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Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Clean Air Programme, 21/06/2019. NCAP is a pan India medium term five-year national level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country. At present, 779 manual and 170 real time air quality monitoring stations are installed across the country. State wise list of manual and continuous stations installed in the country is enclosed as Annexure I and Annexure II respectively.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Clean Air Programme, 21/06/2019. NCAP is a pan India medium term five-year national level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country. At present, 779 manual and 170 real time air quality monitoring stations are installed across the country. State wise list of manual and continuous stations installed in the country is enclosed as Annexure I and Annexure II respectively.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Malnutrition Among Children, 21/06/2019. As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 35.7% of under-five children are underweight, 21% wasted, and 38.4% stunted across the country. State/UT-wise detail is enclosed in Annexure – I. The specific programs which have bearing on nutritional status of women and children and their expenditure is enclosed at Annexure -II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Increase in Level of Particulate Matter, 21/06/2019. Ambient air quality data of Delhi monitored under Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Stations (CAAQMS (real time)) during 2016-2018 is enclosed at Annexure-II. The ambient air quality data for metropolitan cities / million plus urban agglomerations during 2016- 2018 is given in Annexure-I. Analysis of data revealed that SO2 levels were within the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) in all 50 cities during 2016-18.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Fires, 21/06/2019. The details of forest fire incidents that occurred since January 2019 to 16th June,2019, as reported by Forest Survey of India, are as per Annexure–I. The Ministry has provided financial assistance to State/UT Governments affected by forest fire from the Forest Fire Prevention and Management Scheme. The amount disbursed to various states during the last three years (as on 31.03.2019) is given in Annexure-II.

The market structure and trends for the Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) market have evolved dramatically since this fuel was introduced in the late 1960s.

The market structure and trends for the Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) market have evolved dramatically since this fuel was introduced in the late 1960s.

The last year has seen growing public concern and the formation of global movements pushing governments for serious action in the face of rising emissions and escalating climate impacts.

Infrastructure—electricity, telecommunications, roads, water, and sanitation—are central to people’s lives. Without it, they cannot make a living, stay healthy, and maintain a good quality of life. Access to basic infrastructure is also a key driver of economic development.

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on energy technology innovation as a means to reach energy policy goals and meet ambitious climate targets.

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