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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Power Demand by 2020, 20/07/2017. The details of power plants that are under construction (State-wise) are given at Annex-I. As per the 19th Electric Power Survey (EPS) Report, the projected electrical energy requirement and peak electricity demand (utilities) on all India basis in the year 2019-20 is 1400 BU and 2,00,696 MW, respectively. The Power Supply Position in terms of energy requirement and peak demand during last year (2016-17) and during current year 2017-18 (upto June’17) are furnished at Annex-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on ODF Villages, 20/07/2017. The States/UTs - wise number of villages have been declared as Open Defecation Free (ODF) during the last three year including the current financial year is at Annexure-I. The amount spent to make these villages ODF during the said period including Karnataka, State/UT-wise is at Annexure –II.

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