Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley on 10 July 2014 presented Union Budget 2014-15. Arun Jaitley in his maiden budget announced certain plans to benefit the country’s Environment and Ecology.
Steps and plans announced on Environment and Ecology front in the budget 2014-15
• The finance minister announced finance for Clean Environment initiatives for which Clean Energy Cess was increased from .50 per tonne to .100 per tonne
• 2037 crore rupees for Ganga cleaning
• 4200 crore rupees for Ganga project river connectivity from Allahabad to Haldia