Question raised in Lok Sabha on Farmers’ Income, 12/02/2019. Agriculture being a State subject, the State Governments undertakes development of perspective plans and ensures effective implementation of the programmes/ schemes. Also, Government of India supplements the efforts of the State Governments through various Schemes/ Programmes. Details of State-wise funds allocated under various schemes being implemented during 2018-19 is Annexed.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Calculation of MSP, 12/02/2019. The detail of MSP of various agricultural crops during last year is given at Annexure I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Worsening air quality in cities, 11/02/2019. )Ambient air quality is monitored at 731 locations covering 312 cities/towns in 29 States and 6 Union Territories across the country under National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP). The ambient air quality data for million plus cities during 2015-2017 is at Annexure.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Project Elephant, 11/02/2019. The State wise details of funds allocated, released and utilized under the scheme Project Elephant during last three years is given in Annexure I. The death of elephant due to various reasons like train accident, electrocution, poaching and poisoning during the last three years, State-wise, is given in Annexure II, III, IV and V respectively. The detail of human deaths due to human-elephant conflict during the last three years, State-wise, is given in Annexure VI.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Premature deaths due to air pollution, 11/02/2019. CPCB has identified 102 non-attainment cities, violating National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), based on an analysis of ambient air quality data of the period 2011 – 2015 and WHO report 2014/2018. State-wise list of non-attainment cities is at Annexure.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Polluted stretches of the rivers, 11/02/2019. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with the 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.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Plan for environmental protection and afforestation, 11/02/2019. The State/UTs-wise details of funds released and utilised under Compensatory Afforestation Funds ,Green India Mission and National Afforestation Programme for the last three years and current year are given in Annexure-I, II and III respectively.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Impact of emission of Green House Gases, 11/02/2019. The details of some of the major weather extremes in India in the recent years, as reported under India’s Second Biennial Update Report (2018) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is at Annexure-I.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Human animal conflict, 11/02/2019. The Animal Welfare Division of this Ministry does not maintain details regarding rate of decrease in the population of animals and increasing rate of human-animal clash, especially attacks on human beings by elephants, stray dogs and monkeys, etc. Management of wildlife (Elephant, Monkeys) is the responsibility of the concerned State/UT Governments. However, Project Elephant Division, MoEF&CC has compiled the details regarding the deaths of human beings by elephant attack are given in Annexure.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Funds for increasing forest cover, 11/02/2019. The State/UTs wise details of forest cover along with percentage as per ISFR-2017 is given in Annexure-I. National Afforestation Programme (NAP) of the Ministry of Environment & Forests is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme for afforestation and eco-restoration of degraded forests and adjoining areas through people’s participation.

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