PREVIOUS HOUR

-MKS-TMV-MCM/3O/5.00

֮ (֟) : ֮ ״ֻ, ӡ , ߴ ָ ӓֵ֟ ִ֬ ֛ ֮֮ ׻֋ פ , ָ ֮֮ ׻֋ פ , 00 ָ և, ָ ֮ ָ ֯ ֛ ״ֻ, ָ ״ֻꅠ ֤֕ 50-58 ֻ ֤ ãן Ӿ Ӥ ׾֬ , ׿ ־ã , þã ׻֋ ïֻ֟ ־ã , ֛ ־ã , ߮ ֮ ־ã .......(־֮֬)

0 ִֵָ : ו֋, ӓ ֕ ֋

(ִ֯)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: The Discussion on the Working of the Ministries of Panchayati Raj and Rural Development will continue tomorrow.

MESSAGE FROM LOK SABHA

The Finance Bill, 2006

SECRETARY-GENERAL: Sir, I have to report to the House the following message received from the Lok Sabha, signed by the Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha:

" In accordance with the provisions of rule 96 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha, I am directed to enclose the Finance Bill, 2006, as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 20th March, 2006.

2. The Speaker has certified that this Bill is a Money Bill within the meaning of article 110 of the Constitution of India."

Sir, I lay a copy of the Bill on the Table. (Ends)

SPECIAL MENTIONS

CONCERN OVER DEBT AND MALNUTRITION LEADING TO

SUICIDES BY FARMERS IN VIDARBHA

 

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Mr. Vice-Chairman, Sir, I would like to raise an issue of public importance in the House relating to suicides by farmers in Vidarbha due to debt and malnutrition.

Sir, for 2006-07, though we are projecting a growth rate of eight per cent, rural unemployment is rising and the growth of agricultural output is less than two per cent. The agricultural wages are not increasing and the growth is virtually jobless. Thus, the people, like the tribal communities, at the bottom of the pyramid in Maharashtra are remaining stagnant or even sinking further, whereas those at the top of the pyramid are prospering. In Maharashtra, 2,675 children died of malnutrition in April-July, 2005. They are mainly concentrated in tribal-dominated districts like Thane, Nandurbar, Nashik, Amravati and Yavatmal. For every reported death, several others remain unreported.

Sir, crippling debts drove Vidarbha farmers to death. Paddy cultivators of Bhandara, cotton growers of Yavatmal and Amravai and soyabean growers of other districts, hundreds of farmers, are caught in a debt trap or ravaged by drought. It is not nature's fury alone, but it is equally a man-made disaster. Around 400 farmers, mostly cotton growers in the region, have committed suicide during 2005 due to crop failure and heavy debts. Since the package of Rs.1,075 crores for the crisis-ridden farmers is inadequate, 90 per cent of their short-term credit needs are met by private moneylenders. The rural credit system is collapsed and the banks are simply not helping the farmers. The rise in the cost of inputs for raising cotton crops, which comes to Rs.2,200 per quintal, and the crash in the price of outputs, which is Rs.1,700, have severely hit the cotton farmers. Dumping of highly subsidised cotton from the rich nations worsened the situation. An all-out effort by the State Government, the Central Government, the financial institutions, etc., is the need of the hour to avoid suicides by farmers and deaths of children due to malnutrition.

Apart from various calamities, which affect the farmers, the recent eruption of bird flu has crippled the poultry industry and many poultry farmers have gone bankrupt. They have lost their future and lost their life-long earnings. They have fallen into heavy debts. The Government should take this crisis, this situation very seriously and come to the rescue of the farmers immediately. Thank you.

