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TMV-GS/2W/4.00

֚ (֟) : ֯ ֕ ֻ ™ָ֓ ֜־ ״ֻ֟ , ָָ ֳ ״ֻ֟ , ײֻ ֮ 15 ֣ ֮ 16 ֟ և ֣ Ϥ ָָ ָ ֵ , ׾ֿ ֳ ֻ ֮ ïױ ֵ֟ ֵ ִ 껱 ٙױ֮֠ ֣ 껱 ֮ ֟ և , ָ ֵ, ӡ ï™ ו֮֟ ָ ִ ׸ և ֟ , ֮ ֮ ָ ִ ָ ֵ, ָ ӡ ֮

, ׾֬  4 2, ꌵ ׯϱ ׻ ָ ֟ ִ ָָ ֕ ָָ ִֵ-ִֵ ָ יױ֮ וִ ꌵ ׯϱ ָ ֟ և , ֟ ïױ ֵ , ־ã և ֯ ֮ ׸ ֮ , ָ פ֮ ׸ ׾֟ ™ ִ ֮ ֵ֮ ֵ ֮ , Small Business Administration ensures that the procurement preference target set by the Government is made 23 per cent for small businessmen, 5 per cent for small disadvantaged business, 5 per cent for women-owned small business, 3 per cent service disabled, veteran-owned, etc. In China, article 36 of the law of the Republic of China on promoting SMEs states that in Government procurement a fixed proportion of goods and services shall be purchased from SMEs. ָ ־ã և ׬׮ִֵ ָ ָ ־ã և , ָ ӡ ֮ ֟

, ֯ ֮ ִõ פ֮ ו ָ ָ Ӥ , כ  6 ֮ 18 כ ָ , ֕ ָ ֣ ״ֻ֮ ָ ֵ ֮ 20 Industry Facilitation Council ִ֬ dispute settlement ֟ և Industry Facilitation Council ׬ָ ֻ ֮ ִ֕ ״֟ , Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1966 ׬ָ פ ֵ , ׸ָ ׬ָ ֣ ׻֋ ױ ֮ ֛ כÙ ߻ ָָ Industry Facilitation Council ׬ ׬ָ פ ֋ ֣ ߻ ֻ և , ־ã ֵ

, ָ , ׾ֿ ָָ - ꌵ , ֮֟ ִֵ ָ ֟ , ֻ ؛ ֣ ׻י֮ ָ ؛ ָ , ٣ ־ã ָ Ӥ ֟ ӳ߸ ִõ , ָ ָָ ӳ߸ ׾ָ֓

, ׬׮ִֵ ֮ ׻֋ ָָ ֮־֤ , ׬׮ִֵ ָ ֋և ֣ ִõֆ ִ֮֬ օ ֮֟ ֟ , օ ӡ ִ ־ֿ ӿ֮ ֣ ׬ ָָ ֵ֮ ׾ ֯ ״ ֟ ֮ ֟ ָָ ӳ߸ ׾ָ֓ ֟ ֣, ֮ ֟ ִ֯ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

DR. K. MALAISAMY (TAMIL NADU): Mr. Chairman, Sir, I will be unusually brief, particularly, after knowing the mood of the House and the constraint of time warranted by you. The entire House is fully aware that the tiny sector and the small-scale industrial sector are playing a very vital and substantial role in terms of economy, in terms of employment, in terms of industrial production and in terms of exports. As such, they play a very vital role. Everybody knows that the tiny sector and the small-scale sector are playing a vital role. But many times, for want of adequate protection, promotion, growth and development, many of the industries fell sick also. (Contd. by 2X/RG)

RG/4.05/2X

DR. K. MALAISAMY (contd.): In such a situation, a Bill of this nature, with a laudable objective, is most welcome. I am also happy to hear that they have comprehensively thought of bringing in legal framework to promote the growth and development of this sector and enhance its competitiveness.

