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SHRI SHIVRAJ VISHWANATH PATIL (CONTD.): If we take into account the scenario existing in our country, we would see that in some part of the country people belonging to a particular religion are involved in terrorist activities, in some other part of the country people belonging to a different religion are involved in terrorist activities, and in a third part of the country people belonging to a different religion, a majority religion, are also involved in terrorist activities. So, we shall have to be very careful and avoid saying that because a person belongs to a particular religion he is a terrorist. That kind of an attitude should not be adopted and the Government of India would not adopt that attitude. We shall not subscribe to this kind of a theory and we shall not hold any section of the society as a terrorist section, or any religion or people belonging to any religion as terrorists. Good and bad people may exist here and there; we would be acting against the bad people and we would certainly be providing protection to the good people.

Sir, I don't wish to speak anything more than this. I am extremely happy that in our country we are paying enough attention to matters relating to the security of the country, national security, internal security, peace and tranquillity and law and order to be maintained by the State Governments. Let us keep doing this, let us keep considering the policies and let us share our experiences and views. That would certainly help us.

In the end, I would like to say that we have full faith -- full faith -- in the good nature of the citizens of the country. Ninety-nine per cent of the people are peace-loving; they want peace and tranquillity. They are not for violence and militancy or any kind of religion, which is bloodied, any kind of religion, which would go against humanity as such, and we have full faith in them.

Sir, I would like to say, with your permission, that our Armed Forces are also capable of dealing with any contingency which may arise out of it, just any contingency. I am making this statement after knowing the facts. But if some incidents occur here and there, and without going into the totality and paying attention to the incidents, and with a view to seeing that something is said against, or in favour of somebody, if we are assessing the situation, we would be wrong. Our Forces are capable of dealing with it. And, fortunately, the entire world is united against violence and terrorism, which would help us. There are difficulties. Probably we may face these difficulties for some more time, but we are definitely going to see to it that the situation keeps improving. It has improved; whether you accept it or not, it has improved. I have given information in writing, signed by me, to this House and I am making a responsible statement, that the law and order situation, the internal security situation, the national security situation, has become better than what it was. This does not mean that I am trying to blame anybody who was in power a few years back; I am not doing that. I am just saying that it has kept improving and it would keep improving, and I have no doubt in my mind that it would keep improving. If we are thinking about certain things and discussing them with responsible persons in closed-door meetings and things like that, people should not think that we are getting panicky. We are not getting panicky. We are confident, we are determined, we want to be vigilant, we have our strengths and we have no difficulty in dealing with this thing. But supposing, we come to the conclusion that in the days to come, modern technology is likely to be used by the terrorists also and there are going to be some targets which would need better security arrangements, we would not be panicking, or trying to create any panic in the society; it should be taken in the right perspective. If we don't prepare ourselves to meet those contingencies when the occasion arises and if we are not prepared, if we are not in a position to defend ourselves, such a situation cannot help us. So, we shall have to keep visualising what could happen -- biological, chemical even radiological. (Contd. by 2r/ksk)

KSK/AKG/4.05/2R

SHRI SHIVRAJ VISHWANATH PATIL (CONTD): We have talked about disasters; we have talked about man-made disasters. We shall have to keep on seeing. That does not mean that we are creating a panic. It means that we are visualising what can happen and the entire world is visualising what can happen, and we are also preparing to meet these kinds of contingencies. Let us not think that we are trying to create any fear in the mind of the people. We are not in the business of creating fear psychosis in the country. And, media people have helped us a great deal. I am really grateful to the media for the manner in which they reported the news in Ayodhya, reported the news in Banaras, reported the news in Mumbai, reported the news in Malegaon, reported the news in Nagpur, and reported the news here also. They were very responsible. One wrong statement by one media person or one channel would have created a problem, but they behaved in a responsible manner and we are grateful to them. The same kind of wise approach to this problem all the time would help us more. We just saw something was happening in the Parliament premises. It was not checked and it was shown. It creates a panic and the hon. Member was not wrong when he said that it creates a panic and if it was shown on the TV, probably, it could have been avoided. Only request that we have to make to our friends in the media is that these are the matters which impact upon the psychology of millions of people in our country and outside also. This should be done with little more verification and carefulness. This will help us a lot, and if they do it, we will get tremendous help from them in dealing with the situation. They are doing it; they can do it better and we are requesting them to do it better. Thank you, Sir. (Ends)

֮־ָ ֻ ֻ (ָ Ϥ) : ָ, ӡ - ־

ֳ֬ ( פ ס־) : ֯ ־ ׻֋ ָ ?

׿־ָ֕ . י : х

֮־ָ ֻ ֻ : ֮־ָ, - ־ ָ ӡ ׾ָ֓ ָ ָ ֟פ ֟֓ߟ , ׮ ֟ ֙ ֵ ֯׸ ֣ ߅ ֳ֬ , ָ֯ ֟ ֤֟ ֚ ד׽ - ֟ ֲ , ֲ ָ֯ , ֻ ָ ӡ ֵ֤ ֮ ָ ֋֯ ߋ ֋ ֲ ָ ָ ׯ֔ ߋ ִִ ִ׮֟ ֮ , ևԅ ֮־ָ, ׻֋ ֱ ־ ֲ ֟פ ֟ ֋, ׾ֵ ָ ֟ ֟ , ָ֯ Ӹ ׾ֵ ָ ֟ ֋ Ӹ ׮׿֟ ׻ֵ ֋ (ִ֯)

ִ ̴֕ (ָ Ϥ) : ָ

شری ابو عاصم اعظمی "اتر پردیش" : سر،

ֳ֬ ( פ ס־) : ֟ ָ ֱ ִ ֻ ӡ ֳ ײ֮ ָ פ, օ ֟ ָ ָ ־ֿ

ִ ̴֕ : ָ, ߕ ֮֮

شری ابو عاصم اعظمی: سر، میں ایک چیز جاننا چاہتاہوں۔

ֳ֬ : ֯ , ו֋

ִ ̴֕ : ָ, ӡ 廴 ևֱ ֤֟ ֮֟ ֮ discrimination , ֲ֤ß ֟ , Ù ӛ וִָ Ù , ָ Ù ӛ , ױ ָ ߕ ֟ ֯ ֵ ֲ֤ß ֤ , ׮֙ ֤ ֲ֤ß ָָ ֣ ֤ ֋ פ ֤ ֋, ױ ׻ ֣ Law Enforcement Agency ֣ ־֮Դ ָև ?

