The 2018 Global Food Policy Report reviews major food policy issues and developments from the past year. Leading researchers, policy makers, and practitioners review the changing policy landscape for reducing hunger and poverty and offer a look forward to 2018.

At least 16 per cent households in the capital still do not have access to piped water supply, states the Economic Survey of Delhi 2017-18. As opposed to 81.3% in 2015, 83.42% of households in Delhi received piped water supply in 2016 says the Economic Survey of Delhi, 2017-18.

Despite its limited contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, the African continent is highly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. Progress is being made globally towards mobilising and scaling up climate finance – notably with the recent establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Despite its limited contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, the African continent is highly vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change. Progress is being made globally towards mobilising and scaling up climate finance – notably with the recent establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

The first ever Global Green Finance Index was launched by Z/Yen and Finance Watch, and the financial centers of Western Europe outperformed those in other regions based on the perception of the quality and depth of their green finance offerings.

Performance audit on ‘Acquisition of land, Development of Industrial Estates and their Management’ by Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited disclosed that land measuring 7542.76 acres valuing ` 4,488.86 crore acquired between January 2006 and April 2013 has not yet been taken up for development of Industrial

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T. N. Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 14/03/2018 regarding Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) Funds.  Supreme Court states that from the information given by the ASG as well as the Amicus, there are at least 10 or 12 funds that have been created as a result of orders passed by the Supreme Court from time to time. The total amount in these funds is tentatively put in the region of Rs.70,000-75,000 crores approximately.

India’s ambitious target of achieving 100 gigawatts of installed solar energy capacity by 2022 has received a setback, with the parliamentary panel on energy expressing disappointment with the government’s performance in the sector so far. The committee feels that at the current rate, the target will be very difficult to achieve.

Accessing climate finance remains a challenge for developing and less developed countries. To cover the costs of mitigation actions, countries tap into national public funds, international public finance, and private sector investments. However, the level of success in accessing finance continues to be low.

The Economic Survey of Maharashtra is a concerted endeavor of Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Planning Department, which is prepared every year and the same is presented in the Budget Session before the State Legislature. The present publication for the year 2017-18 is the 57th issue in the series.

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