As told to Parliament (December 14, 2022): Cancer cases, deaths in India rose in 2022

The number of cases rose to 1,461,427 in 2022 from 1,426,447 in 2021

By DTE Staff
Published: Wednesday 14 December 2022

The estimated number of incidence and mortality of cancer cases increased in the country during 2020-2022, Mansukh Mandaviya, Union minister of health and family welfare, told the Rajya Sabha. He was citing reports by the ICMR–National Cancer Registry Programme.

In 2021, there were 1,426,447 cancer cases and in 2022, 1,461,427 cancer cases were reported, according to data presented in the Parliament.

Rainfall crop loss in Karnataka, Maharashtra

Over one million hectares of agricultural land in Karnataka and 4.2 million ha in Maharashtra had crop loss of 33 per cent and above due to heavy rainfall from June-October 2022, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union minister of agriculture and farmers’ welfare told the Lok Sabha December 13, 2022, citing government data. 

Crop insurance

During 2016-2022, total claims worth Rs 1.28 lakh crore have been paid to the farmers in the country, out of which about Rs 20,000 crore was paid in Rajasthan, according to Tomar.

Lumpy skin disease

As many as 2,952,233 cattle have been affected due to Lumpy Skin Disease in India in 2022 and 155,724 succumbed to the disease, Parshottam Rupala, Union minister for fisheries, animal husbandry and dairying told the Lok Sabha.

Stubble burning

There were 71,304 active fire events due to rice residue burning recorded in Punjab, 6,987 in Haryana and 4,242 in Uttar Pradesh in 2021-22, Tomar told the Lok Sabha. He was sharing analysis of satellite data generated by the Consortium for Research on Agroecosystem Monitoring and Modeling from Space Laboratory, division of agricultural physics, ICAR–Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.

Decrease in paddy-sowing area

Kharif paddy sowing during 2022-23 is expected to be 407.43 lakh ha, according to first advance estimates, compared to 411.16 lakh ha during 2021-22 (4th advance estimate), said Tomar. 

This means a dip of 3.73 lakh ha (0.91 per cent) was recorded in Kharif paddy sowing, the minister added. 

Losses caused by natural calamities

As on December 5, 2022, a total of 1,784 human lives were lost, 26,401 livestock killed and 1,889,582 ha crop area was affected due to natural calamities, said Nityanand Rai, Union minister of state for home affairs told the Lok Sabha. The figures were based on state-wise data.

The state-wise data on the losses caused due to natural calamities is not maintained centrally by the ministry, he added. 

Renewable energy targets

The Government of India had approved scaling-up of grid-connected solar power capacity target under the National Solar Mission to 100 gigawatts from 20GW in June 2015, RK Singh, Union minister of power and new and renewable energy, told the Rajya Sabha. Of this, 40 GW was to be achieved through rooftop solar plants, he added.

Till October 31, 2022, 7.2 GW rooftop solar capacity has been achieved, the minister shared. 

Wind power projects of 41.8 GW capacity have been commissioned and 11.7 GW capacity projects are at various stages of implementation in the country, he added. 

In addition, bids of 1,700 megawatts capacity of wind power projects have been issued, Singh said.

Waste-to-energy plant

Around 12 waste-to-energy plants based on established technologies with electricity generation capacity of 164.14 MW from municipal solid waste (MSW) are running in the country as on November 31, 2022, Singh said in the Rajya Sabha.

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