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This report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) relates to matters arising from compliance audit of the transactions of eight Scientific and Environmental Ministries/Departments of the Government of India as well as of autonomous bodies and Central Public Sector Enterprises under them.

Three new cities — Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara — have been added to the list of Critically Polluted Areas (CPA) in Gujarat while Odhav, Naroda (in Ahmedabad), Bhavnagar and Junagadh have been removed from the list, stated the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in a report tabled in the Gujarat Assembly.

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, in its audit report tabled on 8th August, 2022, highlighted several lapses in the procurement and supply chain of drugs under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), which led to a shortage of drugs at wellness centres.

The Comptroller and Auditor General has criticised the railways over its waste management system in almost all sectors from stations, coaching depots, maintenance and production units as well as bio-medical waste generated in its hospitals. The CAG report on Waste Management in Indian Railways was presented in Parliament on 08 August, 2022.

Several projects in coastal regulation zones were approved during the 2015-2020 period despite inadequacies in the environmental impact assessment (EIA) reports, according to this CAG report tabled in Parliament on 8th August, 2022.

The Audit Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India on Implementation of Rural Electrification schemes in Jharkhand, Government of Jharkhand, for the year ended 31 March 2020, prepared under Article 151 of the Constitution of India, was submitted to the Governor of Jharkhand on 27 June 2022.

The Report contains significant findings of audit of the Departments under Economic Sector and of the Receipts and Expenditure of major Revenue earning Departments under Revenue Sector under the provisions of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971 and Regulations on Audit and Accounts,

This Report deals with the results of audit of 83 Government Companies and four Statutory Corporations for the year ended 31 March 2019.

During the survey of 2,612 toilets reported by CPSEs to have been constructed, 200 toilets were not found constructed in the respective schools and 86 toilets were found to be only partially constructed. The non-existing and partially constructed toilets constituted 11 per cent of toilets surveyed.

India's power transmission networks constitute vital arteries of the entire power value chain. Growth of power sector is contingent to development of a robust and a non-collapsible transmission network.