Secondly, the Bill has envisaged setting up facilities for credit guarantee and to give certain extra concessions and sops. So, as such, I am happy that it has come with a laudable objective. In fact, after listening to Shri Sudarsana Natchiappan and Dr. Alexander, my job has become pretty easy that instead of looking upon the plus points, I can concentrate about the grey areas or the minus points that need to be addressed. It has been stated that this Bill has got several features attached to it. My first and foremost point is that the small scale sector has been totally neglected. This is the way I look at it, particularly, in the light of liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation. Sir, as the hon. House is fully aware, when China was faced with a challenge of liberalisation and globalisation, they went all out to make a special policy to protect this kind of sector. I am sorry to say that this kind of a policy initiative is not forthcoming from our Government. As such, I am inclined to agree with Dr. Alexanderji that a special provision, exclusively for promotion and protection of the small scale and the tiny sector, is necessary. On the other hand, by combining the small scale and the tiny sector with the medium sector, the total purpose is lost. So, Sir, my first point is that the small scale sector and the tiny sector have been neglected. My second point is -- I thought our Communist colleagues will take care of this problem -- that the labour laws are being exempt as far as this area is concerned. How can they do without that? So, my second point is that the interests of the labour, particularly, of the organised sector, have not been taken care of.

Then, Sir, the Bill envisages constitution of the National Board, an Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee and the Facilitation Council. There is a popular saying in the bureaucracy, "if you want to kill a decision, refer the matter to a committee." So this is the way you have thought of this Advisory Committee or whatever it is. Whatever be the structure of the Board, they have no mechanism to see how it is going to be coordinated and how it is going to be reviewed. As per the provision, they have said that it will be convened once in three months. But they have not spelt out what mechanisms they are going to follow. Maybe, at the time of framing of rules and procedure, they will take care of it. After all this is only a recommendatory body, an advisory body. Shri Sudarsana Natchiappan has been praising left and right about it. But we have to wait and see how it is going to practically function.

Finally, coming to classification, they have classified the enterprises into micro enterprises, small scale enterprises, medium scale enterprises, etc. Now, we cannot come before Parliament each time for an amendment that the ceiling must go up to Rs.10 crores or Rs.20 crores. There should be an in-built mechanism in the law so that this is taken care of by itself. Thank you, Sir. (Ends) (Followed by 2Y)

ASC-KS/4.10/2Y

־߸ ֤ : ֤ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֯ ׾֬ ָ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ֳ ׾֮֫, ־ֿ߻ ׌ֵ , ֤ ׻ֵօ ߴ֮, ָ ׾֬ , ֑ ִ֬ ׻֋ ֵ DRD , ָ֬ ָ օ ׾֬ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ׾ß ֵ ֵ ָ ֤, ֮֯ ָ ײ֮ ָ ֮ ׾ָ֓ ׾ פ֮ ו֮-ו֮ ײ֮ ָ WTO ׾ֵ , כ ׾ֵ , ָ ָ ׾ֵ , ׾׳֮ ײ֮ ָ ׾ָ֓ ߴ֮ ֯ ִ֬ ß ֮ ן ֮֟ ִֵ ײ֮ ֤ ָ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ Ԯ ֓ߵ֮֯ ׾׳֮ ָ ׾׳֮ ײ֮ ָ ֮ ֟ ֵ , ײ֮ ־ , ֮ ֳ ׻ֵ ָ , ָ ׾ָ֓ ו֮ ֑ ֱ ֯ ִ , ָ ֮ ״֡ ָ SSI ִֻ֯ ״ָֿ , ֮֮ߵ ꌕꮛ , ֑ ִ֬ ֟ , כִ և ָ ׾ָ֓ , ײ֮ ָ ׾ָ֓ ִֵ, þֵ ן ֮֋Ӆ ָ ™ߵ ֮ , ™ߵ ָ֬ ָ ָ ™ߵ ָֻ ״ן ֮, ִ ײ֮ ָ ׾ָ֓ ֳ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ֻ ֕ ן ֑ , ִ֬ , ֟ ֯ ã֮ ֟ ֲ ָ ߋ ָָ ֮ ֲ ֮ ֻ֮ ֮ ״׮ִִ ִ ֵ , ִ ֮ ׻ֵ ׾ֵ֬ ֋ ׻֋ ֮֮ߵ ꌕꮛ ׾ָ֓ ָ ן , ִֵ ָ ׾ָ֓ ֤ ֣ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ׾ß , ײ֮ ָ ֮ ֟ ߴ֮ ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ו֮-ו֮ ׾ֵ ָ ֮ ֵ ׾ָ֓ פ , ִֵ, ևָ ָ ֲ ™ߵ ֮֋, ו ߕ , ֲ ׾ָ֓ , ִ֬ , ֲ ֌ ׾ָ֓ , ӟ , ִֵֻ ֛ ָٳ֟ ׾ָ֓ ߴ֮ ֯ ִ֬ ֑ ִ֬ Ӥ , ֵ , ׾֬ , ָ ײ֮ ָ ï™ ֲ ֵ֟ ֵ , ָ ָ Ӥ , ߴָ ׮֙ Ӥ , Ӥ , - Ӥ Ӥ , ו֮֟ ײ֮ ָ ׾ָ֓ ֵ , ָ : ׾ָ֓ ִ ׾ָ֓ ָӟ, ָ, , ֮֟ ֟ ֕ ֑ 39 ןֿ֟ ָ ָ (ֿ: 2Zָ)

