The Committee on Public Undertakings (2017-18), present this Twentysecond Report on "Financing of Renewable Energy Projects by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (Based on Performance Audit Report No. 12 of 2015)".

This new bill introduced in the Lok Sabha includes provision for fine and imprisonment for adulteration of products, compounding of offences and establishment of the Central Consumer Protection Authority. Celebrities endorsing misleading ads will have to pay penalty of up to Rs 50 lakh and serve a ban of up to three years says this which replaces replaces the Consumer Protection Act 1986.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution in Rivers, 05/01/2018. Governments for implementation of various pollution abatement schemes. Sewage treatment capacity of 2455.43 mld (million litres per day) has been created so far under the NRCP. Details of the funds released to the State Government for pollution abatement of rivers under NRCP during last three years and current year is at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Noise Pollution, 05/01/2018. Ambient noise levels are monitored on real time basis by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) / Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) in seven metro cities, namely Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai under National Ambient Noise Monitoring Programme (NANMP). The average level of noise pollution in respect of seven metro cities of the country including National Capital Territory of Delhi during last three years is annexed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Integrated Development of Wildlife Habitats,05/01/2018. Year-wise details of funds released to State/UT Governments since the inception of IDWH is given on the Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Generation of Solid Waste, 04/01/2018. The State / UTs wise details of estimated generation of municipal solid waste is given in Annexure.

A parliamentary committee suggested that the government should come out with a legislation on data privacy at the earliest, as the country moves towards digitalisation of economy.

The government should consider allowing domestic coal to be used in imported coal-based thermal power plants to reduce the dependency on the dry fuel bought from other countries, says a Parliamentary Committee report.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status Wastage of Agricultural Products, 02/01/2018. The details of the post-harvest loss for 45 commodities are presented in Annexure-I.The volume of post-harvest loss of selected commodities is given in Annexure-I. The economic value of quantitative loss of 45 crops/commodities was calculated to be approx. Rs.92651 crore at average annual prices of 2014 (Annexure-I).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Growth Rate in Agriculture Sector, 02/01/2018. The details / estimates on Gross State Value Added (GSVA) for Agriculture and Allied Sector are compiled and released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) with the coordination of the States/UTs in the country. The State-wise details of the latest GSVA for agriculture & allied sector (at constant 2011-12 prices) and its rate of growth are given at Annexure- I (A) & Annexure- I (B) respectively.

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