GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.5514 TO BE ANSWERED ON 05.04.2022
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT(SUSHRI PRATIMA BHOUMIK)
As per the census 2011, the number of senior citizens was 8.4% of the total population. The Report of the Technical Group on population projections- July 2020 by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has projected increase in the population of senior citizens from 13.75 crore(10.1% of total population)in 2021 to 22.74 crore(14.9% of total population)in 2036.

ANSWER
The "Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI)" Wave-I (2017-18) report of Ministry of Healthand Family Welfare hasassessed the nutrition status of senior citizens in the country. The Report says that in India, more than a quarter of elderly age 60 and above are underweight(27%)and a fifth of elderly are overweight/obese(22%),indicating a dual burden of under nutrition and over nutrition among elderly in India.

ANSWER
To create awareness among elderly population and their family members the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has developed Information, Education and Communication (IEC)materials including nutritional aspects in elder age group {under National Programme for the HealthCare for the Elderly(NPHCE)} and shared with States/UTs.

ANSWER
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is already implementing a scheme of Integrated Programme for Senior Citizens under which grant in aid is provided to implementing agencies like NGOs, Voluntary Organisations for running and maintenance of senior citizen homes, continuous care homes.Nutrition,shelter,healthcare,cloth, entertainment etc. are provided to indigent senior citizens living in such homes, for healthy ageing.

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No.602 TO BE ANSWERED ON 01.12.2021
REDEVELOPMENT OF RAILWAY STATIONS IN RAJASTHAN
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state

ANSWER
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ASHWINI VAISHNAW)

Two stations viz., Gandhinagar Capital (Gujarat) and Rani Kamlapati Railway Station (Madhya Pradesh) have been developed and commissioned. Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal (Bengaluru) is ready for commissioning. Work is in progress at five stations viz. Ayodhya, Safdarjung, Bijwasan, Gomtinagar and Ajni. Techno-economic feasibility studies at other stations are under various stages.

ANSWER
Master Plans at three stations have been finalized. Master Plan at one station has been prepared. Techno-economic feasibility studies at other stations are under various stages.

ANSWER
Station development program is first of its kind and complex in nature and requires detailed techno-financial feasibility studies and various statutory clearances from local bodies etc. Therefore, no time-frame or cost can be indicated at this stage.

MINISTRY OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3506 ANSWERED ON 24.03.2022
POWER SUPPLY UTILISED BY SMALL BUSINESSES
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY be pleased to state

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY AND POWER ( R.K. SINGH)

The coal based Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) producers require high grade non coking coal for reducing iron ore to produce DRI. The total production of DRI in the country in 2020-21 was 34.38 Million Tonnes. The coal based DRI producers account for around 82% of the total DRI production and mostly comprise of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). DRI is also produced using natural gas (around 18% of the total production). Higher production of coal based DRI is due to non- availability of adequate Natural Gas for the iron & steel sector. The DRI so produced is used by the SME steel producers to produce steel using Induction Furnace and Electric Arc Furnaces.

ANSWER
The coal based Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) producers require high grade non coking coal for reducing iron ore to produce DRI. The total production of DRI in the country in 2020-21 was 34.38 Million Tonnes. The coal based DRI producers account for around 82% of the total DRI production and mostly comprise of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). DRI is also produced using natural gas (around 18% of the total production). Higher production of coal based DRI is due to non- availability of adequate Natural Gas for the iron & steel sector. The DRI so produced is used by the SME steel producers to produce steel using Induction Furnace and Electric Arc Furnaces

ANSWER
RE Sources are already supplementing the electricity generated from the conventional sources.

ANSWER
In accordance with Hon’ble Prime Minister’s announcement at COP26, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is committed to achieving 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

ANSWER
In accordance with Hon’ble Prime Minister’s announcement at COP26, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is committed to achieving 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

ANSWER
In accordance with Hon’ble Prime Minister’s announcement at COP26, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy is committed to achieving 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3740 TO BE ANSWERED ON 25TH MARCH, 2022
FRAUDULENT TRANSACTIONS UNDER THE AB-PMJAY
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state.

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(DR. BHARATI PRAVIN PAWAR)

Ayushman Bharat –Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) is governed on a zero-tolerance approach to any kind of fraud viz. suspect/non-genuine medical treatment claims, impersonation and up-coding of treatment packages/procedures etc. National Health Authority -the implementing agency of AB-PMJAY has issued a comprehensive set of anti-fraud guidelines. Regular anti-fraud advisories are issued to States/UTs. National Anti-Fraud Unit (NAFU) is created at NHA for overall monitoring and implementation of anti-fraud framework supported by State Anti-Fraud Units (SAFUs) at State level. All claims require mandatory supporting documents along-with on-bed patient photo before approval and payment. The feature of Aadhar-based biometric verification of beneficiary at the time of admission and discharge is launched at all private hospitals. Use of artificial intelligence and machine learning is made for a comprehensive fraud analytics solution to detect fraud pro-actively, develop algorithms that can be used on large volume of data to identify suspect transactions and entities and risk scoring of hospitals and claims. State/UT-wise details of penal action taken in respect of hospital transactions are at Annexure. As per the terms and conditions of empanelment, hospitals cannot deny treatment to genuine beneficiaries of the scheme. Medical treatment claims are filed by private hospitals with insurance companies/trust, as per the case. The insurance company/trust settles these claims after verifying the genuineness there of.
State/UT-wise details of penal action taken in respect of hospital transactions

S.No State / Union Territory Hospital Transactions
1 Assam 52
2 Bihar 140
3 Chhattisgarh 8,586
4 Haryana 101
5 Himachal Pradesh 2
6 Jammu And Kashmir 7
7 Jharkhand 3,767
8 Karnataka 7
9 Kerala 159
10 Madhya Pradesh 503
11 Nagaland 1
12 Puducherry 4
13 Punjab 2,065
14 Tripura 60
15 Uttar Pradesh 136
16 Uttarakhand 3,016

MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3700 TO BE ANSWERED ON 25.03.2022
BUDGETARY ALLOCATION UNDER ICDS
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state

ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT( SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)

The details of the fund allocated, released and utilized under Anganwadi Services for all States/UTs (including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Odisha) is at Annexure
. STATEMENT REFERRED IN REPLY TO PART (A) & (B) OF LOK SABHA UN-STARRED QUESTION NO. 3700 FOR 25.03.2022: (Rupees in Lakhs)

