The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests has urged the environment ministry to take stringent steps to curb the illegal felling of trees. No action plans was prepared by the ministry to control illegal cutting of trees.

The Action Taken Report of the Committee deals with the action taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the recommendations contained in the Two Hundred Eleventh Report of the Committee on „The Cyclone Ockhi - Its Impact on Fishermen and Damage Caused by it‟.

Noting that forest cover in the northeastern states of the country decreased in 2017 compared to what it was in 2015, a parliamentary panel has recommended the environment ministry to take necessary steps to arrest the declining trend.

The Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests submitted its report on ‘Air Pollution in Delhi and National Capital Region’ on August 7, 2018.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, present this Two Hundred Eleventh Report on 'The Cyclone Ockhi - Its Impact on Fishermen and Damage Caused by it '. A very severe cyclonic storm „Ockhi‟ hit the coast of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep, during November-December 2017, wreaking unprecedented havoc.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare,present this One Hundred Ninth Report of the Committee on the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs, present this Two Hundred Eighth Report on Action Taken by Government on the Recommendations/Observations Contained in the One Hundred Ninety Eighth Report on Disaster in Chennai Caused by Torrential Rainfall and Consequent Flooding.

The Select Committee to examine the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Chairperson: Dr. Vinay P. Sahasrabuddhe) submitted its report on December 22, 2017. The Bill amends the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. It was passed by Lok Sabha on April 10, 2017, and referred to the Rajya Sabha Select Committee on August 8, 2017.

Raising doubts about government claims that production of cotton has increased post commercialisation of Bt cotton, a parliamentary panel has asked the union ministry of environment and forest to undertake a comprehensive study to bring out clarity in the matter.

The Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture submitted its report on the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on February 8, 2017. The Bill amends the Motor
Vehicles Act, 1988 and was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 9, 2016.

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