Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Forest fires in the country, 02/04/2018. The details of State/Union Territory wise number of forest fire alerts reported by Forest Survey of India, Dehradun, a subordinate organization of this Ministry, during the last three years are given in Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Supply of piped water to all households, 12/03/2018. The State-wise number of rural households which have been provided piped water till date is at Annexure.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Compensation to Farmers for Crop Losses due to Hailstorm, 09/03/2018. In the month of February, 2018 many States viz; Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, Karnataka and other northern States had received rainfall and some States were hit by hailstorms. As per preliminary reports, crop area affected due to hailstorms/unseasonal rains in the States is at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Water Consumption by Thermal Power Plants, 05/03/2018. As per Centre for Science and Environment’s Green Rating Project, the average water consumption in Chinese thermal power plants is 2.5 m3/MWh.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Covering of Crops under Crop Insurance Schemes, 29/12/2017. The Government is presently implementing the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) and Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS) in the country. The PMFBY and RWBCIS envisage coverage of all food and oilseeds crop and commercial/horticultural crops. It is, however, the prerogative of the State Government/ Union Territory to select the crops which they want to be covered under the schemes.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Deaths Due to Non-Communicable Diseases, 19/12/2017. Indian Council of Medical Research has informed that as per Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 Estimates, 61.8% of all deaths were due to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Compliance of Pollution Standards by Power Plants, 19/12/2017. The details of the Thermal Power Projects Commissioned since January 2017 is Annexed

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Encroachment of Forest Land, 18/12/2017. The details of State/Union Territory wise Recorded Forest Area as per the India State of Forest Report (ISFR), 2015 of Forest Survey of India, Dehradun and the information on forest area under encroachment as received from respective State/UT Governments are at Annexure – 1.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Inter-state water disputes for sharing of river water, 18/12/2017. The Parliament has enacted Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956 for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valley thereof.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Environmental damage due to illegal mining, 18/12/2017. As informed by Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) (a subordinate office of the Ministry of Mines), the detail of illegal mining reported in various parts of the country and the action taken by State Governments, for the last five years i.e. 2013-14 to 2017-18 (till Quarter ending June 2017) are at Annexure-I.

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