ָ ߕ 11 և Ù ָ-ָ ִ ß֮ ֣ , ֓ ִ ß֮ ֣ ? ֮ proof, evidence ß֮ פ , ֮֮ ? (ִ֯)

شری ابو عاصم اعظمی: سر، ابھی گرہ منتری مہردے نے کہا ہے کہ ظلم اور ناانصافی کی کوکھہ سے آتنک واد جنمتا ہے یعنی جو ڈسکریمنیشن ہوتا ہے، کسی کو زبردستی پکڑا جاتا ہے، تو اسٹیٹ میں لاء اینڈ آرڈر کی ذمہ داری اسٹیٹ کی ہے، لیکن اگر اسٹیٹ کے لوگ لاء اینڈ آرڈر صحیح نہیں کرتے ہیں، تو پھر ساری چیزیں سینٹر میں آتی ہیں۔ کیا آپ ایسا کچھہ اپائے کر رہے ہیں کہ زبردستی کسی آدمی کو، ایک ہی کمیونٹی کے کسی آدمی کو زبردستی گرفتار کرکے اس کے ساتھہ زیادتی نہیں کی جائے اور اگر زیادتی کی جائے، تو پھر پولیس کے ساتھہ یا Law Enforcement Agency کے ساتھہ گورنمنٹ کچھہ کاروائی کرے؟

دوسری چیز یہ ہے کہ 11 جولائی کی ٹرین بلاسٹ میں ہم بار بار سن رہے ہیں کہ اس میں پاکستان کا ہاتھہ تھا، تو کیا یہ سچ ہے کہ اس میں پاکستان کا ہاتھہ ہے؟ کیا ہم نے اس کا کچھہ پروف، ایویڈینس پاکستان کو دیا ہے یا نہیں، ہم لوگ یہ جاننا چاہتے ہیں؟

׾ֵ֕ ָ (ָ֟) : ָ, request ֮֯ ֮ פ, ֮ ֮ פ ֛ ־֮Դ ָ֟ ֵ ֮ - - ֵ֮ ߮ ֯ ֛ פ ӕ ֟ , ָ ֮׸ ָ ׻֋ ֵ օ (ִ֯)

SHRI SYED AZEEZ PASHA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, several hon. Members have requested for instituting a CBI inquiry into Malegaon incident. We just wanted to know the hon. Home Minister's reaction.

(followed by 2s)

2S/HMS-GSP/4.10

׿־ָ֕ 0 י : ָ, ־ֻ ָ֯ ָ ׻֋ ֮ ӲӬ ֮ ֯ ־ ß ָ ֤ ֮ ֺ , ֺ ֟֓ߟ ֟֓ߟ ֮ ֋օ ָ ֻ וִָ ֟֓ߟ ו ֣ , ֋߅

ָ ֯ Ù ־֮Դ ӲӬ ֵ , ӲӬ ֯ Ù ־֮Դ , - ֟ ? , ָ ׮ֵ֮ ־֮Դ ֮֟ ׬ָ ֯ ָ ֟ ָ ™ ֋, և , ָ ߕ ֺ ָ ֟, ӲӬ ׻ ׬ָ ָ ֱֻ ֵԾ ֮֮ ֛ ָ ֮ ֱֻ ֵԾ ֱֻ ֵԾ ִ ָ ֟ ָ ֤ ײ֮ ֕ arrest ֟ , ֤ ײ֮ ֕ arrest ֕ ָ ״ֻ֮ ߕָ ֯ ֤ ֮ ָ ׻ Ù ֋ ׻ Ù ֲֵ ֋ ׻ Ù ָ ֋ investigation ֱ ׻ , ָ Judicial Magistrate օ ֮ ֲ߻ ָ ָ ߕ ֮ ָ ֯ ָ ־ ֋ ָ ָ ־ ֋ ֺ ֯ Ù ָָ ִ interference , ָ ָ וִָ ָ ֤ ־ ִ ָ ֟ ָ ™ և և, ׬ָ ָ ׾֮֬ פ ֵ ֺ

־ֻ ֯ ָ֟ ӲӬ , ֯ ֮֟ ָ ָ֟ ָָ ָ ֮ ֵ ֮ ָ™ Ӥ ָ ֻ , ָ ֤ "" enact օ "" enact ? ֳ , ֕ ֳ օ joint session , ֟ "" ֮ Statute Book ָ ֟ ֵ פօ ֮ ָ ָ Ù ־֮Դ ׻֋ ־֮Դ כ ֕֟ ־֮Դ כ ֕֟ "" ׻֋ ִ , ִ Ù ־֮Դ ׻֋ ? ֯ ֮ , ֤ ֯ ִ ו֋ , "" ִ ֻ֟ , "֛" ֤ ӳ߸ offences ָ ֯ ֻ֟ ׻֋ ֲ "֛" ָָ ֵ֮ ׾ָ ו֮ "" ֵ֮օ Statute Book ָ ׻֋ Statute Book "֛" ׮ֻ פօ "֛" ׮ֻ֮ ֤ "" Statute Book ָ ֵ ֮֯ ׮ֻ ֟ ? ׮ֻ פ פ Ӥ ִ֟ ָ֟ ־֮Դ ִ֟

