Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of Green India Mission, 27/03/2017. Green India Mission (GIM) is being implemented in 13 states at present namely Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab and Uttrakhand.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Extreme changes in climate, 27/03/2017. As per the fifth Assessment report (AR5) of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published in 2014, globally averaged combined land and ocean surface temperature has risen by 0.85 0C [0.65 to 1.06] over the period 1880 to 2012.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Exceeding level of PM2.5, 27/03/2017.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Emission of greenhouse gases, 27/03/2017. As per the Biennial Update Report submitted by India, the quantum of India’s total green house gas (GHG) emissions (excluding LULUCF) in 2010 was 2.136 billion tonnes Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq).

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Alarming level of water pollution, 27/03/2017.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Wildlife Preservation, 21/03/2017. Local communities are involved in the conservation of wildlife and its habitats by the concerned state and UT Governments as the protection and conservation of wildlife is primarily the responsibility of the concerned State/UT Governments. The State Governments have declared 67 Conservation Reserves and 26 Community Reserves in the country. The list is at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Violation of Pollution Laws, 21/03/2017. The Ministry has notified industry specific effluent and emission norms under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Protection of Lakes/Ponds, 21/03/2017. The Central Government has notified the Wetlands (Conservation and Management) Rules, 2010 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to regulate various activities within the notified wetlands, including lakes and ponds.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution due to Steel Plants, 21/03/2017. Steel industry is identified as one of the 17 category of highly polluting industries.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Paris Agreement, 21/03/2017. The Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) pertains to the post-2020 period. Therefore, its implementation will only begin after 2020.

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