NB/TDB/2Z/4.15

־߸ ֤ (֟) : ֳ֯ן , 39 ןֿ֟ ֑ ָ ֲ ׮ֵԟ ֟ ֟ , ֑ ָ 34 ןֿ֟ ׌ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ֮֟ WTO ָ֬ ָ, globalisation ָ֬ ָ, ׾ ָ֯ ָ֬ ָ, ָ֬ ָ, ֑ ןï֬ ֮֜ ׻֋ ָ ָָ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ֤ ־ִן ײֻ ׸ , ֟ ָ , ֜ ָ߲ ״֙ ָ ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ׾֮֟ , ׾ִ֮ϟ֯ ׾֬ ׸ ֋ (ִ֯)

ֳ֯ן : ӡ , ֯ - ֮־֤, ֮֯ ֲ ֮ פ ... ֲ ֮ פօ ӡ , ֯ ֮ ׻ , ֣ ֯ ֛ ֋ ֮ פ ֋

The question is:

That the Bill to provide for facilitating the promotion and

development and enhancing the competitiveness of micro,

small and medium enterprises and for matters connected

therewith or incidental thereto, as passed by Lok Sabha,

be taken into consideration.

 

The motion was adopted.

MR. CHAIRMAN: We shall now take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clauses 2 to 32 were added to the Bill.

Clauses 1, the Enacting Formula, the Preamble and

the Title were added to the Bill.

 

־߸ ֤ : , ß־ :

׾֬ ׸ ֋

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)

MR. CHAIRMAN: Now, we take up the Constitution (One Hundred and Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2006.

THE CONSTITUTION (ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTH AMENDMENT)

BILL, 2006

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI SHRIPRAKASH JAISWAL): Sir, I move:

That the Bill further to amend the Constitution of India, as passed

by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.

 

Sir, the proviso to article 164(1) of the Constitution of India, in its present form, makes it mandatory for the States of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Orissa to have a Minister in-charge of Tribal Welfare, who may, in addition, be in-charge of the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes or any other work. The Constitution, however, does not debar States other than the three States mentioned in the said proviso to have such Minister in-charge of Tribal Welfare. The new States of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand came into being with effect from 1.11.2000 and 15.11.2000 respectively. Consequent upon the enactment of the Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000 and the Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000, with the creation of these two new States, a sizeable portion of the scheduled area of the erstwhile State of Madhya Pradesh stand transferred to Chhattisgarh, and the entire scheduled area of the former Bihar State stand transferred to the newly formed Jharkhand State. The Scheduled Areas States of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh Order, 2003, CO 192, specifies the scheduled area in respect of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. (Contd. by 3a)

