Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) initiated the Digital Village Pilot project on 31stOctober 2018 covering 700 Gram Panchyats/villages across the country under the pilot implementation which includes 33 Gram Panchayats (GP)/villages of Gujarat, one each from the 33 districts in Gujarat.

In terms of world proved coal and lignite reserve at the end of 2017,India stands fifth afterUSA, Russia, Australia & China as per the Statistics published by International Energy Agency

Fisheries remain an important source of food, nutrition, employment and income in India. The Sector provides livelihood to about 16 million fishers and fish farmers at the primary level and almost twice the number along the value chain.

A strong and dynamic Food Processing Sector plays a vital role in diversification and commercialization of Agriculture, enhancing shelf life, ensuring value addition to agricultural produce, generation of employment, enhancing income of farmers and creating markets for export of Agro Foods.

As per data from Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), State / Union Territory (UT) wise details of cases of Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI),in the country during the years 2016-2018 are given in Annexure. In January 2019, Government launched National Clean Air Programme (NCAP) to tackle the problem of air pollution in a comprehensive manner with targets to achieve 20 to 30 %reduction in PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations by 2024, keeping 2017 as base year.

The greenhouse gases (GHG) emission inventory for the country is prepared according to the requirements under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) based on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines.

As per the report ‘United in Science: the high-level synthesis report of latest science information convened by the Science Advisory Group of the UN Climate Action Summit’, published by World Meteorological Organization (WMO), a UN body, the average global temperature for 2015-2019 is currently estimated to be 1.1 degree Celsius above pre-indust

As per the available information on PARIVESH, there are 11 projects, located in North Eastern Region including Assam, which are at various stages of appraisal under Environment Impact Assessment Notification, 2006 and its amendment from time to time in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. There are no cases pending in the Ministry for grant of approval (Stage II Clearance) under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 for North Eastern Region.

The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued show cause directions to 31 units of 14 thermal power plants on 31.01.2020 for non-compliance of CPCB’s directions dated 11.12.2017 issued for ensuring compliance of emission standards prescribed by Government of India. According to Ministry of Power, there are 650 units (196667 MW) installed in the country, out of 650 units, 75 units (8304 MW) have been retired so far due to various reasons including environmental issues such as Badarpur TPS (Units – 1 to 5) of NTPC Ltd. and Rajghat TPS (Unit – 1 & 2) of IPGCL.

The Lancet Global Health Report was based on the extrapolation of estimates from study carried out in six states, namely Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh, for projection of national estimates, where as the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV, 2015-16 was conducted across States and UTs and is based on are