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Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)

  Dec 03, 2021

Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP)

Q Why is it in News ?

A States in the National Capital Region were directed to be ready to implement actions under the ‘emergency’ category of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to control air pollution, said an official order.

Q What is Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) ?

Q How does it work?

Q What are Measures taken under GRAP ?

A 1) Severe+ or Emergency

(PM 2.5 over 300 µg/cubic metre or PM10 over 500 µg/cu. m. for 48+ hours)

2) Severe

(PM 2.5 over 250 µg/cu. m. or PM10 over 430 µg/cu. m.)

3) Very Poor

(PM2.5 121-250 µg/cu. m. or PM10 351-430 µg/cu. m.)

4) Moderate to poor

(PM2.5 61-120 µg/cu. m. or PM10 101-350 µg/cu. m.)

Q Has GRAP helped?