PREVIOUS HOUR

-VKK-TMV-AKA/1N/12.00

PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

 

SHRI OSCAR FERNANDES: Sir, I lay on the Table:

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Labour, under sub section (2) of section 7 of the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provision Act, 1952:

 

              S.O. 1190 (E), dated the 27th July, 2006, specifying the establishments to which the Employees Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 shall apply together with delay statement.

 

              S.O. 380 (E), dated the 15th March, 2007, publishing the Employees Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2007.

 

              S.O. 228 (E), dated the 22nd March, 2007, publishing the Employees Provident Fund (Amendment) Scheme, 2007.

II. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Labour, Notification S.O. 206 (E) dated the 9th January, 2007, corrigendum to Notification G.S.R. 658 (E) dated the 10th November, 2005, regarding Employees Provident Fund Scheme.

III. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment (Directorate General of Employment and Training) Notification G.S.R. 239 (E), dated the 16th April, 2007, publishing the Apprenticeship (Amendment) Rules, 2007, under sub-section (3) of section 37 of the Apprentices Act, 1961.

IV. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(a) Fifty-third Annual Report of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b) Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

SHRI SHRIPRAKASH JAISWAL: Sir, I lay on the Table

I. A copy (in English and Hindi) of Part-8 of the Report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language, under sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Official Languages Act, 1963.

II. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Thirty-seventh Annual Assessment Report for the year 2005-2006 regarding Programme for accelerating the spread and development of Hindi and its progressive use for the various official purposes of the Union and its implementation.

 

(MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.)

SHRIMATI SURYAKANTA PATIL: Sir, I lay on the Table, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Council for Advancement of Peoples Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

              Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

              Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

SHRI SHRIPRAKASH JAISWAL: Sir, I lay on the Table, under section 9 of the Immigration (Carriers Liability) Act, 2000, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Foreigners Division):

 

              G.S.R. 72 (E) dated the 9th February, 2007, publishing the Immigration (Carriers Liability) Rules, 2007.

 

              S.O. 171 (E) dated the 9th February, 2007, publishing the Immigration (Carriers Liability) Order, 2007.

SHRI E.V.K.S. ELANGOVAN: Sir, I lay on the Table, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(a) Eleventh Annual Report and Accounts of the Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL), Mumbai, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above Council.

 

(c) Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

SHRI JAIRAM RAMESH: Sir, I lay on the Table, under sub-section (3) of section 55 of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2005, a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Commerce) Notification G.S.R. 393 (E), dated the 16th March, 2007, publishing the Special Economic Zones (Second Amendment) Rules, 2007. (Ends)

 

MESSAGES FROM LOK SABHA

The Securities Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2007.

The Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2007.

The State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks Laws) Amendment Bill, 2007.

 

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

(I)

" 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 Securities Contracts (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2007, as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 14th May, 2007."

 

(II)

" 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 Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Bill, 2007 as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 15th May, 2007."

(III)

" 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 State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks Laws) Amendment Bill, 2007 as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 15th May, 2007."

 

Sir, I lay a copy each of the Bills on the Table.

(Ends)

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION

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REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE

 

SHRI VIKRAM VERMA (MADHYA PRADESH): Sir, I beg to lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Thirty-first Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture on The Prevention and Control of Infectious and Contagious Diseases in Animals Bill, 2005.

(Ends)

REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

 

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I beg to lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Fifty-sixth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on The Payment and Settlement Systems Bill, 2006.

(Ends)

STATEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOOD, CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION

 

SHRI MATILAL SARKAR (TRIPURA): Sir, I beg to lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the Statements showing action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in Chapter I and final replies in respect of Chapter V of the following Action Taken Reports of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (Fourteenth Lok Sabha):

                        Fifteenth Action Taken Report on Demands for Grants (2006-2007) of the Department of Food and Public Distribution (Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution); and

                        Sixteenth Action Taken Report on Demands for Grants (2006-2007) of the Department of Consumer Affairs (Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution).

(Ends)

STATEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON WATER RESOURCES

SHRI INDRAMONI BORA (ASSAM): Sir, I beg to lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of a Statement showing further Action Taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources contained in their Sixth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha).

(Ends)

ALLOCATION OF TIME FOR DISPOSAL OF GOVERNMENT

LEGISLATIVE AND OTHER BUSINESS

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I have to inform Members that the Business

Advisory Committee in its meeting held on Tuesday, the 15th May, 2007

has allotted time for the Government Legislative Business as follows:--

 

BUSINESS TIME ALLOTED

 

1. Consideration and passing of the Electricity 3 Hours

(Amendment) Bill, 2007, as passed by Lok
Sabha.

 

2. Consideration and passing of the following Bills,

after they have been passed by Lok Sabha:--

 

(a) The Warehousing (Development and Regulation) 2 Hours

Bill, 2005.

