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 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.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Environmental clearance to hydro power projects, 18/12/2017. A total of 204 hydroelectric power stations are presently functional in the country. A total of sixty nine (69) hydroelectric power projects have been granted environmental clearances in the country by this Ministry since notification of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006. List is annexed (Annexure-I).

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Deaths due to pollution, 18/12/2017. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has not conducted any assessment of the premature deaths in the country that have occurred due to air pollution.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Consultation with affected states to curb environmental pollution, 18/12/2017.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Compensatory afforestation on forest land, 18/12/2017. Compensatory afforestation has been done on 8.13 lakh hectare (Non forest land- 3.27 lakh ha. and Degraded forest land- 4.86 lakh ha.) from the Compensatory Afforestation Fund. Fund released to different States/Union Territories upto 30.11.2017 from Compensatory Afforestation Fund managed by Ad-hoc CAMPA is placed at Annexure-A.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Areas affected by arsenic contaminated water, 18/12/2017. State /District / Union Territory wise number of arsenic affected habitations in the country as reported by the States in Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry as on 13th December, 2017 is at Annexure.