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Parliament Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha (Question/Answer)

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Sewage into Ganga River, 09/03/2017

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Sewage into Ganga River, 09/03/2017. As per data available from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the total sewage generation in Ganga basin states from all the Class-I and Class-II cities is 11386.60 Million Liters per Day (MLD). The total industrial effluent generation discharging into river Ganga is 501 MLD.


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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Management Index, 06/04/2017

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Management Index, 06/04/2017. NITI Aayog has developed a Composite Water Management Index as a useful tool to assess and further improve the performance in efficient management of water resources. The index would provide useful information for the States and also for the concerned Central Ministries/Departments enabling them to formulate and implement suitable strategies for better management of water resources. The Index has 28 key Performance Indicators (KPIs) covering irrigation status, drinking water and other water-related sectors (Annexure). It is targeted to prepare the index for States/Union Territories from the current financial year (2017-18).

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of implementation of drinking water and sanitation schemes, 20/03/2017

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of implementation of drinking water and sanitation schemes, 20/03/2017. The State /UT-wise details of implementation of ongoing schemes under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) in the country is at Annexure-I. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM(G)) has been launched on 2nd October, 2014, which aims at attaining Swachh Bharat by 2nd October 2019. The focus of the scheme is on behavior change and usage of toilets. Currently, Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is under implementation in 675 districts. The State/UT wise details is at Annexure-I A.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of open defecation in rural areas, 27/03/2017

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Status of open defecation in rural areas, 27/03/2017. The focus of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is on behaviour change of people to adopt safe sanitation and use toilet. In order to educate the people, the programme lays emphasis on community involvement. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), upto 5% of total resources can be spent on Information, Education and Communication(IEC) for State and District level. 3% of the resources can be used at the Central level for the same purpose. Further for creating awareness about sanitation and generating demand for sanitation facilities, including toilets, a Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy and Communication Strategy Framework has been adopted by the Ministry for activities under Information, Education and Communication (IEC).

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Sanitation scheme for villages, 27/03/2017

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Sanitation scheme for villages, 27/03/2017. Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is under implementation in 675 districts. All areas in a district including hilly areas are supposed to be covered under the programme. State/UT wise details is at Annexure 1.


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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Open defecation free villages, 27/03/2017

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Open defecation free villages, 27/03/2017. State-wise, number of villages declared open defecation free as on 10th March, 2017 is at Annexure-1. Sanitation Coverage as on 2.10.2014 were 41.64% and 31.82% in Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh respectively which has increased to 77.58% and 56.71% respectively as on 23.3.2017. 60% and 31% villages of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have been declared Open Defecation Free (ODF). Also 5 districts of Chhattisgarh and 2 districts of Madhya Pradesh have been declared ODF.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Alarming level of water pollution, 27/03/2017

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Alarming level of water pollution, 27/03/2017. The water quality is monitored by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in association with the concerned State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) and Pollution Control Committees (PCCs) for Union Territories across the country at 2500 stations, including 1693 stations for surface water under National Water Monitoring Programme (NWMP). As per available data for 2016, 55% observations conform to criteria related to Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), 44% to total coliform and 60% to faecal coliform.

 

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SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS UNDER GAP

 

  • Whether the Government has formulated any schemes for ensuring that untreated sewerage or drainage is not discharged into the Ganga river and if so, the details thereof along with the cities selected for the purpose including the current status of such schemes;
  • The present status of construction of sewerage, drainage and sewage treatment plants in towns and cities along the river Ganga under the Ganga Action Plan (GAP);
  • Whether the Government proposes to complete the incomplete works under the said schemes/plan and integrate them with the present plan and if so, the details thereof ?

