Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contaminated Drinking Water, 11/08/2016. As per the National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) guidelines, 10% of the total budget is allocated to North Eastern States.

The Standing Committee on Finance present this Thirty Fourth Report on the subject "State of Rural / Agriculture Banking and Crop Insurance".

The Standing Committee on Petroleum & Natural Gas (2015-16) present this Fourteenth Report on 'Production of Coal Bed Methane (CBM)'. Coal Bed Methane (CBM) is natural gas found in coal seams and is mainly composed of Methane (CH4) with minor amounts of nitrogen, carbon dioxide and heavier hydrocarbons like ethane.

This Report of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Eighth Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on the subject ‘Review of Sanitation Programme in Rural Areas' pertaining to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Power Generation, 11/08/2016. The details of various power projects commissioned during the last two years and the current year, along with the quantum of electricity generated thereof is given at Annex. The electricity generation in the country increased to 391,163.27 Million Units (MUs) during the year 2016-17 (April, 2016 to July, 2016) from 365,146.09 MUs during 2015-16 (April, 2015 to July, 2015), thus registering a growth of 7.13%.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pending Projects Due to Environment Clearances, 11/08/2016. As informed by Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), being the nodal Ministry for according environment clearance, fifteen Hydroelectric Projects and ten Thermal Power Projects are pending for Environmental Clearance as on 5.8.2016 as per details given in Annex-I & II respectively.

Question raised in Lok Sabha Hydro Power Plants, 11/08/2016. Nine Hydro Electric Projects, with a total capacity of 2357 MW, were commissioned during the last two years, and the current year (till 31.07.2016) in various states of the country. Out of these 9 projects (2357 MW), three projects were partially commissioned during this period and the details thereof are given at Annex-I. Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of 15 Hydro Electric schemes with a total Installed Capacity of 8,457 MW have been received by various appraising Groups in CEA/CWC/GSI/CSMRS as on 30.6.2016 for examination.

This Report of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Second Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on the subject ‘Evaluation of Rural Drinking Water Programmes' pertaining to the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.

Question raised in Lok Sabha Electrification of Villages, 11/08/2016. As per census 2011, there were 16,78,26,730 rural households in the country. Out of which 9,28,08,038 households were having electricity and remaining 7,50,18,692 households were un-electrified. State-wise details of rural and urban area households are given at Annexure. Since 2012-13, free electricity connections to 53,26,016 Below Poverty Line ( BPL) households have been released as on 30.06.2016.

The Standing Committee on Agriculture (2015-2016) present this Twenty Ninth Report (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on the subject ‘Impact of Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides on Agriculture and Allied Sectors in the Country’ pertaining to the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (Department of Agricultural Research and Education).

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