Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Steps to reduce carbon footprint of steel industry, 11/12/2019. The steel industry is a deregulated sector. The steel companies have undertaken expansion &modernisationprogrammes over the years, thereby adopting state-of-the-art technologies.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Eradication of child labour, 11/12/2019. As per census 2011, total no. of child main workers in the age group of 514 years is 43,53,247. State wise details are annexed at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Electrical Vehicle Policy, 11/12/2019. The Union cabinet has approved the scheme titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' for promotion of Electric Mobility in the country.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Term of Non-captive Mining Lease, 11/12/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Impact of Coal Mines on Environment, 11/12/2019. Coal mining, like any other developmental activity, does have impacts on Environment. However, such impacts in case of coal mining is generally contained within the project area itself.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Estimation of Poverty, 11/12/2019. The report of the Task Force primarily focuses on issues of measurement of poverty and strategies to combat poverty. Regarding estimation of poverty, the report of the Task Force states that “a consensus in favour of either the Tendulkar or a higher poverty line did not emerge.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Obesity problem in the country, 10/12/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on farm incomes, 10/12/2019. The latest available estimates of average income per agricultural household in the country are based on the “Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households” conducted by National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) during its 70th round (January 2013 – December 2013).

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Electrification of every village of the country, 10/12/2019. As reported by the States, all the inhabited census villages across the country stand electrified as on 28.04.2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Decrease in Agricultural Land, 10/12/2019. As per report on Land Use Statistics for 2014-15 (latest available), agricultural land/ cultivable land in the country has declined only marginally from 182.01 million hectares in 201011 to 181.89 million hectares in 2014-15.

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