New Delhi, 14 March 2022: Under the Central Sector Scheme (CSS) ‘Control of Pollution, funds are released to different Central and State government agencies which inter alia include Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs)/Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) for various sub-components viz. Assistance for Abatement of Pollution in lieu of Water Cess funds subsumed with GST; National Clean Air Programme (NCAP); Environmental Monitoring Programme; Assistance for Abatement of Pollution & Ongoing projects under the CETP and CT Scheme; Research Programmes and Outreach Activities. The details of funding are as under:

Yearly funds status of Control of Pollution scheme

(Amount in Crore Rs.)

Year Funds allocated (BE) Funds allocated (RE) Funds released (Actual)
2019-20 460.96 445.00 408.86
2020-21 460.96 267.50 267.41
2021-22 470.00 390.10 251.98*

*Funds released up to 28.02.2022

Following Committees have been constituted under NCAP for Co-ordination at Central and State Level:

At the Central level : Apex Committee, Steering Committee, Monitoring Committee, and Implementation Committee;

At the State level :. Steering Committees and Implementation Committees;

At the City level : Implementation Committees and Monitoring Committees.

There is a Project Appraisal Committee also for appraising individual project proposals of the centrally sponsored scheme ‘Control of Pollution in the Ministry.

This information was given by Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change in Lok Sabha today.