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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 218
ANSWERED ON:  03.12.2019
Development of Wasteland
Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar
Prataprao Jadhav
Will the Minister of



RURAL DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government has implemented any schemes/programmes for development of wasteland in the country and if so, the details thereof including the major activities carried out under these schemes;

(b) the funds/assistance provided to the States under these schemes/programmes during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise;

(c) whether the Department of Land Resources in collaboration with the National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) has recently released the ‘Wasteland Atlas– 2019’ with robust geospatial information and if so, the details including the aims and objectives thereof;

(d) whether the Government is rolling back the wasteland for productive usethrough various land development programmes/schemes and if so, the details thereof; and

(e) whether the Government has also instructed the States to use Wasteland Atlas– 2019 to maintain data of wasteland in their respective States, if so, the details thereof and the response of the States in this regard?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI NARENDRA SINGH TOMAR)

(a) to (e): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.

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