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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Fires, 20/07/2018. The details of forest fire alerts issued to all State/ Union Territory Forest Departments during the last three years is given in Annexure-I. The details of fund released to State/UT Governments for various forest protection measures including forest fire prevention and management under the erstwhile Intensification of Forest Management Scheme (IFMS) and the ongoing Forest Fire Prevention and Management (FPM) during the last three years is given in Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Lakes and Rivers, 20/07/2018. The State-wise details of identified polluted river stretches, including Tamil Nadu, are at Annexure-I. The State-wise status of lakes complying/noncomplying to designated water quality criteria, including Tamil Nadu, is at Annexure-II. State-wise details of rivers covered and funds released under NRCP, including Tamil Nadu, are given at Annexure-III. State-wise details of lakes and wetlands covered as well as funds released under NPCA, including Tamil Nadu, are given at Annexure-IV.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Allocation of Funds under CAMPA, 20/07/2018. State/UT-wise list of fund released from Adhoc CAMPA during last three years is placed at Annexure-A.

In its latest report, the Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day in 2016 there were nearly 8 million people living in "modern slavery" in India - a claim strongly contested by the government on the grounds that its parameters were poorly defined and too wide-ranging.

Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International AIDS Society and lead author of the Commission’s report, told The Indian Express, that current approaches to HIV control were not adequate to conta

Countries in all regions of the world are continuing to make strides in their efforts to improve e-government and to provide public services online according to a new report launched by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Just 849 of the 8,214 projects under the Watershed Development Component of the flagship Prime Minister Krishi Sinchayee Yojana have seen “official closure” till date says this new report by the Standing Committee on Rural Development

TParliamentary committee on rural development dismissed the central government’s claim of achieving about 84 per cent of the sanitation coverage in the rural areas u

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), 19/07/2018. Rural sanitation coverage in the country at the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [SBM(G)] on 2.10.2014 was 38.7%. State/UT-wise details of coverage as on 2.10.2014 andIndividual household latrines (IHHLs) constructed from 2.10.2014 to 16.7.2018, yearwise, are given in Annexure-1. State-wisepercentage households with access to toilets and toilet usages isgiven at Annexure-2.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Road Accidents, 19/07/2018. As per the data received from police department of States/UTs, 150,785 persons and 1,47,913 persons were killed in road accidents during the calendar years 2016 and 2017 respectively. State/UT-wise details of persons killed in road accidents during the calendar years 2016 and 2017 is Annexed.

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