Curbing Pollution in India E-magazine
Date: May – June 2013
India has ample of resources but what it doesn’t have is the will to utilize its funds judiciously, with adequate provisions for transparency and accountability. Funding falls under two broad heads – environment and ecology; and forestry and wildlife. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), which is in the purview of the former, has been allocated Rs. 510 crore for the entire 12th Plan period. Common understanding would lead to an assumption that CPCB would spend about 100 crore annually for the maintenance of the India’s health – although that too seems a pittance. This issue brings to light such and many other concerns that needs urgent redressal.
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