(Ends)

 

(Followed by 3P/VK)

GS-VK/3P/5.05

DEMAND TO CHANGE THE NAME OF UTTARANCHAL AS UTTARAKHAND

ֻ (֜) : ֳ֬ , ֳ 6 9 ־ִָ, 2000 ָӓֻ ֕ ׮ִ օ ֕ ׮ִ ִ Ϥ ָޛ ֕ ׮ִ ׻ֵ Ӥ֮ , וִ ָ Ӥ֮, ϤԮ ָ ֵ ׻ֵ օ ֟: ָָ ֳ֮־֮ֆ ִ֤ ֵ ֕ ׮ִ ֤ ׾֬ ׸ օ

ֵ ֕ ׮ִ ֿ֟ ֻ֟߮ ֕ ָָ ֕ ִ ָޛ ã֮ ָ ָӓֻ פօ ִ ֕ ׾ָ , ֻ֟߮ ֺ֢ ֕ ָָ ִ ׸֟Ԯ ָ פօ

֮ 2002 ׾֮֬ ֳ ־ ֿ֟ ָָ ֺ֤ ֤ ֕ ֮֟ ־֮ֆ 5 ָ, 2005 ׾֮֬ ֳ "ָޛ" ֕ ִ ß־ ־-ִן ׸ פ ֵ ֣ ֕ ָָ ӡֵֻ, ָ ָָ ׸ ß־ ֡ ִ֬ ָ֮ ֟ ָӓֻ ã֮ ָ ֕ ִ ָޛ ֵ ֵֿ ֟ ָָ ß־ ֕ ׾ָ֓֬߮ Ϥ ָ ֮֟ ד֟֯ ֣ ן ָ֬ ָ ֕ ִ ָޛ ָޛ ִ ֮֟ ־֮ֆ ָָ ֮-־֮ֆ ֤ ֣ ׾֮֬ ֳ ָ ׸ ß־ ֤ ײ֮ ׾ִֻ "ָӓֻ" ִ "ָޛ" ֮

ֳ֬ , ָָ ֟ ß־ ֱ ִֵ ֛ ß־ ׸ , ß־ ָ "ָޛ" ֕ ׮ִ ִ ֤ ׸ ֵ

(ִ֯)

֮ ֠ (֕ã֮) : ֳ֬ , ֮ ֯ ִ֨

֕߾ ㌻ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֬ , ֮ ֯ ִ֨ ..(־֮֬).. ֤ߵ ֵ ӡ , ָ ֯ӛ ..(־֮֬)..

߿ ־֟ (ָӓֻ) : ֳ֬ , ֮ ֯ ִ֨ ..(־֮֬)..

0 ִֵָ (כ) : ָ, ֋ ..(־֮֬)..

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ (™ߵ ֮֕֬ , פ) :ָ, ֮ ֯ ִ֨

֮ ֻ ӛ (ײָ) : ָ, ֮ ֯ ִ֨

ָ֕ ״ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮־ָ, ָӓֻ ֕ ..(־֮֬).. ָӓֻ ֕ ִ ..(־֮֬)..

߿ ־֟ : ֯ ִ֣Ԯ ׾ָ ? ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֬ ( ) : 00 Û ֮ ֻ ӛ ߅ ..(־֮֬)..

ָ֕ ״ : ָ, ӡ , ï֮ ֮ ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֬ : ֮ ..(־֮֬).. 00 ..(־֮֬)..

֤ߵ ֵ ӡֵֻ ֕ ӡ ( ֓) : ִ׮֟ ֳ֬ , ֤ߵ ïֻ ֮ ׸ ָӓֻ ֕ ִ ָޛ ׸ٟ֟ ׻֋ ֟ ӓֻ ׾֮֬ ֳ ָ ׸ 5 ָ, 2005 ß־ ӲӬ ֯ ׸ ֮֟ ָ֮ ӡֵֻ ӡֵֻ ׮׿֟ פ ֵד֟ ִד֟ ֵԾ օ ֻ ֤ ִ׮֟ ֤õ , ָ֬ ׻ ־Կ׌ִ֮ (3 ָ ָ)

SC/RG/5.10/3Q

֓ (֟) : ׻֋ , ָӓֻ ֻ ָߵ ָ֮ ׮׿֟ ָ ִ׮֟ ֤ ֤õ ֟ ־ֿ ֮ ־֮ֆ ™֟ ֟ ָӓֻ ֕ ִ ָӛ ֋ ..(־֮֬)..

