we are given a word limit of 150 words. So, the words in title of the passage should also be counted with the precis para or not ?

  4. NCAP- A vision or gimmick?
    National Clean Air Program-a program with the objective of reducing particulate matter by 20-30% in at least 102 cities by 2024 was launched by Centre on Thursday. NCAP aims to provide guiding framework to Centre and states to tackle air pollution.
    NCAP is based on reports from WHO and air quality data collected from various cities across India. Besides some tier-1 cities, NCAP mostly covers tier-2 cities from different states. Maharashtra top the list with 17 cities followed by Uttar Pradesh with 15 cities and rest from the other states. It is a collaborative effort of seven ministries, NITI Aayog and CPCB.
    NCAP has been criticized on two fronts-legality and fund. With only 300 crore under its helm and no legal proceedings in case of non-compliance, NCAP seems to be a half-hearted effort than a strong move. Customize targets for cities and different sectors could have made it more successful.

    1. You have to write in 1 paragraph only.
      Your first paragraph is same as the article. Use your own words.
      In 2nd para, you wrote ncap is based on, that is incorrect. The cities that are selected are based on the report. Try to understand the article before writing.
      Also, maharashtra topped, not top.
      Your last paragraph is great.
      Overall good attempt. Keep practicing.

  5. NCAP – an initiative

    The central government launched a program by the name National Clean Air Program (NCAP) to clear the air and give citizens a fresh air to breath. It will is believed that the target will be achieved by 2024 and the calculations will be done on 2017 as base year. Various cities have been selected from some states for the initiative to begin and it is being done in collaboration with various ministries. But the critics are sceptical about working of NPAC because of lack of transparency in fund provision and legal framework.

    1. Too short. You have missed lot of important data.
      Your writing style is good but you should write this again with all the information.

  6. NCAP – An Initiative towards Clean Air

    The most threatening danger of our economy at present is the air pollution, the problem which requires the urgent and an undivided attention of the concerned authorities. In lieu of the same, the initiative, termed as National Clean Air Programme, has been launched by the Ministry of Environment, with the collaboration of different ministries together to reduce the air pollution and cutting the concentration of particulate matter by 20-30% by 2024. This programme has covered 102 cities of India with Maharashtra leading the states having the maximum number of cities, followed by Uttar Pradesh and others. Yet few cities with the higher pollution level have ben excluded from the list. No doubt, it is a ray of hope in combating the air pollution, though lack of clarity in funding provisions with only a meager amount of 300 crore and no defined legal framework may be detrimental in its implementation, as per critics.

    1. Your preci is good. But you have write the first sentence by yourself. It is not mentioned in the passage. It is not mentioned that it is the most threatening danger. So you can’t write this. Your marks will be deducted for this. In last line, there is a Ray of hope, again it should not be used.
      The content in between is good. There is minute spelling mistake( have been)
      Overall good. Keep practicing.

  7. National clean air program(NCAP) to combat air pollution.

    The national clean air program (NCAP) is a poluution control initiative launched by the ministry of environment. The main aim is to reduce the air pollution by 20%-30% by 2024 as compared 2017 report. Following reports by WHO 102 cities were chosen as air polluted cities maharashtra tops the list , while uttar pradesh is the second . The NCAP is collaborated with the ministry of road transport and highways, petroleum and natural gas, new and renewable energy, heavy industry, housing and urban affairs ,agriculture health, NITI Aayog and central pollution control board. NCAP is the great initiative but the main critic is lack of funding.

    1. Too short.
      In title you can just write NCAP.
      Spelling mistake (pollution).
      2017 level, not report.
      Use past tense or present tense everywhere.
      The ncap (has) collaborated.
      You can add one ore two more points.
      There are some grammatical mistakes.
      Overall good but still more practice needed.
      Keep practicing.

  8. Government initiative to combat pollution in India

    The National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) is an initiative launched by the Ministry of Environment to combat pollution in 102 cities. The aim is to reduce concentration of course and fine particles by at least 20% by 2024. Maharashtra has topped the list in number of cities with 17 cities followed by Uttar Pradesh. Cities from a few states like Manipur, Sikkim, Kerala, Goa, Mizoram, Haryana, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh have been excluded. This initiative will be a collaboration between a hoard of ministries of the government along with NITI Aayog and Central Pollution Control Board. There has been criticism over the meagre funding of Rs.300 crore and lack of legal framework. Sunil Dahiya, senior campaigner of Greenpeace India has expressed positive opinion about the initiative but has warned about the need of sector specific targets.

