Budget 2018: Jaitley Announces Schemes To Fight Air Pollution; Green Bodies Call For Quick Implementation
During the Budget Speech given by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, the rising pollution levels in north of India did find a special mention. However, the Budget laid emphasis on launching of schemes and extending support to the affected states. The green bodies are of the view that the matter was tackled 'briefly' and the implementation of schemes will have to be quick. Also, these bodies are of the view that air pollution is not just limited to Delhi-NCR but is now a national issue.