߿ ־֟ : ָ, ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֟֋ ֕֙ ֡ ָ ָ ָָ ӲӬ ׾֬ ֋?..(־֮֬).. ֮֮ , ָ ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֬ ( ) : ..(־֮֬).. , ו֋..(־֮֬)..

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Let him give a positive reply.

֓ : ֮־ָ, ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ֻ ֤ פ֮ ֲ ֤ ָ֬ ֤õ , ֲ և ָ ײֻ ֤ ֲ ß־ ִ ָӛ , ׻֋ ָ ֤ , ׾ֵ ןִ ׮Ե , ӡֵֻ ֳ ׾ָ֓-׾ִֿ ָָ ָӓֻ ֳ ֤ߵ ׮־ , ־֮ֆ ׸ד֟ ֣ד֟ ӲӬ ֋ ֮ ϵ ֋ꅠ (ִ֯)

DEMAND FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RESERVATION POLICY IN P.G.I.M.S., CHANDIGARH

֮ ֻ ӛ (ײָ) : ֳ֬ , ..և... ӛ֜ ָָ ָ ־֬׮֟ " ׯ֔ " ԟ ... ׻֋ ָ ֮ ™ ã֮ ׾ֳ ֤ ԟ ׾֤ ׌ֵ ܵ֟ ֣ ֬֯ ֤ ָ ׮ֵ㌟ ֵ , ׯ֔ ׻֋ ָ֟ ֤ ׾ ׮¯פ , ִ֮ י ִֵו֟ ֤ ָ ׮ֵ㌟ ׌ֵ ׮ֵ״֟ ָ ־֮֬ ֮ ֣ ׾֓׸ ֮ן ӟԟ ָ ָ ָ֟ ӳ߸ ϵ , ו ֱ ֮ , ׻ ܟ ָ ׾ָ Ͼע ָ ֲӤ ֵ ֮ ã֮ ׿ֿ ׾ֳ, ׾ֳ ԋ֙ ׾ֳ ִֻ ֿ ֵ , ׾ֳ ׻ ֻֻ ׾֪֮ ׿ֿ ׾ֳ ã֮ ָ ׿֟ ׾֮֯ ܵ 7/2003 ֻ י ֵ ֬֯ ׮ֵ׌ ׻֋ 11 פִָ 2005 ־ ֵ߅ ׮֬׸ ݵ֟ ֻ ߤָ ֵ֮ ׻ֵ ֵ ֵ׮֟ ߤָ ׮ֵ׌ ֵ, ֲ , և פ ֙Ի ־ ߅ ָ ï™ ֵ㌟ ߤָ ״ֻ֮ ָ֬ ָ ָ֟ ֤ ִ֮ י ִӕ֮ ӿ : ׾ֵ ָָ ӓ ֮ ߕ߆ևԋ֋ ӛ֜ ָ ־֮֬ ֵ׮֟֠ ׮׿֟ ־ã ֋ ֮ ֮־֤

(ִ֯)

(3ָ ָ )

TDB-MP/3R/5.15

NEED TO PRODUCE COMPOST ORGANIC MANURE

FROM NON-MILCH OLD ANIMALS

 

SHRI SURYAKANTBHAI ACHARYA (GUJARAT): Sir, the cattle population of the country is estimated to be 29 crores. Considering average availability of dung from an animal @ six kilogram per day, we would get nearly 17.28 lakh metric tonne of dung per day and 63.072 crores metric tonne of dung per year.

Sir, one kilogram of dung produces 20 kilogram of compost manure by adopting NADEP method. Even if we consider seven kilogram of compost of organic manure from one kilogram of dung, the total production would be 449.49 crore metric tonne of compost organic manure per year.

