Question raised in Cases of Milk Adulteration, 15/12/2017. As per information received from the States/UTs by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) regarding cases of milk adulteration registered in the Country and action taken against the defaulters during last three years i.e. 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 are at Annexure-I, Annexure-II and Annexure-III respectively.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Air Quality, 15/12/2017. Central Pollution Control Board is monitoring ambient air quality in 691 locations covering 303 cities/towns in 29 States and 6 Union Territories across the country
under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). Out of 303 cities, PM2.5 is being monitored in 79 cities and 31 cities exceeded the PM2.5of 40 μg/m3. The list of these cities is given in Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Air pollution, 15/12/2017. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) is monitoring ambient air quality in 691 locations covering 303 cities/towns in 29 States and 6 Union Territories across the country under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). As per the data, the number of cities where monitored values are exceeding National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) during 2016 is 21 for NO2, 195 for PM10 and 31 for PM2.5. The ambient air quality data for 2016 is given in Annexure – I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Inter-State River Water Sharing Disputes, 03/08/2017. On the complaint made by the State Governments, the Central Government has, so far, set up 08 tribunals to settle water disputes among the States under the Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Generation of Power from Wastes, 03/08/2017. The details of CFA provided by MNRE and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under SBM during the last there years and the current year, State/UTs wise are given at Annexure-I & II. Presently, five projects of 66.4 MW are operational and generating power from Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and running successfully in Solapur, Maharashtra; Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh; and New Delhi, which are able to process about 4516 Tons MSW per day.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Villages Declared as ODF, 03/08/2017. A statement regarding State/UT-wise, Open Defecation Free (ODF) declared and ODF verified villages by the respective State Governments, as on 23.06.2017 is at Annexure-1.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Poverty Eradication Programmes, 03/08/2017. Report on 5th Annual Employment–Unemployment Survey (2015-16), based on sample study of 88,783 rural households, reports that unemployment rate in rural sector was 5.1%.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tiger Deaths, 01/08/2017. The total number of tiger deaths in the country, as reported by States, during each of the last three years and the current year, State-wise is at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Rise in Cancer Patients, 01/08/2017. As per Indian Council of Medical Research’s Cancer registry data, there has been an increase in estimated incidence of cancer in the country including the States of Punjab and Haryana. The details are at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on MSP for Agricultural Produce, 01/08/2017. The MSPs fixed by Government from 2015-16 to 2017-18 are at Annexure.

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