Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Sewage into Ganga River, 09/03/2017. As per data available from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the total sewage generation in Ganga basin states from all the Class-I and Class-II cities is 11386.60 Million Liters per Day (MLD).

BEIJING – The Chinese government is seeking to improve its air quality by reducing emissions of major polluting gases, according to a report presented by the premier at the opening of the parliamen

Member states approve changes, including €12bn innovation fund, to emissions plan for cleaner technology and pollution cuts.

The European Parliament has today backed proposals to reform the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) beyond 2021 in a bid to push up prices in the world's largest carbon market and drive increased

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Level in Major Reservoirs, 09/02/2017. Central Water Commission (CWC) monitors live storage status of 91 reservoirs of the country on weekly basis and issues weekly bulletin on every Thursday. Out of these reservoirs, 10 reservoirs are in Gujarat. Water availability of the 91 reservoirs monitored by CWC against their storage capacity at end of the monsoon season i.e. 30th September during last three years is given in Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on MGNREGS, 09/02/2017. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) is a demand driven programme. Hence no State/UT- wise allocation of fund is made. The Central funds are released to the States/UTs including Uttar Pradesh on the basis of agreed to Labour Budget and taking into consideration the performance and the pace of utilization of available funds.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 09/02/2017. Ground water quality data generated by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicates that ground water in isolated pockets in parts of various States is contaminated with Fluoride, Nitrate, Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, Chromium etc. The State-wise details of districts affected in parts with ground water contamination are given at Annexure I.

The Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture submitted its report on the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 on February 8, 2017. The Bill amends the Motor
Vehicles Act, 1988 and was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 9, 2016.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Waste, 08/02/2017. The details of the total no. of Mission cities in each State, funds allocated & released towards Solid Waste Management and sanitation component for various States during 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 under SBM are at Annexure-I. Similarly, under AMRUT, the Centre approves the State Annual Action Plan (SAAPs) submitted by the States. The Centre has approved the SAAP of 2015-16 & 2016-17 of all State/UTs and also approved the 3rd and final SAAP of some States.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Management, 07/02/2017. As per Annual Reports submitted by State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) /Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) till December 2016, the quantity of solid waste generation is estimated to be about 1.43 lakh tons per day in the year 2015-16.