Sir, at present, the cultivable land in the country is put at 15 crore hectares. If 10 tonnes of compost organic manure is needed per hectare of land, the need would be only 150 crore metric tonne of compost organic manure. This would eliminate the use of chemical fertilizers, insecticides and pesticides, save valuable foreign exchange, preserve fertility of land and give better quality of agricultural products, fruits and vegetables.

Sir, one old non-milch animal would product 48 tonnes of compost organic manure which will fetch Rs.48,000 per year. The maintenance expenditure of an animal would not be more than Rs.18,000 per year. Thus, one animal can generate an income of Rs.30,000 per year. I request the Government to take initiative in this direction.

(Ends)

DEMAND TO STOP OBSCENE DANCE IN A RESTAURANT

OF HOTEL ASHOK NEW DELHI

 

ֻ ָָ (ֻ֓ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ֯ ִ֬ ֤ ֮ פ ֌֯ ã֟ ֻ ָ߲ ßָ, ׾ֿ ֮֮ ֮ ׻֋ ֮ ֟ , ָ פ֮ , וִ 韵 , ߻֟ ָ ֟ ßָ ׾֤ ֵԙ ִ ֟ , ו֮ ִ

֮־ָ, ֵԙ ֜־ ִ ָ 韵 ßָ , ָ ן ײֻ ֟, ׻ ָߵ ן, ן, ן ָָֆ ֣ ֻ־֛ 韵 ֛ ןֵ Ӭ ֮֯ ׾֤ ֵԙ ߓ ָߵ ן 㻻ִ㻻 ִ֮

֮־ָ, ָ ָ™ 㴲և ϴ ֻ ßָֆ ָָ ָ Ӥ ָߵ ן ָߵ ֵ , ָ פ ן ׾׿™ , ָ ָָ ߓ, ָָ ßָ 韵 ֮ ָߵ ן ָ 㻻ִ㻻 ָߵ ן ָ ֤ ִ֮

, ֯ ִ֬ ָ ָָ ֵԙ ӡ ׮־ ӓ ֋ ָ ߻ 韵 ֻ֟ Ӥ ֋ ׮׿֟ ׾µ ָ ֙֋ ßָ

(ִ֯)

ߴ֟ ֵ (֬ Ϥ) : , ׾ֵ þֵ ִ֨

ָ֕ (ֻ֓ Ϥ) : , ׾ֵ ֮ ֯ ִ֨ (ִ֯)

(Followed by 3s)

ASC-KGG/3S/5.20

C.G.H.S. FACILITIES IN GOA

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (GOA): Sir, Central Government Health Services, all said and done, has served various categories of patients covered by the scheme, from time to time. It is true that there are several malpractices discovered in the implementation of the scheme. Necessary enquiries are going on in the matter for identifying the malpractices and other irregularities.

However, there are many States where there are no recognised private hospitals by the CGHS nor there are dispensaries established under the scheme. This results in great hardship for the patients entitled to take benefit under the scheme.

Goa is one such State where CGHS facilities are not available. Although CGHS beneficiaries are entitled to take treatment in the State Government hospitals, the facility of major surgeries is not available in the State Government hospitals. Secondly, nowadays, even medicines are not supplied free in these hospitals.

It is, therefore, essential that Union Health Ministry establishes two CGHS dispensaries, one in north Goa and the other in south Goa.

As regards providing facility of major surgeries under the scheme, the CGHS authority can recognise the only leading private hospital which has come up in south Goa and which has a facility of conducting major surgeries. The Union Government can enter into necessary contract with this hospital so as to avoid making the patients, entitled to take benefit under the scheme, rush either to Mumbai, Bangalore or Chennai.

