Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution in Major Rivers, 16/03/2018. Rivers in the country are mainly polluted due to discharge of untreated and partially treated sewage from cities/towns and industrial effluents. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has informed that there are a total number of 2892 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) discharging effluent into water bodies, including rivers, across the country. These industries are required to meet the prescribed effluent quality norms before discharging their treated effluent into rivers & other water bodies.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Biodiversity, 16/03/2018. India has developed 12 National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs) in line with the global Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Water Treatment Plants, 09/03/2018. As per a report published by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in March, 2015, the sewage generation from urban areas in the country is estimated at 61,948 million litres per day (mld), against which the available sewage treatment capacity is only 23,277 mld (37% of the sewage generation) in 816 sewage treatment plants (including 145 sewage

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Population of Tigers, 09/03/2018. As per the assessment of Status of Tigers, Co-predators and Prey, 2014 using the refined / state-of-the art methodology, the tiger number has shown a 30% increase countrywide with an estimated number of 2226 (range 1945-2491) as compared to the 2010 estimation of 1706 (range 1520-1909 tigers). The country level tiger estimation using the refined / state-of-the art methodology is done once in four years.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change, 09/03/2018. The National Adaptation Fund on Climate Change is meant to meet cost of adaptation measures of States/ Union Territories. So far, 26 projects have been approved at a total cost of Rs. 648.90 crore out of which Rs. 315.30 crore has been released covering the sectors of water, agriculture and animal husbandry and forestry. The details of grant approved and released, during last two years and current financial years, to State/ Union Territories, including Madhya Pradesh are at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Death of Wild Animals, 09/03/2018. Government of India provides financial assistance to all State/Union territory Governments under the various Centrally Sponsored Schemes for conservation and management of wildlife in the country. Details of funds released under these schemes viz. ‘Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats’, ‘Project Tiger’ and ‘Project Elephant’ during the last three years is at Annexure-1a, 1b and 1c.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Chemical Contamination of Rivers, 09/03/2018. There are 38 rivers, 27 lakes, 3 ponds and 18 tanks which are critically polluted having a COD concentration of more than 250 mg/l, which is the discharge standard for a polluting source such as sewage treatment plants and industrial effluent treatment plants. The State-wise list of these polluted rivers, lakes, ponds and tanks are given in Annexure.

A Bill to give effect to the financial proposals of the Central Government for the financial year 2018-2019.

This new bill introduced in the Lok Sabha includes provision for fine and imprisonment for adulteration of products, compounding of offences and establishment of the Central Consumer Protection Authority. Celebrities endorsing misleading ads will have to pay penalty of up to Rs 50 lakh and serve a ban of up to three years says this which replaces replaces the Consumer Protection Act 1986.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution in Rivers, 05/01/2018. Governments for implementation of various pollution abatement schemes. Sewage treatment capacity of 2455.43 mld (million litres per day) has been created so far under the NRCP. Details of the funds released to the State Government for pollution abatement of rivers under NRCP during last three years and current year is at Annexure-I.

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