    (Words – 142)

    1. Great preci. But keep in mind, you don’t have to mention any name. You can write the comment mentioned by him directly. Rest is good.
      Keep practicing.

      1. Thanks for the review. So should I write it as an expert said this (without his name) or just write what he said in indirect speech as my own sentence?

  9. National Clean Air Programme

    The ministry of Environment launched a programme called National Clean Air Programme which aims to combat air pollution and by 2024 it aims to reduce particulate matter pollution by 20-30% in 102 cities from 23 states and UTs. To compare the progress of this programme 2017 will be taken as base year. The cities from Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh are 17 and 15 respectively, also most of the cities taken are Tier-2 cities expect Delhi, Mumbai,Kolkata, Bengaluru. Some of the states has no cities selected such as Manipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tiripura, Kerala, Goa and Haryana. Along with the Ministry of Environment the following ministries such as Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Petroleum and natural Gas, New and Renewable Energy, Heavy Industry, Housing and Urban Affairs, Agriculture, Health and organisations such as NITI Aayog and Central Pollution Control Board will also take part in the programme. The budget allocated to the project has been heavily criticized and only 300 crore has been released initially.Senior Campaigner of Greenpeace India, Mr.Sunil Dahiya said that by 2024 the potential reduction will be 20-30% is the silver lining for the plan and specific targets for Sectors and cities will be there as informed by him..

    1. Your preci is too big. Marks will be deducted for this.
      You can avoid mentioning the name of all the ministeries and states.
      Also, don’t use the name of the person in the preci.
      Writing is good but keep in mind the word limit as it is important.
      Overall good. Keep practicing.

  10. Finally A step taken to curb pollution in India.
    A new programme is launched by the government to reduce pollution in parts of India . The name of this initiative is NCAP (national clean air programme) . The main objective though this, is to reduce the particulate matter by (20 – 30)% in 102 cities by 2024. Mainly PM(10) and PM(2.5) where number denotes the diameter in micrometer of the particulate matter. 2017 is taken as the base year to match the progress. It is launched by the ministry of environment with active participation by other ministries, niti ayog and central pollution control board.The selection of different cities is done on the basis of WHO report. Mumbai and Uttar pradesh were unfortunately on top of the list. Though the intention is good there has been some critism for the same. As there is no clearity on funding and proper framework. Sunil Dahiya from greenpeace India also noted these faults, with a weak legal backing for non implementation of the project. But, he is happy that finally a initiative has been taken to reduce pollution in India.

    1. You have exceeded the word limit. Some spelling mistakes are there. You can reduce your sentence. Like, you don’t have to explain pm 10 and 2.5
      Also, don’t use the person’s name just directly write the statement said by him in your words. Rest is fine.
      Overall good. Keep practicing.

  11. Green Initiative.

    Ministry of Environment has launched NCAP initiative to curb air pollution by reducing coarse and fine particles in the air by 20% to 30% by 2024, considering 2017 as a base year. This is an effort of cluster of different ministries along with NITI ayog and central pollution control board. 102 most air polluted cities are selected with reference from the report of WHO for this initiative, Maharashtra and UP is having highest number of cities in the list, many of the North eastern states are not a part of this programme. Most of the cities are tier 2 cities except metropolitian cities. Some critics have expressed their concern about unclear legal framework and meagre 300 cr INR funding which may hamper the efficacy of the implementation. One of the critics wellcoming the initiative expects sector specific targets with strong legal framework for successful implementation.

    1. Great preci.
      You should write NCAP full form once. Title can be better.
      Rest your content is good. There are minute spelling mistakes and grammatical mistakes.
      Try don’t to make spelling mistakes. Like welcoming and metropolitan.
      Overall good. Keep practicing.

  12. Government launches National Clear Air Program to battle against air pollution

    The center has launched the National Clear Air Program (NCAP) to reduce particulate matter (PM) pollution by 20 – 30% in at least 102 cities by 2014. It will be provide a framework for the Center and States to combat air pollution. The year 2017 will be considered as a base year for results comparison. The 102 cities have been chosen as non-attainment cities from 23 states and UTs based on WHO reports. With the exception of metro cities most of non-attainment cities are tier two cities. Maharashtra tops the list, while Uttar Pradesh is in second position. There are four states featuring only one city and eight states have no cities in the list. The program is expected to be a collaboration between several ministries, industry and academia. The program is criticized for lack of legal framework, and funding provisions from critics.

