Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Report of CSE on automobile pollution, 27/03/2017.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Relaxation of regulatory regimes for bamboos, 27/03/2017. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change had issued an Advisory dated 14.5.2013 regarding relaxation of regulatory regimes in respect of bamboo grown on private lands.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Permissible PM10 concentration, 27/03/2017. World Health Organization (WHO) has published ‘WHO Air quality guidelines for particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide’ during the year 2005.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Open defecation free villages, 27/03/2017. State-wise, number of villages declared open defecation free as on 10th March, 2017 is at Annexure-1. Sanitation Coverage as on 2.10.2014 were 41.64% and 31.82% in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh respectively which has increased to 77.58% and 56.71% respectively as on 23.3.2017. 60% and 31% villages of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). Also 5 districts of Chhattisgarh and 2 districts of Madhya Pradesh have been declared ODF.

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.

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