AKG-KGG/3A/4.20

SHRI SHRIPRAKASH JAISWAL (CONTD.): As per the Census figures of 2001, the percentage of scheduled tribes in the total population of Bihar is only 0.9 per cent while in Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, the percentage of tribal population is 26.3, 31.8 and 20.3 per cent respectively. The Constitution (Ninety-fourth Amendment) Bill, 2006, seeks to exclude Bihar from the purview of provision to 164(1) and to extend the said proviso to the newly formed States of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.

Sir, I commend the Constitution (One Hundred and Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2006, as passed by Lok Sabha, to this august House for consideration and passing. (Ends)

The question was proposed.

ִ֮ ֚ (׿ִ ֻ) : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֮֯ ׾֮֬ (105 ӿ֮) ׾֬, 2006 ָ ֮ ָ פ, ׻֋ ֯ ֮־֤

֮־ָ, ׾֬ ִ֣Ԯ ׻֋ ֛ ײֻ ׌ ָ , ׾֮֬ 㓔 164 ־֮֬ ֬ Ϥ, ײָ , ָ פ , ָ פֵ ֮ ֟ ӡ ׾ֿ ׮ֵ㌟ ֋, פֵ ֮ օ ײָ ֕ ׾ֳו֟ ֵ , : ׾֮֬ 㓔 164 ־֮֬ ָޛ ׻֋

֮־ָ, ײ֮ ָָ ֮ ֮ ֲ ֮ 2000 ָ Ϥ, ײָ ֬ Ϥ ٮִ , ֲ ֋ ֕ ֮ ꅠ ִ ߙ ܵ ֜և և ߅ ֻ ָӓֻ ֕ ׾֮֬ ֳ ߙ ֜և և , ֜ ָޛ ߙ ֵ֜ ֵ օ ָ ֮ܵ ™ , 3.1 ֮ܵ ָ 140 ׾֮֬ ֳ ߙ ־֮֬ , ֲ ָޛ 2.70 ֮ܵ ָ ֱ 81 ׾֮֬ ֳ ߙ , ֵ ׾֬ ָޛ ׾֮֬ ֳ ߙ -- 150 ֵ֜ ֋ ָ ߯߆և ָޛ ֕ ֮֮ߵ Ϭ֮ ӡ ִ և , ׾֮֬ ֳ 15 ןֿ֟ סֵ ܵ ׻״֮֙ , ו ָ ׾֮֬ ֳ ֤õ ܵ 15 ןֿ֟ ֤õ סִӛ ״ֻ ֟ ׾֮֬ ֳ ߙ ָ סֵ ܵ ֻ֟ ד֟ ן ד֟ ֮֕ן סִӛ ן׮׬֟ ״ֻ֟ ָ ָޛ , ׾ֳ֮֕ ד֟ ןֵ ׻֋ ׾֮֬ ֳ 28 ߙ ָ֟ , ד֟ ןֵ ָ֬ ָ ֵ ֕ ֮ ֵ, ִ 滛 և ߙ ֻ 21

֮־ָ, ֯ ײ֮ ָָ ֮ ֮ ָޛ ֜ ٣ ׯ֔ Ϥ ׻֋ ־ֿ ֳ ׾֬֋, ӓև ֣ ׾֬֋ ָ ָ Ϥ - ׻֋ ֟ ָ Ϥ ד֟ ן ד֟ ֮֕ן ֮ܵ ֮֮ ֟ ֮ܵ ß׾ ֮ܵ ׻֋ ן׮׬֟ ״ֻ ֟ ָ ֕ ׾֮֬ ֳ ߙ ֮֜ ֿ֣ߑ ־ֿ (3/֋֋ ָ ֿ:)

