The Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers (2022-23) present this Forty-Fourth Report (Seventeenth Lok Sabha) on ‘Fertilizer Subsidy Policy and Pricing matters including need to continue Urea Subsidy Scheme’ pertaining to the Department of Fertilizers , Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

Over the past two decades, India has seen growth in forest and tree cover despite developmental activities. India in its 2015 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) committed to creating an additional sink of 2.5 to 3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) through the expansion of forest and tree cover by 2030.

Nepal, as a signatory of the Paris Agreement, filed its second Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) in 2020. The NDC set a target for the adaptation of electric vehicles in the country’s public transport sector.

Extreme weather events are worsening across Australia. Since the Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, there have been 11 declared insurance catastrophes. Since January 2020 insurers have received almost 788,000 claims related to floods and storms that have been declared catastrophes or significant events.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has found serious deficiencies in the performance of the Bansagar Canal Project and the modernisation of the Chaudhary Charan Singh Lahchura Dam Project in Uttar Pradesh from 2014-15 to 2020-21.

Around Rs 79 crore has been transferred to ineligible beneficiaries under the Ministry of Rural Development’s National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) between 2017 and 2021, an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has revealed.

The Ministry of Jal Shakti on August 08, 2023, notified Guidelines on accessible and inclusive piped water supply for persons with disabilities and for other population groups with access challenges.

The Goa state legislative assembly passed the Goa Waste Management (Amendment) Bill, 2023.

This Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India contains results of the Performance Audit on Ayushman Bharat – Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) covering the period September 2018 to March 2021.

SDG11 provides a critical ‘entry point’ into the 2030 Agenda for urban decision-makers, stakeholders and community groups, who often engage in a voluntary or ad-hoc manner with both national and international processes.