The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in its endeavour to facilitate the policy makers in evolving the best developmental policies has been bringing out the publication “Women and Men in India” on annual basis. The publication portrays the extend of gender inequality and gender discriminations through crucial statistical indicators of socio-economic and demographic relevance. Gender statistics have a crucial role in gender mainstreaming in developmental policies.

Pocket Book of Agricultural Statistics, an abridged version of `Agricultural Statistics at a Glance"m serves as a quick reference guide to all essential data relating to agricultural sector. This edition of Pocket Book takes forward continuous endeavor to incorporate information on the emerging areas of concern relating to agriculture sector. The edition includes updated information on all the key indicators of agriculture and allied sector along with progress under various new initiatives of the Government, viz.

This is a compilation of data on various indicators of Urban India such as Demography, Employment, Transportation, Sanitation, Housing, Socio-economic Indicators and Public Expenditure on Urban Development. It also provides information the flagship schemes of the Ministry of Urban Development like Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), Smart City Mission (SCM) and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

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.