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Waste, 09/03/2017

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Waste, 09/03/2017. Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) was launched by the Government of India providing basic services (e.g. water supply, sewerage, urban transport) to households and build amenities in cities. The component of faecal sludge management is an eligible component under the mission. National Policy on Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) was released by MoUD which seeks to address the efficiency of systems in place for onsite sanitation whereof the faecal sludge output needs to be managed in an environmentally safe manner including the proper engineering design, construction and maintenance of septic tank systems, pit latrines and such other systems generating faecal sludge.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sewage Generation, 09/03/2017

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sewage Generation, 09/03/2017. The increase in quantum of sewage is not attributed to construction of more toilets across the country under Swachh Bharat Mission. Sewage is one which is flowing through network sewers. It may go to treatment facility or disposed elsewhere with or without treatment. With construction of toilets, the necessity arises for management of septage from septic tanks for which the component of septage management is an eligible component under AMRUT. As per the assessment carried out by CPCB in the year 2015, the sewage generation and treatment capacity for Urban Population of India, is estimated to be 61,948 MLD (approx) and 23,277 MLD respectively.

 

 


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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sanitation Standard, 09/03/2017

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sanitation Standard, 09/03/2017. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM-G) entails freedom from open defecation and management of solid and liquid waste. The SBM-G guidelines also provide setting up systems for scientific disposal of waste. Technological options for Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) have been provided to the States. The States may identify socially acceptable and environmentally safe technologies as suitable to them. An Index of Village Swachhta has also been developed. This includes factors like access to safe toilets and also whether there is visible cleanliness around households and public places.


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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Sewage into Ganga River, 09/03/2017

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Discharge of Sewage into Ganga River, 09/03/2017. As per data available from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the total sewage generation in Ganga basin states from all the Class-I and Class-II cities is 11386.60 Million Liters per Day (MLD). The total industrial effluent generation discharging into river Ganga is 501 MLD.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Industrial garbage in major rivers, 06/02/2017

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Industrial garbage in major rivers, 06/02/2017. As per the existing environmental regulations, disposal of industrial garbage is permitted only at authorized sites. Rivers in the country are mainly polluted due to discharge of untreated and partially treated sewage from cities/towns and industrial effluent. Non-point sources of pollution like agricultural runoff, open defecation, runoff from solid waste dump sites etc., also contribute to this pollution. Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified 920 grossly polluting Industries discharging effluent into rivers across the country. These industries are required to meet the prescribed effluent quality norms before discharging their treated effluent into water bodies. CPCB has also identified 302 polluted river stretches in the country. State-wise details of Polluted River Stretches is given in Annexure.


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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Arsenic contamination in drinking water, 06/02/2017

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Arsenic contamination in drinking water, 06/02/2017. As regards rural areas of the country, as reported by the States into the Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry as on 02 Feb, 2017, the areas of 66 districts of 8 states are in the grip of Arsenic Contamination. Details are attached as Annexure-1.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Water, 07/02/2017

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Water, 07/02/2017. Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) carries out groundwater quality assessment and monitoring across the country. Based on such assessment, locations in excess of permissible limits, as prescribed by Bureau of Indian Standards, have been identified which are given in the annexure.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Waste, 08/02/2017

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of Waste, 08/02/2017. The details of the total no. of Mission cities in each State, funds allocated & released towards Solid Waste Management and sanitation component for various States during 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 under SBM are at Annexure-I. Similarly, under AMRUT, the Centre approves the State Annual Action Plan (SAAPs) submitted by the States. The Centre has approved the SAAP of 2015-16 & 2016-17 of all State/UTs and also approved the 3rd and final SAAP of some States. The details of projects related to sewerage proposed by State Government under AMRUT are at Annexure-II.


