PREVIOUS HOUR

SC/VK/6.00/4D

NEED TO REDRESS FINANCIAL AND OTHER PROBLEMS OF TEA INDUSTRY IN BIHAR

֮ ֻ ӛ (ײָ) : , ָָ ֵ ֣ ־ֿ ׾֢ߵ ֵ֟ ֲֻ ֮ ׾ֿ ־ã ֟־ ֤ ־֢ ™ ײָ ֮ӕ וֻ ֵ פ֮פ ר ׾ßָ ָָ ã֟ ׾֢ ֵ֟ ײָ ֵ ״ֵ ״ֻ֮ , ִ ײָ ֵ ן׮׬ ָߵ ֮ߟ , ו ײָ ֵ ֓׸ ӓ ԟ ָߵ ִ֬ ײָ ֵ ׾ßָ ׾֮֯ ׾֬ֆ ׻֋ ֮ ֮ ָ ״ֻ ׻֋ ײָ ֵ ן׮׬ ָߵ ֵ ׬ָ ֯ օ ׸ãן ָָ ן ײָ ֵ ׻֋ ָ ֵ֟ ֣ ָߵ ײָ ә ֋֮, ֮ӕ ד־ ןֿߑ ֮ߟ օ ָ ֯ ײ֮ ã֟ ׾֢ߵ ã֮ ײָ ֵ ֟ ֯ ָ֟ ֲ ֌׸ Ӭ ־ã ֛ ֵ ״ֵ ִ֮ ־ֿ ֛ ֟ ָָ ֌׸ ־ã ׿ףֻ ֵ ָ ׾ָ֓

(ִ֯)

 


CONCERN OVER DELAY IN JUSTICE TO VICTIMS OF MUMBAI BOMB BLAST

֡㑮 ֮ (ײָ) : , 㴲և ׸ֻ ִ Ù ֮ ֲ֨ ׾ñ 1993 , וִ֮ ֮-ֻ ֱ ֮ օ ִ ׾ñ ״ֻ ָ ֛ ֣ ֮ ԟ ָָ ֵ ָ ֵָ ֋ ָ ָ ֟֋ ֟ ָָ ֋ ִ Ӥ ִ֮֟ ״ֻ ֻ օ ִ֮֟ ָ , ֻ֟ ֌ ֟-֟ ָ ֲԤ ָ ָ ֋

־ֻ ֻ ָ ? ֵ ֕ ׮֤ ׌ֵ ׸ ׻֋ 13 ִֵ ֱ ? ֮ ֻ ֵ֯ Ù ֻ֟ ִԮ ֣ ָֻ֟ 26 פ ׮֯֙ פ ֕ ߅ ֮ פ ׳ֵ֮ ֻ֟ ׮ָ֯֙

֓ 㴲և ִ ׾ñ ִֻ ߤ ׮ָ֯֙ ߴ ָ ӟֻ ֻ օ ֣ ֵ֯׻ ֮ ֣-֣ ֮־ߵ ֮ ֮ ֺ ֮ ׌ ָ ֻ֟ , ϳ׾֟ ׸ָ ׻֋ פ ֕ ״ֻ, פ ָ ߮ ״ֻ֮ ָ ֵ ֵ ֋? (ִ֯)(4 ָ )

MP/RG/4E/6.05

ֵָ () : , ֮ ֯ ׾ֵ ֋

ִ ̴֕ (ָ Ϥ) : , ֮ ֯ ׾ֵ ִ֨

 

SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY (KARNATAKA): Sir, I associate myself with it.

(Ends)

DEPUTATION OF DOCTORS IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES

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ָ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ָָ ֮ ֮֕֬ ֛-֛ ïֻ֟ ֮׮ ד פ֮ , ו ֻ֟ ֮ߵ ߲ ־ ָָ ֮ד ֵ֮ ׻֋ ײΙ ֣ ׸ ֋, ִ ֳ ֤ ֿ ׬ ִ֯ ־֕, ֯ ֮ ֯֡ ִֻ ֮֕֬ פ ׬ ןš ïֻ֟ ֮ ׾ֳ ׾ֿ

ãן ׻֋ Ӳ׬֟ ïֻ֟ ϲӬ֮ וִָ , ׾ֳߵ ֲֻ֟ ָ ֌ ׼ ӕ ֮ Ӆ פ ïֻ֟ ϲӬ֮ ײΙ ־֮ ß־ , ױ ֵֻ֮ ֮ד ß߱ օ ָ ָָ ֮ד ָ ֋ ֓ خ פ֟ , ָ ָ ֌ خ ֤ ׾֤ -־֮ ָ ֟ ׾֤ ָ ֵֻ֮ ֟ , ו ֵ֤ ָ ־ֵ ״ֻ ֟ ӳ߸ ֮ؓ֟ ׾ֵ ־ԕ׮ þã ֻ֟ ֕Ը ָָ ד ׾֤ ׮֕ ָ

