PREVIOUS HOUR

AKG-KGG/2H/2.30

 

The House re-assembled, after lunch,

at thirty-four minutes past two of the clock,

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA in the Chair.

...

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: We shall now take up Special Mentions.

SPECIAL MENTIONS

DEMAND FOR GRANT OF STATUS OF INDEPENDENT BANK FOR STATE BANK OF INDORE

ָ ֻ ӛ־ֻ (֬ Ϥ) : ֳ֬ , Ù ָߵ Ù ־ԕ׮ þ֟ӡ ֮֮ ֬ Ϥ־ֵ ָ ־ֿ Ϥ ׾ ן ׻֋ ־ã ־ֿ , ו ֛ Ϥ ־֮֟, ן ן ™ Ϥ ꅠ ָָ ֨ ߅ Ù ֳ ײֵ

֟־ ֻ֟߮ ׸֟ ָ֕ ָ 23.3.1920 ׻. ãׯ֟ ָߵ Ù ( ) ׬׮ִֵ ֿ֟ ָߵ Ù ֵԾ ׮ֵӡ ֵ ֵօ ׬׮ִֵ ֣ ׬ ߔ ִ ӕֻ ׾ßָ ֣ ר ֣ Ù כ ֛ ִו ׻֋ ־ֿ ݵ֟ ׾ ֡ օ ־ԕ׮ ֡ , ו ֵֻܵ ֬ Ϥ ()

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2J/HMS-KLS/2.35

ָ ֻ ӛ־ֻ (֟) : ֳ ִֵ ָ ׾ָ֓ ־ֿ Ù Ù כ Ӳ֨ ־ԕ׮ þֵ֢ þ֟ӡ פ ֋ ֬ Ϥ־ֵ Ϥ ׾ Ӥ ֮ ߴֺ ֕ ֕ ӕֻ ־ֿ , ָ ֕ ׾ ִٯ֟ Ù 86 ִ ֡ ֤ ֬ ֳ֯Ϥ ׸֛ ֣ ָ ֛ 85 ןֿ֟ ֋ ֬ Ϥ ׾֢ߵ ãן ֱ ֲ֕ (־׬) , ׻֋ þ֟ӡ ־׸ ךև : ֕ ֟ ߑ ִ֮ ־ֿ ׮Ե ™ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

CONCERN OVER PROBLEMS IN LAYING

RAVAGHAT-DELHI-RAJHARA RAILWAY LINE

 

ֻ (֜) : ֳ֬ , , ֮ ï֟ ӡֵֻ ߓ Ӿ֤߮֟ ָ -֕ ֤֮ ־֑֙ ׮ִ ִ ױ ֙և ֛ ֵ ׳ֻև ï֟ ӵӡ, ֕ և ֯ ֤֮ ֯ ֻ ֡ ӟ և ֻ ֻ ֤ ٟ֯ Ӥ ֮ ӳ־֮ , ֕ ֤֮ ָ ־֑֙ ֤֮ ִ 15-20 ׳ֻև ï֟ ӵ֡ ״ֻ օ

֕ և ־֑֙ ֮֜ , ׯ֔ ֻ ׾׳֮ ӡֵֻ ִֻ ־ ־֑֙ և ײ֔ և ָ ׸֮ ֵ֮֮ ־ֿ ׾ִֻ

֕ ־֑֙ ß׾֟ և ׻֋ ֮ ӡֵֻ ӛ , ָ ӡֵֻ ָ֓ ָ և ׻֋ 1100 ֵ ֵ ß־ ֵ֮ , ו ָ ӣ֮ ӣ֮ ָ ֮ ִֵ ֮ ׿ ֵ , ָ ׾ָ֓ ӵӡ ׬ָ ãן Ӆ ־֑֙ և ײ֔ þ֯ ֟

֣ ֕ ߬ և ֤֯ ײ֮֔ ֱ ֮ ӡ ֻ ֤ פ և (ִ֯) (2/ߋ־ ָ )

