Maharashtra to get ₹793 crore for pollution control but no clarity on utilisation yet: MPCB

Hindustan Times | Jun 30, 2020 at 10:46 PM
  • Six cities in Maharashtra with a one million-plus population will receive ₹793 crore for controlling air pollution in 2020-21.
  • In March, the Parliamentary Standing Committee in Science and Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change observed that allocating ₹4,400 crore for air pollution control was more than the entire budget allocation for the entire Union environment ministry (₹3,100 crore) for 2020-21.
  • Of the ₹460 crore allocated for air pollution control by the finance ministry in 2019-20, Maharashtra was to receive ₹41 crore for 17 non-attainment cities (identified then) under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).