ӲӬ ӡ ׬׸ ֱֻ ֵԾ , ו֮ Ϥ֮ ֣ ד ֤֮ ׻֋ ׾֤ ֋ ָ ד ֯ ֋Ӆ פ ֮ ֮ ֟ , ׾ִֻ ָß (ִ֯)

CONCERN OVER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION DUE TO AN INCOMING SHIP FROM MALAYASIA

ָ֕ ״ (ָ Ϥ) : , ֻ׿ֵ òÙ ߻ ֵ֮ ֤ ֕ ָ ִ ߻ ֕ ֻ֤ ָ Ͼ ן ָ ֮ ֤ ָ֟ ֙ ֜ ֕ ߴõ ֮ ׻֋ ֵ , ָ ׾־֤ ָ ֕ ֯ ׻ֵօ ֵԾָ ֚ ָָ ָ ָ ֵ ָָ ָ ׾֌ ֕ ָ ֵԾָߵ ™ ֟ ן ֮֮ ָ ֻ֤ ֯ ֵօ ֕ ָ ֵ ־ ׾ 50 ֲ ׾֌ ֕ 5 և ֻ׿ֵ ֙ ָ ׻֋ ֮ 22 և ָ ָ֟ ֙ ָ ֮ ӳ־֮ ָָ ߻ ׾֌ ֕ ָ ֮ ֋ ֣ ֵԾָߵ ™ ֮ ֟ ֕ ֮ ן ֮և ֋ (ִ֯)

ֵָ () : , ֮ ֯ ׾ֵ ֋

CONCERN OVER THE GRAVE SCENARIO OF CUSTODIAL DEATHS AND TORTURE BY THE POLICE

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DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, there is an urgent need to reflect on the persistence of custodial violence and torture across the country. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has repeatedly pointed to the increased number of custodial deaths taking place in the country, mainly in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and West Bengal. The figures that the NHRC brings out do not take into account the many cases that go unreported every year due to fear of persecution.

Unfortunately, the NHRC does not have the direct authority to take action and can only make recommendations to improve the situation. More often than not, since they are not obligatory, these fall on deaf ears, with the result that policemen accused of maltreatment rarely face criminal charges, let alone any form of punishment.

The tendency of the police to take recourse to custodial violence actually inhibits the use of forensic procedures in investigation, thus enabling the guilty to often walk free because they almost always claim that their confessions were obtained through torture. It is high time that the Government empowered an independent committee, as the Supreme Court has laid out, to investigate and prosecute those accused of police atrocities. It is only through continuous monitoring of their activities that the police can be made to realise that the authority given to them to prevent crime does not give them unrestricted right to break the law themselves. I would urge the Central and State Governments to take necessary preventive and punitive steps to stop such horrid state of affairs. (Ends) (Followed by 4F)

ASC-KS/4f/6.10

REQUEST FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RANGARAJAN COMMITTEE REPORT ON SELLING PRICES OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN THE COUNTRY

. ֮ ( ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ׯ֔ ֮ ӟָ™ߵ ָ֕ ֻ ߴ֟ 51 ָֻ ן ߓ և ӟָ™ߵ֠ ָ֕ ߴ֟ ָ֠ -ߕ̻ פ ߴ֟ ֺ , ָָ פ ֮ .ָ֮֕ ֚ ׸ 2006-07 ֕֙ ֟ ֋, ֳ ׻ִֵ ֤֣ ׾ 滵 ֵ ֋ ָ 2006 ָ֮֕ ׸ և ֕֙ ׾֢ ӡ ֻ ׸ ָ ׾ß ׾ָ֓ ־ ן ֵ ֋߅ ִָ֓-֡ ׿֟֠ ֲָ ָ֬ ָ ָ֮֕֠ ֵ ֟Դ֮ ׾ 滵 ֻ ֤֮ , ֵן֟ 滵 ָ֬ ָ ֣ ׻ִֵ ֤֣ ָ ׮֬׸ ֵד֟ ֮֮ ׻֋ ֠ ֺ