SSS/2K/2.40

INDO-CHINA STRATEGIC DIALOGUE

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Madam, with the completion of second round of strategic dialogue in Beijing in January. 2005; the two sides have explored the "content" of their long-term strategic partnership. While the agenda for next talks at Special Representatives level will be fixed through diplomatic channels, an important consensus has already been evolved for developing friendly abiding mutual relations towards positive initiatives for settlement of boundary related issues. The Worldwide Institute's State of the World 2006 Report says that India and China are positioned to become world leaders in sustainable energy and agriculture within a decade and thus the two countries need to be inducted in the G8 Club (Group of Eight Industrial Nations) and the International Energy Agency. India's China policy needs to be based on two pivots: economic and geostrategic. The important business of trade, technology and regional diplomacy is required to be pursued vigorously. Such Confucian wisdom could lead to a powerful South Asian-North Asian axis stretching from the Persian Gulf in the West to the Korean Peninsula in the east. The "economies" of the two countries will account, by 2050, for over 40 per cent of world's GDP. The critical test for Indian foreign policymakers will be to balance the conflict of interest that may arise in its bilateral relationship with Washington and Beijing. Such international contours may see India as the first country to become a world power without colonising others. Efforts need to be intensified to ensure that our economic strength and core civilisational values are primary inputs for making us a great power rather than merely a superpower.

DEMAND TO PROVIDE MOBILE PHONE SERVICES ALL OVER TRIPURA

SHRI MATILAL SARKAR (TRIPURA): Madam, the services of mobile phones have become popular and useful among all sections of the people of Tripura. These services are effectively applicable in administration, civil communications, trade sectors and the like. The number of the subscribers is increasing by leaps and bounds. But the people of the border areas cannot avail themselves of the opportunity. One district headquarters, namely, Kailasahar and some sub-divisional towns like Khowai, Sonamura, Belonia, Subroom, Kamalpur are located on Indo-Bangla border. So, the people of these towns are not entitled up till now to the benefit of mobile phones. This problem can be resolved by erecting towers at a reasonable distance from the borderline to avoid border problems. The Defence Department may kindly explore the facilities by giving clearance. Other important towns and growth centres like Amarpur, Gandachera, Kanchanpur, Teliamura, Shantir Bazar, Jampaijala, Dasda, Kanthalia also have remained outside the benefit. There will be no problem to extend mobile services to these areas. The BSNL may proceed to extend services to these areas. The Defence and the Home Departments may see how far restrictions can be removed. I urge upon the Central Government to come forward with a positive plan of work to provide mobile phone services all over Tripura, including the border areas and important growth centres in the remote localities. Thank you.

(Ends) (Followed by NBR/2L)


NBR-AKA/2L/2.45

NEED FOR RESTRUCTURING DDA, MCD, AND NDMC FOR PROTECTION OF PEOPLE OF DELHI

 

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY (PONDICHERRY): Madam, my Special Mention is pertaining to the need for restructuring the DDA, the MCD and the NDMC for protection of the people of Delhi.

In the capital city of Delhi, there is fear among the people living in colonies because of the decision taken to remove unauthorized constructions. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi started demolishing shopping complexes and houses, which have violated the norms and guidelines issued by the Government. There is a move by the Urban Development Ministry for changing the Delhi Master Plan to remove the kind of anomaly that is prevailing in Delhi. Madam, 70 per cent of the population living in unauthorized colonies are slums in Delhi. The Government of Delhi announced several times for regularizing the colonies and ensuring protection for the people, especially people living in the semi-urban and rural areas, economically weaker sections of the society.

On the one hand, the Delhi Development Authority is levying conversion charges for allowing private players to do developmental work and for constructing low-cost housing in the city. And, on the other, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is demolishing the structures. There is no proper coordination among various agencies of the Delhi Government, the DDA, the MCD, the NDMC and other organisations for proper housing facilities for the people of Delhi. Therefore, this is high time that the Ministry of Urban Development plays a vital role in coordinating with these agencies with the Government of Delhi in developing the housing in a proper way to avoid inconvenience and hardship to the people of Delhi. Thank you. (Ends)

CLEARANCE AND ALLOCATION OF FUNDS TO DESALINATION PLANT AT CHENNAI

 

SHRI C. PERUMAL (TAMIL NADU): Madam, Chennai is the fourth largest city in the country, having a population of about 75 lakhs. The city is facing acute shortage of drinking water for the last so many years. Despite several schemes undertaken, there has been no respite. The hon. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu envisaged a new scheme for supplying drinking water to the parched city. Accordingly, a scheme to make seawater potable was launched; even tenders were floated. In the meanwhile, the Central Government announced that it would set up a desalination plant at Chennai at a cost of Rs. 1,000 crores. But, the announcement, which was made nearly two years back, is still on paper only and nothing concrete has been done. Supply of drinking water is the responsibility of the State Government. The duty of the Central Government is only to extend full financial assistance for the project. The Central Government is delaying the project started by the State Government. The environmental clearance has been delayed though the State Government has met all formalities. The project was announced by the Central Government two years back and no funds have been allotted for the same. Now, it is delaying environmental clearance. The Central Government knows very well that Chennai city is suffering from shortage of drinking water.

