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

There have been no observed instances of migration within the country that are directly attributable in any substantial measure to global warming of anthropogenic origin.

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines informed the Rajya Sabha that the government has approved a Master Plan to be implemented within ten years and two years for pre-implementation activities for the rehabilitation of the people affected by the underground fire and land subsidence in the Jharia Coal area of Jharkhand.

The safety of the dams is the prime responsibility of the state governments and the dam owners and the Dam Safety Bill 2019 proposes an institutional framework and provisions for prevention of dam failure related disaster through proper surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of dams in India.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Wasteland of the country, 13/12/2019.

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