Considering the encouraging results of a pilot project of Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) in Surat, the Gujarat government is going to replicate the same scheme in Ahmedabad in two-phases covering industrial clusters of Naroda, Vatva, Danilimda etc. Minister of State for Environment Mukesh Patel said this in the Gujarat Assembly Tuesday in reply to a starred question raised by BJP MLA from Vejalpur Amit Thaker. Thaker had sought to know the details of the project. In reply, Patel informed the House that aiming to control the air pollution specially emission of particulate matter, the scheme is being implemented in Surat since September 2019.
It is being implemented in collaboration with researchers of Chicago University, Yale University and Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) founded by Nobel laureates Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo.