Question raised in Lok Sabha on scarcity of fodder, 03/03/2020. Union Government in conjunction with the State Government and Union Territories is already taking necessary measures to reduce the shortage of fodder through various Centrally Sponsored Schemes viz., National Livestock Mission with a Sub Mission on Feed and Fodder Development, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna, Additional Fodder Development Programme. Under these programmes, financial assistance is provided to the States and Union Territories for various fodder developmental programmes planned by them.

A Bill further to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and to amend the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. This Act may be called the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020. It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 10th day of January, 2020.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Schemes for youth and women, 02/03/2020.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Impact of Climate Change, 13/12/2019. As per information of Central Water Commission, in the year 2017, due to floods/heavy rains, 6.076 million hectare (mha) of area was affected and damage to crops represented an area of 4.972 mha.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Rights Act, 2006, 13/12/2019. As per information received from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, a total number of 19,64,048 titles (18,87,894 individual and 76,154 community claims) have been distributed over an area involving forest lands to the extent of 12938762.14 acres.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Effects of Pollution on Himalayan Glaciers, 13/12/2019. Black Carbon is emitted into the atmosphere as a by-product of combustion processes such as fossil fuel, vegetation burning, industrial effluents, motor vehicle and air craft exhausts.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Effects of Odd-Even Scheme, 13/12/2019. Central Pollution Control Board had conducted an assessment of the odd-even scheme implemented from 1st to 15th January, 2016 in Delhi.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Street Vendors, 12/12/2019. As informed by the States/UTs, the number of street vendors identified so far is 11,56,460.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Polluted Rivers, 12/12/2019. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with the State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs)/ Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) monitors the water quality of rivers on a regular basis across the country through a network of monitoring stations.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Energy Generation Through Waste/Garbage, 12/12/2019. A total capacity of 63.50 MW of projects for generation of power from municipal solid wastes/garbage have been set up in the country in recent past by private developers selected by competitive bidding by Local Urban Bodies in various States.