Punjab's environment budget slashed by 17%
These funds are aimed at promoting sustainable development in the province through integration of environmental considerations. The key initiatives the government intends to take up in the upcoming financial year are to work for capacity building of Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Punjab and for Enforcement of Environmental Standards in Punjab. Budget documents show $200 million out of the total cost would be a loan by the World Bank. Environmental protection and conservation aims to reduce the adverse impact on environment with the increase in industrialisation and economic growth. Punjab governmentâs commitment towards environmental protection envisions a clean, protected and safe environment for the public that ensures environmental sustainability for future generations.