The Ministry of Consumer Affairs related Parliamentary Standing Committee has identified 20 subjects for examination, including payment of sugarcane arrears to sugarcane farmers, functioning of warehousing development and regulatory Authority, Quality Control Cells, food subsidy and its utilization and edible oils.
Prices of edible oil have witnessed gradual rise in the last few months and the Government had to face flak from various quarters on account of this. Government has also taken multiple initiatives to stem the spike in prices.
Moreover, there will be many other issues from the department of Consumer Affairs including programmes for consumer protection, regulation of packaged commodities, problem of supply and distribution of adulterated milk and measures taken to check it, mechanism of price monitoring system and many others.
Similarly, the Parliamentary standing committee on Energy has selected subjects like energy security in India, energy conservation, efficiency and audit, electrification of Rural India – role of PFC Limited and REC Limited in ensuring sustainability and reliability and future prospects of thermal power plants in the light of renewable energy Target of 450 GW for examination.
Besides, the panel will also examine performance review of major Hydro projects, promotion of electric vehicles in India, review of Power Tariff policy and other issues.
The parliamentary panel will also take up issues from the ministry of New and Renewable Energy including roadmap for achievement of 450 GW renewable energy target, national solar mission, wind energy, bio-energy and waste to energy, enhancing domestic manufacturing capacity in renewable energy sector, integration of renewable energy into the national grid and many others.