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'Green Budget': Delhi govt plans polluting industries switchover to PNG

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In a bid to tackle the city's air pollution, the government plans to announce several measures in its upcoming 'budget', including promoting CNG-based generators, third of polluting industries and their switchover to Piped Natural Gas (PNG), an said today.

The government has decided to come up with a multi-department action plan in this year's budget, which is being projected as Delhi's first 'green budget' by the city administration.

The government is also mulling over conducting a realtime source apportionment study (to find if machines can be employed to detect sources of at any given time and help the government take measures accordingly) in collaboration with the

These proposed measures will be finalised by February 22.

today held a review meeting on the preparedness for the 'green budget' with senior officials of environment, transport, forest and power departments.

According to government sources, Sisodia asked departments concerned to finalise their proposals along with budgetary requirements and submit them formally to the planning or by February 22 after approval of their ministers.

The said the environment department has proposed fast-tracking of adoption of clean tandoors while the transport department advocated engagement of electric buses, promotion of smaller electric vehicles and strengthening of PUC system.

"The power department has also proposed special policy mechanism/incentives to promote adoption of in PWD departments, schools and hospitals," the said.

Officials said that through the action plan, the government intends to make a "good impact" towards control over the next two years as it feels air in the city has reached crisis level.

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 23:10 IST