Fund released during 2020-21
SNP ICDS (GENERAL)
S.No State / Union Territory APIP Approved Funds released Funds Utilized APIP Approved Funds released Funds Utilized
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 37473.16 37135.93 39621.07 39873.84 32145.17 35874.75
2 BIHAR 85607.81 85607.81 92248.70 92248.70 41451.77 45445.88
3 CHHATTISGARH 32790.77 24593.07 26222.62 33870.8 25841.06 26987.48
4 GOA 881.76 858.8 823.09 1285.37 1165.27 892.91
5 GUJARAT 39368.34 33671.97 50526.47 32465.82 27761.28 29690.94
6 HARYANA 9251.15 5919.04 9630.85 16977.41 12194.63 11869.85
7 JHARKHAND 35190.74 26033.9 13609.62 26459.84 19750.86 19224.29
8 KARNATAKA 59944.17 41000 58445.14 40205.33 27641.75 35653.32
9 KERALA 13049.61 13049.61 17111.18 23197.38 18941.99 19153.59
10 MADHYA PRADESH 76522.02 74405.7 55338.77 62419.6 47631.89 53155.97
11 MAHARASHTRA 66616.79 66330.71 86147.00 66818.56 52452.49 57438.70
12 ODISHA 51279.05 50299.05 50434.24 44976.91 34353.21 38054.00
13 PUNJAB 9060.70 4341.15 5640.37 16596.86 16596.86 14216.29
14 RAJASTHAN 40198.42 34894.46 36702.71 37836.08 28231.15 32069.77
15 TAMIL NADU 39852.62 39022.39 37167.33 32395.03 22048.8 26062.17
16 TELANGANA 22487.67 21522.15 25139.46 23957.08 18408.88 21042.26
17 UTTAR PRADESH 188948.75 139063.6 88800.15 106996.83 59495.34 83636.83
18 WEST BENGAL 65848.20 65848.2 31659.56 67822.24 38757.05 58129.73
19 DELHI 7185.75 6539.81 7179.30 10931.52 3547.26 6331.49
20 PUDUCHERRY 0.00 0 84.54 555.58 424.39 251.48
21 HIMACHAL PRADESH 8441.22 6919.79 7023.79 24591.84 18632.28 21153.62
22 JAMMU & KASHMIR 4682.72 4629.5 3512.05 39620.25 24272.52 37184.90

ANSWER
Anganwadi Centres were closed due to Covid-19 pandemic. No impact study/survey (to study the impact of pandemic on nutritional status of women and children and on Early Childhood Care and Education) has been planned on ground, as human interaction has been minimised to control the spread of virus. However, to ensure continuous nutritional support to Anganwadi beneficiaries, Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are distributing Supplementary Nutrition at the doorsteps of beneficiaries once in 15 days. During Covid-19 pandemic period, Ministry sought regular reports from States/UTs to ensure uninterrupted delivery of nutrition and essential services to the beneficiaries. There has been no decline in the allocation of funds as per the details of BE, RE and expenditure in the last two years, which are as follows:
(रुपये करोड़ में)

S.No Year Budget Estimates Revised Estimates Expenditure Percentage
1 2019-20 19,834.37 17,704.50 16,891.99 95.41%
2 2020-21 20,532.38 17,251.31 15,784.39 91.49%

ANSWER
Streamlined guidelines were issued on 13.01.2021, covering several aspects such as quality assurance, roles and responsibilities of duty holders, procedure for procurement, integrating AYUSH concepts, Data management and Monitoring through "Poshan Tracker".

LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3250 TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.03.2022
IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SILK INDUSTRY
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of TEXTILES be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR TEXTILES (SMT. DARSHANA JARDOSH)

The details of the fund allocated, released and utilized under Anganwadi Services for all States/UTs (including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Odisha) is at Annexure
. STATEMENT REFERRED IN REPLY TO PART (A) & (B) OF LOK SABHA UN-STARRED QUESTION NO. 3700 FOR 25.03.2022: (Rupees in Lakhs)

Fund released during 2020-21
SNP ICDS (GENERAL)
S.No State / Union Territory APIP Approved Funds released Funds Utilized APIP Approved Funds released Funds Utilized
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 37473.16 37135.93 39621.07 39873.84 32145.17 35874.75
2 BIHAR 85607.81 85607.81 92248.70 92248.70 41451.77 45445.88
3 CHHATTISGARH 32790.77 24593.07 26222.62 33870.8 25841.06 26987.48
4 GOA 881.76 858.8 823.09 1285.37 1165.27 892.91
5 GUJARAT 39368.34 33671.97 50526.47 32465.82 27761.28 29690.94
6 HARYANA 9251.15 5919.04 9630.85 16977.41 12194.63 11869.85
7 JHARKHAND 35190.74 26033.9 13609.62 26459.84 19750.86 19224.29
8 KARNATAKA 59944.17 41000 58445.14 40205.33 27641.75 35653.32
9 KERALA 13049.61 13049.61 17111.18 23197.38 18941.99 19153.59
10 MADHYA PRADESH 76522.02 74405.7 55338.77 62419.6 47631.89 53155.97
11 MAHARASHTRA 66616.79 66330.71 86147.00 66818.56 52452.49 57438.70
12 ODISHA 51279.05 50299.05 50434.24 44976.91 34353.21 38054.00
13 PUNJAB 9060.70 4341.15 5640.37 16596.86 16596.86 14216.29
14 RAJASTHAN 40198.42 34894.46 36702.71 37836.08 28231.15 32069.77
15 TAMIL NADU 39852.62 39022.39 37167.33 32395.03 22048.8 26062.17
16 TELANGANA 22487.67 21522.15 25139.46 23957.08 18408.88 21042.26
17 UTTAR PRADESH 188948.75 139063.6 88800.15 106996.83 59495.34 83636.83
18 WEST BENGAL 65848.20 65848.2 31659.56 67822.24 38757.05 58129.73
19 DELHI 7185.75 6539.81 7179.30 10931.52 3547.26 6331.49
20 PUDUCHERRY 0.00 0 84.54 555.58 424.39 251.48
21 HIMACHAL PRADESH 8441.22 6919.79 7023.79 24591.84 18632.28 21153.62
22 JAMMU & KASHMIR 4682.72 4629.5 3512.05 39620.25 24272.52 37184.90

ANSWER
During the pandemic period, core activities of the silk value chain were continued by the farmers, reelers, weavers, traders and exporters, thus helping in subsequent revival of the sector. Central Silk Board is involved in innovative research in silk sector to address the issues and to develop the new technologies on various activities of silk value chain starting from sericulture farming to silk fabric production.

MINISTRY OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 476 TO BE ANSWERED ON 01.12.2021
CYBER FRAUD
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ( RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR)

As per the information provided by Ministry of Consumer Affairs, a total of 11713 and 9002 complaints of cyber frauds were received on National Consumer Helpline during the financial years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) does not maintain any such database.