ֵ֮ ֻ ָ : ָ, ֕ ә-ֻ֮ ׌׾֙ߕ ֻ ָ™ ָ֟ ֮ ֮ פ Ù ָ ֮ ָ֟ ә-ֻ֮ ׌׾֙ߕ ֻ ֮ ֋օ

׿־ָ֕ 0 י : , ָ ָ֟ ָ ָ , ֤ ֱ ֮ ֤ ִ ִ , ֟ ֕ ֮ , ִ

׾ֵ֕ ָ : ָ™ ֮ ֵ֮ , ָ™ ֯ ӕ , ָ֟ ? (2 /ߋ־ ָ )

PSV-SK/2T/4.15

׿־ָ֕ 0 י : ֻѾ ָ ֮֯ 00և0 ֌ֵָ ֟ , ֻ֟ פ ֋ ָ™ ׻ ֌ֵָ ֣ ֋ ָ ָ ֟ 00և0 ָ ֋, ֵ֤ և ֌ֵָ ָ , ָ ֮֯ ִ , , ׸ ָ , ָ פ 00և0 ָ ֺ , ֱ Ù , ׻ Ù , פ֮ ָ פֵ, ָ ׾ օ ׻֋ ֮ ָ™ ־֮Դ ֣ ֓ ߅ , ִ פ , ָ -׾ָ֓ ־֮Դ כ ִ 00և0 ֌ֵָ ֱ Ù ־֮Դ ֮ ֕ ֲ ָ ֵ֟ ֟, ֲ ߅ ִ ܵ ӡ ֟ ֮ ִ , ָ ֯ ָ ֟ ׾ ָ ֤ ֺ , פ We want to be impartial. ֟ ֯ , ֋օ ...(־֮֬)...

ִ ֕ʹ : ָ, ...(־֮֬)...

شری ابو عاصم اعظمی: سر ۔۔مداخلت۔۔

ֳ֬ ( פ ס־) : - ֮־֤, ӡ ߅ ...(־֮֬)...

ִ ֕ʹ : ָ, ...(־֮֬)... 㴲և Ù ...(־֮֬)...

شری ابو عاصم اعظمی: سر ۔۔مداخلت۔۔ ممبئی بلاسٹ ۔۔مداخلت۔۔

׿־ָ֕ 0 י : ״֮֙, ָ ֋, ߕ ֓ ָ ٻִֵ , ֲ ׿ , ֲ .. ׻֋ פ ָ ׻ ֓ , ֓ , ׿ ߅ ֲ ֕Կߙ - ֜, ׻֋ ֮֟ ׿ ָ ָ ֓ , ֻ֟ ׻֋ օ , , ֮ ֻ (ִ֯)

ֳ֬ ( פ ס־) : - ֮־֤, ӡ ߅ Hon. Members, we will take up Special Mentions now.

SPECIAL MENTIONS

DEVELOPMENT OF GERIATRICS IN THE COUNTRY

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I rise to commend the attention of this House to the grave need to strengthen the geriatrics as a distinct medical discipline dedicated to old age health care. Despite the fact that National Policy for Older Persons recognizes the need for health care for senior citizens, our country is woefully short of specialised health infrastructure for senior citizens. Recognising the gender dimension of aging population, considering that the old age disorders are often chronic in nature, affecting vital organs with crippling consequences which may lead to multiple complications and, therefore, require prolonged and prohibitingly-costly medical care along with expensive medicines and tests, recognising the financial constraints at old age due to reduced returns on the deposits, taking note of the reported reluctance of the insurance companies to provide medical insurance cover at reasonable cost to the senior citizens, it is disquieting to note the lack of a separate comprehensive national programme of action for geriatric care under the Ministry of Health. Geriatric care has been left largely to the NGO sector and volunteers with minimal public investment in physical infrastructure.

I, therefore, demand Government's active intervention in creating specialized geriatric care infrastructure at district and referral hospitals. Geriatrics should be introduced as a specialised discipline in State medical colleges, existing AIIMS and upcoming six such institutes. Affordable health insurance cover should be provided to senior citizens by insurance companies as a rule.

May the Government look into the cause of our senior citizens. Thank you. (Ends) (Followed by ysr-2u)

-SK/YSR/4.20/2U

DEMAND TO REVIEW CONSTITUTION OF INDIA

SHRI GIREESH KUMAR SANGHI (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I would like to draw the Government's attention towards the Preamble of the Constitution of India, which starts with the words, "We, the people of India, having solemnly resolved...." Our Constitution was framed in 1949 by the Members of the Constituent Assembly and most of the framers of the Constitution, who, on behalf of the countrymen, at that time, used the words, "We, the people of India," are no longer alive today. So, in my opinion, the Constitution needs to be endorsed by the Indian public once in every 20 or 25 years, when almost a new generation comes into existence and they are capable to form their own opinion on different matters. It needs to be noted that about 94 amendments to the Constitution have already taken place during the last 57 years. With the passage of time, change of situation, and circumstances, the amendments continue to be moved and passed in Parliament every year. The intentions of Constitution-makers were undoubtedly very clear to provide us a SOVEREIGN, SOCIALIST, SECULAR, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC, but there are certain matters which have drastically changed and some of them have become obsolete with the passage of time. So, in order to give the public a sense of participation in self-governance, it would be appropriate if the people are invited to give their opinion in the matter of Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Directive Principles of State Policy, Central Subjects, State Subjects, etc. All these matters need to be reviewed in the present context. Therefore, I urge upon the Government to give serious consideration to this matter and initiate appropriate steps to seek public opinion in order to review the Constitution of India. (Ends)

