Question raised in Lok Sabha on Regulating Vehicular Emissions, 28/03/2017. As per emission factors developed by Automotive Research Association of India (2007), NOx emissions are in the range from 0.28g/km to 0.84 g/km for diesel cars manufactured in the year 1996 to 2005 and with engine capacity 1600 cc to 2400cc.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Eco-Sensitive Zone, 28/03/2017. The National Board for Wildlife in its meeting held on 17th March 2005 had taken the decision for declaration of Eco-Sensitive Zone around National Parks and Sanctuaries. The State-wise details of proposals received during the last three years in this regard are at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Agro-Climatic Zones, 28/03/2017. The Planning Commission has grouped the country into 15 agro-climatic zones, based on agro-climatic features, particularly soil type, climate including temperature and rainfall.

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.

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