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.

The Government has notified a Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) for addressing issues related to pollution in National Capital Region which consists of measures to be taken for different levels of pollution.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of crop insurance schemes, 07/04/2017. State/Union Territory-wise tentative details of farmers insured/covered under PMFBY, RWBCIS including crop insurance component of UPIS, during 2016-17 are Annexed. As per tentative data available claims of Rs.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of STPS, 06/04/2017.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Rising of Sea Level, 06/04/2017. Sea level rise is a very slow phenomenon and is manifested globally with pockets of sea level rise/fall trends. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggests that global mean sea level has risen by 19 cm over the period 1901-2010.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on El Nino Impact on Monsoon, 06/04/2017. As per the global El Niño forecast issued in early March 2017, chances of occurrence of El Niño exists after July. World Meteorological Agencies have indicated possibility of El Nino conditions to develop over the Pacific later this year.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of open defecation in rural areas, 27/03/2017. The focus of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is on behaviour change of people to adopt safe sanitation and use toilet. In order to educate the people, the programme lays emphasis on community involvement.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Sanitation scheme for villages, 27/03/2017. Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is under implementation in 675 districts. All areas in a district including hilly areas are supposed to be covered under the programme. State/UT wise details is at Annexure 1.