DEMAND TO AWARD PADMA SHRI TO PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR OF HINDI MOVIE "LAGE RAHO MUNNABHAI"

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (GOA): Sir, a feature film entitled "Lage Raho Munnabhai" released recently all over the world has succeeded in creating miraculous awareness among the people of this country, especially the younger generation. No books written on Gandhiji could make inroads into the minds of the teenagers as successfully as the film has done. The film shows simple and practicable ways in which Gandhiji's concepts can be made a reality for larger benefit of the society. The film was shown in the United Nations and was highly appreciated. The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, made references to the film in his speeches on more than one occasion. Harassment meted out to a pensioner and the method adopted by him to get justice has moved the hon. Prime Minister. Eminent people have written to explain the relevance of Gandhiji's principles in the modern world, but the movie has done wonders by explaining the same by a few practical examples. It is, therefore, the bounden duty of the Government of India to encourage such creativities. The film, obviously, will get laurels at various award ceremonies. But I feel that the producer and the director of the film, both, should be conferred with a minimum of Padma Shri Award on the occasion of coming Republic Day. (Ends)

SHRI SANJAY RAUT (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

DEMAND TO CURB MENACE OF COUNTERFEIT CURRENCY CIRCULATION

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, the menace of counterfeit currency notes, nearly all, excepting the very low denominational ones, has not only infiltrated at all levels of activities involving cash transactions but, of late, also escalated to very alarming proportions. Apart from the long-term effect of good money being considerably cornered by bad money for this reason, we also find the unsuspecting holders of counterfeit currencies are the main victims of the menace due to confiscation of such illegal possessions with the added humiliation associated with the process of confiscation.

(Contd. by VKK/2W)

-YSR/VKK-SCH/2w/4.25

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (CONTD.): Wise in viewing the described offence as one of the many disguised fangs of the imported terrorism through which the country is currently passing, I, therefore, humbly propose to the Government for curbing the menace by discerning very carefully the actual involvement of the possessor of fake currencies in the matter of promoting circulation of these before precipitating any action against the person; and viewing the issue of fake currency as economic terrorism for all valid reason as elucidated above and entrusting the responsibility of tracing, identifying, apprehending and bringing the perpetrators of this particular type of sabotage to book by separate team of economic vigilance, constituted especially for this purpose. Thank you, Sir. (Ends)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI): Dr. Gyan Prakash Pilania, not present. Shrimati Shobhana Bhartia, not present. Shri Motilal Vora.

CONCERN OVER LAND TURNING BARREN DUE

TO WASTE MATERIALS OF RAJAHRA MINES

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ֻ (֜): ֮֮ߵ , ֕ ִ ֤֮, ֕ ֤֮, ִֵ ֤֮ - ֤֮ כ ֮֮ ֟ ׮֮ ֻ ׳ֻև פ ֟ , ָ ֓ ״ּ ֯ פ ֟ ֲ כ ָ ָ֟ , ֲ և ״ּ ֛ ߓ -׻֮ ֣ ֯ ֟ , ו ָ Ը ׌ ִ֯ , ֛ ֻ֟ ֤ ָ֤ ܵ , ִ֕ 0 - 43, ӟ֜ ֮֕ӤӾ ֟ , ß֟ ֟ ן׸, ã֮ߵ և ִ , ו ָ ß֟ ִ֯ ֱև ֕ ֮ פ ֵ

ָָ ֤֮ ֛ ֛ ׸ڮ ֻ ֮ ״ּ ֣ ֕ ֱև ־ã ָ ֮ ָ ֵԾָ þ֓ (ִ֯)

SHRI JAYANTILAL BAROT (GUJARAT): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Motilal Vora.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI): Shri Harish Rawat, not present. Shri Amar Singh, not present. Shri M.V. Mysura Reddy, not present. Shri Tarlochan Singh.

CONCERN OVER ACQUIRING FARMERS' LAND NEAR

CHANDIGARH TO REHABILITATE JHUGGI DWELLERS

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SHRI TARLOCHAN SINGH (HARYANA): Sir, I want to draw the attention of the Union Home Minister about the colossal loss and damage to the villagers in the Union Territory of Chandigarh directly administered by the Union Home Minister. With the systematic plan, the Union Territory authorities have been acquiring fully irrigated agricultural land in the villages surrounding Chandigarh for rehabilitating the jhuggi dwellers of Chandigarh city. I fail to understand why the villagers were ousted without their fault only to settle the jhuggi dwellers of the city. The reason given for doing this is that the city is to be kept beautiful.

My second grouse is that compensation paid to the land owners is too meagre and even the market price was not paid. Thirdly, the oustees were further deprived of not getting any allotment of plot or house in the city. The expansion of city of Chandigarh has been a fatal blow to many villagers because they had to vacate the land by the unilateral orders of the Government. For the sake of social justice, the Government cannot deprive the poor farmers of their land. The administration should build one special sector in Chandigarh for all the jhuggi dwellers instead of ousting the poor farmers to vacate their lands in the villages.

I would appeal to the Union Home Minister to stop this practice and secondly, to give the desired compensation being due to the villagers at the market rate. Thousands of farmers have been agitating for long time. I request that we should meet their demands. Thank you, Sir. (Ends) (Followed by RSS/2x)

MCM/RSS/2x/4.30

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI): Ms. Pramila Bohidar, not present. Shrimati Syeda Anwara Taimur, not present. Shri Vijay J. Darda, not present. Shri Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi, not present. Shri Kalraj Mishra.

