Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of PMFBY, 04/08/2017. State-wise details of farmers covered, area covered, premium collected, claims paid and number of farmers benefitted during last one year under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) are annexed.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Insurance of Crops, 04/08/2017. All food crops, oilseeds and pulses and annual commercial/horticultural crops are eligible for coverage under yield based crop insurance schemes and weather based scheme. In addition, perennial horticultural crops are also covered under weather based scheme. It is for the States/Union Territories to notify/select the scheme and crops/areas for purposes of crop insurance. State and Union Territory-wise coverage in terms of area/sum insured is at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Compensation for Farmers for Damaged Crops, 04/08/2017. Government announces every year the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for twenty two (22) major agricultural crops and Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for Sugarcane on the recommendation of the Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP), views of State Governments, Central Ministries/Departments and other relevant factors. In addition, MSP for Toria and De-Husked coconut is fixed by the Department on the basis of MSPs of Rapeseed/Mustard and Copra respectively.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on MSP for Cotton, Oilseeds and Pulses, 28/07/2017. The production of pulses, cotton and oilseeds for the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 is at Annexure I. Government has increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of all kharif crops including pulses, cotton & oilseeds for 2017-18 season on the basis of the recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), views of State Governments, Central Ministries/Departments and other relevant factors.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution from thermal power plant, 24/07/2017. The compliance with environmental norms in Thermal power plants is monitored by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Boards and Pollution Control Committees.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on MSP for Agricultural Produces, 21/07/2017. Price of agricultural produce is determined by market forces of demand and supply. However, Government fixes Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for twenty two (22) major crops viz.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on TB Incidents in the Country, 18/07/2017. The number of TB patients reported in the last 3 years is at Annexure-I. The details of annual expenditure under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in last 3 years are at Annexure II.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Compensation for loss of crops due to floods and drought, 10/04/2017.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Air quality of cities, 10/04/2017. Cities can be ranked on the basis of different criteria pollutants with different results.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Air and noise pollution in Delhi and NCR, 10/04/2017. The ambient air quality for Delhi and NCR is monitored under the National Air Quality Monitoring Programme comprising of 680 monitoring stations in 300 cities/towns in India including 21 stations in Delhi and NCR.

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