, ָָ ָ ֤ ֟ ׬ ָ ִָ֓֡ ׿֟ ָָ ׻ִֵ ֤֣ ߴ֟ ֜ ֟ ָ֮֕ ֱ׸ ָ ֻ ׾ 滵 ר ׾ֵ ֮ ֱֵֻ֤

: ָָ ָ֮֕ ׸ ׿֟ ֣ ׸ ָ֬ ָ ׾ 滵 ׮֬׸ ׻֋ ֟Դ֮ ֨ן ִ֯ ֣ ֵד֟ ֮֮ ׻֋ ׬ִ 20 ןֿ֟ ׬ ֻ֟ (ִ֯)

REQUEST FOR PROTECTING ANCIENT TEMPLES, GHATS AND HOUSES ON THE BANKS OF RIVER YAMUNA IN DELHI IN THE ONGOING DEMOLITION DRIVE

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ ( ™ߵ ֮֕֬ פ) : ֳ֯ן , ֮֕֬ פ פ ׾ ׬ ָ ִ ָ ֙, ֓߮ פ ֵ ֮ ֵԾ ׬ ֮ ֳ 32 ֙ ָ ֻ ӛ ָ ֮ ֻ י ד֯ פ ֻ ֜ ָ ֕ ִ߮ ֟

ֵָ ֓߮ ׮ִ ֙, ߻ ָ ֻ פ, ִ֮֮ ֨ ֮ פ, ӟ פ ߟ ־֮ ן ָ ֟ Ӆ פ ֵ ן , ôָӠ פ ß֟ ״֙ ֋օ ָ ֮ د֛֮ ӛ ׻֋ ֟ פ ֙ ӛ פ ֮ ָָ ׮־ ? ֙, פ ־ ӛ ֻ߮ ֙ ֌ ײי ָָ ִֵ þ : ãן ֵ ֮ ֮ ד֟

: ֤ ִ֬ ߵ ׾ ӡ ִ ָ ֮ ֓߮ פ, ֙ ־ ֋ ֮ ָָ ֋Ӆ

(ִ֯) (4Gָ ָ)

TDB/4G/6.15

NEED TO STOP IMPOSITION OF BT COTTON SEEDS ON FARMERS

KUMARI NIRMALA DESHPANDE (NOMINATED): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I am thankful to you for allowing me to make this Special Mention. Sir, the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra was known as a prosperous area. Well, I come from that area, and I know how prosperous it had been during my childhood. This region has black cotton soil, and the farmers had been happy and contended. But, the same Vidarbha today has high number of suicides by farmers, and the problem is assuming alarming proportions. One of the main reasons is the BT cotton seeds which are forced upon the farmers. With high prices of these seeds and other requirements, the farmers are forced to take loans from private money lenders at high interest rates which they cannot repay and that results in suicides.

It is also observed that these BT cotton seeds results in damage to the environment, damage to the trees, to the soil and also to the health of the children. The people of that area tell that even in the forests they find that the trees are now being damaged, and the new born children take birth with health problems.

Sir, the Government is, therefore, requested to stop BT cotton seeds and allow the farmers to have seeds of their own choice. It is also requested to waive off these loans taken by farmers. This is a matter of grave concern, and the way out seems to be adopting organic farming.

(Ends)

CONCERN OVER MALNUTRITION IN CHILDREN

MS. MABEL REBELLO (JHARKHAND): The recent Report of UNICEF's Progress for Children : A report card on nutrition, released globally on 4th May indicates that India has the highest number of malnourished children in the world, with Madhya Pradesh being the worst affected States. About 47 per cent of under-fives, numbering 57 million children are underweight. Even in sub Saharan Africa, only 33 per cent of the children are malnourished.

Sir, the worst affected States in India are U.P., Rajasthan, Orissa, Bihar and Maharashtra. Over 50 per cent children in these States are malnourished. The reason for India's pitiable performance is - poor food quality, low social status of women and early marriage, leading to low birth weight, bad quality hygiene and high rate of illiteracy.

While releasing the report, UNICEF's India Chief Mr. Werner Schultink said, "No other country was worse off than India in case of malnourished children. The causes for this are many: bad quality feeding, population density, high prevalence of infectious diseases, high rate of illiteracy among women, high prevalence of gender inequality, low rate of immunisation and high rate of birth of underweight babies."

Sir, we must ensure mothers feed new born on breast milk at least for six months from birth, reduce infectious diseases, especially diarrhoea and malaria, and counsel mothers on better infant care.

