This bill introduced in Lok Sabha is aimed at setting up an institutional system for regular monitoring of safety of large dams.  It is to provide for proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of all dams of  certain parameters in India to ensure their safe functioning and for matters connected
therewith or incidental thereto.

Details of projects on Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) approved for mission cities is annexed. These projects broadly envisage
replication of metro rail facilities on the bus system.

According to the 58th Round of National Sample Survey, 73.6%
of urban households have access to tap water, 19.6% households have access to
tubewell and hand pump and 5.1% have access to pump. However, there are 11 Nos.
of towns/cities across the country which have no piped water supply
(ANNEXURE-I). There is no town in Tamil
Nadu, where the households do not have access to tap water.

The pollution load on rivers has increased over the years due to rapid urbanisation and industrialization. Domestic sewage is the major source of pollution of rivers besides industrial and other non-point sources of pollution. Abstraction of water for irrigation, drinking, industrial use, power etc. compounds the challenge.

The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) provides funds to the States and Union Territories (UTs) including SPCBs/PCCs under various schemes which include the schemes of Assistance for Abatement of Pollution, Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs), Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs), National River Conservation Programme (NRCP) and National Lake Conservation Plan (NLCP).

A Bill to provide for the establishment of the National Road Safety and Traffic Management Board for the purpose of orderly development, regulation, promotion and optimisation of modern and effective road safety and traffic management system and practices in relation to the national highways and improved safety standards in highway design, construction, operation and regulate high standards in

The National Green Tribunal Bill, 2009 that would judge environmental disputes.The tribunal will have the same powers as a civil court, will subsume various state-level authorities that address environmental issues as well as committees created by the Supreme Court for that purpose.

A Bill further to amend the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.
 

A Bill to provide for the rehabilitation and resettlement of families affected by the acquisition of land for projects of public purpose or involuntary displacement due to any other reason, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

This document presented by the MoEF in response to a recent parliament question focuses on the state of pollution in our cities. Gobindgarh in Punjab has been rated as the most polluted city while Delhi has been rated as the most polluted metro followed by Kolkata.

Lok Sabha question and answer on most polluted cities in India.

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