Question raised in Lok Sabha on Mining Activities in Forest Areas, 12/07/2019. The forest land diverted for mining activities under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 is returned back after completion of mining operation and biologically reclaimed. In the last three years 47469.49 ha.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Genetically Modified Crops, 12/07/2019. This Ministry has received some representations objecting to Genetically Modified (GM) Mustard, Brinjal crops etc. on grounds that GM crops may adversely impact environment, biodiversity and human health.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Villages, 12/07/2019. As per information received from respective State Governments and Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the number of the forest villages in forest areas and villages inside the core/critical tiger habitat in the country, State-wise, including Rajasthan, is given at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cancer Cases, 12/07/2019. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) “Three-year Report of Population Based Cancer Registries: 2012-2014, Bengaluru, 2016”, the estimated number of incidence of cancer cases in the country is increasing.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Welfare of Sanitation Workers, 11/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Road Accidents, 11/07/2019. The Ministry analyses the road traffic injuries based on the data received from the Police Department of all State/UTs. The latest data of road accidents published by the Ministry are for the calendar year 2017.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Renewable Energy Capacity in Rural Areas, 11/07/2019. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is implementing various schemes / programmes, throughout the country including rural areas, for the development and augmentation of renewable energy capacity.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drinking Water Facilities in Rural Areas, 11/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Impact of Delayed Monsoon, 11/07/2019. As reported by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Southwest monsoon onset over Kerala (June 8 2019) and its further progress across the country has been delayed by a week due to the formation and movement of the very severe cyclonic storm “Vayu” in the Arabian Sea.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Special Economic Zones, 10/07/2019. There were 7 Central Government Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and 12 State/Private Sector SEZs prior to the enactment of the SEZs Act, 2005. In addition, 416 State/Private Sector SEZs prior to the enactment of the SEZs Act, 2005.

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