Sir, I would request the Government to empower families by providing them with the resources and devices they need to improve health, feeding and childcare practices, and integrate child health and nutrition needs into national policies, plans and budgets. (Ends)

(Followed by 4h)

Kgg/4h/6.20

 

REQUEST FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SUPREME COURT JUDGMENTS FOR INCORPORATION IN RESPECTIVE STATUTES

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (GOA): In our country, Parliament and State Legislatures enact laws within their competence as per the powers vested in them by the Constitution. Apart from this, any law declared by the Supreme Court under article 141 stands on the same footing as a law enacted by Parliament or State Legislatures.

However, if a law declared by the Supreme Court in the course of interpretation of statutes does not serve the public interest or if the Parliament feels that it does not represent the intention of the Legislature, then, Parliament is free to make suitable changes in the legislation t o nullify a judgment.

Therefore, the Government of India should direct the Law Commission to undertake the job of identifying the judgments which require to be examined either for incorporating the principles enunciated in the judgment in the respective statutes in order to avoid reading of hundreds of pages to understand a legal proposition or to reject any such legal proposition which, Parliament, in its wisdom, may think should not be the law of the land. (Ends)

ACQUISITION OF LAND IN AND AROUND JAIPUR SANGANER AIRPORT

SHRI RAMDAS AGARWAL (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I am happy to note that the Union Government has approved a proposal to declare the domestic airport at Jaipur as an international airport. With this, Jaipur will become the 14th international airport in the country. I am not against modernisation of the Jaipur airport or giving facilities to air passengers but I want the Government to keep in mind that while increasing the runway length, expanding terminal building, etc., they should ensure that the people of 28 residential colonies which are duly approved by the Jaipur Development Authority, in and around Sanganer airport should not suffer and efforts be made to explore alternative site before expansion is carried out.

During the last 20-25 days, the people residing in these colonies are agitating and have started dharna because they apprehend that their approved colonies in the area will fall and may be acquired for expansion purposes. I strongly request the Minister of Civil Aviation that any expansion plan is a welcome step but acquisition of land should be done in such a way that the residents of these colonies are not disturbed in any case, otherwise it will create law and order situation in Jaipur.

Civil Aviation Minister may kindly review the entire plan of acquisition of land for the Jaipur Airport in consultation with the State Government of Rajasthan. (Ends)

׻֟ ֟ (֕ã֮) : , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ֣ ִ֨ (Followed by 4j)

KLS/HMS/4J-6.25

DEMAND FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR CONTINUATION OF MID-DAY MEAL SCHEME IN ANDHRA PRADESH

 

SHRIMATI N.P. DURGA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, the National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education, popularly known as Mid-Day Meal Scheme, was formally launched on 15.8.1995 with an objective to give a boost to universalisation of primary education by increasing enrolments, attendance, retention and also to improve nutritional status of children in primary classes studying in Government, local bodies and Government-aided schools. With this very spirit, Mid-Day Meal Scheme was started in Andhra Pradesh and has been continuing since then. Now, Andhra Pradesh Government citing funds crunch and non-availability of teachers for monitoring and supervision of the Scheme during summer, stopped implementation of this Scheme meant for poor children during this summer. It is true that the State has to bear Rs.30 crores for implementing the Scheme during summer, but it is not true to say that teachers are not available. The various associations of teachers are ready to extend their cooperation for implementation of this Scheme during summer. Even the Secretary, Education, Government of Andhra Pradesh is on record saying that they are ready to continue the Scheme even during summer provided they get assistance form the Union or the State Government. But the main problem is to provide Rs.30 crores, which the State Government is not in a position to allocate.

Hence, I request the Government of India to help A.P. by releasing Rs.30 crores. I also do not think that there would be any problem for the Government of India to release this meagre amount in view of the increase in allocation for this year to this Scheme to Rs.5348 crores from Rs.3345 crores. Thank you. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER DEATHS DUE TO HEAT WAVES IN THE COUNTRY

SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY (KARNATAKA): Sir, summer season has just started but the soaring temperatures in North India have claimed lives of more than 50 people. Most of the casualties are from U.P. and Orissa. Even Delhi experienced temperature of 44.4 degree centigrade and the schools have been closed a week early for summer vacation. According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, there is no respite for another few days. Rather, it has warned that temperatures will rise further and the toll can be expected to rise. The effects of the heat wave have been compounded by the acute shortage of water and power.

Though the heat wave has made life miserable for middle class, but poor and the homeless are the main sufferers. Most of the casualties of the heat wave are the downtrodden people in the society. The people who died were homeless, construction workers, agricultural labourers and rickshaw pullers who have to work to earn their livelihood in the burning heat. It is not only the harsh weather alone that has contributed to the death toll, but poverty also that stands in the way of millions of people in this country from finding shelter from this scorching heat, food and drinking water to tide over dehydration.

