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Supreme Court pulls up Centre for 'sitting' over Rs 77,000 crore funds for environment protection

Updated : July 20, 2018 11:10 PM IST

A bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta observed that if these funds were used in a proper manner, Delhi would not have been facing the problem of air pollution.
The bench observed this after Additional Solicitor General A N S Nadkarni, representing the Centre, referred to an affidavit filed by the government in which it said that Rs 91,000 crore was collected under various funds created on the apex court's orders for protection of environment.
The apex court also observed that in a similar matter in Himachal Pradesh, funds meant for other purposes were used for purchasing I-Phones, TVs and cars.
Supreme Court pulls up Centre for 'sitting' over Rs 77,000 crore funds for environment protection
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