The size and structure of the socioeconomic metabolism are key for the planet’s sustainability. In this article, we provide a consistent assessment of the development of material flows through the global economy in the period 1900–2015 using material flow accounting in combination with results from dynamic stock-flow modelling.

The Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare has been bringing out a publication on "Agricultural Prices in India" regularly. The present issue is the 33rd in the series. This publication gives information on index numbers of wholesale prices, consumer price index numbers for agricultural labour, wholesale and retail prices and world price statistics of various agricultural commodities for the years 2016 and 2017.

This overview provides a detailed look at energy developments based on complete supply and demand data for 2016 for 150 countries and regions and where available provisional official supply or production data

In the course of analysis and preparation of estimates of income originating from agriculture in the Central Statistical Office, a large body of data has been generated over the years which will be useful to research workers, government departments and other agencies. It has not been possible to include all these details in the National Accounts Statistics. A need has been felt for a publication which gives a long time series of data on gross value of output both at current and constant prices in one place.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Wildlife Sanctuaries, 20/07/2018. The details of the wildlife Sanctuaries in the country including Madhya Pradesh is given at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution Emanated from Thermal Power Plants, 20/07/2018. The coal based thermal power plants are identified as one the 17 highly polluting industries. There are 182 coal based thermal power plants (independent power producers) of which 32 plants are located near cities. The list of thermal power plants is given at Annexure I. The compliance monitoring is carried out by the respective State Pollution Control Boards. Surprise inspection of 38 thermal power plants in various states based on analysis of data of Online Emission Monitoring System has been done.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Level of Air Pollution, 20/07/2018. The ambient air quality is being monitored at 703 ambient air quality monitoring stations covering 307 cities/towns in 29 States and 6 Union Territories
under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). Under NAMP, three air pollutants viz., Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) and Particulate Matter (PM10) are being monitored at all the locations. Ambient air quality data for 46 million plus cities including Delhi is attached at Annexure-I

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Fires, 20/07/2018. The details of forest fire alerts issued to all State/ Union Territory Forest Departments during the last three years is given in Annexure-I. The details of fund released to State/UT Governments for various forest protection measures including forest fire prevention and management under the erstwhile Intensification of Forest Management Scheme (IFMS) and the ongoing Forest Fire Prevention and Management (FPM) during the last three years is given in Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conservation of Lakes and Rivers, 20/07/2018. The State-wise details of identified polluted river stretches, including Tamil Nadu, are at Annexure-I. The State-wise status of lakes complying/noncomplying to designated water quality criteria, including Tamil Nadu, is at Annexure-II. State-wise details of rivers covered and funds released under NRCP, including Tamil Nadu, are given at Annexure-III. State-wise details of lakes and wetlands covered as well as funds released under NPCA, including Tamil Nadu, are given at Annexure-IV.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Allocation of Funds under CAMPA, 20/07/2018. State/UT-wise list of fund released from Adhoc CAMPA during last three years is placed at Annexure-A.

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