Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Low GDP Growth Rate, 23/07/2019. As per the estimates available from National Statistical Office, the growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant market prices was 5.8 percent in the fourth quarter (January-March) of 2018-19, which is lower than the growth achieved in last five years.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Allocation Under Public Distribution System, 23/07/2019. Allocation of foodgrains to the States/UTs for Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) under J{ational Food Security Act, 2Ol3 is made on the basis of percentage coverage as determined for that State/UT by Govt.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Open defecation free India, 22/07/2019. The Government had launched Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) [SBM(G)] with effect from 2nd October, 2014 with the aim to attain Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2nd October, 2019 by providing access to toilet facilities to all rural households in the country.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Depletion of Ground Water Levels, 22/07/2019. Central Ground Water Board is periodically monitoring the ground water levels throughout the Country on a regional scale, through a network of monitoring wells.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Traditional Forest Dwellers, 22/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Socio-Economic Condition of Tribes, 22/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ethanol Production, 22/07/2019. Ethanol production/generation depends upon various factors viz. ethanol production capacity, availability of raw materials mainly cane molasses/juice, procurement price of ethanol for supply under Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme, efficiency of plant and machinery, etc.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Safety of GM Crops, 19/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Restructuring of ICDS, 19/07/2019. Anganwadi Services scheme provides six child development related services i.e. Supplementary Nutrition, Pre-school Education, Health & Nutrition Education, Immunization, Health check-up and Referral Services.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Illegal Coal Mining in Forest Areas in Assam, 19/07/2019. As per information received from State Government of Assam, Coal Mining has been going on by the Coal India Limited in Digboi Forest Division of Tinsukia District in Assam.

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