NMDC Limited (Company) is a Central Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Steel mainly carrying on iron ore mining in the States of Chhattisgarh and Karnataka. The Performance Audit on Operational Performance of NMDC Limited was conducted covering the period from 2012-13 to 2016-17.

Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over the coming decade, while agricultural productivity growth is expected to increase slightly faster, causing inflation-adjusted prices of the major agricultural commodities to remain at or below their current levels, according to an annual report by the Organisation fo

This joint handbook by UNDP and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, provides practical guidance for policymakers, statisticians, practitioners and others seeking or engaged in developing a national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).

The Consumer Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha on 08 July, 2019. The bill aims at protecting the interests of consumers by establishing authorities for timely and effective administration and settlement of consumers’ dispute.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Afforestation in lieu of diverted forest land, 08/07/2019. The Government of India has diverted a total of 47469.49 hectares of forest land and a total of 62769.58 hectares area has been stipulated for compensatory afforestation (CA)in lieu of the said diversion, during the last three years i.e. 2015-2018.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Ethanol in Petrol, 08/07/2019. Government is implementing Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme through Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs). At present, Public Sector OMCs are selling upto 10% ethanol blended petrol.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG, 08/07/2019. State/UT-wise details of LPG consumers as on 01.06.2019 are at Annexure. Government of India (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) makes allocation of Public Distribution System (PDS) Kerosene on quarterly basis to States/UTs.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Child Labour in Hazardous Occupations, 08/07/2019. The details of occupations/industries including processes which are hazardous for child labour are at Annexure-I and Annexure-II.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Action Plan for Pollution Free Rivers, 08/07/2019. The 351 river stretches on 323 rivers are prioritised based on BOD values in five classes.

The Union budget 2019-20 presented by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman prioritises agriculture and water sectors. The proposed Budget 2019-20 has historic allocation for the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare: Rs 1,30,485 crore —the highest-ever. National Rural Drinking Water Programme got Rs 9,150.36 crore --- increase of 69% from last year

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