Question raised in Lok Sabha on Norms for Power Plants, 21/03/2017. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has notified revised Standards for Thermal Power Plants (TPPs) including plants under construction vide S.O.3305 (E) dated 07/12/2015.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Green Cover, 21/03/2017. As per the study Urban Greening Guidelines, the per capita availability of green space may decline due to increase in urban population. The city wise details are given in Annexure-I. The Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) implemented by Ministry of Urban Development has also inter-alia objective of increasing the amenity value of cities by developing greenery and well maintained open spaces (e.g. parks). The details of funds earmarked for city parks under AMRUT are at Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Funds under CAMPA, 21/03/2017. A statement showing the funds released to the State CAMPAs from the year 2009-10 till date, State wise, is at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Funds for Pollution Abatement Schemes, 21/03/2017. State-wise details of funds released to various State Governments under the NRCP/NGRBA during the last three years and current year (till February, 2017) are at Annexure-I. State-wise details of funds released to various State Governments under NPCA during the last three years and current year (till February, 2017) are at Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Environmental Damage due to Illegal Mining, 21/03/2017.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Abatement of Air Pollution, 21/03/2017. The quality of air in Delhi can be assessed as per National Air Quality Index (NAQI) which classifies it into good, satisfactory, moderate, poor, very poor, and severe categories.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of implementation of drinking water and sanitation schemes, 20/03/2017. The State /UT-wise details of implementation of ongoing schemes under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in the country is at Annexure-I. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM(G)) has been launched on 2nd October, 2014, which aims at attaining Swachh Bharat by 2nd October 2019. The focus of the scheme is on behavior change and usage of toilets. Currently, Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is under implementation in 675 districts.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Release of MGNREGA funds to drought hit states, 20/03/2017. The details of drought declared by various states is at Annexure. The Government approved the provision of additional employment of 50 days over and above 100 days per household under MGNREGA in the drought notified areas in FY 2015-16.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Offsetting Environmental losses due to illegal mining, 20/03/2017.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Management of e-waste , 20/03/2017. The policy framework for environmentally sound management of e-waste is laid down in E-Waste (Management) Rules, 2016 which was notified in March, 2016.

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