The Public Accounts Committee (2019-20) present this Fourteenth report (Seventeenth Lok Sabha) on ‘Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme (AIBP)’ based on C&AG Report No.22 of 2018 related to the Ministry of Jal Shakti (Department of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation).

A Bill to provide for a national framework on farming agreements that protects and empowers farmers to engage with agri-business firms, processors, wholesalers, exporters or large retailers for farm services and sale of future farming produce at a mutually agreed remunerative price framework in a fair and transparent manner and for matters conne

A Bill further to amend the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 was enacted to provide for better prevention of the spread of dangerous epidemic diseases.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Seventy Oneth Year of the Republic of India as follows:— 1. (1) This Act may be called the Electricity (Amendment) Act, 2020.

In terms of world proved coal and lignite reserve at the end of 2017,India stands fifth afterUSA, Russia, Australia & China as per the Statistics published by International Energy Agency

Parliament passed The Mineral Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 for amendments in Mines & Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act 1957 and The Coal Mines (Special Provisions) Act, 2015. Rajya Sabha passed the bill 0n 12 March, 2020, while Lok Sabha already passed this bill on 6th March, 2020.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science & Technology, Environment, Forests and Climate Change considered the Demands for Grants (2020-21) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences in its meeting held on 17th February, 2020.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Schemes for youth and women, 02/03/2020.

As per directions of the Central Pollution Control Board relating to installation of Online Continuous Emissions Monitoring System (OCEMS) for 17 categories of highly polluted industries, 4245 units were identified for installation of the system. Of these identified 4245 units, 3513 units have installed the OCEMS as on July 31, 2019.

While regulating the use of RO system in the country, based on the TDS parameter, the concerned Local Bodies like Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Jal Nigam, Municipal Corporation, Jal Board, Municipalities, Private and Public sector agencies engaged in potable water supply, shall inform the consumers about the water sources and qual

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