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Budget 2021 to tackle air-pollution with plan outlay Rs 2,217 crore: FM

New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said that Rs 2,217 crore will be outlaid for 42 urban centres with a million-plus population, to tackle burgeoning problem of air pollution.

While presenting the Budget 2021, the Finance Minister said that the government is separately announcing a voluntary vehicle scraping policy to phase out old and unfit vehicles.

“This will help in promoting fuel-efficient, environmental-friendly vehicles, thereby reducing air pollution and oil import bills”, Sitharaman said.

Notably, several cities in the country, especially the national capital — Delhi — has been reeling under severe pollution levels.

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