3B/HMS-KLS/4.25

ִ֮ ֚ (֟) : ָָ ׮־ ׾֬ Ϥ ׾֮֬ ֳ ߙ ֵ֜ ֋ ֣ כ-׻״֮֙ ֵ Ϥ ֻ , ׾֮֬ ֳ ߙ ֮֜ ֤ כ-׻״֮֙ ֵօ

ӟ , ׮־ ֻ֓ Ϥ, ֵֻ ״֕ ׾֮֬ ָ ׾ֿ ֕ פ ֵ , ׮־ ׾֮֬ ӿ֮ ָӛ ס֯ ׾ֿ ֮֕֟ߵ Ϥ פ ֵ ו ֮֕ןֵ ׾ ׮׿֟ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

ֳ֯ן : ߻ ן׸օ

߻ ן׸ () : ָ, - ֮־֤

0 ֮ : ִ֟ ײ֮ ֓ ֮ ד֟ օ

߻ ן׸ : ָ, Ùߙ֮ ײֻ 2006 ִ֣Ԯ ֛ ָ, Ӥ 000 ׻֟ ֛ ײָ ָӛ ֜ ֬ Ϥ ־ֻ ִ֣Ԯ ֲֵֻ ן׮׬ ֟ פ ִ֣Ԯ

ָ, ïߓ ׾ֵ ִõ ߅

ֳ֯ן : ܵ ֟ ֯ ִ֣Ԯ פօ

߻ ן׸ : ָ, ֤ ִֵ ֻ ֮ ٙ 164 ׾֮֬ , ָӛ ֜ ׬ָ ָ, ײָ 0.9 ָ ֮ ֲֵֻ ֻ ׸ , ִ֟ ָӛ ֤ ׸ ׬ָ ֣ ֜ ׬ָ , ָָ ׸ ֻ ֮ ֋, ֲֵֻ ןֲӬ ָ, ֕ , , ߕ֮ ׸ ׻֋ ֟ ׯ֔ ֮ ֲֵֻ ִֻ֯ ß ָ ֮ , ָ0ָ0 ׻ ו ָ , 1950 1990 ֲֵֻ ִֻ֯ ִ כïִ , ׸ײֻ ֵ ִ֟ ִֻ֯ ִ ֲֵֻ ֣ , ָ ֣ ן ß ֲ Ùߴ ׸ ֮ ׿ֿ , ִ֟ ߕ ׻֋ ӿ֮ ׾ã֮֯ ן ָ ָָ ָ ֮ ֲֵֻ ו - և , ָ ӛÙߕ , ֛-֛ ꌙ , ֋ , 2 5 ָ opportunities ֵ land landless ֟ ־ ן ָ ֕ ָָ ׻ , ָָ ָ ֮ , ָָ ß

ָ, ֲֵֻ ִõ ָ ֳ ֙ ן׮׬ ִ֣Ԯ , ֳ ֮ ״ֻ (3 /ߋ־ ָ ֿ:)

-KLS/SSS-NBR-KLS/KLG-PSV/3C, 3D, 3E, 3F & 3G/4.30, 4.35, 4,40, 4,45 & 4.50

 

߻ ן׸ (֟) : ָ, ִ֟ פ , פ ִֻ֯ , ߕ ֣ ָ, ֮ Ùֻ֮ , ױ ִ֟ ן׮׬ ֟ ֺ ػ ָ ֕ 12 և, ־ ִ ָ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : , ...(־֮֬)...

߻ ן׸ : ß֮ ևֻ ػ ָ ֛-ֻ פ ו֮֟ ִֻ֯ ꌙ , ִ֟ ֮ ִõֆ ִ ֮ ׻֋ ֻ ꌙ ߴ , ״ִ֮ ָ ֮ פ ִ֣Ԯ ߅ ֯ ֮־֤, ָ (ִ֯)

ֳ֯ן : - ֮־֤ Hon'ble Minister.