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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Management, 14/12/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Waste Management, 14/12/2016. As per the assessment made by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for 2015, the sewage generation in the urban areas of the Country is estimated to be about 61,948 MLD (approx.) and sewage treatment capacity is for 23,277 MLD, which is about 37.6% of the total sewage generation. Further, as per the data available till Oct. 2016, the total amount of solid waste generated in the urban areas of the Country is about 1,58,878 MT/D, of which only 21.45% is being treated, currently. The State-wise generation & treatment of sewage is at Annexure-I and the State-wise generation & processing of solid waste is at Annexure- II. There are 7 functional Waste to energy plants with a capacity to produce 88.4 MW. Further, there are 45 functional/sub optimal compost plants in the country, currently, with a production capacity of about 5 lakh MT/annum. At present, total annual production of city compost from these plants is approximately 1.5 lakh MT/annum. The details of the functional/operational waste treatment plants are at Annexure-III.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Policy for Sanitation, 14/12/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Policy for Sanitation, 14/12/2016. Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) was launched on 2nd October, 2014 with aim to make the country Open Defecation Free (ODF) and 100% scientific disposal of municipal solid waste by 2nd October, 2019. The Mission targets the sanitation needs of all groups, communities and individuals in urban areas of the country. Under this Mission, Govt. of India is providing funds of Rs.4,000/- per seat for individual household latrines, Viability Gap Funding (VGF)/grants of Rs. 39,200/- per seat for community and public toilets, and Rs. 12,800/ per urinal seat to the States to achieve the target of the Mission. The state-wise results of municipal solid waste management achieved for door-to-door collection of waste is at Annexure-I.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Prevention of Water Pollution in Ganga, 05/12/2016

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Prevention of Water Pollution in Ganga, 05/12/2016. Water quality monitoring of river Ganga is being carried out by CPCB from Gangotri to Diamond Harbour. The overall water quality data as well station wise water quality data of last three years i.e 2013-15 indicates: The river water quality is conforming the bathing criteria for Dissolved oxygen (DO) at most of the locations from 2011 to 2015; The long term assessment of water quality data indicates that the river water quality is not conforming to the notified criteria for bathing for Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) between the river stretches from Down Stream Raiwala to Haridwar in Uttrakhand, from Kannauj to Trighat in Uttar Pradesh and from Baharampore to Uluberia in West Bengal. However, the stretches falling in the state of Bihar have been reported relatively clean in term of organic pollution; and Except for few locations in the upper stretch of the river, the river does not conform to the water quality criteria for Fcal Coliform of 2500 MPN/100ml.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Action Against Industrial Units Polluting Ganga, 05/12/2016

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Action Against Industrial Units Polluting Ganga, 05/12/2016. CPCB has monitored 764 Grossly Polluting Industries (GPIs) in the five Ganga states during August, 2011 to September, 2016 out of which 583 units were found non-complying and have been issued directions under Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. During the year 2014-15, 24 directions were issued under Section 5 of E(P) Act, 1986 whereas during 2015-16, 468 directions were issued.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 01/12/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Contamination of Ground Water, 01/12/2016. Ground water quality data generated by Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) during various scientific studies and ground water quality monitoring indicates that ground water in isolated pockets in parts of various States including Delhi and Bihar is contaminated with Fluoride, Nitrate, Arsenic, etc.The number of Blocks in each State, affected with ground water contamination are given at Annexure-I. To increase availability of drinking water, the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation has suggested all States to adopt water conservation measures like roof top rainwater harvesting, erecting sustainability structures for water conservation etc. For creating such sustainability structures, 10 % of National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP) fund is provided to the States. State-wise details of expenditures are given at Annexure II(a) to II(d). Department of Land Resources is currently implementing 8214 watershed development projects in 28 States (except Goa) covering an area of about 39.07 million ha. under the Watershed Development Component (WDC) of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY) principally for development of rainfed portions of net cultivated area and culturable wastelands. The major activities taken up under the WDC-PMKSY, inter-alia, include ridge area treatment, drainage line afforestation, soil and moisture conservation, rain water harvesting, horticulture, pasture development , creation of livelihoods for asset-less person, etc. State wise details of funds released are in Annexure –III.
 

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free Villages, 01/12/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free Villages, 01/12/2016. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) has been launched on 2nd October, 2014, which aims at attaining Open Defecation Free India by 2nd October 2019. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), the focus is on behavior change, usage of toilets and engagement of communities. The programme provides flexibility to the State governments in choosing the approach, considered most suitable to them. The programme also provides incentives for individual toilets. Funds are also available for community toilets and for solid and liquid waste management. The behavior change communication is emphasized and there is also focus on capacity building of the implementation machinery.
 

