As told to Parliament (November 19, 2019): 40,922 MW of renewable energy capacity installed in India in last 5 years

All that was discussed in the House through the day

By DTE Staff
Last Updated: Wednesday 20 November 2019

Electricity production by renewable and non-renewable sources

A total of 40,922 MW of renewable energy capacity had been installed in India during the last five years through solar, wind and small hydro power projects. This was according to information provided by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), which was presented in the Rajya Sabha by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for New and Renewable Energy, RK Singh.

Diabetes and cholesterol impairment in children

The prevalence of diabetes among both, children and adolescents in India was low (~1 percent), based on fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c levels in the blood, Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare told the Rajya Sabha on November 19, 2019.

The conclusion had been arrived at based on estimates given in the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey conducted during 2016-18,

However, 10.3 per cent of school-going children (5-9 years) and 10.4 per cent of adolescents (10-19 years) were estimated to be pre-diabetic in India, Choubey added.

Also, 3.2 per cent of school-going children and 3.7 per cent of adolescents (10-19 years) in India were estimated to have high total cholesterol according to the survey, the minister said.

Elimination of TB

In India, the rate of decline in the tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate was 3.3 per cent between 2016 and 2017, as compared to 2.3 percent between 2015 and 2016. TB incidence further reduced by 2.5 per cent between 2017 and 2018, Ashwini Kumar Choubey told the Rajya Sabha.

India had committed to end TB by 2025. The National Strategic Plan 2017-25 for ending TB by 2025 was developed in 2017 and included various interventions through multi-stakeholder engagement to reduce the burden of TB.

These interventions were being implemented from 2017 onwards and the impact of these would be evident in the subsequent years. 

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