Question raised in Lok Sabha on Compensation Under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, 19/12/2017. Crop season-wise, State-wise and insurance company-wise details of premium amount collected alongwith share of Government both Central and State and share of farmers; total claims and number of farmers to whom the claims are paid during 2016-17 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) are annexed. Details for 2017-18 are not available as the harvesting for the Kharif crops is still in progress.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Compensation Under Crop Insurance Schemes, 19/12/2017. The details of total claims paid on the basis of individual farm level assessment of crop losses due to localized calamities including hailstorm during 2016-17 are included in this document.

The Parliament has cleared this bill to exclude bamboo from the definition of tree under the Indian Forest Act, stating it would improve earnings of tribals and dwellers living around forests.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Inter-state water disputes for sharing of river water, 18/12/2017. The Parliament has enacted Inter-State River Water Disputes (ISRWD) Act, 1956 for adjudication of disputes relating to waters of inter-State rivers and river valley thereof.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Environmental damage due to illegal mining, 18/12/2017. As informed by Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) (a subordinate office of the Ministry of Mines), the detail of illegal mining reported in various parts of the country and the action taken by State Governments, for the last five years i.e. 2013-14 to 2017-18 (till Quarter ending June 2017) are at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Environmental clearance to hydro power projects, 18/12/2017. A total of 204 hydroelectric power stations are presently functional in the country. A total of sixty nine (69) hydroelectric power projects have been granted environmental clearances in the country by this Ministry since notification of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Notification, 2006. List is annexed (Annexure-I).

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Deaths due to pollution, 18/12/2017. Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has not conducted any assessment of the premature deaths in the country that have occurred due to air pollution.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Consultation with affected states to curb environmental pollution, 18/12/2017.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Compensatory afforestation on forest land, 18/12/2017. Compensatory afforestation has been done on 8.13 lakh hectare (Non forest land- 3.27 lakh ha. and Degraded forest land- 4.86 lakh ha.) from the Compensatory Afforestation Fund. Fund released to different States/Union Territories upto 30.11.2017 from Compensatory Afforestation Fund managed by Ad-hoc CAMPA is placed at Annexure-A.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Areas affected by arsenic contaminated water, 18/12/2017. State /District / Union Territory wise number of arsenic affected habitations in the country as reported by the States in Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry as on 13th December, 2017 is at Annexure.