CONCERN OVER HAZARDOUS EFFECTS OF TRANSGENIC B.T. RICE SEEDS

 

ָ֕ ״ (ָ Ϥ) : ™ߵ ׮ֵ ׾ ߕ ߻ ֵֻ ֟ ֟ߕ ֮ ֋ ָ ׾׳֮ ߴָ ֛ ֯ ֲָ և ֵԾָ Ӹ ֚ ßֻ ֋ ߕ ֟ Ϥ֟ ֵ֟ ™ߵ ֮ ֣ ָ ֻ ָ™ ߛ ֮ ׾֮ ӡֵֻ 11 և ׾ ֮ (֕׮ 6 ߙ և) ߻ ֵֻ ֿ֟ ֕֟ ֕ 12 ߅ ִ ׸ ֻ, ӕֲ ׬ֵ֮, ָ Ϥ ֲ֤ ֯, ֕, ׿ִ ֻ 24 ָ֮, ָ™ ӛָ ֮ , ָ֟ ֻ֛, ״ֻ֛֮ ִ֙ ׾ ߕ ϵ ֕֟ ָ߱ ֻ ׻֋ և ִ ֤ þã ֵԾָ ֻ ָ ߕ ֟ ָ ֛ ׻֋ ׬ ־֮֬ ֣ ׮֤ ֺ ֣ ߻ ֵֻ ֣ ָ֮ ֮ Ϭ֮ ־ֿ ֮ ֲ֟ ֮ ָ ׾ ֮ ׻֋ ׮ִֵ ֮֋ ֋ ָ ֮ ֱ ϵֻֿ ֻ ׻֋ ֮ , ֮ ֻ פ ֮ , ו þã ֵԾָ ֟ ָ פ ֮ ָ֕ ײ ֵ

, ֤ ִ֬ ָ ׮ֵ ׻֋ ׮֬׸ ֮ և ֻ֮ ׮׿֟ ֋ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

SHRI JAYANTILAL BAROT (GUJARAT): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Kalraj Mishra.

׻ (׸) : , ֋

CONCERN OVER KILLINGS OF INDIANS LIVING ABROAD

ֵ ֺ (ָӛ) : , ׯ֔ פ ׯֲ֙ כ ֵָ֮ ָӛ ֡ ߟ ָ ף֟ ָ ֡ ߅ ֡ ־ ָ ֮ ׸֮ ךև ִ֮ ֛օ ָָ ӛ ֵ ׾ֹ ָև , ָ֮ ֲֻ ָ ߮ ׾־ ֿ֟ ֮ ָߵ ן ֣ ָӛ ֟ פݬ ׸ãןֵ ևԅ ָ ן ֣ ״ ׾ֹ ָ ֣״ և ָָ ԅ ָ ֤ , ֮ ϟߟ ׾֤ ֻ ָߵ ֣ ֻ Ծָ ־ ָ֬ Ӳ׬֟ ָָ ִ߸ ִֻ ֮ ִֻ֓։ ָ ׮֯֙ פ ֟ ָ ִֻ ϟ֛ ־ ׿ָ ָ ֻ ׸֮ ֮ ֣ ֬ֆ ָ ׾ֿ ֟ Ͼ ָߵ ֵ ӡֵֻ ӳ־֟ ֋ , ָ ֵԯ : ֱ ָ ָָ, ׻ ׾֤ ã֟ ָߵ ״ֿ֮ ׬ ֕ ֙ֆ ָ ָ֕ ֟ ϵ ׌ֵ ֕ ״ֻ ֮־֤ (ִ֯) (2Y ָ )

-RSS/MKS/GS/4.35/2Y

NEED TO CONTROL THE GROWING SCOURGE

OF CHILD LABOUR

DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (RAJASTHAN): Thank you, Sir, for your kind indulgence. My Special Mention's caption is "Need to control the growing scourge of child labour".

According to the 2001 census, there are over one crore, twenty-six lakh child workers in India. Uttar Pradesh leads with 19.2 lakhs, followed by Andhra -13.6 lakhs, Rajasthan -12.6 lakhs, Bihar - 11.17 lakhs, and Madhya Pradesh - 10.65 lakhs.

According to South Asian Coalition Against Child Servitude estimates, there are, at least, half-a-million child workers in Delhi, the Capital, ten per cent of whom are working as domestic helps. Unofficial estimates put the number of domestic child labour in the country at one crore. Of these, nearly 90 lakhs are girls. At least 50 per cent of them belong to the tribal community.

In the existing law, children are prohibited, under the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, from working in hazardous industrial units and certain other concerns. On 1.8.2006, the Central Government (the Labour Ministry) banned the employment of children as domestic servants or in the hospitality sector, including dhabas, teashops, restaurants, hotels and resorts. The ban is aimed at 'ameliorating the condition of hapless working children' from psychological traumas and, at times, even sexual abuse.

The ban is welcome, but questions have been raised over its applicability. First, we have to tackle the issue of abject poverty that propels parents to send their children to work, and child labour at homes or dhabas is a by-product of grinding poverty in the country. Sir, unless there is a mechanism for rehabilitation of such children who are forced to work for their survival, such laws will be ineffective. Hence, I would urge the Labour Ministry to ensure that the ban on hiring children does not merely remain a cosmetic exercise. Thank you, Sir.

(Ends)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI): Shri Thanga Tamil Selvan. He is not here. Shri Rudra Narayan Pany. He is also not here.