ANSWER
The Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) at Centre and States take appropriate legal action as per provisions of law against the cyber crime offenders. Government helps States in combating cyber crimes by assisting them through various awareness schemes. Government has taken a number of legal, technical and administrative measures to prevent cyber crimes. These inter alia, include:
(1) The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issues alerts and advisories regarding latest cyber threats/vulnerabilities and countermeasures to protect computers and networks on regular basis.
(2) To spread awareness on cybercrime, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has taken several steps that include dissemination of messages on cybercrime through Twitter handle @cyberDost, radio campaign, publishing of Handbook for Adolescents or Students, publishing of "Information Security Best practices" for the benefit of Govt. Officials or Officers. Organizing of cyber Safety and Security Awareness weeks, in association with police department in different States or UTs etc., issuing alerts or advisories on cyber crimes, capacity building or training of law enforcement personnel or prosecutors or judicial officers improving cyber forensics facilities etc.

MINISTRY OF CHEMICALS & FERTILIZERS
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICALS & PETROCHEMICALS
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2489 TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.08.2021
Import of Chemicals and Petrochemicals
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER FOR CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS (MANSUKH MANDAVIYA)

The import of chemicals and petrochemicals during the last three years is as under:

Year Import (Rs in Crore)
2018-19 394834
2019-20 359660
2020-21 # 373708

The import of Chemicals and Petrochemicals increased in the year 2020-21 compared to 2019-20 due to insufficient domestic production capacity and comparatively higher cost of production, COVID-19. However, import in 2020-21 is less compared to 2018-19.

ANSWER
Based on the data for domestic production of major chemicals and petrochemicals monitored by the Department, production of major chemicals and petrochemicals in last three years is as under:

Production ( in 000" MT)
2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 #
Chemicals
and Petrochemicals
49108 55467 53348

The domestic production of major chemicals and petrochemicals in 2020-21 has increased compared to 2018-19. However, the marginal decline in domestic production in the year 2020-21 compared to 2019-20 is due to prevalent Covid-19 pandemic. In this regard, steps have been taken to increase production by rationalization of customs duty on the feedstock/building blocks/Intermediates as well as certain chemicals and petrochemicals. In addition, various conferences/webinar such as “India Chem 2021” have been organized in hybrid model (physical & virtual) with stakeholders and overseas manufacturers for boosting investment in chemical sector.

ANSWER
Due to Covid-19 pandemic, import of chemicals has increased from Rs.359660 crore in 2019-20 to Rs.373708 crore in 2020-21. However, import of chemicals in 2020-21 has not increased compared to 2018-19.

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 26 TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.11.2021
Gender Disparity in terms of Literacy Rate
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of EDUCATION be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF EDUCATION(DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)

As per NSS report no. 585(75/25.2/1) of NSS 75th Round survey conducted by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation during July 2017–June 2018, Literacy Rates of males and females in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are as under:

State Male Female
Uttar Pradesh 81.8 63.4
Madhya Pradesh 81.2 65.5
Rajasthan 80.8 57.6/td>

ANSWER
In order to improve the literacy rate in the country, the scheme of Saakshar Bharat was implemented in the rural areas of 410 districts in 26 States including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and one UT, that had adult female literacy rate of 50 per cent and below as per Census 2001, with special focus on women and other disadvantaged groups. In addition, the Department of School Education and Literacy has launched the Samagra Shiksha - an Integrated Scheme for School Education as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with effect from the year 2018-19. This programme subsumes the three erstwhile Centrally Sponsored Schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE). Samagra Shiksha is an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class XII and aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education at all levels of school education.

ANSWER
The Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education has developed the Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) system to record data on indicators of school education provided by all the States and Union Territories. As per Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2019-20 and as per All India Survey on Higher Education, the Gross Enrolment Ratio for Girls in the years 2019-20, 2018-19 and 2017-18 are as under:
Gross Enrolment Ratio for Girls (All India)

Year Primary (I-V) Upper Primary(VI-VIII) Secondary(IX-X) Higher Secondary(XI-XII) Higher Education
2019-20 103.69 90.46 77.83 52.40 27.1
2018-19 107.78 88.54 76.93 50.84 26.3
2017-18 103.03 89.34/td> 76.23 48.32 25.8

ANSWER
As per Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2019-20 the district-wise data for enrolment of girls in schools for the States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan can be accessed from the web link Report No.4004 https://dashboard.udiseplus.gov.in/#/reportDashboard/sReport.

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 33 TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.11.2021
Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of EDUCATION be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF EDUCATION( DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)

The aim of the redesigned Samagra Shiksha Scheme is to universalize access to school education; to promote equity through the inclusion of disadvantaged groups and weaker sections, and to improve the quality of education across all levels of school education from pre-primary to class XII. The major objectives of the Scheme are:
(i) Support States and UTs in implementing the recommendations of the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP 2020);
(ii) Support States in implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009;
(iii) Focus on Early Childhood Care and Education;
(iv) Emphasis on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy;
(v) Thrust on Holistic, Integrated, Inclusive and activity based Curriculum and Pedagogy to impart 21st century skills among the students;
(vi) Provision of quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students;
(vii) Bridging Social and Gender Gaps in School Education;
(viii) Ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education;
(ix) Strengthening and up-gradation of State Councils for Educational Research and Training (SCERTs)/State Institutes of Education and District Institutes for Education and Training (DIET) as nodal agency for teacher training;
(x) Ensuring safe, secure and conducive learning environment and maintenance of standards in schooling provisions and
(xi) Promoting vocational education.
The major interventions, across all levels of school education, proposed under the scheme are:
(i) Universal Access including Infrastructure Development and Retention;
(ii) Foundational Literacy and Numeracy,
(iii) Gender and Equity;
(iv) Inclusive Education;
(v) Quality and Innovation;
(vi) Financial support for Teacher Salary;
(vii) Digital initiatives;
(viii) RTE Entitlements including uniforms, textbooks etc.;
(ix) Support for ECCE;
(x) Vocational Education;
(xi) Sports and Physical Education;
(xii) Strengthening of Teacher Education and Training;
(xiii) Monitoring;
(xiv) Programme Management; and
(xv) National Component.
The redesigned Samagra Shiksha recommends to enhance the direct outreach of the scheme by providing child centric interventions directly to the students through DBT mode.
Under Samagra Shiksha financial assistance is provided to States/ UTs for various ICT and Digital initiatives for setting up of ICT labs, smart classrooms including support for digital boards, virtual classrooms and DTH channels. States have an option to avail non-recurring grant for setting up of ICT labs in schools having classes 6 to 12 up to ₹ 6.40 lakh per school and recurring grant of up to ₹ 2.40 lakh per school per annum for a period of 5 years OR non-recurring grant of ₹ 2.40 lakh for Smart Class rooms (Maximum 2 smart classrooms per school) and recurring grant of ₹ 0.38 lakh. The recurring cost includes support for instructor, E Content and Digital Resources, Charges for Electricity and Internet connectivity, etc.