 

To save the poor people from this heat wave, neither the Government nor NGOs have taken steps to provide protection to them. It is very essential that temporary shelters are constructed and provision of drinking water at public places made to reduce the incidents of dehydration and heat stroke. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER MISUSE OF ON-LINE TRADING IN THE COUNTRY.

֮־ָ ֻ ֻ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ֮֮ߵ ׾֢ ӡ ֻ ֵ֤ ָ֯ և ؛ " " ˾ָ ּ ׻ֵ և ָ֟ ֜ ֵ֤ ָ֯ ׾ָ 22 և, 2006 ִ֕־֤ ֙, ™ߵ ָ֯ ֳ ӟָ ӟָ ָ ָ ϤԮ ָָ ֵ֤ ָ֯ ׻֋ ϵ ? פ ? פ ? ֮־֤ (4 /ߋ־ ָ )

-KLS-SSS/PSV/4K/6.30

CONCERN OVER BOMB BLASTS

IN NANDED AND GHATKOPAR IN MAHARASHTRA

 

ִ ̴֕ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ֲ ִ ִ , ִ ִ Ӥ ә ֤ ׻ ָ סֵ כ ׸ ִ ûִ ֤֟ ӕߴ ִ פ ֟ ָ֮ -֮ פ ִ ִ , ִ ûִ ֟פ ֣ ֟ ֟ , ִ Õ֤ ִ Ù , ִ ûִ ֚ ֻ߮ ִ ׻ֵ ֟ ָ, ֤ ֮ ֤֮ ִ Ù ָ פ֮ 6 ֟ ֤֮ ֙Ӭָ ָ ׸ֵ֛ 000 ӕ׮ֵָ ָ ־֮, ו֮ ִ֮ Ͼ֤ ֚ ֤֮ , և ִ ֮ , וִ֮ ֵօ ־֮ ߮ ܴ ָ פ օ ׻ ָ ָ ֯ ָ ûִ ֜, , ִֵ֕ ִָ֤ օ ָ ûִ ׻ֵ ֮ פ Õ֤ ִ Ù ? ָ ֟פ ָ ֤֟ ׾ָ ֮ ֵ? ֮ ָ™ ָ֮, ֻ֮, Õ֤ ִև ָ֙ Ù , ߔ ו֮ ֣ , ָ˟ָ

֤֟ ֕ , ֤ ֟ ֮ , ֕ ִ ָ ә , ָ -ִ֮ ߲ ֱֻ͠

ָָ ܾß ֲ ִֻ ßָߵ ӓ ײֵ֚ ֋, ִ֮ ֤֟ ֮ ֻ ָ

(ִ֯)

CONCERN OVER WITHDRAWAL OF BONUS ON MONTHLY INCOME SCHEME BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POST.

 

SHRI PRASANTA CHATTERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I rise to record my protest against a recent order of the Ministry of Finance which states inter-alia that with effect from 13th February, 2006 no further bonus will be admissible on maturity of deposit made in postal monthly income scheme. Most unethically, the order has been issued bypassing Parliament and thus, none of us could have a chance to discuss this serious issue involving millions of people. During the last 12 years, the Union Government has brought down the rate of interest on M.I.S. from 12 per cent to 8 per cent and now on there will be no bonus on new deposits. The Government has already brought down the rate of interest on all bank deposits. On the other hand, interests payable on bank loans have gone up to a great extent. Naturally, small depositors are investing the money in share and equity markets. In a recent survey, it has been found that 44 per cent of populations have invested money in share market, which is the highest in the world. Obviously, this has resulted surge in Sensex leading to high price rise of all essential commodities in the domestic market. Millions of small depositors, who used to deposit their life long savings in bank and postal saving schemes getting secured relief at the old age are hard hit due to this anti-people policy of the Union Government. I demand immediate restoration of bonus payment at the rate of ten per cent on M.I.S. Postal deposits. (ends)

DEMAND FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS IN ORISSA

ֵָ () : , ֻ ָ߲ ֮֟ ™ߵ ִ֕ ׾ ָ ֿ ִ ֕֙ ׬ ׿ ϲӬ , ָ ֿ ֿ ֵօ ן ™ ׮֕ ׮־ ֤ : ֕ ׳עֳ״ (ֱÙָ) ָ ™ߵ ִ֕ ע, ׾ ֣ ׾ßָ ־׬ ־ֿ

