Question raised in Lok Sabha on Growth Rate in Agriculture Sector, 02/01/2018. The details / estimates on Gross State Value Added (GSVA) for Agriculture and Allied Sector are compiled and released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) with the coordination of the States/UTs in the country. The State-wise details of the latest GSVA for agriculture & allied sector (at constant 2011-12 prices) and its rate of growth are given at Annexure- I (A) & Annexure- I (B) respectively.

The impacts of the industrial structure on the atmospheric environment in Shenzhen are analyzed by utilizing climate, environmental and economic data over the past 35 years of Shenzhen, a rapid developing megacity in China.

According to this report published by the Ministry Of Statistics And Programme Implementation, women form 46 per cent of the total 13.41 lakh elected representatives (ERs) in Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) across the country. The share of women elected members in Panchayati Raj institutions is highest in Jharkhand (59%) followed by Rajasthan (58%) and Uttarakhand (58%) and lowest in Daman & Diu (29%) followed by Arunachal Pradesh (33%), Goa (33%), Gujarat (33%) and Tamil Nadu (33%).

India’s road length increased by 1.31 lakh kilometres within a span of one year between March 2015 and March 2016, according to the latest report released by the road transport and highways ministry. This translates to adding 360 km daily to the country’s road network in comparison to 170 km and 190 km per day in 2013-14 and 2014-15 respectively. India’s road network increased from 54.72 lakh kms to 56.03 lakh kms on the back of higher pace of construction of rural roads which pushed up the total length by almost half.

There were 8.10 lakh unincorporated non-agricultural enterprises in the national capital, of which 97 per cent were operating in urban Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said. Sisodia released a report on "Incorporated Non- agricultural Enterprises Excluding Constructions in Delhi".

While microfinance companies have been studied and there is a growing consensus that they exclude the poorest, the impact of government microfinance programmes is relatively less understood. The National Rural Livelihoods Mission, which aims to reduce rural poverty by organising women into self-help groups, building capacity and providing access to microcredit is evaluated through a survey of 2,615 households in five districts of Madhya Pradesh. The focus is on four key questions. Who benefits and who gets left out? What is the pattern of household investment priorities?

In 2016, on an average 25 people died due to respiratory ailments were recorded every day, up from 16 deaths every day in 2013, shows data presented in the Delhi Statistical Handbook, 2017

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Covering of Crops under Crop Insurance Schemes, 29/12/2017. The Government is presently implementing the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY), Restructured Weather Based Crop Insurance Scheme (RWBCIS) and Coconut Palm Insurance Scheme (CPIS) in the country. The PMFBY and RWBCIS envisage coverage of all food and oilseeds crop and commercial/horticultural crops. It is, however, the prerogative of the State Government/ Union Territory to select the crops which they want to be covered under the schemes.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste-To-Energy Plants, 28/12/2017. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has supported 180 waste-to-energy plants based on Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), Urban & Industrial Waste for generation of power, biogas and bioCNG. These plants are functioning properly meeting the desired objective of utilizing agricultural waste, urban waste, industrial waste and Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) for generating power, producing biogas and BioCNG.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status of Small Hydro Power Projects, 28/12/2017. 1085 small hydro power projects with aggregate capacity of 4399.355 MW capacity have been set up upto November 2017. The State wise number of Small Hydro Projects installed by 30.11.2017 are given in Annexure-I.

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