DEMAND FOR BANNING USE OF COOKING OILS CONTAINING

TRANS FAT ABOVE PRESCRIBED LIMITS

 

SHRI MAHENDRA MOHAN (UTTAR PRADESH): Sir, I would like to draw the attention of the House to a severe problem concerning the health of the citizens. There is a deadly poison lurking in our daily ordinary foods. Yet, we consume it, unaware of its hidden danger. It is trans fatty acid. Trans fat is found in some deep-fried and processed foods. It is created by a process called hydrogenation that is used by the food manufacturers to improve the stability of vegetable oils and to convert liquid oils into the solid fats. According to WHO, trans fat content in food items should be less than one per cent. But foodstuffs containing trans fats above six per cent prepared in different kinds of oil is freely available in our country. Most of the restaurants and roadside eateries use vanaspati oil which is rich in trans fat. Despite their harmful effects, such oils continued to be used as they are cheaper, solidified easily and are stable medium for bakery items. Most of the commercially available cookies, cakes, chips, fries, samosas and pakoras

Contain trans fat in huge amount. Trans fat increases LDL cholesterol and lower HDL cholesterol, therefore, increasing the risk of heart disease besides leading to Type II diabetes, asthma and allergies of different kinds. Children are especially vulnerable t the harmful effects of such oil. In U.S., many restaurants have come up in many countries on the use of trans fat. But, in our country, restaurants and bakeries continue to use them putting the lives of people at great risk. I, therefore, urge upon the Government to take immediate steps in this regard to ban this item. (Ends)

SHRIMATI MAYA SINGH (MADHYA PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with his Special Mention.

DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I also associate myself with his Special Mention. (Followed by TMV/2Z)

-MKS-TMV-MP/2Z/4.40

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI): Shri Shri R. Shunmugasundaram. Not present. Shri Prasanta Chatterjee. Not present. Shri Karnendu Bhattacharjee. Not present. Ms. Mabel Rebello.

NEED FOR FLEXIBLE AND INNOVATIVE SCHOOL EDUCATION.

MS. MABEL REBELLO (JHARKHAND): Sir, I would like to draw the attention of the Government to the substandard teaching in our schools. The results of a survey of students in 142 of India's top private schools in five metros reveal a frightening gap in learning in key subjects. The study tested learning and understanding of key concepts in English, Maths and Science of over 32,000 students in classes IV, VI and VIII. Top schools in India show an alarming gap in student learning. Indian students fare poorly in comparison to their international counterparts. Learning is rote-based and doesn't focus on real knowledge. Students fare well in rote questions but trip up on those needing interpretation and analysis. The stress is on memorizing and not on understanding. Students are forced to cover unrealistic syllabi. Learning seems to be taking place in watertight compartments with little relation to real life. Language is being learnt as something less integral and useful and more as a subject for a test. The survey strikes at the core of what is increasingly going wrong with the approach to education--the focus is on high value scores in board exams rather than concentrating on imparting real learning. Given that there would be a host of new careers requiring specialised skills, it is important that the base, that is, school education, should be flexible and innovative to help students meet these challenges.

What we need is to develop a system that encourages students to gain multiple abilities to help them combat the rapid changes in today's world.

Sir, I request the Ministry of Human Resource Development to apply its mind to the above-mentioned issues and convert our young human resources into an asset to the country. Thank you.

(Ends)

DEMAND FOR TAKING STRINGENT ACTION AGAINST

PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING OF DALITS IN

KHAIRLANJI VILLAGE OF MAHARASHTRA AND PAYMENT

OF SUITABLE COMPENSATION TO THE SURVIVORS.

 

(ָ™) : , ֯ ִ֬ ָָ ֮ 29 ִָ֟, 2006 ָ™ ׾֤ ӛָ וֻ ӕ Ӿ ד֟ ן ָ ָ ִ ָ™ ֻ , ָ פ֮ ӛ ָ ָ ׾֤ ֮-߾֮ ß-ß ֵ Ӿ ׌ ׸ָ ָ - ֙ ָ פ ֵօ ׌ ֟ ֮ ׸ָ ָ ֻ ֤ Ӿ ֻ ֱֻ ־ ֟ ߅ ָ ִ ӛ ִ֮ ֵօ ֲ ׻ ָ ָ֮ , ִõ ָ ֮ פ ֵ? ָ ֤֕ 60 ֻ ֤ ׸֮ ׻֟ ָ ָ֓ , ׻֋ ָָ ֋ , ֮֮ ׾µ ָ ֑֮ ӛ , ׻֋ ָָ ֮ ӕ ו֮ ׻֟ , ֱֻ ܟ ܟ ֵ ֮ ֣ כ ׸ָ ֳ ֤õ ֟-֟ ֵ ־֕ פ ֮ , Ϭ֮ ӡ ָ כ ׻֋ ֟ ֵ ָ, (ִ֯)

ֳ֬ ( פ ס־) : פ֮ ̟֕

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ (׿ִ ֻ) : ָ, ׾ֵ ֣ ֋

(3 / ָ )

VK-ASC/3A/4.45

CONCERN OVER ADVERSE EFFECT ON SPORTS DUE TO DIFFERENCES AMONG VARIOUS SPORT BODIES

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ (™ߵ ֮֕֬ , פ) : , ֮֟ ֟ ֿ֟ ָ ™ӛ ֵ֮ , ֟ , ֤׬׸ ֯ ֛ ִ֮־ ָ ִ ֻכ ׻֋ ֮ ׿֟ ֮ , ֹ