 

(b) The State Bank of India (Subsidiary Banks Laws) 3 Hours

Amendment Bill,

2006.

 

(c) The Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2006. 2 Hours

 

(Ends)


MOTION FOR ELECTION TO THE POST GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH (PGIMER), CHANDIGARH

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRIMATI PANABAKA LAKSHMI): Sir, I beg to move the following Motion:

That in pursuance of clause (g) of section 5 read with sub-section (4) of Section 6 of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh Act, 1966 (51 of 1966), this House do proceed to elect, in such manner as the Chairman may direct, one Member from among the Members of the House to be a member of the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, in the vacancy caused due to the demise of Shrimati Sukhbuns Kaur on the 15th December, 2006.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends) (Followed by VK/1O)

VK/1O/12.05

STATEMENT RE. IMPLEMENTATION OF FIFTEENTH REPORT OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON FOOD, CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION.

 

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, FOOD AND PUBLIC DISTRIBUTION (DR. AKHILESH PRASAD SINGH): Sir, I lay a copy of the statement regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Fifteenth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution on the Table of the House.

(Ends)

 

STATEMENT RE. IMPLEMENTATION OF EIGHTH, TENTH AND ELEVENTH REPORTS OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE

 

THE MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY): Sir, I lay a copy of the statement regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Eighth, Tenth and Eleventh Reports of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence on the Table of the House. (Ends)

STATEMENT RE. IMPLEMENTATION OF THIRTY-EIGHTH REPORT OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PLANNING (SHRI M.V. RAJASEKHARAN): Sir, I lay a copy of the statement regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Thirty-eighth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on the Table of the House. (Ends)

 

STATEMENT RE. IMPLEMENTATION OF SEVENTY-SEVENTH REPORT OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (SHRI JAIRAM RAMESH): Sir, I lay a copy of the statement regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Seventy-seventh Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce on the Table of the House. (Ends)

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Special Mentions. (Interruptions).

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI: Sir, I have given Zero Hour notice. (Interruptions).

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH: Sir, we have given notice to.... (Interruptions).

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Your Zero Hour notice has not been accepted. Shri Kalraj Mishra.

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH: Sir, I have given a notice....(Interruptions).

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I am telling you. A notice will be taken up only when it is admitted by the Chairman. The Chairman has not admitted any notice. So I cannot allow anybody. (Interruptions).

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH: Sir, the Chairman has agreed to permit us. (Interruptions).

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA: Sir, I would like to mention about the....(Interruptions).

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI: Sir, I have....(Interruptions).

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH: Sir, I want to ...(Interruptions).

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I am not allowing you. Nothing will go on record except the Special Mention. (Interruptions). It has not been admitted. (Interruptions).

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH: *

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI: *

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Ramachandraiah, you cannot agitate like this on the floor of the House. You have given your notice. (Interruptions).

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH: *

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Please....(Interruptions). I cannot allow anybody. Your notice has not been accepted. (Interruptions).

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI:*

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH: *

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Nothing is going on record except the Special Mention. Mr. Santosh Bagrodia, you continue. (Interruptions). It has not been accepted. Why are you agitating? (Interruptions). I can't help it. (Interruptions). Parliament works under certain rules and procedures. The rules and procedures are very clear. Your notice has not been accepted. So you will not be allowed to speak. (Interruptions). Nothing will go on record. (Interruptions). Nothing will go on record. (Interruptions). (Followed by 1P)

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* Not Recorded.

KLS/1P-12.10

SPECIAL MENTIONS

NEED TO CONTAIN CONTINUOUS CLIMATIC CHANGE

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I draw the attention to the alarming prospects of the continued climatic changes largely due to the unrestrained consumption patterns of our modern human civilisation. The recent studies indicate accelerated melting of ice caps in the Polar Regions of the earth has resulted in steady rising of the Ocean levels, thereby inundating the coastal regions and small islands. In India some 30 sq. kms of the World Heritage site of Sunderbans has already been submerged displacing some 6000 families. Similar encroachments are reported in the coastal villages of Orissa. ...(Interruptions)... About 20 per cent of the country's population lives in coastal area and if estimates of inundation occurring along the 7600 km coastline come true, the Vision 2020 may actually turn out to be a tragedy. Centres of economic growth like Mumbai, Chennai, Panaji, Kochi, Vizag and Kolkata may have to face rage of the sea. Deeper into the hinterland, with Himalayan glaciers shrinking at accelerated rate due to increased human activity in that area, the sustainability of our perennial rivers will be seriously imperilled thereby affecting the food production in the Indo-Gangetic plains. ...(Interruptions)... The recent patterns of rainfall should be eye opener. Regions like Ladakh, Rajasthan have faced floods whereas Orissa and Assam suffered drought like conditions. ...(Interruptions)...To contain the impending climatic disaster, we should be more discreet in our energy consumptions. ...(Interruptions)... The Government should encourage energy efficient housing and transportation. We must move towards Zero Carbon cities. If needed we must have collaboration with technologically advanced countries. Thank you. ...(Interruptions)... (Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Nothing is going on record other than the Special Mentions. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: Sir, * we are staging a walkout in protest.

