Question raised in Lok Sabha on Impact of Coal Mines on Environment, 11/12/2019. Coal mining, like any other developmental activity, does have impacts on Environment. However, such impacts in case of coal mining is generally contained within the project area itself.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Estimation of Poverty, 11/12/2019. The report of the Task Force primarily focuses on issues of measurement of poverty and strategies to combat poverty. Regarding estimation of poverty, the report of the Task Force states that “a consensus in favour of either the Tendulkar or a higher poverty line did not emerge.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on farm incomes, 10/12/2019. The latest available estimates of average income per agricultural household in the country are based on the “Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households” conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) during its 70th round (January 2013 – December 2013).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Decrease in Agricultural Land, 10/12/2019. As per report on Land Use Statistics for 2014-15 (latest available), agricultural land/ cultivable land in the country has declined only marginally from 182.01 million hectares in 201011 to 181.89 million hectares in 2014-15.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Nutrition to Tribal People, 09/12/2019. Government is aware that there is gap between the tribal population and general population of the country with regard to various human development indicators pertaining to Health, Livelihood and Education etc.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on TB Cases in Rural Areas, 06/12/2019. The overall TB incidence in India is on the decline, 217 per lakh in 2015 to 199 per lakh in 2018. The estimated burden of the disease has decreased from 28.4 lakhs in 2015 to 26.9 lakhs in 2018.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Impact of Air Pollution on Health, 06/12/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drug Resistant TB Cases, 06/12/2019. India has the largest number of individuals suffering from drug resistant TB. However, as per the latest global TB report, India ranks 38th in the number of MDR-TB patients per lakh population (9.6 per lakh population).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Urban Solid Waste, 06/12/2019. The Ministry has comprehensively revised all waste management Rules, including solid and plastic waste management rules in the year 2016.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Challenges of Pollution and Environment, 06/12/2019. There is an overall improvement in air quality of Delhi in 2019, as per Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS) data in the period 1st Jan – 26th November in comparison to 2016.