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Ranking of Cities on the basis of Swachh Bharat Mission, 01/12/2016

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Ranking of Cities on the basis of Swachh Bharat Mission, 01/12/2016. The Ministry of Urban Development has released the ranking of 73 Million plus cities including State Capitals which were surveyed under Swachh Survekshan-2016. The ranking was announced on 15th February, 2016. The details of rankings are at Annexure-I.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free Cities, 30/11/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free Cities, 30/11/2016. The state-wise names of cities declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) are enclosed as annexure-I. A declaration has to be obtained from all wards of the city/town, without exception, declaring respective wards as ODF. City municipal administrations have to obtain a self-declaration of ODF from all the wards of the city as per due process. After obtaining the declaration, the city municipal administration may pass a preliminary resolution declaring the city to be ODF. 

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollutants in River Systems, 29/11/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Pollutants in River Systems, 29/11/2016. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) along with State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) is monitoring the river water quality across the country through a network of 1275 monitoring stations on various rivers under National Water Quality Monitoring Programme (NWQMP). As per the report published by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in February 2015, 302 polluted river stretches have been identified on 275 rivers based on Bio-chemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) levels, a key indicator of organic pollution. 

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Common Effluent Treatment Plants, 29/11/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Common Effluent Treatment Plants, 29/11/2016. According to Central Pollution Control Board, 193 Common Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs) are installed in the country with combined capacity of 1474 Million Litres per Day (MLD) which is given at Annexure – I. There are 920 Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) in different States/UTs including Tamil Nadu and West Bengal out of which, 615 STPs are operational, 80 STPs are non-operational, 154 STPs are under construction and 71 STPs are under planning stage. The details of the STPs are given at Annexure – II. The estimated sewage generation in the country was 61,948 MLD in 2015 against available treatment capacity of 23,277 MLD. Under NRCP, sewerage system and sewage treatment plants are set up in polluted stretches of Rivers based on the proposals received from State Governments. Sewage treatment capacity of 2373.41 MLD has been created at a sanctioned cost of Rs.4517.84 crore under NRCP (excluding Ganga and its tributaries). The details, State-wise, are given at Annexure-III.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free Districts, 17/11/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Open Defecation Free Districts, 17/11/2016. State-wise, number of districts that have been declared open defecation free is at Annexure-1. Since the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) on 2nd October, 2014, 239.15 lakh toilets have been constructed under SBM(G) as on 30.09.2016. In addition to these, 15.30 lakh toilets have been constructed under MGNREGA since 2.10.2014. Government has set the target to make country open defecation free by 2nd October, 2019.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status of SBM, 17/11/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Status of SBM, 17/11/2016. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is a demand driven programme, therefore no State/UTwise targets are fixed but based on Annual Implementation Plans (AIPs) and available funds at GoI. However, State/UT-wise, central share released and expenditure reported during last three years and the current year is at Annexure-1, State/UT-wise, number of individual household latrines constructed during last three years and the current year is at Annexure-2.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Targets under Drinking Water and Sanitation Schemes, 17/11/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Targets under Drinking Water and Sanitation Schemes, 17/11/2016. The State/UT-wise details of targets set and achievements made under National RuralDrinking Water Programme (NRDWP) during each of the last three years are at Annexure-I. Since Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is demand driven programme, hence no State/UT-wise targets are fixed. However, State/UT-wise, number of Individual household latrines constructed during last three years is at Annexure-II.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Safe Drinking Water, 11/08/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Safe Drinking Water, 11/08/2016. As per information provided by States / UTs on online portal Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry, there are total 17,14,528 rural habitations in the country. Out of them; 13,09,567 rural habitations are fully covered (getting 40 litres per capita per day (lpcd) or more potable drinking water); 3,34,592 habitations are partially covered (getting less than 40 lpcd) and 70,369 habitations are quality affected (where quality of drinking water is affected with at least one water contaminant like Arsenic, Fluoride, Iron etc.) Hence, still there are about 23% rural areas in the country where the population is getting unsafe drinking water or less than the required present norm. The state wise details of coverage of rural habitations as on 08.08.2016 are at Annexure – I. The funds allocated to various States for the last three years and current year is given at Annexure – II.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drinking Water and Sanitation in Tribal/Backward Areas, 04/08/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drinking Water and Sanitation in Tribal/Backward Areas, 04/08/2016. Under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP),the Ministry earmarks 10 % of NRDWP allocation for coverage of Scheduled Tribes concentrated rural habitations. However, the Ministry does not release /earmark fund separately for backward area with regard to drinking water supply. The details of funds released to all States including Jharkhand during last two years and current year for Scheduled Tribes concentrated habitations is at Annexure – I. As regards, Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) (SBM - G), State/UT-wise, Central share released in Schedule Tribes (STs) dominated districts during last 2 years and current year under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) as per Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) is at Annexure-II.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Solid Waste, 26/07/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Solid Waste, 26/07/2016. The types of solid waste generated in the country include wet waste (bio-degradable) such as vegetable waste, food waste; dry waste (recyclable) such as paper, plastic, glass, metal, inert and debris. As per report of the Central Pollution Control Board 2014-15, 51.4 Million Tones of solid waste was generated during the previous years in the Municipal limits in the country. In general, the composition of solid waste varies with 45-50 % of wet waste, 20-25 % dry waste and about 30-35% inert and debris.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Problem of fluoride contamination in drinking water in Himachal Pradesh, 25/07/2016

