From Electric Vehicles Subsidy to Ending Crop Burning, How Budget Can Help Clean India's Apocalyptic Air
The Union Budget 2019-20 will be important for reasons more than one. It will be the first annual financial statement of the new government which resumed power with a massive mandate. It will also be keenly eyed because the poll manifestos of major political parties featured air pollution, signifying the issue's entry into India's political discourse. That air pollution demands urgent and aggressive attention is an understatement. When 14 out of the world's most air-polluted 15 cities are in India, urgent regulatory and policy measures become more necessary than ever.