MINISTRY OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 437 ANSWERED ON 30.11.2021
FAME INDIA SCHEME
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of HEAVY INDUSTRIES be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR HEAVY INDUSTRIES( KRISHAN PAL GURJAR)

Yes Sir, the evaluation of Phase-I of FAME Scheme was done by an independent consultant. The main findings of the validation of outcome report as submitted by consultant are given below:
(i)The Scheme has increased awareness which is in itself a notable achievement.
(ii)Overall outcomes of key parameters of Fuel saving and CO2 reduction are significantly below the target for FAME;
(iii)Industry players have been cautious about developing capabilities players have chosen to operate adjacent to their core capabilities.
(iv)Subsidy structure needs to be revised based on the power train technology (to incentivize cleaner technologies) and to establish parity across technologies.

ANSWER
Yes, Sir. The second phase of FAME-India Scheme has been extended for further two years to Achieve the FAME II targets within the fund allocation.

ANSWER
Yes, Sir. COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the domestic/ global supply chains and the demand of electric vehicles.

The phase-II of FAME India Scheme focusses on supporting electrification of public shared transportation and aims to support, through subsidies, approx. 7000 e-Buses, 5 lakh e-3 Wheelers, 55000 e-4 Wheeler Passenger Cars and 10 lakh e-2 Wheelers for a period of 5 years w.e.f. 01st April, 2019 with a total budgetary support of Rs. 10,000 crores. In addition, creation of charging infrastructure is also supported to address range anxiety among users of electric vehicles.

Further, the demand incentive under Phase II of FAME India Scheme has been increased to Rs. 15,000/KWh from Rs. 10,000/KWh with an increase in cap from 20% to 40% of the cost of vehicle from 11th June, 2021, thus enabling cost of Electric two wheelers at par with that of ICE two wheeler vehicles.

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MINISTRY OF JAL SHAKTI,
DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES, RIVER DEVELOPMENT & GANGA REJUVENATION
LOKSABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. *314 ANSWERED ON 24.03.2022
DECLINE IN GROUND WATER LEVELS
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of JAL SHAKTI be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR JAL SHAKTI( PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL)
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (1) TO (4) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. *314 TO BE ANSWERED ON 24.03.2022 IN LOK SABHA REGARDING “DECLINE IN GROUND WATER LEVELS”

Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) is periodically monitoring the ground water levels throughout the Country on a regional scale, through a network of monitoring wells. In order to assess the long term fluctuation in ground water level, the water level data collected by CGWB during November 2021 has been compared with the decadal mean of November (2011-2020). Analysis of water level data indicates decline in ground water level in about 34% wells in Madhya Pradesh, 18% wells in Bihar, 26% wells in Uttar Pradesh and 59% wells in Rajasthan whereas the remaining wells registered rise in ground water level.

Further, in Madhya Pradesh, about 23% of the wells monitored in Dewas district have registered decline in ground water level, whereas about 52% in Sagar District showed declining trend. In Bihar, about 16% of the wells monitored in Patna/Patliputra district have registered decline in ground water level. In Uttar Pradesh, no decline has been observed in the district of Pratapgarah, however, Bahraich district under which Kaisergunj falls has shown 20 % of the wells have declining trend of groundwater level . In Rajasthan, about 50% of the wells monitored in Chittorgarh have registered decline in ground water level. Details are given at Annexure-I (1,2,3 & 4).

ANSWER
Though Water is a State subject, Central Government has taken a number of important measures for conservation, management of ground water including effective implementation of rain water harvesting in the country, which can be seen at URL.

Central Government generally support construction of water conservation & rain water harvesting structures through Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana – Watershed Development Component (PMKSY-WDC). Details of funds released to States of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan under these schemes in the last three years are given at Annexure III.URL:http://jalshakti-dowr.gov.in/sites/default/files/Steps_to_control_water_depletion_Feb2021

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 312 TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 30TH NOVEMBER, 2021
PMFBY 2.0
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE( NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)

The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) was introduced in the country from Kharif 2016 season. Based on the experience and feedback from the stakeholders, scheme has further been revised and revamped with effect from Rabi 2018 and Kharif 2020-21 season. PMFBY aims at supporting sustainable income in crop production, especially in adverse climatic conditions by way of:
Providing financial support to farmers suffering crop loss/damage arising out of unforeseen events. Stabilizing the income of farmers to ensure their continuance in farming. Encouraging farmers to adopt innovative and modern agricultural practices. Ensuring credit worthiness of the farmers, crop diversification and enhancing growth and competitiveness of agriculture sector besides protecting the farmers from production risks. Earlier the scheme was mandatory for farmers availing crop loans/Kisan Credit Card loans and optional for others. However, the Scheme has now been made optional for all farmers w.e.f. Kharif 2020 season. Brief features of revamped PMFBY are at Annexure-I.

ANSWER
Government has taken several steps to create substantial awareness about the scheme amongst beneficiaries so that they can enroll themselves voluntarily under the scheme. The Government has made provision to ensure availability of adequate funds for awareness of PMFBY from Rabi 2018-19. The revised Operational Guidelines for PMFBY which came into effect from 1st October 2018 have provided that the insurance companies should compulsorily spent atleast 0.5% of the total gross premium collected by them for Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities.

The Government has actively supported the awareness activities being carried out by the States, implementing Insurance Companies, financial institutions, and CSC network to disseminate key features of PMFBY amongst farmers and members of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs). All the grass root level organisations responsible to implement PMFBY are actively involved in building capacity of farmers to take informed decisions. Since, the Revamped PMFBY is being implemented from Kharif 2020, and has been made voluntary for all the farmers, the behavioural change communication activities are being conducted through various media tools viz Print, electronic, Digital and Social Media etc. Mobile IEC vehicles also being used to motivate farmers during enrolment campaign at grass root level.

Apart from this, other activities for awareness generations involve the publicity of key features and benefits of the scheme through advertisements in leading National and local newspapers, airing of audio-visual spots on regional or local channels, distribution of IEC material in local languages, dissemination of SMS through Kisan or NCIP portal and organisation of online workshops of all stakeholders including farmers, Panchayat Members, and other key stakeholders.