ֳ ֳ ֮ ֯ ֛ ֛ ֣ ָָ ֮ , ׻֋ ָָ ָ ָ ֋ ֵ ֮ ־֕ ׸ִ ִ֮ , ו ָ ֟ ׾ ֛ ãן ֮֮ , ֮ פ ִֵ ׾ֿ ֮ פ ֟ , ָ ֿ֟ ָ ׾ ßָ ָ ו֮ ֵ֮ , ִ ָ ϤԮ , ה

׻֋ ־ֿ ãֆ ֤׬׸ ֯ ֛ ִ֮־ ֻכ ָ ϤԮ ׾ֿ ֮ , ֮ 껣 ָ ϤԮ ׾ ֟ ֮ ִ ֤ ִ֬ ָָ ׾ֿ ֮ ִד֟ ָָ ֋ (ִ֯)

ֵ֮ ֻ ָ (ָ֟) : , ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ׾ֵ ֵ , ֮ ִ֨

NEED TO ADDRESS PROBLEMS OF SUGARCANE GROWERS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

 

SHRIMATI N.P. DURGA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Mr. Vice-Chairman, Sir, sugarcane is grown in 5,00,000 acres of land and there are 37 mills in Andhra Pradesh. If you look at the MSP for sugarcane, there is paltry increase of Rs. 7.50/- per tonne this year. The problem that the sugarcane growers have been facing is that for the last 30 years, the price has been fixed at 8.5 per cent recovery. In 2004, the recovery percentage has been increased to 9 per cent. Due to this, sugarcane growers of Andhra Pradesh are losing Rs. 200 crores annually. Moreover, earlier, the fixation was on the basis of peak recovery but now the Government is fixing it at average seasonal recovery. As a result, the sugarcane growers are losing Rs. 100 per tonne. When other States are giving transportation and cutting charges to farmers, sugar mills in Andhra Pradesh are not giving the same in spite of the Supreme Court judgement. As per the existing incentive scheme, whatever purchase tax the Government gets, that should be transferred to farmers. Now, only a portion is given and the Bhargav Formula that 50 per cent of profit that the Government gets through free sale of sugar should go to the farmers, is also denied.

So, to save the sugarcane growers of Andhra Pradesh, the Government of India should intervene and direct the sugar mills in Andhra Pradesh to pay cutting and transportation charges to farmers. MSP for sugarcane should be announced before the season so that the farmer can assess crop viability and can accordingly go ahead.

The other major problem to be addressed is, sugar mills are free to purchase sugarcane from any farmer. But, the farmer is denied to sell his sugarcane produce to the mill of his choice. Finally, the Zonal System should be abolished forthwith and the Crop Insurance Scheme should be extended to farmers in letter and spirit. (Ends)

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with this issue. (Followed by 3B)

RG/LP/4.50/3B

NEED TO PAY MORE ATTENTION TO POLIO ERADICATION PROGRAMME

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ߴ֟ ֵ (֬ Ϥ) : ֳ֬ , ׻ֵ ׮־ָ ׳ֵ֮ ָ ֣ ֕ ָָ ָ ֵֻ ִ ֱ ֱ֟ ֯ ׻ֵ ׮־ָ Ӥ ֓ , ִ ֳ 80 ןֿ֟ ֮ܵ ׮־ , ׸֮ ָ ӓָ ־ã ֣ ã ֵ֟֟ פ ָ ֮ ֱ ֳ ׾ þã ֚ ָ ׮ֵ ߴָ ֜ ֵ֟ ֣ ֕ ָָ ָ پָ֓ ֯ ֟ ׻ֵ ִ ã ֣ Դ ã֮ ָ ׻ֵ ֋ ™ߵ ֮ : ָ ִ߸ ׾ָ֓ ֋ ã ֣ Դ ã֮ ׻֋ ׳ֵ֮ ֱ֟ ׻֋ ٣ ™ ֣ ֕ ָָ ֯ ׳ֵ֮ ֱ ֮֋Ӆ ָָ ֮ ׾ֿ ִ֬ ׳ֵ֮ ֱ ֮֮ ׻֋ ִ־ ֋Ӆ (ִ֯)

ִ֤ Ͼֻ (֕ã֮) : ֳ֬ , þֵ Ӳ֨

ֵ֮ ֻ ָ (ָ֟) : ֳ֬ , þֵ Ӳ֨

DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I also associate myself with this Special Mention.

MAJOR DANGER AND DAMAGE IN THE USE OF B.T. SEEDS

DR. K. MALAISAMY (TAMIL NADU): Sir, the recent happenings in India in importing and introducing genetically engineered American based BT (Bacillus Thuriengis - a soil bacterium) seeds is certainly a retrograde step and runs counter to the concept and the consequent measures of 'serving farmers and saving farming' community. It is most unfortunate that its adverse impact and implications have not been well understood, and the ills and evil effects of this BT seed have been ignored and undermined.

To illustrate a little, it is evident that when it was first introduced in Mexico, the fertility of the soil was spoiled and the soil-based traditional varieties of crops were also destroyed leading to stoppage of its use there. Its use later in Japan and a few European countries was also prohibited. When it was used in Orissa, the experience there was adverse. It is on record that the animals and birds, when happened to eat the crops of cotton raised out of B.T. seeds, were found to be dead. It was found to be harmful and poisonous from the human consumption point of view also. The recent attempt in this context in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu, as rightly protested by the former Chief Minister, Dr. Jayalalitha, is causing concern. It is a fit case to be thrown out of use unless otherwise proved, beyond doubt, to be useful.

Under these circumstances, I would appeal to the hon. Minister for Agriculture or the concerned Minister to stop import and use of BT varieties in India, pending clearance through appropriate means and measures, and to protect the interest of farming community from this danger. (Ends)

SHRI N.R. GOVINDARAJAR (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate myself with this Special Mention.

