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“The finance minister on Saturday stressed on the need to tackle environmental degradation — in the Budget, he doubled the clean energy cess on coal, made a token allocation for electrical vehicles and exempted effluent treatment plants from paying service tax. However, Arun Jaitley cut the allocation of funds for the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change to Rs 1,681.60 crore from Rs 1,764.60 crore in the ministry’s revised estimate for 2014-15.” The Economic Times. Read it on

Union Budget 2015: Arun Jaitley talks about green development, cuts allocation for environment ministry