Question raised in Lok Sabha on Promotion of Electric Vehicles, 09/07/2019. In order to promote manufacturing of electric and hybrid vehicle (xEV) and to ensure sustainable growth of the same, Government notified a scheme namely Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India [ FAME India Scheme] Phase-I w.e.f.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Loss of Crops Due to Natural Disasters, 09/07/2019. Crop insurance is a financial tool to insure losses to crops of farmers against natural calamities like flood, drought, pests & diseases and deviation in weather parameters on payment of admissible premium to the concerned insurance company.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Impact of Global Warming on Farmers, 09/07/2019. Studies show that, in the changing climate scenario, central & northern India and Western Himalayas have become more prone to

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Environmental Problems by NTPC Plants at Lara in Chhattisgarh, 09/07/2019.

The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 08 July, 2019. The bill aims at protecting the interests of consumers by establishing authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers’ dispute.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Afforestation in lieu of diverted forest land, 08/07/2019. The Government of India has diverted a total of 47469.49 hectares of forest land and a total of 62769.58 hectares area has been stipulated for compensatory afforestation (CA)in lieu of the said diversion, during the last three years i.e. 2015-2018.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ethanol in Petrol, 08/07/2019. Government is implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). At present, Public Sector OMCs are selling upto 10% ethanol blended petrol.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG, 08/07/2019. State/UT-wise details of LPG consumers as on 01.06.2019 are at Annexure. Government of India (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) makes allocation of Public Distribution System (PDS) Kerosene on quarterly basis to States/UTs.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Child Labour in Hazardous Occupations, 08/07/2019. The details of occupations/industries including processes which are hazardous for child labour are at Annexure-I and Annexure-II.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Action Plan for Pollution Free Rivers, 08/07/2019. The 351 river stretches on 323 rivers are prioritised based on BOD values in five classes.