(Ends)

PROBLEMS BEING FACED BY TRADERS DUE TO VAT

ָ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֬ , ָָ ֮ ֯׸ 껵 כ , ִ ֮ ֻ ׿ ֟ ׾׳֮ ֕ ß ָ ֣ ֯׸ ָ֮ ִ֮ ֛ ӟָ ָ ֯׸ Ը֕ߵ ןֵ֟ ׮ ֮ ֛ , ָָ ϳ׾֟ ֕ ׬ ֮ ָ ָ֯, ֵֻ֮ , ָ ֻ ֕ Ϭִ֮ӡ ֕ ֛ , ֛ ֕ ֻ֓ , ӕֲ ֟ ֻ ֋ ֮

׾׳֮ ֕ ָ ß ָ ӟָ ָ ָ֯ ֟ ֕ ֜ , ֲ-ֲ ֮ ִ ֯׸ ׻֋ ך ן׸ ֯׸ ֋ ׿ֵ ׸ ָָ ִ ֮ ֛ ֮֬ ׾ֳ ָ֠ ֮ ֤ ׬ ִ և ׿ ֯׸ ׸ ֮ ־֮֬ ׬ָ ָָ ׿ֵ ִֵ ָ ֯ ֣ ֯ןֵ ֯׸ ֮ ָָ ֻ֮ ׻֋ ֳ֮־ ֟ ֻ֟ ß ֻ ֣ ָ֤֮ ֻ֮ ׻֋ ִ֮ ֮ ך , ו ֟ ָ

֯ן ֣ ָ֯ Ծ־ã ߜ -ָ֯ ָ ϳ־ ָ ֜ ֣ Ծ־ã ֙ ߅ ׻֋ ֮֮ߵ ׾֢ ӡ ֕ ָָ ן׮׬ֵ ֋ ִõ ֻ ִ֮֬ (ִ֯)


DEMAND FOR ACTION AGAINST AGENTS CHEATING INDIANS EMPLOYED ABROAD

 

ߠ ָ֕ ״ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֬ , ׾֤ פ֮ ִ ָ ָ ׸ ׮ֵꌟֆ ָ ֛֬ ׿ָ ֵ֮ ׸ ֮ ֮֟ ָ ׿ָ ׾־ֿ

֛֬ ׿ָ ֳ 150 ָߵ ֻ׿ֵ ָߵ ֵ ִ֮ ֻ פ ֯ ֮֟ ָ և ִ 47 ꌙ׮֌ ִ , 28 ߴ ֛ ָ֮ , ãֆ ֵԸ ֳ ԓ׸ ׿ֵ֟ ֋ ֮ ִ ֲܾ פ֋ ֋ ֮ ָ פ ֵօ ״ֻ֛֮ ㌟ ֵ֟ 12000 ظ (14 ָ) ן ֵ֠ ֡ 300 ן ֤֕ ֛ ֯ ׻֋

֤ ִ֬ ָָ ֻ֟ ֯ ׮׿֟ ֮ ֣ ֛֬ ֻ ֱֻ ֵԾ ֋

(ִ֯)

 

DEMAND FOR EARLY CLEARANCE OF PENDING PROPOSALS UNDER NATIONAL RIVER CONSERVATION SCHEME OF MADHYA PRADESH

 

ֵָ߮ ִ (֬ Ϥ) : , ™ߵ ֤ Ӹ ֮ ӟԟ ֬ Ϥ ߾, ד֡, , ֲ֤, ָ֮ Ӹ Ϥ ׮ֵӡ 2005 , ׾׳֮ ָ ß־ ָ ָָ ֮ ֵԾָ ӡֵֻ ֵԾָ ׮ֵ֮ ִֵ֮ ֚ ֻ ָ 2005 ׾׳֮ ָ ֋ (ֿ: 3T ָ)

NB/KLS/3T/5.25

ֵָ߮ ִ (֟) : ־ ָ ׿־֯ ֲֻ ֱև ß־ ֋ , ߟ ֮ ֤ ָָ ָ þן ֯ ֮ þן ֬ Ϥ ִõ ׮ָ ֋ (ִ֯)

DEMAND FOR MORE OLDAGE HOMES IN KARNATAKA

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA (KARNATAKA): Sir, as the economy of India is rising, simultaneously the standard of living is also improving. Time has become a value for the younger generation, leaving behind the care and protection of older generation. The proper care and help to the older people are being neglected in these fast living lives by their younger ones. Hence, the old age homes have become the real need in the fast developing world for the people of older age.