, ™ߵ ִ֕ 215 (׻ ִ֕ӛ), 23 (ֆֻ , ֈ ѓ), 200 (׸ (֜)) 42 (׻ Ӳֻ֯) ֻ-ֻ ֤ ִ֕ ׾ֻӲ ֣ -ßָ ׾ ֮ ֵָ ׸ ׻֋ 00 215 ™ߵ ִ֕ 42 ׿ִӓֻ ֣ ֮֕֬ ֻ خ ׮֟ӟ ־ֿ ֵ ֮ ֻ ֻ֮ ״׮ִֵ ֮ (ֻ) ֈ׿֯ וֻ (Angul) ׻֋ և ӟ ֺ ֵ , ֯ ִ֬ ֲ ׻֋ ָָ ִ֮ ֟ (ִ֯)

SHRI SURENDRA LATH (ORISSA): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Rudra Narayan Pany.

߸ () : , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ֣ ִ֨ (ִ֯)

(4/000 ָ )


-SSS/NBR-KLG/4L/6.35.

DEMAND FOR OPENING OF ROAD FROM SUCHETGARH TO SIALKOT

 

SHRI T.S. BAJWA (JAMMU AND KASHMIR): Sir, my Special Mention is pertaining to opening up of road from Suchetgarh to Sialkot for trade, transportation and interaction of people from both sides.

Before partition of the country, there was a road in operation from Suchetgarh in R.S. Pura Tehsil of Jammu and Kashmir to Sialkot in Pakistan. This route was very economical and useful for the people living on both sides of the borders as distance between Jammu and Sialkot is hardly 40 kms.

But, after the partition, this route was closed for traffic. The Governments of India and Pakistan, as a gesture of goodwill, with improving relations and broadening the scope of people-to-people contact, have opened some of the closed routes on Indo-Pak border in J & K such as Muzafferabad, Rawalkot, Skardu, etc., which have given desired results. I request the Government of India to consider the reopening of Suchetgarh-Sialkot road also on the same lines. I may also mention that a large number of refugees from the PoK have settled on this belt. By opening of this route, it will further strengthen the relations between the two countries and Jammu region, which has been ignored so far to have access to the other side of border, will get justice.

I appreciate the UPA Government's decision to start trade/movement of goods, etc., on the border.

I also urge upon the Government that the road from R.S. Pura to Suchetgarh is in a very dilapidated condition. This needs to be widened and upgraded so that the traffic on this road should have a smooth movement.

I also request the Government of India that this may be brought under the Prime Minister's package announced for the J & K State. Thank you. (Ends)

ACTION PLAN ON HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I wish to bring to the notice of this House a matter of urgent public importance through my Special Mention pertaining to Action plan on human resource development.

Sir, a Knowledge Commission was launched in August last year to advise the hon. Prime Minister on matters relating to institutions of knowledge production, knowledge house and knowledge dissemination and ideas designed to sharpen India's knowledge edge.

On human resource development, basically, any strategy to develop a broader base of researchers has to address both the demand and supply side of education. While demand for quality education is clearly present, as indicated by the number of students competing for entrance to IITs and IIMs, demand for the average education available is not as strong. Most policy prescriptions focus on the supply side.

This is appropriate -- it is needed, especially in India where teacher absenteeism is a problem and the student-teacher ratio is increasing. But, simply expanding the supply -- more buildings, more teachers -- however is not going to improve educational outcomes in the long run. The policy should also incorporate other aspects, including making the teaching profession more attractive, not just a last resort for those who cannot find other jobs.

I, therefore, urge upon the Government to come out with an action plan that would include significantly enlarged recruitment of teachers in science and mathematics, crash courses in sciences, attractive financial incentives for faculty, researches, students, generous student scholarships.

Additional action also needed to be taken for incentives for innovation and improved investment environment, which enhances intellectual property protection. Thank you. (Ends)

DEMAND TO EXTEND REVISED LONG-TERM PLAN FOR KBK DISTRICTS OF ORISSA FOR TEN YEARS

 

֚ () : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֯ ִ֬ ֤ ֮ 000 וֻ ֻ ߑֻ߮ ֵ-֮ פ֮ וֻ ֲ ׯ֔ וֻ , פ ֮֕ן וֻ פֵ ן ׻֋ ֻ ֮ և ߅ ִ 2007 ֮ ֵֻ , ֕ ãן ָ֤ ֕ וֻ ߮ ֮, þã ׿ ד֟ ־ã ֣ ׯ֔ ָ ֛