DEMAND FOR INLAND WATER TRANSPORT ON THE BRAHMAPUTRA RIVER

SHRI TARINI KANTA ROY (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I rise to draw the attention of the Government to a statement made by the Union Minister of Shipping on June 8, 2001. In the statement, the hon. Minister has said that the Brahmaputra Waterways No.2 (1988) has been notified as National Waterways. It is noteworthy to mention here that during British period, a river port was established on the Brahmaputra river at Dhubri, Assam, in the year 1883. In 1902, the railway track was extended up to Dhubri. Taking the advantage of both inland water transport system and railways, Dhubri became one of the major hubs of economic activities of the North-East. Naturally this led to economic progress of North Bengal to some extent. Unfortunately, in 1965, the Brahmaputra Inland Water Transport became the victim of Indo-Pak bitter relations. Since the Brahmaputra river has flown to Bay of Bengal through former East Pakistan, present Bangladesh, Pakistan stopped all commercial activities through the Brahmaputra river during Indo-Pak war, and since then the Dhubri port became non-functional resulting in debacles on the economy of North-East India and North Bengal. The people of both Assam and West Bengal, under the banner of Brahmaputra Waterways Demand Committee, are demanding implementation of Brahmaputra Waterways No.2, which has been already notified as National Waterways. Responding to the demands of the people, I demand immediate implementation of Brahmaputra Inland Waterways with establishment of a port at Dhubri. (Ends)

SHRI MATILAL SARKAR (TRIPURA): Sir, I associate myself with this Special Mention.

SHRI SAMAN PATHAK (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I also associate myself with it.

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I also associate myself with it. (Followed by 3C)

3c/4.55/ks-akg

DEMAND FOR COMPENSATION TO RIOT VICTIMS

ִ ̴֕ (ָ Ϥ) : ָ, כ ִָ֓ ֕ ָָ ָ֟ 2002 ָ ֻ 7 ֵ ־֕ ׮Ե ׻ֵ ׮Ե ֟ ָ֧֕ 1984 ׾ָ ָ ֻ ־֕ ׮Ե , ָ֟ ָ ֻ ־֕ פ ֋

000 ָָ ܵ ִ׮ָ ֮֟ օ 000 ָָ ֢ ֮ ֣ ִ׮ָ ֮֟ ִֻ֮ ָ ֻ כ ֣ ֵ օ ӟָ֕ ֻ ָ֟ ָ ֻ ָ ָ֟ ֵ ־ã ֻ ׻֋ ֕ ָָ ָև ֣ ָ ָ™ ָָ 1992-93 㴲և ָ ֻ ׸֮ ׌ ߔ 7 ֵ ־֕ 1984 ֤ ו֮֟ ִϤ׵ , ִִ ָ ֻ ׸֮ ָ ֻ ׸֮ ֲָָ ־֕ פ ֋

׳־ޛ ܵ ִֵ ׻ פ ֵ ָ™ ָָ - ֵ ־֕ ֤ , ָ ֕ ״ֻ߅

ָָ ׮־ ӕ ׻֟ , ׸ָ , ֻӾ Ù ָ ֻ ׳־ޛ ׻ ָ ֻ ׸ָ 7-7 ֵ פ ֋ (ִ֯)

DEMAND TO ANNOUNCE SUGARCANE PRICE IN U.P.

׻ (׸) : , ֮ ָ Ϥ ֮ ֻ ֮ և ָ ָ ֵ ֕ ֣ ָָ ߮ ״ֻ ֮ ֮ Ϥ ָָ ִ֬ ָߤ Ӆ ߮ ״ֻ ֻ ֳ ֵ , ָ ֮ ָ֮ ֮ ֮ ߮ ״ֻ ٟ֯ , ִ ״ֻ? ֮ ׾ִ ãן Ϥ ָָ ֮ 滵 ֟ ֮ ָ ߮ ״ֻ ֡ ֮ ֟ ,

֯ ִ֬ ָָ ָ Ϥ ָָ ֮ ֮ ֳָ 滵 ֻ֟ ֟ ָև ֣ ָָ ֯ ִ֬ ֟ 000, וִ ֡ 75 ן ،֙ ָ֜ և , ָ پָ֓ : ֜ 000 ֟ , ֮ 180 ֋ ן ،֙ ִ ״ֻ (ִ֯)

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I associate myself with what the hon'ble Member has mentioned.

NEED TO PROVIDE `ONE-TIME SETTLEMENT' SCHEME

TO POULTRY FARMERS

 

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I wish to bring to the notice of the House a matter of urgent public importance.

The small farmers who are struggling to improve their living conditions in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and in the rest of the country through meagre incomes generated by poultry were recently hit by the menace of the Bird Flu which completely eliminated poultry from their farms. This is a great setback from which the farming community is still unable to recover. The unexpected losses and the consequential debt burden are stifling the Indian farmer.

There are now reports that the Reserve Bank of India has advised all the Scheduled Commercial Banks to provide relief to assist distressed farmers whose accounts have earlier been rescheduled on account of natural calamities by framing 'One-Time Settlement' policies. It is learnt that farmers who have suffered great losses due to the Bird Flu menace are not covered under the said OTS Scheme of policies. Depriving these farmers the benefits of the OTS Scheme would immensely affect not only farmers but also the entire rural communities which survive on this farm activity.

Inclusion of poultry under OTS policies can bring relief and cheer to the distressed farmers.

I would, therefore, urge upon the Government to ensure that the farmers who have lost their poultry/poultry farms due to the Bird Flu disease be made eligible to avail the financial relief under the policies of OTS. (Ends)

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with what the hon. Member has said. (Followed by 3d/tdb)

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