Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Water Crisis in the Country, 15/07/2019. The Dynamic Ground Water Resources of the country are being periodically assessed jointly by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) and State Governments.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Schemes for Tribal Areas, 15/07/2019. Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy for overall and holistic development of tribal people living across the country including Madhya Pradesh. These include support for health, skill development, education, sanitation, water supply, livelihood etc.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution of surface and ground water, 15/07/2019. Water bodies in the country are polluted due to discharge of untreated sewage, industrial effluent, agricultural runoff containing fertilizers, pesticides, etc.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Progress on BS VI Vehicles Standards, 15/07/2019. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas has informed that Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have achieved an average blend percentage of 6.2 percent ethanol in petrol as on 17.06.2019 during the current ethanol supply year 2018-19.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pollution due to e-waste, 15/07/2019. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in 2005 estimated 1.47 lakh ton of ewaste in the country. As per the United Nations University report, “The Global E-Waste Monitor 2017”, 20 lakh ton of e-waste generation was reported in the country in 2016.

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in order to conserve, protect and improve the quality of environment and preventing, controlling and abating environmental pollution has decided to identify beaches for the purpose of Blue Flag Certification.

The tenth edition of the Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) - Africa, reveals that 64% of South Africans surveyed think corruption increased in the previous 12 months. The survey, released by Transparency International in partnership with Afrobarometer, was conducted between the end of July and September 2018.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Utilization of Fly Ash, 12/07/2019. As per Central Electricity Authority (CEA) report,the utilization of fly ash has increased from 66.6 million-ton in 2008-09 to 132 million-ton in 2017-18. In the year 201718, the overall utilization of fly ash in various application was 67 %.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Steps for boosting rural economy and generation of employment opportunities, 12/07/2019. The Ministry of Rural Development has been taking various steps to boost the rural economy and generate employment opportunities.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Mining Activities in Forest Areas, 12/07/2019. The forest land diverted for mining activities under Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980 is returned back after completion of mining operation and biologically reclaimed. In the last three years 47469.49 ha.

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