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Problem of fluoride contamination in drinking water in Himachal Pradesh, 25/07/2016. As reported by the States into the online Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry, as on 20/7/2016, the problem of excess fluoride in rural drinking water sources is reported by 17 States in 13,949 habitations and the State-wise number of fluoride affected habitations is annexed.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Nimami Ganga Yojana, 21/07/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Nimami Ganga Yojana, 21/07/2016. As on 30th June 2016, 97 projects has been sanctioned under Namami Gange programme (including the existing projects sanctioned under NGRBA programme) in 53 towns at an estimated project cost of Rs 8588.21 Crore. Out of these 12 projects are sanctioned exclusively under new components of Namami Gange programme with a sanctioned cost of Rs 351.42 Crore. Out of 97 projects, 32 are completed. The primary water quality criteria for bathing reaches in rivers notified by ministry of environment & forests (MoEF & CC) is given in Annexure-I.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conversion of City Waste into Compost Manure, 26/04/2016.

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Conversion of City Waste into Compost Manure, 26/04/2016. The Government of India has approved a policy on promotion of City Compost. The salient features of the policy are at Annexure.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of e-Waste, 15/03/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Disposal of e-Waste, 15/03/2016. The reported generation of e-waste by State Pollution Control Boards/ Pollution Control Committees within their State / Union Territory at different period is given at Annexure. In the year 2013-14, it was reported that one lakh twenty one thousand three hundred and eighty one (1,21,381) tons of e-waste was collected for dismantling and recycling.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Solid Waste Management, 15/03/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Solid Waste Management, 15/03/2016. Government of India has launched Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) on 2nd October, 2014 with the target to make the country clean by 2nd October, 2019 by providing financial central assistance to the States. The Mission covers all 4041 statutory towns / cities as per 2011 census. One of the admissible components under SBM is Municipal Solid Waste Management with maximum of 20% viability gap funding (VGF)/grant to the States. The States have to finance the additional cost either through State plan or inviting substantial investment from private sector for implementation of solid waste management. The States may decide the share of urban local bodies depending upon their financial capacity. The details of fund allocated to States during Mission Period (2014-19) and fund released during last two years is enclosed at Annexure-I.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drinking Water in SC/ST dominated Areas, 10/03/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drinking Water in SC/ST dominated Areas, 10/03/2016. State / UT-wise details of funds released and utilized along with details of achievements (Nos. of habitations) made in SC & ST dominated areas including States of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Odisha during last three years and current year are at Annexure-I & II respectively. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) {SBM(G)}, the projects are sanctioned districtwise. Currently, 643 district sanitation projects have been sanctioned. The State/UT wise details is at Annexure-III. Since sanitation programmes are demand driven, State/UTwise targets are not set. However, State/UT-wise Individual household latrines (IHHLs) constructed for SCs and STs during the last three years and the current year as on 7-3- 2016 is at Annexure-V. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), 22% and 10% funds are earmarked for SCs and STs respectively. State/UT-wise, Central share released for SCs and STs during last three years and current year as on 7-3-2016 is at Annexure-IV.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sewage Treatment Plants, 08/03/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Sewage Treatment Plants, 08/03/2016. As per the report published by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in March, 2015, the sewage generation from urban areas in the country is estimated at around 62,000 million litres per day (mld), whereas the total sewage treatment capacity available is only 23,277 mld, or 37% of the sewage generation. The State-wise details of sewage generation from urban areas and corresponding treatment capacity available is at Annexure-I. The details of funds released to various State Governments for implementation of sanctioned works under NRCP/NGRBA programmes during the last three years, State-wise are at Annexure-II.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drinking Water, 24/02/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Drinking Water, 24/02/2016. Assistance to the states including Karnataka and Rajasthan for improving the facilities for drinking water is being provided under the Schemes Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), SMART CITIES, North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme (NERUDP), and 10% Lumpsum scheme. The details of proposals/projects received and fund sanctioned/released under the Scheme, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) at Annexure-I, SMART CITIES at Annexure-II, North Eastern Region Urban Development Programme (NERUDP) at Annexure-III and 10% Lumpsum scheme at Annexure-IV.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Management of Sewage, 24/02/2016

