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Budget 2018: Centre earmarks Rs 10 bn for fixing Delhi-NCR's pollution woes

The budgetary allocation aims to subsidise the purchase of machinery by farmers in a bid to curb stubble burning

Bhaswar Kumar  |  New Delhi 

The severity of Delhi's air pollution woes has earned the issue a place in the Centre's allocations in Budget 2018.

According to reports, an amount of Rs 10 billion (1,000 crore) will be allocated under Budget 2018 to combat problems like stubble burning, which has been attributed as a major cause for Delhi's now-notorious air quality. In an effort to clean up the capital's air, or at least make it more breathable, and end the residents' annual exercise of choking under a blanket of smog, the Centre has decided to earmark Rs 10 billion (1,000 crore) in the ...

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First Published: Thu, January 25 2018. 11:07 IST
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