ֿ߯ ֵ־ֻ : ָ, ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ו֮ ִõֆ ָ , ו֮ פ ָ ֤ ֮ ֟ , פ ו̲ , ӿ֮ ß ֵ , ֻ ֲ ָ ֓ ֋, ֓Ԇ ָ ־֮Դ ׮׿֟ ֮ ֮֮ߵ ֤ , ָ ֋օ ױֻ ֯ ӿ֮ ו ָ ֵ , ֵ ֋

MR. CHAIRMAN: I shall now put the motion to vote.

The question is:

"That the Bill further to amend the

Constitution of India, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration."

 

The House divided

 

MR. CHAIRMAN: Subject to correction.

Ayes : 157

Noes: Nil

 

(Here enter the Division Lists of Ayes and Noes arranged

in alphabetical order)

 

The motion was carried by a majority of the total membership of the House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the Members present and voting.

 

MR. CHAIRMAN: Now, we shall take up Clause-by-Clause consideration of the Bill. Clause 2.

The House divided

MR. CHAIRMAN: Subject to correction:

Ayes : 157

Noes: Nil

 

(Here enter the Division Lists of Ayes and Noes arranged

in alphabetical order)

 

The motion was carried by a majority of the total membership of the House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the Members present and voting.

 

Clause 2 was added to the Bill.

MR. CHAIRMAN: Now, we shall take up Clause 1, the Enacting Formula and the Title of the Bill.

The question is:

That Clause 1, the Enacting Formula and the Title

stand part of the bill.

 

The House divided

MR. CHAIRMAN: Subject to correction:

Ayes : 157

Noes: Nil

 

(Here enter the Division Lists of Ayes and Noes arranged

in alphabetical order)

 

The motion was carried by a majority of the total membership of the House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the Members present and voting.

 

Clause 1, the Enacting Formula and the Title were added to the Bill.

SHRI SHRIPRAKASH JAISWAL: Sir, I move:

That the Bill be passed.

MR. CHAIRMAN: The question is:

That the Bill be passed.

The House divided

MR. CHAIRMAN: Subject to correction:

 

Ayes : 157

Noes: Nil

 

(Here enter the Division Lists of Ayes and Noes arranged

in alphabetical order)

 

The motion was carried by a majority of the total membership of the House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the Members present and voting.

 

(Ends)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, the hon. Leader of the Opposition is not present. The Constitutional Amendment is on the tribal issue. It is a matter of concern for everybody. The hon. Leader of the Opposition should have been present in the House...(Interruptions)...I would only like to bring this to the notice of the august House. Thank you...(Interruptions)...

SHRI ARUN JAITLEY: The hon. Home Minister should have been present first in the House. It is his Bill...(Interruptions)...

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ֟ כ ...(־֮֬)... , ֵ, ֵօ ...(־֮֬)... Short Duration Discussion! ֿ־ӟ ֮ ...(־֮֬)...

SHRI YASHWANT SINHA: Sir...(Interruptions)...

SHRI ARUN JAITLEY: The Home Minister is the Member of this House...(Interruptions)...

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ֮ ו֋, ״׮Ù ֟ ...(־֮֬)... ִֵָ , ֯ ֻ ...(־֮֬)... ...(־֮֬)...

(MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN IN THE CHAIR)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, let us take up the Short Duration Discussion. Mr. Yashwant Sinha.

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, I am on a point of order...(Interruptions)...Kindly look at the Order Paper. Our side has given the notice for Short Duration Discussion. You kindly see that. So, we have to initiate the discussion.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: He has been called by the Chairman.

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: That means, we can go against the rules. The House can go against the rules.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Hon. Chairman has called him.

SHRI YASHWANT SINHA: Sir, I have no objection. If the hon. Member, whose name appeared first in the Order Paper, wishes to speak first, let him speak. I have absolutely no problem. Despite the fact that I have been asked to initiate the discussion by the hon. Chairman, if Mr. Narayanasamy wanted to start, I have no objection.

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: I have no problem if Shri Yashwant Sinha wanted to speak first. But, at least, he should have consulted us first.

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ : , , ֯ ׻֋ ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ָָ ׸, օ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ׻֋...(־֮֬)...

