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March , 2017
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Delhi Budget could have done more to fight pollution, say experts

Source: The Times of India, Date: March , 2017

The Times of India, New Delhi, Mar, 2017 :Despite severe air pollution levels in recent years, the Delhi budget for 2017-18 doesn't reflect any urgency to address the problem. The globally accepted measures such as developing walking, cycling and public transport infrastructure have found little or no mention this time. Even worse, many of last year's budget promises are far from being implemented. Experts said this budget could have introduced several effective air pollution control measures such as increasing the cess on every litre of diesel from the current 25 paise per litre. This would have strengthened the air ambience fund meant to finance air pollution control policies in the city.

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