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Pakistan recall Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad for uncertain Lanka series        Kohli holds on to 2nd spot as Smith retains number one position in ICC Test Rankings        Steve Smith 'proud' after summer of Ashes redemption        Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US        Sensex cracks nearly 300 pts; oil and gas stocks tank        Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House        Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor        PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat        Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB        Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia        Cong, NCP to contest 125 seats each in Assembly polls: Pawar        21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA        Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover        CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam        Sourabh wins Vietnam Open Super 100 title        England close in on Ashes-levelling win after Broad double        Air India posts Rs 4,600 cr operating loss in 2018-19; aims operating profit this fiscal        SBI to move RBI to offer fixed-floating rate home-loans: Chairman        Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs        36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police        
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80 city-centric plans coming soon to make earth green, sky blue again: Javadekar
 
New Delhi, Jul 9 (PTI) Eighty city-centric action plans will be launched soon in line with the budget's focus on making "the earth green and the sky blue again", Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said Tuesday, highlighting that the Environment Ministry has received an additional Rs 460 crore for anti-pollution measures.

Javadekar said the additional amount the ministry received with the introduction of the "Control of Pollution" scheme, will be used towards state pollution boards, for reducing air pollution and to implement the National Clean Air Programme.

"The budget has declared the intention of making the earth green and the sky blue. This will be achieved through more afforestation and making cities pollution-free," he said at a press conference.

He said the special scheme for pollution control has been launched in 102 cities, adding 80 city-centric action plans are ready and will be launched soon.

The action plans will aid civic administrations in tackling city-specific pollution aspects like solid waste management, vehicular pollution, industrial emissions, dust management etc, the minister said.

Javadekar said the 2019 Budget for his ministry has been increased by 16 per cent at Rs 3,175 crore, compared to last year, but as some departments have been moved to other ministries, the final amount has come down to Rs 2,954 crore.

Rs 221 crore has been transferred to other ministries. A budgetary allocation of Rs 17 crore has gone to the Department of Animal Husbandry, and the National River Conservation Programme with Rs 204 crore budget has shifted to the new Jal Shakti Ministry, he said.

The environment minister also provided a list of 28 cities with a population of more than one million where PM10 levels were more than 90 ug/m3 (microgrammes per cubic metre of air). These cities have been given Rs 10 crore each under special action plan, he said.


Some 46,000 General Motors auto workers strike in US
Sensex cracks nearly 300 pts; oil and gas stocks tank
Air India posts Rs 4,600 cr operating loss in 2018-19; aims operating profit this fiscal
SBI to move RBI to offer fixed-floating rate home-loans: Chairman
Inflation under control, clear signs of revival in factory output: FM
China to lift punitive tariffs on US soybeans, pork
Exports decline 6 pc; imports dip 13.45 pc
Retail inflation inches up to 10-month high of 3.21 pc in August
India & Qatar to focus on hydrocarbon sector: Pradhan
Samruddhi Corridor: MSRDC ties up loans of Rs 28,000 crore
Just 19 pc employers in India bullish on hiring in Oct-Dec qtr: Survey
Alibaba's Ma steps down as industry faces uncertainty
Ahead of festivals, SBI again cuts lending rates by 10 bps
Sensex drops over 150 pts; bank, auto stocks drag
15th Finance Commission holds meeting with Raj bodies, industry
PNB puts up for sale 11 NPA accounts to recover dues of Rs 1,234 cr
States to be key drivers of growth for making India USD 5 trillion economy: Niti CEO
FinMin sets up task force to identify infra projects for Rs 100 lakh cr investment
To create jobs, C'garh govt reduces land rates for industries
India's domestic market for computer services to grow faster than exports: UN report
KERALA NEWS
Government to rebuild Palarivattom flyover
 Thiruvananthapuram: The state government has decided to demolish and rebuild Palarivattom flyover as  
CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam
Tipplers guzzle Rs 487 crore worth liqour during onam
candidate selection for Pala by-election is an internal matter of KC(M): Chandy
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump to join Modi in Houston to address 50K Indian-Americans, says White House
 Washington: US President Donald Trump will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Houston's mega "Howd
Car bomb kills 11 civilians in northern Syria: monitor
Hong Kong returns to violence with tear gas and Molotovs
36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river: DRC police
NATIONAL NEWS
PM to visit Narmada dam on b'day to mark highest water level feat
 Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who turns 69 on Tuesday, will visit the site of the Gujarat
Bribery case: CBI inspector surrenders before ACB
Centre should release funds for MP flood relief: Scindia
21 Indians killed in 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year: MEA
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