EV Campaign, Environment Budget & More

Yesterday, the Delhi government announced the Switch Delhi campaign to control the pollution caused by vehicles in Delhi and to promote the use of electric vehicles. To reduce air pollution, more and more people should switch to electric vehicles, the purpose of launching the Switch Delhi campaign.

The government advised large companies, malls, RWAs, market associations to promote electric vehicle usage and install charging stations in Delhi.

According to the EV policy, people who buy electric vehicles can get subsidies too. The government has floated tenders to build hundred charging stations in the city. The EV policy came in August 2020. The government has targeted 25% electric vehicle registrations by 2024.

Earlier in January, the government fixed a budget of ₹ 2,217 crores to reduce air pollution. For 2021-22, the budget for the Environment Ministry has been cut by eight percent compared to 2020-21.

This year the Climate Change Action Plan budget has been reduced by 10 crores, Project Tiger budget has been reduced by 50 crores as compared to the previous fiscal year. The project is the Tiger Conservation Program launched by the Government of India in 1973. Its project director was naturalist and conservationist Kailash Sankhala who was also the director of Delhi Zoological Park and the Chief Wildlife Warden of Rajasthan. Padamashree Kailash Sankhala died in 1994 in Jaipur.

The budget of the National Coastal Mission has been increased from 103 crores to 200. The National Coastal Mission was established to protect the environment in the coastal areas and to generate employment. The new building of the National Center for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) was inaugurated at Ana University in 2017 for this mission in Chennai.

A budget of twenty crores has been allocated for the new State Body Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) to reduce pollution in the NCR and adjoining states. The CAQM Commission has the authority to control the adjoining state government and the CPCB to mitigate the pollution. 407 crore to Control of Pollution has been allocated to give financial assistance to Pollution Control Board and National Clean Air Program (NCAP) which was launched in January 2019.

The Climate Change Action Plan has been allocated 30 crores, which is 10 crores less than the previous fiscal year. 290 crores have been allocated to National Mission for Green India, out of which 235 crores have been allocated to the national afforestation program. In the last fiscal year ₹ 246 crores were allocated for the afforestation program.

If you have more information on Delhi’s environment protection plans, please feel free to share at missiongreendelhi@gmail.com.


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Puneet Verma is a passionate traveler, environment blogger, techie and nature lover. He owns a beautiful community of 400+ environment enthusiasts at missiongreendelhi.com. Join MGD's #Delhikabagh latest environment awareness campaign and tag @missiongreendelhi and #Delhikabagh on Facebook and Instagram with your environment friendly posts.

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