Question raised in Lok Sabha on kharif crop damage due to excessive rain, 03/03/2020. The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has reported crop loss of 60.47 lakh hectares due to excessive rains during 2019-20. The Memorandum in this regard was received by the Union Government on 01.10.2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on power generation from hydro power plants, 03/03/2020. The details of annual production target and real production from hydro power stations (above 25 MW) during the last five years is given.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on rise of infant mortality rate in India, 03/03/2020. As per Sample Registration System Report released in May, 2019, Infant Mortality Rate is 33 per 1,000 live births in 2017 in comparison to global average of 30 per 1,000 live births in 2017 as per UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation report.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on C-Section births in the country, 03/03/2020. As per the National Family Health Survey, birth by Caesarean Section (%) in the country has increased from 8.5% as per NFHS-3 (2005-06) to 17.2% as per NFHS-4 (2015-16) (annual data for NFHS is not available).

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on impact of coronavirus on solar industry, 03/03/2020. A total of 8004.64 MW of renewable energy capacity has been installed during the period from April 2019 to January, 2020 as compared to 5978.47 MW installed during the same period during the financial year 2018-19.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on scarcity of fodder, 03/03/2020. Union Government in conjunction with the State Government and Union Territories is already taking necessary measures to reduce the shortage of fodder through various Centrally Sponsored Schemes viz., National Livestock Mission with a Sub Mission on Feed and Fodder Development, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna, Additional Fodder Development Programme. Under these programmes, financial assistance is provided to the States and Union Territories for various fodder developmental programmes planned by them.

A Bill further to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and to amend the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. This Act may be called the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020. It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 10th day of January, 2020.

In essence, the notion of benefit sharing is recognition of the natural rights of affected communities over mineral resources in their traditional and historical homelands. Communities have a right to benefit first—culturally, economically and politically. These rights can be seen from the prism of both immediate as well as long-term benefits.

There is increasing recognition that infrastructure and related sectors are at risk due to climate change. Madhya Pradesh has embarked on creating a smart urban future. This presents opportunities for building Smart Cities across Madhya Pradesh to mainstream climate resilience into their Smart City Plans.

The present publication of Basic Animal Husbandry Statistics-2019 is framed based mainly on the outcomes of the Integrated Samples Survey for the period 1st March 2018 to 28th February, 2019. The Survey is conducted in the entire rural/urban areas of States/UTs.