, ׾֟ 1998-99 2005-06 ן׸ ߵ ֵ֟ ׾ֿ ߵ ֵ֟ ׸ ֮ ׻֋ 1110.61 ֋ ֵ֟ ׿ և ߅ ׾֟ 000 וֻ ߑֻ߮ ֵ-֮ ֓և ֵ ׾ֿ ֳ ָ ܵ ָ ׾ ֻֿ ׾ãׯ֟ ׾֟ ӯ ֻ ןֿ֟ ׾֟ ֵ

, ֯ ִ֬ ָָ ӿ׬֟ ߑֻ߮ ֵ-֮ ֻ ׻֋ ֵ֜ ֋ 000 וֻ ֯ , ָ֛ וֻ ֤֯ ֣ ִ ֈ וֻ, ϳ׾֟ ӟ ׯ֔ , 000 וֻ ״ֻ ֋ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

ֵָ () : ָ, ֋

ֻ (֜) : ָ, ֋ (ִ֯) 4 ָ

USY-AKA/4M/6.40

REQUEST FOR CENTRAL ASSISTANCE TO ASSAM IN DEALING WITH MALARIA EPIDEMIC

 

SHRI SILVIUS CONDPAN (ASSAM): Sir, through my Special Mention, I would like to draw the attention of the Minister of Health and Family Welfare towards the outbreak of malaria epidemic throughout Assam during last month, as a result of which more than hundreds of people have died so far for want of proper medical care. I believe that the State Government is unable to tackle the situation because they are not sufficiently equipped with proper medicine and means to reach the medical care to the affected areas. They are depending upon the non-governmental organizations' help.

I understand that there are certain Central Government Malaria Research Institutes, established in some parts of Assam. And, I know that these research institutes are also not properly equipped with required facilities to timely alert the State Government to get ready to check the malaria epidemic before it widely breaks out in the State.

It is a fact that malaria epidemic in Assam is an annual phenomenon and these institutes should have advance knowledge about the timing of malaria breakout in Assam and other parts of North-Eastern Region.

May I request the Central Government to take immediate steps to assist the Government of Assam with medicine and other transportation facilities to reach the suffering people in the remote village areas and check the malaria epidemic in the State so that further mortality of human beings may not increase.

(Ends)


CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO EMPOWER STATES TO MAKE SUB-GROUPS OF SCs

 

Ӥ 껻 (֮ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ïֻ ֮ ָ ïֻ ֮ օ

, ִ֕ פ Ù Ù ָ ָ֛ ֛, ֳ Ù ֲ-Ù כև ׻֋ ֕ Ù Ù ֻ ׮֙ ָ 滛 Ù ָ ֲ-Ù ֲ-Ù ֵֻ ָ ׬ ֛ ׻֋ ָ ֮ פ ֮ ׻֋ SC's ֲ-Ù ֲ- ֮֮ ֺ

Ӭ Ϥ ֤ Ù SC's ָ ֲ-Ù, פ, ֲ ֛ ֻ Ù ֲֻ ֤ ֻ ֕Ù ׿ָ Ù ֲ-Ù 滛 Ù ״ֻ ֵ , ו֮ ֔ ֟ Ù ֲ-Ù ֛ Ù ֮ ֤֕ ׸֟ ָ ֕ - Ù ִֻ - ãן 1948 ֲ כ֮ Ù֮ ְ ֮ , ֲ ֳ ֕ 滛 Ù ׮֙ ֮ ׻ֵ ֵ օ

('4n/sch' ָ ָ)

SCH/6.45/4N

Ӥ 껻 (֟): ֮ Ϥ ߕ ָ ֲ-Ù , ֻ פ 57 ֲ-Ù , , ߱և ֵ , ֮ 2000 2004 , ׮ ߴ ָ ֟ ֮ օ 2004 ߴ ֟ פ ױ֮ ׻֋ Ù ־֮Դ ־֛

ָ ֻ פ (ִָ) ֲ-Ù Ù ֻ֮ ו֕ ָ ֮ ָ ߙ ״ֻ, ־֮ ָ ֮ ָ ״ֻ, ֮ ״ֻ, ו ֮ ײ֮ ױ֮ ֻ 50 ֻ ꅠ ָ ׸ 滛 Ù ֲ ֮ ֻ ֛ ֲ֤ Ԯ ײ ׸֮̾ ֮ וֲ ״ֻ , ׻֋ ָָ Ù ־֮Դ ׸֮̾ ֯ ֮ ֲ֤ ֲ- ֮֮ ׻֋ ־ָ ׻֋ ߑ ֺ Ùߙֻ֮ ײֻ ֋Ӆ (ִ֯)