׾ ֤ : ֟ ...(־֮֬)... և ָ ֯ - ׻֋ ֟ ...(־֮֬)...

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ : և ָ ֯ ָָ ָ...(־֮֬)...

׾ ֤ : ִ ֤ ׻֋ ֯ ׻֋, և ָ ׻֋, ֟ ...(־֮֬)...

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ : ֯ ָָ և ָ ָ ֛ , ל ...(־֮֬)... ו֋ ...(־֮֬)...

׾ ֤ : ׮ ֱ-ֱ ׻֋, ֱ-ֱ ...(־֮֬)... ֯ և ...(־֮֬)...

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ : ִ ֤ ֓ ו֋, ִ ֤ ߅ ...(־֮֬)... ׻֋ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ׻֋, ִֵָ , ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ׻֋, ֯ ־֕ ֲ ־֕ ״׻֟ ...(־֮֬)...

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ֳ֯ן : ֯ ׻֋ ...(־֮֬)... ׻֋

(FOLLOWED BY VP "3H")

VP/4.55/3H

SHORT DURATION DISCUSSION ON STEEP RISE IN PRICES

OF ESSENTIAL COMMODITIES IN THE COUNTRY

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY (PONDICHERRY): Sir, I should be allowed to speak. ..(Interruptions).. Sir, it is a very important subject irrespective of party considerations. The price situation that is prevailing in the country....(Interruptions).. Sir, they are not allowing me to speak. ..(Interruptions)..

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No; no. ..(Interruptions).. You are not starting; you start making your speech. ..(Interruptions).. You have been called. ..(Interruptions)..

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: They don't allow me to speak. Let them be quiet. Only then, I will speak. .....(Interruptions).. Sir, let me raise the issue because the price situation is a matter of concern for everybody whether in the urban areas or in the rural areas. We should not see the price situation from the political point of view. We should see it from the point of view of the common man. Sir, if the Opposition party criticizes the Ruling party, and the Ruling party tries to score a point by saying that they have controlled the price situation, both will be talking against each other without going into the nitty-gritty and the kind of situation prevailing in the country.

Sir, when the UPA Government took over, because of the price situation prevailing in the country, whether it was the essential commodities or other items like oil, wheat, rice, edible oils, the prices could not be controlled at that time. The Government took all possible steps, to help the common people, especially, the people living in the villages, to get, through the Public Distribution System, the ration items at controlled prices. Apart from that, as far as the essential commodities are concerned, the Government gave a subsidy. We are aware of the fact that on rice, the subsidy has been provided by the Government. On kerosene also, the subsidy has been provided by the Government to offset the price-increase in the oil sector. As far as the edible oil prices are concerned, I would like to tell the hon. Minister that because of the situation prevailing today, the Government should concentrate more on this. We are importing edible oils from abroad, especially, Palm oil, which is coming from Malaysia. We are getting finished products from there and a lot of foreign exchange is being spent on them. I want the hon. Minister to consider, as far as edible oil is concerned, whether its production can be increased here by bringing raw materials from abroad because the local production of edible oil is not sufficient to meet the needs of the people. Therefore, the raw materials have to be brought. Then, we should have oil refineries for the purpose of reducing edible oil prices in this country. It is a universal factor that the crude prices have increased so much. That is the main reason for the increase in prices. It has a cascading effect on the prices of the essential commodities also. When the crude price increases, the transport cost also increases. Therefore, it adds to the cost of essential commodities. Therefore, in spite of the fact that the Government is giving subsidy, we are not in a position to lower the prices. Sir, the cost of one barrel of oil, which was earlier costing $ 18-20, has now gone up to more than $ 70. It is not an effect that is felt in India alone. It is a universal phenomenon. It is a global phenomenon over which the Indian Government cannot have any control. Sir, since the transport cost has increased, since the freight charges have increased, and the kind of cost addition that has been made in transporting materials...

(Continued by PK/3J)

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