This Report of the Standing Committee on Finance (Sixteenth Lok Sabha) deals with action taken by the Government on the recommendations/observations contained in their Thirty-Fourth Report on the subject 'State of Rural / Agricultural Banking and Crop Insurance' of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Financial Services) which was presented Lo

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Tiger Deaths, 01/08/2017. The total number of tiger deaths in the country, as reported by States, during each of the last three years and the current year, State-wise is at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Rise in Cancer Patients, 01/08/2017. As per Indian Council of Medical Research’s Cancer registry data, there has been an increase in estimated incidence of cancer in the country including the States of Punjab and Haryana. The details are at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on MSP for Agricultural Produce, 01/08/2017. The MSPs fixed by Government from 2015-16 to 2017-18 are at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Monitoring of Air Quality, 01/08/2017.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Human-Wildlife Conflict, 01/08/2017. The State-wise details of loss of human lives due to tiger and elephant, during the last three years, are given in Annexure-I and Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Untreated Sewage into Rivers, 01/08/2017 As per a report published by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in March, 2015, the sewage generation from urban areas in the country is estimated at 61,948 million litres per day (mld), against which a sewage treatment capacity of 23,277 mld is available. The State-wise details are given at Annexure-I. The remaining untreated sewage either

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has rapped the government for its ‘dismal performance’ in setting up solar energy systems at defence establishments. These observations were made in the 28th report of the committee titled National Solar Mission – An Appraisal.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Nutrition Level Under ICDS Scheme, 28/07/2017. As on 31.03.2017, 9.83 crore beneficiaries availed the Supplementary Nutrition under the Anganwadi Services of Umbrella ICDS Scheme. A statement showing the funds allocated and utilised under ICDS scheme for Supplementary Nutrition during each of the last three years, State/UT-wise is annexed.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on MSP for Cotton, Oilseeds and Pulses, 28/07/2017. The production of pulses, cotton and oilseeds for the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 is at Annexure I. Government has increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of all kharif crops including pulses, cotton & oilseeds for 2017-18 season on the basis of the recommendations of Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), views of State Governments, Central Ministries/Departments and other relevant factors.

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