Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollution in Rivers, 21/06/2019. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs)/ Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) monitors the water quality of rivers across the country through a network of monitoring stations under the National Water Quality Monitoring Programme. The criteria/norms of standard level water pollution for major rivers are generally based on Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)levels, a key indicator of organic pollution.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Poaching and Trafficking of Wildlife, 21/06/2019. Confirmed cases of poaching and seizures from the year 2012 to 2018 are at Annexure-I. The steps taken/being taken by the Government of India through the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to check poaching is at Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Poaching and Trafficking of Wildlife, 21/06/2019. Confirmed cases of poaching and seizures from the year 2012 to 2018 are at Annexure-I. The steps taken/being taken by the Government of India through the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to check poaching is at Annexure-II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Clean Air Programme, 21/06/2019. NCAP is a pan India medium term five-year national level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country. At present, 779 manual and 170 real time air quality monitoring stations are installed across the country. State wise list of manual and continuous stations installed in the country is enclosed as Annexure I and Annexure II respectively.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on National Clean Air Programme, 21/06/2019. NCAP is a pan India medium term five-year national level strategy to tackle the increasing air pollution problem across the country. At present, 779 manual and 170 real time air quality monitoring stations are installed across the country. State wise list of manual and continuous stations installed in the country is enclosed as Annexure I and Annexure II respectively.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Malnutrition Among Children, 21/06/2019. As per National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) 35.7% of under-five children are underweight, 21% wasted, and 38.4% stunted across the country. State/UT-wise detail is enclosed in Annexure – I. The specific programs which have bearing on nutritional status of women and children and their expenditure is enclosed at Annexure -II.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Fires, 21/06/2019. The details of forest fire incidents that occurred since January 2019 to 16th June,2019, as reported by Forest Survey of India, are as per Annexure–I. The Ministry has provided financial assistance to State/UT Governments affected by forest fire from the Forest Fire Prevention and Management Scheme. The amount disbursed to various states during the last three years (as on 31.03.2019) is given in Annexure-II.

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The State of India's Environment 2019 in Figures is an exclusive data-driven analysis of major developmental and environmental sectors. The datasets can be used by the media to investigate compelling stories, ask better questions to policymakers to drive them to come up with better policies for sustainable development agenda. SoE 2019 in Figures is an annual quantified statement of environmental statistics and analysis put together by Down To Earth magazine, which Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) helps publish.

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