Therefore, I demand that the Central Government should clear the project from all angles on a war footing and allocate funds to the State Government so as to enable the State to complete the project. Thank you. (Ends) (FOLLOWED BY USY "2M")

USY-SCH/2M/2.50

PROBLEMS BEING FACED BY WOMEN IN CALL CENTRES

SHRIMATI VANGA GEETHA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Madam, I am very happy that you have occupied this prestigious seat. I congratulate you.

Madam, women constitute around 60 per cent of the jobs in the call centres. Call centre professionals, in India, are not taken care of by the employers. The call centre environment, in India, is not much better.

The Government should strengthen cooperation with national and international bodies in the fight to end torture at the call centres.

The gruesome rape and murder of a Bangalore-based call centre employee has spurred police in Delhi, and the call centre hubs of Gurgaon and Noida to chalk out strategies for beefing security for the thousands of women working in night shifts in the satellite towns. Nearly 500 rape cases have been reported during the last one year in Delhi alone. So, the Government should take the identity proof, the photographs and the fingerprints of the call centre drivers with a view to instil a sense of confidence in the women.

There is certainly a sense of fear among the women employees and our primary aim, now, is to ensure absolute safety of these workers.

The Government should regularly hold meetings with the call centre authorities to strategise about the security. The Government should also take the identity proof of all the drivers, cab owners and even travel agents who are providing cabs to the multinationals.

The Government should enact and implement legal provisions to ensure that those responsible for violence against women are brought to justice. For this purpose, a time frame for the enactment of amendments to existing law or new legal provisions should be provided.

(Ends)


REQUEST TO CONFER 'BHARAT RATNA'

UPON BABU JAGJIVAN RAM

ߴ֟ ִ֮ ֺֻ (֕ã֮): ־ԯϣִ ֮ ָ ׻֋ ֯ ֬և

֤ߵ ֳ֬ , ֯ ָ ָָ ֮ ֟ ֨ ֲ ֕߾֮ ִ ֮ ֲ֟ 5 , 2006 ָ ׬ ִ׮֟ ֋ ָ ֕ ֵ ֮ ֤Կ ߸ ֬ ִ֮ ֲ ֕߾֮ ִ ϴ ™ ׮ִԟֆ

ֳ 114 ֤ ßָ , ־ ֳ 267 ֤ ßָ ֣ ׯ֔ 2005 113 ֤ ßָ ִ ™ן Ϭ֮ ӡ ֮֯ ֮ߵ ֲ ֕߾֮ ִ ָ ׬ ִ׮֟ 6- ֮ , և פ ™ߵ ôָ ֟ ֋ ֣ ֣ ֲ ֕߾֮ ִ ֈӛ֮ ã֮֯ և ֋

ֲ ֕߾֮ ִ ӲӬ ָ ֮ ׌ֵ ֮-֮ ׾ָ֓ פ ֮ ֲ ׾µ-™ ֮֕ , ߴָ־ ֲ ֕߾֮ ִ ֻ ׌ ׯ֟ ֛ ֮֕ן ִו ׌ ָ ֯ Ϭ֮ ӡ þ ߴ֟ פ Ӭ ֲ ֕߾֮ ִ ß־ ֛ ֟ ׮ֳԸ ֵ֮ ֯ Ϭִ֮ӡ þ ֕߾ Ӭ ֲ ו ֤ ָ , þֵ ׯֵ, ֤־ әօ ׾ִ֟ ׾ֹ ֻ֟ , ؓ׸ (ִ֯)

֮֮ߵ ֤õ: ֳ֬ , ׾ֿ þֵ Ӳ֨

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VP/MCM/2.55/2N

REQUEST FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

TO THE STATE OF UTTARANCHAL

߿ ־֟ (ָӓֻ) : , ָ ִõ ך ™ߵ ִõ ֮֮ߵ Ϭ֮ ӡ ִß ֮֕ ָ ֮֬ ׾ ߸ ϵ ָӓֻ ߴ֮ ֕ , ֮ ָ ݵ ״ ֲֻ֟ ֣ ֛ ֮ ӳ־֮֋ , ִõ ׬ ׾