Further, a structured awareness campaign ‘Crop Insurance Week or Fasal Bima Saptah’ was initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare since Kharif 2021 under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, an initiative to celebrate 75 years of India’s independence, in all the PMFBY notified districts with special emphasis on aspirational ort ribal districts. The core focus of the campaign is to increase the awareness and benefits of the scheme, sensitize the stakeholders and to increase overall enrolment of farmers, thereby helping them to reap the benefits of crop insurance with special focus on identified aspirational or tribal districts. The next crop insurance week is to be celebrated during Rabi 2021-22 with a view to create awareness amongst all stakeholders while targeting floating population of farmers at weekly bazar, rural haats, APMC Mandis, Rural fairs or Festivals including Block and Gram Panchayats etc. from 1st December to 7th December, 2021.

ANSWER
Stratified Grievance Redressal System starting from block level to district level and State level has been included in the Operational Guidelines of PMFBY. Accordingly, most of the PMFBY implementing States have notified the constitution of Block level/District level and State level Grievance Redressal Committees under the Scheme to dispose off the grievance as per given time frame.

ANSWER
State-wise details of beneficiaries number of farmer applications benefitted under the scheme are given in Annexure-II. District-wise details of farmers applications benefitted in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh are given in Annexure-III.

MINISTRY OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 11 TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.11.2021
MIGRANT LABOURERS DURING COVID-19
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP( DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)

The number of migrant labourers who have returned during COVID-19 lockdown to Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, as reported by the States for the implementation of Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (GKRA) of Ministry of Rural Development, is given below:

State No. of returned migrants (lakh)
Madhya Pradesh 7.54
Uttar Pradesh 32.50
Rajasthan 13.08

ANSWER
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) has been implemented in all the 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh.

ANSWER
In order to support the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyaan (GKRA), a special training programme was implemented for reverse migrants impacted from COVID 19 under the Short Term Training (STT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of Central component of PMKVY 2.0 (2016-20). This special programme covered 116 districts of six States, namely, Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. The district-wise number of migrants trained, certified and placed under STT and candidates oriented and certified under RPL in State of Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh under PMKVY-special programme are given at ANNEXURE I.

ANSWER
Under PMKVY, placement opportunities are being provided to STT certified candidates, while RPL does not mandate placements as it recognizes the existing skills of candidate. The sector-wise number of migrants trained, certified and placed under STT and candidates oriented and certified under RPL in PMKVY-special programme are given at ANNEXURE II.

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MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 53 TO BE ANSWERED ON 3RD FEBRUARY, 2020
JOBS GENERATED IN STATES
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT( SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

Government has taken various steps for generating employment in the country including in Madhya Pradesh, like encouraging private sector of economy, fast tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme

(PMEGP) run by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) scheme run by Ministry of Rural Development and Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) run by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. Details of the employment generated through these schemes/ programmes are given at Annexure-I-IV.

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) has been initiated by Government inter alia, for facilitating self-employment. Under PMMY collateral free loans upto Rs. 10 lakh, are extended to micro/small business enterprises and to individuals to enable them to setup or expand their business activities. Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) was launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment for incentivising employers for promoting employment generation. Under this scheme, Government is paying entire employer’s contribution (12% or as admissible) towards EPF and EPS for all eligible new employees for all sectors for 3 years. The last date of registration under PMRPY was 31.03.2019.

Besides these initiatives, flagship programmes of the Government such as Make in India, Digital India, Swachh Bharat Mission, Smart City Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, Housing for All, Infrastructure development and Industrial corridors have the potential to generate productive employment opportunities. Ministries/ Departments/ States run skill development schemes across various sectors to improve the employability of youth and also facilitate placements. Schemes such as the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) wherein Government reimburses 25 percent of the stipend payable to apprentices also enhances employability of the youth to access employment.

The interests of the workers affected by closure of a company are protected through measures such as provision of compensation under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947. Counseling, Retraining & Redeployment (CRR) scheme is a social safety net to provide opportunities of self/ wage employment to the employees (or dependents) of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) separated under VRS/VSS or retrenched due to closure/ restructuring of CPSEs. CRR aims to reorient VRS/VSS optees/ dependents through short duration skill development training to enable them to adjust in the new environment and adopt new avocations after their separation from the CPSEs. CRR scheme is being implemented in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 212 TO BE ANSWERED ON 29th NOVEMBER, 2021
NIPUN Bharat Scheme
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of EDUCATION be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF EDUCATION( DHARMENDRA PRADHAN)

The Department of School Education and Literacy launched the National Mission on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy called National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy (NIPUN Bharat) on 5th July 2021 under the aegis of Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha. The mission aims to achieve universal foundationalliteracy and numeracy in primary classes.The Mission Guidelines lays down priorities and actionable agendas for States and UTs to achieve the goal of proficiency in foundational literacy and numeracy for every child by grade 3. Detailed guidelines for the mission have been developed which includes the codification of development goals and learning outcomes for age 3 to 9 years and Lakshya or Targets for Foundational Literacy and Numeracy starting from Balvatikato Grade III. The guidelines for implementation of the NIPUN Bharat mission has been uploaded on the Department’s website under the link mentioned below:
https://dsel.education.gov.in/sites/default/files/NIPUN_BHARAT_GUIDELINES_EN.pdf

ANSWER
As per the NIPUN Bharat implementation guidelines, assessment during the foundational learning can be broadly categorized into two major areas, namely:
(i) School Based Assessment (SBA) through qualitative observation based on performance of the child in a multitude of experiences and activities. Various tools and techniques like anecdotal records, checklist, portfolio, and interactions (through a holistic 360-degree assessment with teacher, peers, family and friends) have been recommended to be used for assessment. Thus, the teachers at the foundational stage need to observe children as they play, work on their task, perform or interact among themselves, to assess children’s interests and learning.
(ii) Large-scale standardised assessmentfor assessment of the processes and functioning of the educational systems (such as NAS, SAS, and Third-Party Assessments). The assessment tools commonly used in conducting large scale assessment studies are multiple choice questions (MCQ) and constructed responses are usually avoided to bring in objectivity in the process. These assessments are a mechanism to gauge how well learning is happening in their state, districts, and blocks. In this regard, the National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021 has been carried out for assessing learning outcome of children in Grade III.

ANSWER
A specialized National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA 3.0) for the foundational literacy and numeracy covering about 25 lakh teachers at the primary level across all states and UTs has been launched in September, 2021.

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILLY WELFARE
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3906 TO BE ANSWERED ON 25.03.2022
MOU WITH ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE
Dr. BHARATI PRAVIN PAWAR

A loan agreement for USD 300 million has been signed between Government of India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to strengthen “Comprehensive Primary Health Care in Urban areas under Prime Minister – Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission (PM-ABHIM)” on 23rd November 2021. The objective is to strengthen primary health care in urban areas in 13 states namely Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and West Bengal with the goal of improving the access to quality Comprehensive Primary Health Care (CPHC) Services in urban population.

