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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Private Participation in Mining Sector, 03/07/2019.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Growth Rate of Agriculture, 02/07/2019. The State-wise details of growth rate of Gross State Value Added (GSVA) of Agriculture and Allied sectors for the years 2012-13 to 2017-18 is given at Annex I.

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Illegal Land Acquisition and Mining, 01/07/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Most air-polluted cities, 01/07/2019. 102 non-attainment cities have been identified based on ambient air quality data for the period 2011 – 2015 and WHO report 2014/2018 and placed at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Groundwater Resources in India, 27/06/2019. Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) carries out ground water monitoring, four times a year, on regional scale through a network of observation wells in the Country. As per the pre-monsoon water level data (2018), the deeper ground water level (more than 40 meters below ground level) has been observed in the isolated pockets in some of the States/UTs. State-wise depth to water level and distribution of percentage of wells for the Period of Pre-monsoon, 2018 is given at Annexure I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Rising Malnourishment Among Children, 27/06/2019, As per the report of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 4 conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2015-16, 35.7% children under 5 years of age are underweight and 38.4% are stunted.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Municipal Waste, 27/06/2019. The total Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generated in the urban areas of the country is 1.45 Lakhs Metric Tonnes per Day (MT/D) of which 54% is being processed in a scientific manner at present.