India, July 1 -- Six cities in Maharashtra with a one million-plus population will receive Rs.793 crore for controlling air pollution in 2020-21, the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) said. However, according to pollution control body there is no clarity on where and how the funds need to be utilised.

Of the Rs.793 crore, Mumbai will receive the largest chunk of the allocation - Rs.488 crore - among 46 other cities in the country which have more than one million population, followed by Pune (Rs.134 crore), Nagpur (Rs.66 crore), Nashik (Rs.41 crore), while Aurangabad and Vasai-Virar will get Rs.32 crore each.

During a meeting scheduled on June 12 with the Union environment ministry, the pollution control boards of various states...