Health is a state subject. Government of India provides required financial support to States/UTs to upgrade health infrastructure in primary health care facilities including support for diagnostic infrastructure, human resources, buildings & equipments in Sub Health Centres, Primary Health Centres and Urban Health and Wellness Centres and polyclinics through National Health Mission and 15th Finance Commission Grants. Government of India also supports states/UTs under Emergency Covid Response Package- I & II and Ayushman Bharat – Health Infrastructure Mission for various components including upgradation of health infrastructure in urban areas.

MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS (DEPARTMENT OF SPORTS)
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4118 TO BE ANSWERED ON 12.12.2019
Setting up of New Sports Training Institutes/ Training Centres
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS ( KIREN RIJIJU)

ANSWER
The Sports infrastructure facilities available with Sports Authority of India (SAI) & Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education (LNIPE) have sufficient capacity to cater to the training needs of a large number of athletes including high performance training to elite athletes and hence at present there is no proposal to open any new Training Institute/ Training Centre.

ANSWER
‘Sports’ being a State subject, promotion and development of sports, rests with the State / UT Governments, hence it is primarily the responsibility of State/ UT to promote the sports, the Central Government supplements the efforts of the State/UT Governments by providing assistance in identification of talented athletes, training of athletes and their participation in competitions besides providing financial assistance to bridge the gaps in sports infrastructure. The training facilities run by the Union Government are available for all talented youth across the country. The number of training facilities run by this Ministry in the State of Madhya Pradesh wherein the youth from the Devas Region could avail the facilities thereof, is at Annexure.

ANSWER
Recently, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in a conference held with Ministers and Principal Secretaries for Sports and Youth Affairs of the State/ UT Governments have requested to share the information on available sports infrastructure in the district and block headquarters of States/ UTs, on the online portal of the SAI for analysing and providing assistance and for bridging critical gaps in the existing Sports infrastructure, through Khelo India Scheme.

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MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF LAND RESOURCES
LOKSABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 4160 TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.03.2022
PROJECT REPORT FOR DILRMP
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT( FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) is being implemented as a Central Sector Scheme with effect from 1st April, 2016 with 100 % funding by the Centre. The objective of DILRMP is to develop a modern, comprehensive and transparent land record management system with the aim to develop an Integrated Land Information Management System which will inter alia:
(i) improve real-time information on land;
(ii) optimize use of land resources;
(iii) benefit both landowners and prospectors;
(iv) assist in policy and planning;
(v) reduce land disputes;
(vi) check fraudulent/benami transactions ;
(vii) obviate need of physical visits to Revenue/Registration offices and
(viii) enable sharing of information with various organization/agencies.

ANSWER
Department of Land Resources is collaborating with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune for a Multilingual land records software application to transliterate the Records of Rights to any of the 22 languages mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India.

ANSWER
DILRMP a Central Sector Scheme is being implemented through States/UTs. Hence Detailed Project Report (DPR) is not required. Funds are released to States/UTs on receipt of proposals from them after examination and approval as per provisions of the DILRMP Guidelines.

ANSWER
As per information received from Ministry of Panchayati Raj, due to the huge requirement for GIS manpower, more than 759 GIS Digitizers have been engaged at various feature extraction centres of Survey of India (SoI) for generating maps under SVAMITVA scheme. As a result, numerous START-UPs and MSME service companies have started augmenting their GIS manpower bench strength to cater to these requirements. Further, drone requirements for SVAMITVA scheme has boosted the Drone Manufacturing sector in India. Apart from this, SoI is also hiring drone services and trained drone pilots to augment the deployment of resources to meet the scheme targets. All these have contributed towards creation of employment opportunities.

MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
LOKSABHA

UN-STARRED QUESTION NO.4202 TO BE ANSWERED ON 13.12.2019
SCHEME FOR ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SECTION
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT( SMRITI ZUBIN IRANI)

The Government of India is implementing various programmes/schemes for the economically and educationally weaker sections including women and children in all States/UTs. Schemes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-NRLM (DAY-NRLM), Pradhan Mantri Gramin Awaas Yojana (PMAY-G), Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), etc are implemented specifically for economic upliftment of the marginalized sections of the society in the country, including Madhya Pradesh.

In addition, in this direction, many schemes such as Integrated Scheme for School Education - Samagra Shiksha, Dr. Ambedkar Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarships for the Economically Backward Classes, Dr. Ambedkar Central Sector Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Educational Loans for Overseas Studies for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Backward Classes (EBCs), scheme of Assistance for Skill Development of OBCs/EBCs, National Urban Livelihood Mission etc are also being implemented in the country.

Performance of the schemes are monitored by Government of India through periodic reports/returns furnished by State Governments/UTs, field visits of officers of Government of India to States/UTs and online system of monitoring.

MINISTRY OF ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOKSABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.4409 TO BE ANSWERED ON: 30.03.2022
SEMICONDUCTOR SHORTAGE
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR ELECTRONICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ( RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR)

The semiconductor chip shortage has impacted many industries worldwide with auto and electronics industries among the most affected sectors. The shortage first emerged after the Covid-19 pandemic, due to lockdowns and restrictions. The supply side problem has transformed into a demand side problem as economies started recovering which increased the consumption of electronic products across various segments. Some key reasons behind the global chip shortage are supply chain disruptions, geographic concentration of electronic manufacturing, rise in demand for digital and electronic products and digital adoption across the world.

Semiconductors are essential to virtually all sectors of the economy- including aerospace, automobiles, communications, clean energy, information technology and medical devices. Demand for these critical components has outstripped supply, creating a global chip shortage and resulting in lost growth and jobs in the economy. The shortage has exposed vulnerabilities in the semiconductor supply chain and highlighted the need for increased domestic manufacturing capacity.

Semicon India programme is expected to surely play a role in India’s semiconductor chips and display requirements in the medium and long term. The programme has broader objectives of ensuring a globally competitive value chain that is based in India but supplies electronics products, semiconductors and technology services and solutions to the world.

Government has conducted multiple discussions on chip shortage with global OEMs, ODMs, Tier 1 companies as well as distributors to mitigate the problem of chip shortage.

ANSWER
Government is very focused on its important objective of building the overall semiconductor ecosystem and ensure that, it in-turn catalyses India’s rapidly expanding electronics manufacturing and innovation ecosystem. Further, the vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat in electronics & semiconductors was given further momentum by the Union Cabinet, chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, approving the Semicon India programme with a total outlay of INR 76,000 crore for the development of semiconductor and display manufacturing ecosystem in our country. The programme aims to provide financial support to companies investing in semiconductors, display manufacturing and design ecosystem. This will serve to pave the way for India’s growing presence in the global electronics value chains.

