This is text of the The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2013 (Land Acquisition Bill) passed in the Lok Sabha.

This new report published by the World Bank and IHME presents key changes in the leading causes of premature mortality and disability in South Asia. It explores intraregional differences in diseases, injuries, and the risk factors.

This joint IEA and UNDP report shares best practices and lessons learned among IEA member countries and non-IEA countries in improving energy efficiency in the building sector.

Read text of the landmark National Food Security Bill, 2013. This promises to give right to the country's 80 crore people to get 5 kg of foodgrains every month at Rs 1-3 per kg.

The main causes attributed to the Pollution of River Ganga are due to disposal of industrial and domestic sewage effluent joining to it directly by drains or indirectly through tributaries.

European countries are improving their methods to prevent household trash and other municipal waste from ending up in landfill sites. Recycling rates, in particular, have increased considerably across Europe over the past decade, due in part to European environmental policies, according to a new European Environment Agency (EEA) assessment.

This report looks at the problems surrounding sanitation in our rapidly urbanising world and highlights the health threats caused by 700 million urban dwellers worldwide living without a toilet.

As global extreme poverty has fallen -- by one measure, from close to 2 billion people in 1990 to about 700 million today -- the world has learned about antipoverty strategies that work. These experiences should inform the final push to end extreme poverty.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Allocation of Fund for Drought, 22/11/2016. The State Government is primarily responsible for taking necessary relief measures in the wake of natural calamities including drought. For undertaking relief measures,funds are available with the State Government in the form of State Disaster Response Fund

Question raised in Lok Sabha on List of Most Polluted Cities, 22/11/2016. The methodology for calculation of pollution index in various parts of world is not same. Cities can be ranked on the basis of different criteria pollutants with different results. An ambient air pollution database released by the World Health Organisation in May 2016

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Compensation Under Crop Insurance Scheme, 22/11/2016. As per provisions of the schemes, the claims are being processed and
settled by the concerned insurance companies based on the final yield data/weather data provided within the stipulated time by the State Government/designated agencies.
The claims settled by the insurance companies during Kharif 2015 and Rabi 2015-16 under various crop insurance schemes are annexed.

This report summarises the findings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) held on the 13th and 14th July 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The theme of GCPC 2016 was “Implementing the Paris Agreement: new research solutions for developing countries”.

An enhanced transparency framework will be a central component of the post-2020 international climate policy regime under the Paris Agreement, underpinning the dynamic process of updating nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and providing input to the global stocktakes on successive five-year cycles.

This report examines the implications of climate change for Africa’s road connectivity, and practical steps that can be taken now to minimize the associated risks.

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