I personally feel that the Government should look upon in improving the health and living conditions of the aged persons.

As far as Karnataka State is concerned, there are few old age homes in the State. They are not much popular in general. For the greater interest of the old aged persons of different classes in the society, the Government should open more old age homes of different categories in various parts of the State of Karnataka. Some old age homes should be on paid membership basis for the affording/upper class people. For middle class society, separate homes with lesser charges and free old age homes for the poorer classes should be provided. Some homes should be exclusive for women.

I urge the Government that old age home should have all the basic necessities like proper food, hygienic condition, proper medical care, proper communication facilities, etc. To keep themselves engaged in some entertainment and leisure activities, they should have recreation clubs inside it. There should be proper and regular medical check-up drives by doctors with sophisticated facilities.

Members should have the scope to choose/help their home and colleagues according to their personal interests. More schemes should be released by the concerned Ministry for the betterment of existing as well as for opening new old age homes with proper facilities. There will be proper maintenance and awareness of old homes, then only older generation will have peaceful and healthy life. Thank you.

(Ends)

SHRIMATI VANGA GEETHA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with this Special Mention. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER SCARCITY OF POTABLE

WATER IN THE COUNTRY

ִ ֵָ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֬ , ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ָָ ֮ פפ ׾ֻ ֻ ִõ ™ օ ָ ָ֮ ֻ֕ ִõ ָ -ֻ ßָ ִõ , ֮ ָ ר֟֯ ֵ ָ ָ֮ ֜ ֮ܵ ָ ֮ ־ֿ ֜ , ו Ԯ֮ , ִֵ ָ ֮ ִד֟ ֲֻ֟ ׮׿֟ ֵ: ٴֵ ֮ ׻֋ ָ , ֲ ָָ ֤ ֌־ Ͽָ ֮ ֻ ֛ , ִ ֟ Ͼע ֮ؓ֟ߵ ׾ֵ ֕ ֳ ָ ָ֮ ֮ ־ֿ 40 70 ןֿ֟ ֲֻ ֟ , ו ֻ֟ ӳ߸ ֯ ָ ָ -ֻ ßָ, ׸ ן ָ ӛ֟ ֵ֮ ָ֟ -ֻ ßָ, ֛ ֻ և ߓ ֻ ֵ : ָ ֻ ֻ׾߮ ֋ ֣ 3U/AKG ָ ֿ:

-KLS-SSS-AKG/3U/5.30

ִ ֵָ (֟) : ָָ ™ߵ ֻ ִõ ָ ֵԵ֮ ֮և ֋ ™ߵ ֻ ן ׮֬׸ ꅠ ֵԵ֮ ָ ֲָ֨ ֵ ֣ ׾ ßָߵ ֲֻ ֵ ֋ ׸ִ ׯ ָ ֲִֵ֨ ִ

Ӥ ו ָ ֕ Ѿ ו ־ ָ ״ֻ֟ , ־ ָ ֮ ״ֻ Ѿ ו ־ ָ ״ֻ , ־ ָ ֮ ״ֻ֮ ꅠ ָ ד֋, ׾֓׸ ׸ ֮־֤

(ִ֯)

DEMAND FOR MEASURES TO SAVE NEWSPAPER INDUSTRY FROM CRISIS

 

SHRI GIREESH KUMAR SANGHI (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, newsprint as raw material accounts for 60 per cent of the cost of production in newspaper industry. After the increase in the price of local newsprint by Rs. 3000 per tonne recently, the price has again been raised by Rs. 4000, bringing the end price of newsprint to an exorbitant Rs. 31,000 per tonne. This enhancement in the price twice in a span of six weeks has affected the newspaper industry considerably, which has forced the newspaper industry to pay Rs. 7000 more on the price which prevailed two months back. We do not have enough production capacity in our country to meet our domestic needs and more than 50 per cent of our requirement is imported. The foreign mills have formed a cartel and have appointed a sole selling agent for all the major foreign mills and they are increasing the price every quarter by 50 to 70 US dollars. This also needs to be looked into immediately. The small and medium newspapers are most affected due to this sharp increase in the newsprint price. Domestic mills are taking advantage of this and are also increasing the price. Under such circumstances, I would like to request the hon. Minister of Commerce and Industry to come out with measures to save the newspaper industry from the present crisis. The only way out is the substantial slashing down of import duty to tide over this sudden and unwarranted crisis. Thank you. (Ends)