Following four schemes have been introduced under the aforesaid programme:

i. Scheme for setting up of Semiconductor Fabs in India provides fiscal support to eligible applicants for setting up of Semiconductor Fabs which is aimed at attracting large investments for setting up semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities in the country. Following fiscal support has been approved under the scheme: ◦ 28nm or Lower - Up to 50% of the Project Cost ◦ Above 28 nm to 45nm - Up to 40% of the Project Cost ◦ Above 45 nm to 65nm - Up to 30% of the Project Cost

ii. Scheme for setting up of Display Fabs in India provides fiscal support to eligible applicants for setting up of Display Fabs which is aimed at attracting large investments for setting up TFT LCD / AMOLED based display fabrication facilities in the country. The Scheme provides fiscal support of up to 50% of Project Cost subject to a ceiling of INR 12,000 crore per Fab.

iii. Scheme for setting up of Compound Semiconductors / Silicon Photonics / Sensors Fab and Semiconductor Assembly, Testing, Marking and Packaging (ATMP) / OSAT facilities in India: The Scheme provides a fiscal support of 30% of the Capital Expenditure to the eligible applicants for setting up of Compound Semiconductors / Silicon Photonics (SiPh) / Sensors (including MEMS) Fab and Semiconductor ATMP / OSAT facilities in India.

iv. Design Linked Incentive (DLI) Scheme offers financial incentives, design infrastructure support across various stages of development and deployment of semiconductor design for Integrated Circuits (ICs), Chipsets, System on Chips (SoCs), Systems & IP Cores and semiconductor linked design. The scheme provides “Product Design Linked Incentive” of up to 50% of the eligible expenditure subject to a ceiling of ₹15 Crore per application and “Deployment Linked Incentive” of 6% to 4% of net sales turnover over 5 years subject to a ceiling of ₹30 Crore per application.

In addition to the above schemes, Government has also approved modernisation of Semi-Conductor Laboratory, Mohali as a brownfield Fab.

ANSWER
Government of India is continuously encouraging investments by Global Semiconductor companies for setting up of Semiconductor Fab units in India directly or through joint venture with Indian manufacturers. Setting up of Semiconductor unit requires huge investments and necessitates suitable infrastructure like availability of uninterrupted Power and Clean Water. Global companies are evaluating the possibility to set up facilities in India.

Under Semicon India Programme, Government has received 3 applications for setting up of Semiconductor Fab units in the country. The applications are under examination by India Semiconductor Mission (ISM).

ANSWER
Semiconductor FABs are highly capital intensive and resource intensive, and are at the cutting edge of manufacturing with rapidly changing technology cycles. Further, the semiconductor fabrication capability for leading / cutting edge technology nodes is available with only few companies globally.

Semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities are available in India in limited capacities for strategic applications at Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL) Mohali, Gallium Arsenide Enabling Technology Centre (GAETEC), Hyderabad and Society for Integrated Circuit Technology and Applied Research (SITAR), Bengaluru. Government has also approved modernisation of Semi-Conductor Laboratory, Mohali as a brownfield Fab.

MINISTRY OF NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
LOKSABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4617 ANSWERED ON 31.03.2022
WIND PARK PROJECTS
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF NEW & RENEWABLE ENERGY AND POWER(R.K. SINGH)

The cumulative installed wind power capacity is 40129 MW (as on 28.02.2022) in the country.

ANSWER
The cumulative installed capacity of wind power was 34145 MW (as on 31.03.2018), which has now increased to 40129 MW (as on 28.02.2022). The wind power capacity added during last three years and the current year is as under:
2018-19: 1480.97 MW
2019-20: 2117.79 MW
2020-21: 1503.3 MW
2021-22: 882.72 MW (as on 28.02.2022)

ANSWER
Wind power projects are set up mostly by private developers based on techno-economic viability of the project. The Government has taken several steps to promote renewable energy, including wind energy, in the country, including in Madhya Pradesh. These include:
permitting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100 percent under the automatic route, waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges for inter-state sale of solar and wind power for projects to be commissioned by 30th June 2025,declaration of trajectory for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) up to the year 2022, setting up of Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Parks to provide land and transmission to RE developers on a plug and play basis,laying of new transmission lines and creating new sub-station capacity for evacuation of renewable power,setting up of Project Development Cell for attracting and facilitating investments,Standard Bidding Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding process for procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV and Wind Projects.

Government has issued orders that power shall be dispatched against Letter of Credit (LC) or advance payment to ensure timely payment by distribution licensees to RE generators.

Conducting skill development programmes to create a pool of skilled manpower for implementation, operation and maintenance of RE projects.

In addition to the above, the following steps have been taken specifically for promoting wind energy: Concessional custom duty exemption on certain components required for manufacturing of wind electric generators. Generation Based Incentive (GBI) is being provided to the wind projects commissioned on or before 31 March 2017. Technical support including wind resource assessment and identification of potential sites through the National Institute of Wind Energy, Chennai.

Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd has awarded wind power projects of 424.4 MW capacity which are under implementation in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Further, Government of Madhya Pradesh has taken a decision to conduct state level bids for procurement of power from wind/ wind-solar hybrid projects.

MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
LOKSABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4657 ANSWERED ON 31st MARCH 2022
DEVELOMENT OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF ROAD TRANSPORT & HIGHWAYS( NITIN JAIRAM GADKARI)

The length of NHs under construction in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh as on February 2022 is 3864 km & 3553 Km respectively. Length constructed in the State of Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh during last three financial years and current FY is as under:

State 2018-19 2019-20/th> 2020-21 2021-22(As on Feb-22)
Uttar Pradesh 882 694 917 530
Madhya Pradesh 829 714 877 535

ANSWER
Length of NHs constructed on PPP mode state wise is placed at Annexure.

ANSWER
Road assets proposed to be monetized in States of Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh by NHAI is as per following:

Sl No State No of stretches Total length of stretches (Kms)
1 Odisha 5 349
2 UP 6 261
3 MP 5 391
The Traffic and Technical studies in above stretches is underway by NHAI, therefore it is too early to indicate state wise expected revenue.

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MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
LOKSABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4663 ANSWERED ON 31ST MARCH, 2022
FOUR-LANING OF AGAR-UJJAIN NH
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS( NITIN JAIRAM GADKARI)

Agra to Ujjain stretch (around 60 Km) is part of Ujjain to Jhalawar NH 552G (133.575 Km) and current lane configuration of the stretch is intermediate or 2 lane except 4 lane in Agra city portion. At present, the work of widening of Ujjain-Jhalawar road to 2 lane with paved shoulder is progressing with physical progress of 46%.

MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
LOKSABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 5111 TO BE ANSWERED ON 04.04.2022
DOMESTIC WORKERS
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT( RAMESWAR TELI)

Labour Bureau under the Ministry of Labour and Employment has launched the fieldwork for the All India Survey on Domestic Workers on 22 November, 2021. The Survey Covers sample size from All India (37) States /UTs and 742 Districts.

.The objective of the Survey on Domestic Workers (DW) are as follows: (i) To estimate the number/proportion of DWs at National and State level. (ii) To estimate percentage distribution of DWs Estimates: Live-in/ Live-out; Formal/ Informal Employment; Migrant/ Non-Migrant; their wages and other socio-economic characteristics. (iii) Household Estimates of Live-in/ Live-out DWs. (iv) Average number of DWs engaged by different types of households.

ANSWER
As per Census 2011 data, the number of domestic workers in the country were 47,81,355. State-wise details are given at the Annexure.

ANSWER
The national Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is collecting data regarding sexual harassment in work/ Office premises (Section 354A of IPC). The published reports are available till the year 2020, which are available at its website.https://ncrb.gov.in

ANSWER
Such data is maintained by the States.

ANSWER
No such survey has been done.

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MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS
LOKSABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO- 5191 TO BE ANSWERED ON- 04/04/2022
MINOR FOREST PRODUCE
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of TRIBAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR TRIBAL AFFAIRS (SMT. RENUKA SINGH SARUTA)

As informed by Tribal Co-operative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), the Minor Forest Produces that are significant source of income for tribal communities in Madhya Pradesh are Myrobalan, Mahua Flower & Mahua Seed, Baheda, Anola, Giloy, Wild Honey, Nagarmotha, Safed Musli, Van Tulsi, Arjun Chhal, Buch, Aswagandha, Satavar, Sal Seed & Leaves, Achar Guthli, Sita Phal, Tamarind, Karanj Seed, Neem Seed, Ratanjot, Bael, Gum Karaya, Achar Guthli, Chirota Seed, Lac, Gorakhmundi, Baibiding, Bhilwa Seed, Kalmegh, Jamun, Gudmar, Tendu Leaves etc.

In the State of Madhya Pradesh, Department of Forest, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is the State Nodal Department (SND) and MPMFP Federation Ltd., Bhopal is the State Implementing Agency(SIA) for implementation of MSP for MFP scheme now subsumed in the Pradhan Mantri Janajatiya Vikas Mission (PMJVM) from 2021-22. An amount of Rs. 3489 Lakhs has been released to MPMFP Federation, Bhopal by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for procurement of MFPs. The State Implementing Agency (SIA) has procured MFPs valuing Rs.231.95 Lakhs in the tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh, as per details given below annexure:

ANSWER
MFP gatherers of Madhya Pradesh State are engaged in collection of minor forest produce in the districts of Umariya, Shadol, Rewa, Dhar, Alirajpur, Balaghat, Betul, Chindwara, Dindori, Harda, Katni, Mandla, Narisghpur, Panna, Singrauli, Seoni and Sidhi for their livelihood under MSP for MFP Scheme.

ANSWER
The list of Minor Forest Produces for which Minimum Support price has been fixed by Ministry of Tribal Affairs is at Annexure.

ANSWER
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs under its schemes namely ‘Institutional Support for development and marketing of tribal products/produce’ and ‘Marketing of Minor Forest Produce (MFP) through Minimum Support Price (MSP) and Development of Value Chain For MFP’ (now subsumed under PMJVM) provides grant-in-aid to State Governments for enhancement of infrastructure facilities to improve the supply chain of MFPs in the States. These are demand-driven schemes and funds are released to States on the basis of proposals received from them.

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MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOKSABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO- 4189 TO BE ANSWERED ON- 29/03/2022
SCHEME FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT OF DNTs
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT(SUSHRI PRATIMA BHOUMIK)

A Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs(SEED) has been formulated for livelihood support for the Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic communities. The intervention under this are:
(i) To facilitate youth of these communities to secure jobs through competitive examinations by providing coaching of good quality;
(ii) To provide health insurance to DNTs communities under PM-JAY;
(iii) To provide financial assistance for construction of houses to members of the DNT communities.

The Scheme will benifit 6250 students by providing health insurance, 2,000 clusters for livelihood initiative and 4,200 families by providing houses in next five years.

ANSWER
A portal has been developed for inviting application through online for easy access to the beneficiaries under the Scheme. Utmost care has been taken to make this portal user friendly.

MINISTRY OF FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES
LOKSABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 5316 ANSWERED ON 05TH APRIL, 2022
KISAN SAMPADA YOJANA
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES ( PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL)

ANSWER
Pradhan Mantri Kisan SAMPADA Yojana (PMKSY) was approved on 03.05.2017 with total outlay of Rs 6000 Crore and has recently been approved to be continued till 2025-26 with an outlay of Rs 4600 Crore. A total of 1088 projects have been approved since the inception of the component schemes of PMKSY.

ANSWER
The details are placed at Annexure-I.

ANSWER
The projects operationalized across the country during 2021-22 under component schemes of PMKSY have resulted in creation of 50.5 Lakh Metric Ton/Annum processing and preservation capacity.

ANSWER
The estimated direct/indirect employment from the operationalized projects during 2021-22 in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan & Chhattisgarh is placed at Annexure – II.

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DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY
LOKSABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3239 TO BE ANSWERED ON 23.03.2022
CYBER SECURITY BREACH IN NUCLEAR PLANTS
MAHENDRA SINGH SOLANKY:


Will the Minister of FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRIES be pleased to state:

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS AND PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR.JITENDRA SINGH)

Yes, Sir.

ANSWER
Indian nuclear establishment have set rigorous procedure for design, development and operation of the systems used in its installations. The safety and security critical systems are designed and developed in-house using custom built hardware and software which are subjected to regulatory verification and validation, thereby making them resistant to cyber security threats.Critical infrastructure of nuclear power plant establishment is isolated from Internet and access to such systems is restricted to authorized personnel and is closely monitored. The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has 1 specialist groups viz. Computer and Information Security Advisory Group (CISAG) and Task force for Instrumentation and Control Security (TAFICS) to look after cyber security/information security of NPCIL among other constituent units of DAE, including regular cyber security audit. Several measures have also been taken for further strengthening of Information Security in nuclear power plants viz. hardening of internet and administrative intranet connectivity, restriction on removable media, blocking of websites & IPs.

ANSWER
No, Sir.

ANSWER
The cyber security infrastructure in DAE’s facilities/plants follow design principles and guidelines setup by DAE CISAG and India’s central cyber security agencies such as CERT-IN. On the plant side, all computer-based systems are based on standards and guidelines formulated by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board and TAFICS which are ultimately derived in large part based on standards established by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).