Question raised in Lok Sabha on Wildlife Preservation, 21/03/2017. Local communities are involved in the conservation of wildlife and its habitats by the concerned state and UT Governments as the protection and conservation of wildlife is primarily the responsibility of the concerned State/UT Governments. The State Governments have declared 67 Conservation Reserves and 26 Community Reserves in the country. The list is at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Violation of Pollution Laws, 21/03/2017. The Ministry has notified industry specific effluent and emission norms under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Protection of Lakes/Ponds, 21/03/2017. The Central Government has notified the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to regulate various activities within the notified wetlands, including lakes and ponds.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution due to Steel Plants, 21/03/2017. Steel industry is identified as one of the 17 category of highly polluting industries.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Paris Agreement, 21/03/2017. The Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) pertains to the post-2020 period. Therefore, its implementation will only begin after 2020.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Norms for Power Plants, 21/03/2017. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified revised Standards for Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) including plants under construction vide S.O.3305 (E) dated 07/12/2015.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Green Cover, 21/03/2017. As per the study Urban Greening Guidelines, the per capita availability of green space may decline due to increase in urban population. The city wise details are given in Annexure-I. The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) implemented by Ministry of Urban Development has also inter-alia objective of increasing the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks). The details of funds earmarked for city parks under AMRUT are at Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Funds under CAMPA, 21/03/2017. A statement showing the funds released to the State CAMPAs from the year 2009-10 till date, State wise, is at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Funds for Pollution Abatement Schemes, 21/03/2017. State-wise details of funds released to various State Governments under the NRCP/NGRBA during the last three years and current year (till February, 2017) are at Annexure-I. State-wise details of funds released to various State Governments under NPCA during the last three years and current year (till February, 2017) are at Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environmental Damage due to Illegal Mining, 21/03/2017.

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