ִ ־׬ ׿֟ ָ ןֿ֟ ָӓֻ ׿ ׾ֿ֟: ׿ ׾ßָ ֣ ֕ ִõ יִ֟ ֕ ֛ ֻ ֆ֤ ֜ ϳ־ ֤ ִõ ֻ֟ ֮ ־ֿ ֵ ָӓֻ, ֮֬ ־ ׿ ׾ֿ֟: ׿ þֺ š ֕ ãׯ֟ ׬ӿ ϲӬߵ ׿ ׿ ã֋ ֮ ֬- ׾֬ֆ ֣ ׿ Ӆ ֕ ã֟ և00ևԕ0, ׻֙׌ , ׾ֵֻ֪ פ ֕ ֕ ֮־ߵ ִ֟ ו֟ ־ֿ , ֡ ־š ׿ ™ߵ ׾ ßָ ָ ןï֨ ׻֋ ָ

ߵ ָ ֕ ָꌟ ־ֿ ٟ ׻֋ ֵԯ ٣ ֵ֟ ֲֻ ֋ Ӥ ֕ ֯ ß־ ߑ þָ ֋ (ִ֯)

CENTRAL ASSISTANCE FOR AILING SUGAR UNITS AND

MEDIUM SCALE INDUSTRIAL CLUSTERS IN KARNATAKA

 

SHRI B.K. HARIPRASAD (KARNATAKA): Madam Vice-Chairman, the Government of Karnataka had sought Central assistance for upgradation of plant/machinery under the Sugar Development Fund to revive the ailing sugar units in the State. Most of these come under the cooperative sector.

The sugar factories for which the Government of Karnataka had sought revival packages are at Ghataprabha in Belgaum, Brahmavara in Dakshina Kannada, Alaganchi in Najnagud, Mudhol in Bhagalkot, Jhamkhandi in Bhagalkot. These are still waiting Centre's approval and sanction.

The projects for which assistance has been sanctioned under the Sugar Development Scheme but not yet fully released are Mysore Sugars in Mandya, Bhadra SSK in Doddabathi-Davanegare, and Prabhulingeshwara in Siddapura.

In the medium scale industry sector, the Government of Karnataka had sought assistance under the IIUS Scheme for development of industrial clusters at Hubli (Valves), Hassan and Channapatna (Coir), Shimoga (auto components) and Gulbarga (DAL) at a total outlay of Rs. 214.84 crores of which Centre's share works out to Rs. 161.31 crores.

I urge upon the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to ensure that approvals are accorded for the above pending proposals and sanctioned funds released out of the current year's budget allocations. (Ends)

UPGRADATION OF MANGALORE AIRPORT

INTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY (KARNATAKA): Mangalore is Karnataka's major economic and industrial hub. In addition, PSUs like NMPT, Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizer Corporation, KIOCL, Mangalore Airport, Mangalore Refineries and Petro-Chemicals, Infosys, BASF, Thanneerbhavi Power Plant, an SEZ and ONGC Petroleum Project will shortly be established at Mangalore. Mangalore is cradle to some national financial and educational institutions.

Innumerable tourist and pilgrimage centres around Mangalore and the renovated Kudroli Shree Gokarnanatha Temple and its Dusserah celebrations, and other religions centres, attract lakhs of people from within and outside the country.

Now, the existing infrastructure and facilities at Mangalore Airport are unable to cope with the manifold rise in air passenger traffic. Therefore, there is an urgent need for upgradation of the Mangalore Airport into an international Airport.

Karnataka is encountering the undermentioned problems in acquisition of land for expansion and construction of new terminal, new approach road between the city and Airport Terminal and rehabilitation of the affected people:

1.     Public transport vehicles/trucks carrying laterite stones criss-cross new runway.

2.     Twenth-three families on the adjacent Adyapady obstructing construction of wall by AAI. They move-about the work site and destroy things because they are agitated. A mosque is located in the vicinity. Madam, the Central Government has to provide them adequate funds as compensation.

3.     Quarrying of laterite in the adjacent area is a safety hazard.

However, for the project to materialise early, the Centre should be proactive and assist Karnataka in removing all the bottlenecks faced by the State, by providing adequate funds, so as to facilitate construction of new terminal building, provisions of Customs & Immigration facilities and immediate declaration of Mangalore as an International Airport. (Ends)

(Followed by 2O)

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