Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Management, 14/12/2016. As per the assessment made by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2015, the sewage generation in the urban areas of the Country is estimated to be about 61,948 MLD (approx.) and sewage treatment capacity is for 23,277 MLD, which is about 37.6% of the total sewage generation. Further, as per the data available till Oct. 2016, the total amount of solid waste generated in the urban areas of the Country is about 1,58,878 MT/D, of which only 21.45% is being treated, currently.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Policy for Sanitation, 14/12/2016. Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) was launched on 2nd October, 2014 with aim to make the country Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 100% scientific disposal of municipal solid waste by 2nd October, 2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Private Investment in Public Transport, 07/12/2016. Financial assistance provided for public transport and parking projects by Ministry of Urban Development, State and city wise, during last three years and the current year are annexed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Private Investment in Public Transport, 07/12/2016. Financial assistance provided for public transport and parking projects by Ministry of Urban Development, State and city wise, during last three years and the current year are annexed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Vehicle Emission Standards, 06/12/2016. ARAI is one of the Test Agencies, notified under Rule 126 of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, for Type Approval Certification of vehicles as per the notified rules, standards and procedures.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Wildlife Sanctuaries, 06/12/2016. There are 537 wildlife sanctuaries in the country. The State-wise details of wildlife sanctuaries is given at ANNEXURE I. The management of wildlife and its habitat is the mandate of the State Governments. Database of wildlife species found in wildlife sanctuaries is not collated in the Ministry. The State/UT wise fund provided by the Government of India to wildlife sanctuaries in the current year (2016-2017) is at ANNEXURE II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Polluting Industries/Plants, 06/12/2016. CPCB has directed the 17 category of highly polluting industries to install system for online monitoring of emission / effluent quality. Out of total 3387 industrial units, 2438 units were identified for installing online monitoring system.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Green India Mission, 06/12/2016. The National Mission for a Green India (GIM) has a target of increasing forest/tree cover to the extent of 5 million hectares (mha) and to improving quality of forest/tree cover of another 5 mha of forest/non forest land.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environmental Protection, 06/12/2016. There were eighteen (18) umbrella schemes of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), which have been now revised to nine (9) in the current financial year. These schemes are implemented in the country, inter alia for protection of the environment.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environmental Clearance, 06/12/2016. Industries were recategorised based on their pollution potential scores.

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