This paper by the Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) examines two financing models for better infrastructure development in emerging economies. The paper compares the more centralized, development bank driven infrastructure investment model in Brazil with the decentralized model in India.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Organic Farming, 22/07/2016. Realizing the potential and benefits of organic farming particularly in areas like hilly, tribal and also in rainfed areas where utilization of chemical fertilizers and pesticides is relatively lower, the Govt.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Norms of Food Safety, 22/07/2016. Standards for articles of food prescribed under the Food Safety (FSS) Act, 2006 and regulations thereunder, are primarily enforced by the Food Safety Departments of the States/Union Territories. Random sampling and testing of food products, etc.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases, 22/07/2016. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has undertaken a survey on diabetes viz. ICMR India Diabetes (ICMR-INDAB) Study on the prevalence of diabetes.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Potassium Bromate in Breads, 22/07/2016. The Government is aware of the study by the Centre for Science and Environment. Potassium bromate was earlier permitted to be used as an additive for manufacturing bread and other bakery products under the erstwhile Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, 1954.

June marks 14 consecutive months of record heat for the globe. Average sea surface temperature was also record high, Persistent heat on land and in the sea this June shattered records, yet again.

Africa has major development aspirations in the broader context of a global and continental economic development agenda.

Climate change poses a double threat to the insurance industry. It faces mounting costs from claims relating to the physical impacts of climate change and knock-on events such as the disruption of global supply chains.

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.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Interlinking of Rivers, 21/07/2016. The inter-basin transfer of water, through interlinking of rivers (ILR), is considered to be essential for addressing the twin problems of water scarcity and floods.

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