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Management of Sewage, 24/02/2016. The quantum of sewage generated from Class - I Cities and Class - II Towns is 38254.82 million litres per day (MLD) out of which only 11787.38 MLD (31%) is being treated and the remaining 26467.44 MLD is disposed into the water bodies without any treatment. The city wise details at Annexure-I. The various technologies being used in sewage treatment plants are Activated Sludge Process (ASP), Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR), Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR), Oxidation, Anaerobic Digesters etc. The details of proposals received/sanctioned for setting up of sewage treatment plant and under ground drainage and fund released during the last three years and the current year, city and State-wise are at Annexure-II.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Safe drinking water to villages, 21/12/2015

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Safe drinking water to villages, 21/12/2015. Ministry maintains data regarding coverage of habitations with drinking water supply in rural areas of the country in terms of habitations and not in terms of villages.As reported by States / UTs into the online Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) there are no habitations without drinking water facilities. However, there are 63071 habitations in the country as on date where one or more of drinking water sources is contaminated by chemical contaminants like arsenic, fluoride, iron, nitrate and salinity. Some of the rural population inhabiting these areas are not getting clean drinking water. The State wise / UT wise details of partially covered habitations i.e. habitations with service delivery of less than 40 liter per capita per day (LPCD)and details of the habitations which are quality affected are given in the Annexure.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Action plan for scientific disposal of e-wastes and bio-medical wastes, 21/12/2015

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Action plan for scientific disposal of e-wastes and bio-medical wastes, 21/12/2015. For disposal of bi-medical waste generated in the Country, 198 Common bio-Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal facilities have been installed and approval for another 28 have been given. So far, 148 dismantlers / recyclers have registered with the State Pollution Control Boards in the country under the e-waste rules. State wise details of these facilities are enclosed at Annexure I.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Drinking Water and Sanitation projects , 21/12/2015

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Drinking Water and Sanitation projects , 21/12/2015. Under National Rural Drinking Water Programme (NRDWP), drinking water schemes / projects prepared by the States do not come to the Central Government for approval. States have State Level Scheme Sanctioning Committee (SLSSC) which approves the rural drinking water supply projects to be taken up in the State. However, some States including Madhya Pradesh had submitted various proposals for funding from external lending agencies for examination and recommendation to Ministry of Finance (MoF). The details of such proposals are at Annexure-I. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) {SBM(G)}, projects are sanctioned district-wise. 