Concern over naxalite violence in Chattisgarh

ֻ (֜): ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֤ ָ ֵ ֮֯ ׾ֿ ָ פ , ׻֋ ֯ ָ ׾ֵ ֌ֻ , ו - ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֜ Ӥ օ

֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֜ ׮־ ßָ ֌ֻ ׮֟ ֟ և 13 և ßָ ָ ָ ӓ ֵֻ ָָ ִõ ׮֯֙ ϵ ßָ ã֮ߵ Ӭ þֵ ֯ ןָ ֮֮ ֵֻ , ו ָָ Ӹ ן֯ ִ֣Ԯ ßָ ֕ ָ ֕ ֯ ãן ӳ߸ ֮֮ߵ Ϭ֮ ӡ Ӳ׬֟ ֕ Ͼע ֻ פ ֟ , ֮ ֻ ߻ , ݻ֤ ֯ ־ ֮֕ן ֤ ֕ ׾־֤ ֛ , ָ ֟ ִõ ׻֋ ָָ ֮ ֣ ֵ ֳ ֮֕ן ֯ ֮־֤

ֵָ (): ָ, ׾ֿ ִ֣Ԯ

(ִ֯)

Concern over lack of discipline

in the security force and police personnel

 

ֵ ֺ (ָӛ): ֳ֯ן , ֻ ֻ ׻ٴֵ Ӳ׬֟ ִָ֓ ֡ ׿֟ ׸ ָ ֟ , ֮ 2005 פ ׻ 6, ߆ָߋ 13 ֣ ֻ 24 ׬ ־֮ ֟ ߅ ִֻ ִ֮ ֋ ֻ ־֮ ֮ ֣ ׸š ׬ָ ָ ߅

ָ ׸ ָ ײָ 743 ׻ ٴֵ ָ ָ֯׬ ִֻ ׻֯ ָ ֻ ִ Ùֻ ׻ ״׻֟ ִ ָ , , ָֻ֟ ֣ ֲָ ִֻ ֻ 㴲և ֣ ׻ٴֵ ָ ָֻ֟ ִֻ ִ֮ ֋

׸ פ ׮ ׮ֻ ֋ ָ ֻ ׻ٴֵ ׿ ָ ִ ֲ֤ß ״ֵ , ֻ֟ օ ֮׮ Ͼעֵ ߔ ֮־ ֿ ֛ ָ ׻ ָ ֵ֮ ֻ Ù ..ֻ ֮ ׸ ׻ - ә ֤ ׻ ֮־ß ׾׳֮ ׾ןֵ ׿ָ ãן ָ ׻֋ ־ פ

ӟ ӳ߸ ֻ , ו֮ ָ ֮-־ã ֮ ׵֟ , פ ִ ָ֬ ־֮ ֋ ׸ִ ֮ : ׾ֵ ӟ ӳ߸ ֻ֟ ָ֟ ֮ ־ֿ (ִ֯) MCM/PB/4O ָ

PB/4O/6.50

SUICIDES BY FARMERS

 

SHRI SYED AZEEZ PASHA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, it is a matter of grave concern that the farmers are still committing suicides. About 48.6 per cent farmers are indebted. Even though banks and other cooperative societies are offering loans but their procedural conditionalities are compelling farmers to fall into the trap of private moneylenders who charge higher rate of interest. As a result, 70 per cent of farmers are frustrated with their profession as per the 59th round of National Sample Survey Organisation 2005, and nearly 40 per cent want to leave their profession if they find any alternate profession. Seven million peasants disappeared from agriculture profession between 1991-2001. Globalisation is having direct negative impact on our farming sector. In spite of minimum support price and crop insurance schemes, the majority of farmers are ignorant about these schemes, and for many it is not available. Hence, the onus lies upon the Central and State Governments to propagate these schemes extensively. Secondly, the corporate houses are coming in a big way and introducing contract system which is bound to increase rural unemployment and migration. Recently, the Union Minister of Agriculture, Shri Sharad Pawar convened a meeting of Chief Ministers of Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh to discuss about the issue of farmers' suicides at Hyderabad, and we are yet to know the recommendations and the future course of action to be adopted to mitigate the sufferings of farmers. Farmers should get loans at four per cent interest rate, quality fertilizers, seeds and pesticides at reasonable subsidized price, besides remunerative price for their products.

Hence, I urge upon the Government to take up farmer-friendly schemes which should be implemented with firm commitment. Thank you.

(Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House stands adjourned to meet tomorrow at 11.00 a.m.

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The House then adjourned at fifty-three minutes past six of the clock till eleven of the clock on Thursday, the 18th May, 2006.

 

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