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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Villages in Forest Areas, 25/07/2017. The villages in forest areas may include forest villages, old habitations, unsurveyed villages and other villages in the forests, whether recorded, notified or not into revenue villages. However, as per information available in the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, the State-wise details of the forest villages in the country is given at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on MSP of Wheat and Pulses, 25/07/2017. Government fixes Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for twenty two (22) major crops viz. Paddy, Jowar, Bajra, Maize, Ragi, Arhar, Moong, Urad, Groundnut-inshell, Soyabean, Sunflower, Sesamum, Nigerseed, Cotton, Wheat, Barley, Gram, Masur (Lentil), Rapeseed/Mustardseed, Safflower, Jute and Copra and Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) for Sugarcane on the recommendation of the Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP). The MSPs fixed by Government since 2007-08 is given at Annexure I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Management of Wetlands, 25/07/2017. 115 wetlands in 24 States and two Union Territories have been identified for conservation and management under the National Wetland Conservation Programme (NWCP) of the Ministry. The State-wise list of these wetlands is given in Annexure - I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Growth of Farm Income, 25/07/2017. The Government fixes Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for major agricultural crops to ensure remunerative prices for farmers on the recommendation of Commission for Agricultural Costs & Prices (CACP).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environmental Clearance for Mines, 25/07/2017. The Ministry has identified 53 mining projects as violation cases under the ambit of notification S.O.804(E) dated 14.03.2017. The State-wise list is included in this document.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution from thermal power plant, 24/07/2017. The compliance with environmental norms in Thermal power plants is monitored by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), State Pollution Control Boards and Pollution Control Committees.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Borne Diseases, 21/07/2017. Diseases such as Cholera, Acute Diarrhoeal Diseases (Dysentery and Diarrhea), Enteric Fever (Typhoid) and Viral Hepatitis A & E are caused by consumption of contaminated drinking water. State/UT wise details of number of cases and deaths reported due to these diseases during 2014-16 as per data compiled by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence
(CBHI) are indicated in Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Vector Borne Diseases, 21/07/2017. The number of cases and deaths reported in the country during the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise and year-wise for Malaria, Dengue,Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis (JE), Kala-azar and Lymphatic Filariasis have been given at Annexure-I to VI respectively. The number of cases and deaths in respect of H1N1 is at Annexure VII.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on MSP for Agricultural Produces, 21/07/2017. Price of agricultural produce is determined by market forces of demand and supply. However, Government fixes Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) for twenty two (22) major crops viz.

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