Government Releases Rs 2,200 Crore To 15 States  For Air Quality Improvement
A commuter covers his mouth and nose with a handkerchief while standing on the side of the road in Gurugram, Haryana, India. (Photographer: Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg)

Government Releases Rs 2,200 Crore To 15 States For Air Quality Improvement

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The government has released Rs 2,200 crore as the first instalment to 15 states for undertaking measures towards improvement of air quality.

"The government, based on the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, has released Rs 2,200 crore as the first installment to 15 states for the improvement of air quality measures in their million-plus cities," the office of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted.

This will help the beneficiary states to undertake air quality measures, including capacity-building of the local bodies within their million-plus cities/agglomerations, it added.

The 15 states include Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

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