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission, 21/12/2015

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Implementation of Swachh Bharat Mission, 21/12/2015. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) {SBM-G} has been launched on 2nd October, 2014 with a goal of attaining Swachh Bharat by 2nd October, 2019 by accelerating sanitation coverage in the rural areas. Since the launch of SBM(G), there has been a spurt in the progress made under the programme. Against the expected outcome of 50 lakh for individual latrines for the year 2014-15, 58,54,987 latrines were constructed. During 2015-16, 60.88 lakh toilets have already been constructed as on 17.12.2015. Since the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission(Gramin) on 2nd October, 2014, 119 lakh toilets have already been constructed as on 17.12.2015. State/UT-wise details is at Annexure-1. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), so far 5.91 lakh individual household toilets and 28948 community and public toilets seats have been completed. State/UT-wise details is at Annexure-2. The Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) has been launched on 2nd October, 2014. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Central share released during 2014-15 and 2015-16(As on 17-12-2015) is at Annexure-3. Under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), so far Rs. 1361.37 crore has been released to States/UTs. State/UT-wise details is at Annexure-4.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Nirmal Gram Status to Villages, 17/12/2015

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Nirmal Gram Status to Villages, 17/12/2015. Number of Gram panchayats awarded Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) during each of the last three years is at Annexure-1. Under the new Swach Bharat Mission (Gramin) launched on 2nd October, 2014, Nirmal Gram Puraskar (NGP) has been closed. State/UT-wise, number of Gram Panchayats identified for making Open Defecation Free during 2015-16 as per Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) prepared by the States/UTs is at Annexure-2. Funds required for transforming Gram panchayats into Open Defecation Free are provided under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin). Since SBM(G) is a demand driven scheme, hence no State-wise allocations made. However, State/UT-wise, central funds released during the last three years and the current year is at Annexure-3.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Treatment Plants, 10/12/2015

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Water Treatment Plants, 10/12/2015. At the national level, data pertaining to number of various water supply schemes are maintained while the data on water treatment plants is maintained by the respective State / Union Territory Departments dealing with rural drinking water supply. The data collected till date during various discussions, reviews, video conferencing and on Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry, State-wise is annexed.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Supply of piped drinking water in rural areas, 07/12/2015

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Supply of piped drinking water in rural areas, 07/12/2015. Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation through National Rural Drinking Water Programme supplements the efforts of States to provide drinking water to rural population by providing technical & financial assistance. The Ministry monitors the coverage of habitation with piped water supply. As reported by States / UTs in the online Integrated Management Information System (IMIS) of the Ministry, State-wise details of achievements against the target during the last two years are given in Annexure-I.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) for water and sanitation, 12/08/2015

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) for water and sanitation, 12/08/2015. State Governments/ULBs have implemented JnNURM projects in PPP mode. The details of said 44 projects implemented in PPP mode are furnished at Annexure-I. The water supply and sanitation projects are on-going with the assistance of International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. The details of the on-going projects are furnished in the Annexure-II.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Integrated Ganga Conservation Programme, 03/08/2015

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Integrated Ganga Conservation Programme, 03/08/2015. The Cabinet approved the Namami Gange program on 13th May, 2015 as a comprehensive approach to rejuvenate the river Ganga by inclusion of all tributaries under one umbrella. The program envisages 100% central government funding. Details and salient features of Namami Gange is given in Annexure I. The budget estimated for the the programme is Rs. 20,000 crore for 5 years (2015-20). The details of projects approved (as on 30th July 2015) under the Namami Gange programme is given in Annexure-II.

 

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Question raised in Lok Sabha on MDG for sanitation, 23/07/2015

 

Question raised in Lok Sabha on MDG for sanitation, 23/07/2015. Data on State/UT-wise percentage of Rural Households with access to toilets is included in this document.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on waste water and sewage treatment plants, 11/05/2015

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on waste water and sewage treatment plants, 11/05/2015. State-wise, the capacity of sewage treatment plants in Class-I & Class-II towns as per Central Polution Control Board report published in 2009 is at Annexure-1.

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on setting up 33 sewage treatment plants to clean Yamuna river, 09/03/2015

 

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Question raised in Rajya Sabha on safe drinking water and sanitation in rural areas, 02/03/2015

 

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on safe drinking water and sanitation in rural areas, 02/03/2015. Also includes the funds released by Government of India to the State Governments under NRDWP during current year 2014-15.

 

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