Members of the Lower House yesterday urged the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Agriculture to bring to book people who are responsible for the failures in the implementation of a rural project,

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Air pollution in 39 smog-prone northern Chinese cities soared in February, making it increasingly unlikely they will meet their annual winter air quality targets, Reuters analy

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, present this Seventy-first Report on the subject 'Central Assistance for Disaster Management and Relief' pertaining to the Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure).

The Standing Committee on Coal and Steel present this Forty-Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Coal and Steel (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) on "CSR Activities by PSUs under Ministry of Mines" relating to the Ministry of Mines.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests has urged the environment ministry to take stringent steps to curb the illegal felling of trees. No action plans was prepared by the ministry to control illegal cutting of trees.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Farmers’ Income, 12/02/2019. Agriculture being a State subject, the State Governments undertakes development of perspective plans and ensures effective implementation of the programmes/ schemes. Also, Government of India supplements the efforts of the State Governments through various Schemes/ Programmes. Details of State-wise funds allocated under various schemes being implemented during 2018-19 is Annexed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Calculation of MSP, 12/02/2019. The detail of MSP of various agricultural crops during last year is given at Annexure I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Worsening air quality in cities, 11/02/2019. )Ambient air quality is monitored at 731 locations covering 312 cities/towns in 29 States and 6 Union Territories across the country under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). The ambient air quality data for million plus cities during 2015-2017 is at Annexure.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Project Elephant, 11/02/2019. The State wise details of funds allocated, released and utilized under the scheme Project Elephant during last three years is given in Annexure I. The death of elephant due to various reasons like train accident, electrocution, poaching and poisoning during the last three years, State-wise, is given in Annexure II, III, IV and V respectively. The detail of human deaths due to human-elephant conflict during the last three years, State-wise, is given in Annexure VI.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Premature deaths due to air pollution, 11/02/2019. CPCB has identified 102 non-attainment cities, violating National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), based on an analysis of ambient air quality data of the period 2011 – 2015 and WHO report 2014/2018. State-wise list of non-attainment cities is at Annexure.

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