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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Allocation Under Public Distribution System, 23/07/2019. Allocation of foodgrains to the States/UTs for Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) under J{ational Food Security Act, 2Ol3 is made on the basis of percentage coverage as determined for that State/UT by Govt.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued guidelines for rollout of the Rs 34,422-crore PM-KUSUM scheme, which would encourage farmers to generate solar power in their farms and use the clean energy to replace their diesel water pumps.

Carbon capture, utilisation and storage will be an important part of the portfolio of technologies and measures needed to achieve climate and energy goals.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Open defecation free India, 22/07/2019. The Government had launched Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [SBM(G)] with effect from 2nd October, 2014 with the aim to attain Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2nd October, 2019 by providing access to toilet facilities to all rural households in the country.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Depletion of Ground Water Levels, 22/07/2019. Central Ground Water Board is periodically monitoring the ground water levels throughout the Country on a regional scale, through a network of monitoring wells.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Traditional Forest Dwellers, 22/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Socio-Economic Condition of Tribes, 22/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ethanol Production, 22/07/2019. Ethanol production/generation depends upon various factors viz. ethanol production capacity, availability of raw materials mainly cane molasses/juice, procurement price of ethanol for supply under Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme, efficiency of plant and machinery, etc.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Safety of GM Crops, 19/07/2019.

The Singapore-headquartered firm will utilise the fund to expand its capacity to 500 MW in the next couple of years from the existing 200 MW.

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