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The National Perspective Plan (NPP) was prepared by the then Ministry of Irrigation (now Ministry of Jal Shakti) in August 1980 for water resources development through inter basin transfer of water, for transferring water from water surplus basins to water-deficit basins.

Rural water supply is a State subject. Government of India supplements the efforts of States/ UTs by providing financial and technical assistance through the centrally sponsored scheme Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM)which aims at providing potable water to every rural household with Functional Household Tap Connection (FHTC) at service level of 55 litre per capita per day (lpcd) by 2024.While allocating the fund under JJM to States/ UTs, 10% weightage has been given to the population residing in habitations affected by chemical contaminants including Arsenic and Iron.

As informed by Municipal Corporation, Udaipur (Rajasthan) and Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB),a part of waste water (sewage) are being released into the Ayad river. At present, out of about57 MLD waste water being generated in Udaipur city, about 12 MLD waste water is going into the Ayad River. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with Rajasthan State pollution Control Board (RSPCB) is monitoring water quality of aquatic resources at 196 locations in Rajasthan including Udaisagar Lake under National Water Quality Monitoring Programme.

Under SBM(G), the funds are released to State/UT Governments. Further release of the funds to the districts/panchayats/beneficiaries is done by the States/UTs. Since 2014-15 till date, a total amount of Rs.4224.98 crore has been released by the Government of India to Rajasthan under SBM(G), and the State has utilized Rs.3997.24 crore as per the Utilisation Certificates received. BM(G) is a demand driven scheme, hence fixed State/district-wise targets are not set under this scheme.

It is the responsibility of the State Governments/ concerned local bodies to set-up proper facilities for collection, transportation and treatment of sewage, for abatement of pollution of rivers and other water bodies.

Internet is being currently accessed mainly through mobile wireless technologies, which at present cover more than 95% of the population of the country.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Food Processing Industries, 03/03/2020. State-wise Number of Registered Food Processing Units/Factories along with Number of Units/Factories in Operation in the Country in 2016-17.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on loss due to floods and thunder storms, 03/03/2020. Several States in the country have been affected by natural calamities including thunder storms and floods during 2019-20.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on kharif crop damage due to excessive rain, 03/03/2020. The State Government of Madhya Pradesh has reported crop loss of 60.47 lakh hectares due to excessive rains during 2019-20. The Memorandum in this regard was received by the Union Government on 01.10.2019.

A Bill further to amend the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957 and to amend the Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. This Act may be called the Mineral Laws (Amendment) Act, 2020. It shall be deemed to have come into force on the 10th day of January, 2020.