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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Estimation of Poverty, 11/12/2019. The report of the Task Force primarily focuses on issues of measurement of poverty and strategies to combat poverty. Regarding estimation of poverty, the report of the Task Force states that “a consensus in favour of either the Tendulkar or a higher poverty line did not emerge.

A new report by Survival International has revealed that the mass eviction of tribal people in India whose lands are being turned into tiger reserves is illegal under both national and international law.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Obesity problem in the country, 10/12/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on farm incomes, 10/12/2019. The latest available estimates of average income per agricultural household in the country are based on the “Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households” conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) during its 70th round (January 2013 – December 2013).

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Electrification of every village of the country, 10/12/2019. As reported by the States, all the inhabited census villages across the country stand electrified as on 28.04.2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Decrease in Agricultural Land, 10/12/2019. As per report on Land Use Statistics for 2014-15 (latest available), agricultural land/ cultivable land in the country has declined only marginally from 182.01 million hectares in 201011 to 181.89 million hectares in 2014-15.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Action on findings of CSE on illegal sale of GM foods in the country, 10/12/2019.

The demonstrations sweeping across the world today signal that, despite unprecedented progress against poverty, hunger and disease, many societies are not working as they should. The connecting thread, argues this new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is inequality.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Sale of BS VI norm vehicles, 09/12/2019. The Government, vide G.S.R. 889(E), dated 16.09.2016 has mandated BS-VI mass emission standard for vehicles throughout the country from April 1, 2020 to curb pollution across the country.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pedestrians killed in road accidents, 09/12/2019. The State-UT wise details of Pedestrians killed under the category of road user during the last three calendar years i.e. 2016 to 2018 are given at Annexure.