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The bi-directional relationship between poverty and tuberculosis (TB) is well established. Poverty aggravates material disadvantage, social exclusion, discrimination in participation across a wide range of socio-economic and behavioural activities along with undernutrition, overcrowding, lack of access to healthcare and other social determinants of health.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Supply of Electric Vehicles, 25/07/2019. Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Power has concluded the procurement process of 10,000 e-cars under the National E-Mobility Programme that was launched on 7th March 2018.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status of Small Hydro Power Projects, 25/07/2019. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy brings out Small Hydro Power Schemes from time to time to provide Central Financial Assistance to both Government and Private sector for setting up Small Hydro Power (SHP) projects.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Making environment education mandatory, 25/07/2019. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has framed an 8 unit module syllabus for Ability in Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC-Environment Studies) under Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Storage of Spent Fuel Near Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, 25/07/2019. There has been some opposition to setting up of ‘Away From Reactor’ (AFR) facility at Kudankulam by a section of the people living around the site because of misinformation being spread by some groups.

The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha on July 25, 2019. The Bill amend the Companies Act, 2013.

Bill to set up single tribunal to settle inter-state water disputes in Lok Sabha. A bill to help adjudicate disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valleys at a faster pace was introduced in Lok Sabha on 25 July, 2019 amid protests by opposition parties which said states were not consulted.

The International Energy Agency estimates that energy efficiency improvements can deliver over 40% of the greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed to meet global climate goals. The private sector has an important role to play in this, enabling a faster shift to renewables while at the same time generating significant business benefits.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Urban homeless population in the country, 24/07/2019. As per Census 2011, the total number of houseless urban household in India is 2,56,896. The State/UT-wise details are attached at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Survey regarding manual scavenging, 24/07/2019.