    1. Ncap is national clean air programme not clear air.

      Your title can be better. Please see preci by others to get idea.
      It is 2024, not 2014. Your sentences are same as the passage. Try to structure it in your own words. You can use synonyms for this.
      The content you used is good but you have to change the writing style. Go through the comments by others and see how can you improve.
      It is good as a first attempt but a lot can be improved. Keep practicing.

  13. Clean Air Vision
    NCAP ( National Clean AIr Programmes) has been launched by the Ministery of environment to reduce Air polution of atleast 102 cities.The particulate matter has been controlled taking standard as PM <10 for concentration of coarse and PM <2.5 for fine particles for a period of 5 years with 2017 as the period for comparison.Mainly tier 2 cities are the victims of poor quality air & Maharastra tops the list with 17 cities.Although its an intiative by MoE its expected to have collaboration with NITI aaog ,ministry related to housing, road & Transport,Sustainable Energy ,Health ,Agriculture & Central Pollution Control Board. The efficency of this project have been critized sighting lack of fund ( 300crore ) & no proper framework as the causes .According to the views of a Senior campaingner of green peace india ,Sunil dahiya has expressed that although NCAP is a great national project with pure air vision but it still lacks the requred legal support for the action and requires the need for setting targets for specific cities.

    1. You have stretched the word limit.
      There are many spelling mistakes (ministry, pollution, aayog, efficiency, criticised etc). Try to avoid them next time as these many mistakes will deduct your at least 10 marks. You can avoid using the name of the person.
      Overall content is good. But you need to work on your writing style and minimise your errors.
      Do read the preci submitted by others. You will surely get help from there.
      Great effort. Keep practicing.

  14. Goals and difficulties of NCAP

    The National Clean Air Programme (NCPA) is envisaged as a scheme to provide the states and the centre with a framework to combat air pollution with the intention to reduce particulate matter(PM) by at least 20% by 2024
    According to a report by WHO, 102 cities from 23 states and UTs have been chosen as non-attainment cities with exception of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru. Maharashtra tops the list with 17 cities followed by Uttar Pradesh with 15 cities. Most of the cities coming into the list are tier two cities.
    Apart from experts from industry and academia, the program is expected to be a collaboration of different ministries along with NITI Aayog and Central pollution Control Board.
    Critics have pointed out that the absence of clarity of funding provisions and lack of legal framework might dilute the effectiveness of the program. That only a partly amount of Rs.300 crore has been set aside for this too has been roundly criticized.
    Sunil Dhaiya, senior campaigner of greenpeace India has shared positive opinions about NCAP but has also showed concerns about lack of strong legal backing.

    1. Word limit exceeded.
      It’s NCAP not NCPA. You have copied the exact statements from the articles. You have to write in your own words. You cannot copy directly.
      You can use synonyms. Avoid mentioning anyone’s name in the preci.
      Please read the preci submitted by others. You will get an idea and write again.
      Keep practicing.

  15. SOLUTION TO INDIA’S POLLUTION WOES-NCAP

    National Clean Air Programme(NCAP) has been launched by Ministry of environment to provide outline to Centre and States to reduce particulate matter(PM) pollution by 20-30% targeting 102 cities by 2024.Taking 2017 as base year it intends to reduce coarse as well as fine PM particles.Based on WHO’s air quality data 102 cities are selected covering mostly tier 2 cities.Maximum cities are in Maharashtra followed by Uttar Pradesh.NCAP envisages interministerial coordination between Ministry of Road ,Petroleum and Natural Gas, New and Renewable Energy, Heavy Industry,Housing,Agriculture,Health, NITI Aayog, and Central Pollution Control Board and also inputs from experts and academia to fight India’s pollution woes.However, experts mention certain lacuanes in the programme- lacks legal backing,no funding provisions.Also it is criticized for meagre allocation of just Rs 300 crore so far.Hence,experts say NCAP has huge potential however it should be legally backed and also provide city specific and sector specific targets for better implementation.

    1. Good preci.
      Minor grammatical mistakes are there, they will be resolved by practicing.
      After full stop, give a space and then start another statement as they will be detected as mistakes if evaluated by a software. The way of writing is good.
      Keep practicing.

