Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Action on findings of CSE on illegal sale of GM foods in the country, 10/12/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Sale of BS VI norm vehicles, 09/12/2019. The Government, vide G.S.R. 889(E), dated 16.09.2016 has mandated BS-VI mass emission standard for vehicles throughout the country from April 1, 2020 to curb pollution across the country.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pedestrians killed in road accidents, 09/12/2019. The State-UT wise details of Pedestrians killed under the category of road user during the last three calendar years i.e. 2016 to 2018 are given at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Nutrition to Tribal People, 09/12/2019. Government is aware that there is gap between the tribal population and general population of the country with regard to various human development indicators pertaining to Health, Livelihood and Education etc.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Measures to reduce land degradation, 09/12/2019. Various steps have been taken by the Government of India to reduce land degradation and desertification of land to ensure food security.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Effluent treatment norms for pharmaceutical companies, 09/12/2019. The environmental standards for Pharmaceutical Industry were last issued in 2009. There are increasing concerns on water pollution and thus a need for improving upon the quality of effluents.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Effects of biofuels on pollution, 09/12/2019. BS-IV standards adopted from 1st April, 2017.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has expressed its concerns about the performance of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the country’s ability to achieve its 100 GW solar target by 2022.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on TB Cases in Rural Areas, 06/12/2019. The overall TB incidence in India is on the decline, 217 per lakh in 2015 to 199 per lakh in 2018. The estimated burden of the disease has decreased from 28.4 lakhs in 2015 to 26.9 lakhs in 2018.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Impact of Air Pollution on Health, 06/12/2019.