India has 2,967 tigers, a third more than in 2014, according to results of this tiger census titled released on July 29, 2019 by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Madhya Pradesh saw the highest number of tigers at 526, closely followed by Karnataka (524) and Uttarakhand (442).

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status of Small Hydro Power Projects, 25/07/2019. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy brings out Small Hydro Power Schemes from time to time to provide Central Financial Assistance to both Government and Private sector for setting up Small Hydro Power (SHP) projects.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Urban homeless population in the country, 24/07/2019. As per Census 2011, the total number of houseless urban household in India is 2,56,896. The State/UT-wise details are attached at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Evictions due to demolition of slums, 24/07/2019. “In-situ” Slum Redevelopment (ISSR) component under PMAY(U) Mission mandates to use land as a resource for providing houses to slum dwellers.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Major diseases threatening the country, 23/07/2019. Under National AIDS Control Programme, a fully funded Central Sector Scheme, lifelong free anti-retroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection is provided to more than 13.14 lakh PLHIV through 546 ART centers.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Socio-Economic Condition of Tribes, 22/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Forest Villages, 12/07/2019. As per information received from respective State Governments and Ministry of Tribal Affairs, the number of the forest villages in forest areas and villages inside the core/critical tiger habitat in the country, State-wise, including Rajasthan, is given at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Cancer Cases, 12/07/2019. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) “Three-year Report of Population Based Cancer Registries: 2012-2014, Bengaluru, 2016”, the estimated number of incidence of cancer cases in the country is increasing.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Road Accidents, 11/07/2019. The Ministry analyses the road traffic injuries based on the data received from the Police Department of all State/UTs. The latest data of road accidents published by the Ministry are for the calendar year 2017.

By 2050, India will be in the global hot spot for ‘water insecurity' and there is an urgent need to focus on irrigation water productivity to raise agricultural productivity says the Economic Survey tabled in the Lok Sabha today.