Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Desert Development Programme, 26/07/2019. The details of area under desertification or Iand degradation is not centrally maintained in the Department of of Land Resources.
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Making environment education mandatory, 25/07/2019. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has framed an 8 unit module syllabus for Ability in Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC-Environment Studies) under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Storage of Spent Fuel Near Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, 25/07/2019. There has been some opposition to setting up of ‘Away From Reactor’ (AFR) facility at Kudankulam by a section of the people living around the site because of misinformation being spread by some groups.
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Urban homeless population in the country, 24/07/2019. As per Census 2011, the total number of houseless urban household in India is 2,56,896. The State/UT-wise details are attached at Annexure-I.
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Evictions due to demolition of slums, 24/07/2019. “In-situ” Slum Redevelopment (ISSR) component under PMAY(U) Mission mandates to use land as a resource for providing houses to slum dwellers.
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Major diseases threatening the country, 23/07/2019. Under National AIDS Control Programme, a fully funded Central Sector Scheme, lifelong free anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection is provided to more than 13.14 lakh PLHIV through 546 ART centers.
Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Assessment of un-electrified rural households, 23/07/2019. As reported by the States, all inhabited census villages across the country stood electrified on 28.04.2018, including Assam and other North Eastern States.