  16. National Clean Air Programme – A Framework To Combat Air Pollution
    The National Clean Air Programme, an government Initiative toward reducing Air pollution levels across the country, Aims to reduce particulate matter at least 20 – 30% in 102 cities by 2024. World Health Organisation (WHO) Publishes report on air quality in 102 cities from 23 states and UTs, most of these are two tier cities. Maharashtra tops the list with 17 cities including Pune, Nagpur and UP is second with 15 cities including Varanasi, Lucknow. Another cities are from Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Tamil Naidu and West Bengal also in list. The NCAP has a collaboration between the ministries of road Transport and Highways, new and renewal energy, Heavy industry, Housing and Urban Affairs, Agriculture, Health, Niti Aayog and central Pollution Control Board. Experts from industry and academicians critics about clarity of funding and lack of framework while suggest to provide sector wise target and specific target.

    word – 154
    hello sir i am write precise the very first time please evaluate and give me some suggestions. Thanks sir

    1. Minor grammatical and spelling mistakes.
      It is not mentioned that who released data for 102 cities only. Most of the lines are same as the article itself. You should write in your own words.
      See the preci submitted by others.
      Keep practicing.

  17. NCAP – Action Plan towards Cleaner Air

    A framework for combating air pollution by 20%-30% named National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) was launched by Ministry of Environment for atleast 102 cities covering 23 states. It covers both the coarse (PM 10) and fine (PM 2.)5 and intends to reduce it by atleast 20% in next 5 years from 2019 to 2024 with 2017 as the base.

    The programme will be a collaboration between Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Ministry of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, NITI Aayog, and Central Pollution Control Board. Except Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru all the other are tier 2 cities. Maharashtra has the maximum number of cities included while there are many states who have not been included.

    However, there is an absence of clarity of funding and lack of legal framework. Also, it lacks sector wise targets, specific targets for cities.

    1. Good preci.
      Minor grammatical mistakes. Pm 2.5

      You could have avoided mentioning all the ministries name.
      Rest is good.
      Keep practicing.

  18. NCAP-

    The Govt.Of India has launched National Clean Air Programme under the Ministry of Environment to reduce the air Pollution by 20-30% in 102 cities by 2024.These cities was chosen based on report by WHO and air quality data.Most of these cities are tier 2 .However it includes some metro cities such as Bangalore,Mumbai,Delhi and Kolkata. Maharasthra tops the state list of number of cities with 17 followed by Uttar Pradesh.Some state cities did not find any mention in the list.These states include Goa,Mizoram and some more.This programme is a joint venture by various ministries, NITI AAYOG ,Pollution Board and experts from various domain.Program have mixed response by critics .While some say the programme is a welcome move .Some pointed out the flaw in framework and low budget allocated for it.

  19. NCAP- PROGRAMME TO COMBAT AIR POLLUTION

    Ministry of environment launched national clean air programme (NCAP) to reduce the concentration of PM10 and PM2.5 BY 20-30% in 102 cities by 2024. On the basis of WHO reports and air quality data 102 cities from 23 states
    and UTs have been chosen as non-attainment cities most of them being tier2 cities. Maharshtra having the most 17 cities and Uttar Pradesh having second highest 15 cites. People have welcome this policy but some have criticized it for lack of legal framework and paltry amount of rs 300cr allocated.

  20. NACP: – Objectives and Criticism

    National Clean Air Programme has been launched by Ministry of Environment to give a specific framework, both to states and centre, to combat air pollution. Taking 2017 as base year, objective of this scheme is to lower the concentration of coarse and fine particles by as much as 20 % in 5 years. 102 cities have been selected considering the data of WHO reports and Air quality. This scheme is collaboration of various ministries like Ministries of Road Transport and Highways, Petroleum and Natural Gas, New and Renewable Energy, Heavy Industry, Housing and Urban Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, NITI Aayog, and Central Pollution Control Board and also experts from industries and academics. This scheme is being criticized on various fronts like allocation is merely 300 crores, no clarity on funding targets and lack of legal framework among many others. In spite of these shortcomings, Sunil Dahiya of Greenpeace India is hopeful that after NCAP, the air pollution should reduce by 20-30 % till 2024

    1. It’s NCAP not nacp.
      Word limit exceeded. Instead of writing of all the names of ministeries, write many more or others.
      Try to avoid using the name of a person.
      Rest is good. Keep practicing.

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