New Delhi, Jan. 12 -- The response to a Right to Information (RTI) application has revealed that 28 priority cities with population of over a million people have been allocated only ~10 crore under the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), in a year since its launch on January 10, 2019.

According to experts, the allocation falls short of the fiscal support required for managing toxic emissions from combustion sources in million plus cities and restricts the plan to dust management measures.

Central Pollution Control Board officials said in total ~172 crores were disbursed in September last year to 102 non-attainment cities that did not meet the annual PM 10 (coarse, pollution particles) national standard between 2011 and 2015.

Cities are ...