REQUEST FOR CLEARANCE OF FOURTH AND FIFTH BERTHS AT KAKINADA PORT, ANDHRA PRADESH.

 

SHRI K. RAMA MOHANA RAO (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, Kakinada though not a big port when compared to other ports on the Eastern coast, is, in the recent past, getting huge orders for transportation of various goods, particularly, iron ore to China. Till about three years ago, with great difficulty, it used to receive only one foreign ship in a day. But, now, four to five international ships are coming to this port. Just to cite another example, Kakinada Port set to transport two million tonnes of iron ore and has achieved almost four million tonnes. The other reason for hectic activity in this port is that the Chennai and Visakhapatnam ports have been overloaded, resulting in sending goods to Kakinada Port through railway wagons. The other advantage for this port is, it is situated at a very advantageous place and moreover, it is cheaper to send goods from Kakinada Port rather than from Visakhapatnam or Chennai or Gujarat. But, the activity is crippled due to non-availability of berths and other infrastructure in the port. To get over these problems, the Port has decided to construct fourth and fifth berths immediately with an estimated cost of Rs. 100 crores. Port has prepared estimates, design, etc. of berths. It is aiming to complete it by early 2007. But, to go ahead with the project, environmental clearance is required. So, I request the Environment and Forests Ministry to give early environmental clearance to this project which helps the port to increase business and earn foreign exchange for the country.

Sir, this is going to be the last Special Mention of my tenure. Thank you. (Ends)

SHRIMATI VANGA GEETHA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri K. Rama Mohana Rao.

(Followed by NBR/3W)

-SSS/NBR-HMS/3W/5.35.

NEED TO GIVE ENCOURAGEMENT TO A LOCAL ELECTRICIAN IN EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT IN A.P. WHO HAS INVENTED NEW METHOD OF PRODUCING COOKING GAS

 

SHRIMATI N.P. DURGA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, India is one of the largest importers of petroleum products, after China. The import of petroleum and crude oil products in 2003-04 stood at Rs. 94,520 crores, in 2004-05, it stood at Rs. 1,34,094 crores and unofficial figures indicate that imports in 2005-06 stood at nearly Rs. 1,70,000 crores, clearly shows that India is largely dependent on imports to meet its domestic oil/gas requirements. Looking at this, not only the Government of India but also individual scientists and others are trying ways and means to discover to produce various kinds of energy to meet domestic and other demands.

An ordinary electrician by name Gosala Srinivasa Rao has made one such invention in a village called Paravaram, Mandal: Atreyapuram in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. By using starch, decomposed rice, vegetables, peels of fruits and by adding some chemicals to these, Mr. Srinivasa Rao discovered a method for producing cooking gas. The villagers are using this as cooking gas for the last one year. All you need for producing this gas is a tank, tube to connect tank and gas stove and raw material. Once gas is formed in tank after the process, the same is supplied to gas stove for cooking. He also claims that this gas is more pure than LPG and comes out with more pressure than the normal LPG.

So, I request Government of India to immediately send a team of scientists to study this discovery and Patent it so that this innovation is not grabbed by others. I also request for extending the necessary help to Mr. Srinivasa Rao.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DATTA MEGHE): The House is adjourned till 11.00 a.m. tomorrow, the 21st March, 2006.

 

********

The House then adjourned at thirty-seven minutes past five of the clock till eleven of the clock on Tuesday,

the 21st March, 2006.

********

PREVIOUS HOUR