(At this stage, some hon. Members left the Chamber)

DEMAND FOR SEPARATE ADMINISTRATIVE SET-UP FOR CENTRAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AT KOKRAJHAR, ASSAM.

 

SHRI URKHAO GWRA BRAHMA (ASSAM): Sir, in accordance with the Bodo Accord 2003, the Central Institute of Technology has been set up at Kokrajhar and classes in a few subjects have been started. But there is no clear-cut policy with the Government under what authority the CIT will be run and controlled. At present it is controlled by Director NERIST Arunachal on temporary basis. No recruitments for teachers, technical staff and other related employees have been conducted so far. A few staff members have been posted and maximum of them are from outside the State. It is a matter to be considered seriously that local preference should be given in the recruitment of any category of employees. On the other hand, no funds have been allocated for the building or infrastructure for the CIT. At present it is running in temporary building where capacity is limited and as a result students have been denied admission. CIT being the technical institute can help job-oriented education if it is properly developed. I urge upon the Government to create separate administrative set-up for the CIT at Kokrajhar itself. I also demand funds to be made available for the development of that institute and immediate recruitment of staff by giving priority to local people. Thank you. (Ends) (Contd by 1Q/sss)

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* Not recorded

-KLS-SSS-GS/1Q/12.15

DEMAND FOR INCLUDING OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE IN NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY

 

SHRI SURENDRA LATH (ORISSA): Sir, I want to draw the attention of the Government about the Sickle Cell disease. Sickle Cell is a genetic disease. This disease is very common in Western Orissa. One-third population of Orissa i.e. 1,43,49,000 stay in Sickle Cell zone of the State and according to the preliminary survey around 5,05,000 people are affected by this disease. This disease mostly affects the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and other backward communities. WHO, in its agenda item 11.4.59/9 dated 24th April, 2006 recognised Sickle Cell disease as an important health problem. WHO has recommended Government of India for taking necessary steps for incorporating Sickle Cell disease in National Health Service and to provide necessary infrastructure and budgetary allocation for long-term management of this genetic disease. I urge upon the Government to incorporate Sickle Cell disease in the National Health Policy and provide necessary funds for long-term control of this dreadful genetic disease for the poor and underprivileged people of Western Orissa. (Ends)

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DEMAND FOR REPAIR OF NATIONAL HIGHWAY

NOS. 55, 31 AND 31 A

 

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SHRI ROBERT KHARSHIING (MEGHALAYA): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Saman Pathak. (Ends)

DR. BARUN MUKHERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention make by Shri Saman Pathak. (Ends)

NEED FOR COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR POOR AND MARGINAL FARMERS AND RURAL FOLK

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, the number of suicides by farmers, particularly in six affected districts of Vidarbha (1,447 in 2006) and in other places is on the increase as primarily they are at the mercy of local money lenders, and are largely victims of utterly indifferent attitude of local Government officials. Major factors for this alarming situation are rain-starved crops, niggardly irrigation facilities, increasing cost of inputs, and inability to recover even the cost of production when MANDIS become accessible. LIC and General Insurance companies hardly have any presence in rural areas. Thus without any sort of safety net, a majority of India's rural population has no cover for unforeseen contingencies. Now global insurance majors such as AIG and Aviva are increasingly seeing rural India as a growth area. They are tailoring their policies to meet the requirements of this segment. Villagers may now have the option of insuring their cattle, damage to their crops, marketing losses, etc. by paying nominal premium. New players' entry will result in competition to woo the farmers/rural community. Government of India and State Governments should, initially extend substantial help towards payment of premiums by farmers as this insurance coverage would go a long way towards gradual elimination of trend of resorting to suicides. Let Panchayats/Block officials, NGOs, etc. motivate rural folk towards this direction and also evolve modalities through self-help groups so that uneducated villagers get quick and hassle-free insurance claims. (Ends)

(Followed by NBR/1R)

-SSS/NBR-SC/1R/12.20.

CONCERN OVER EXCESS EXPLORATION AND EXPORT

OF IRON ORE

 

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-NBR/VP/MP/12.25/1S

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, Shri Shatrughan Sinha; not present. Shri Harish Rawat; absent. Shrimati Shobhana Bhartia; not present. Shri Amar Singh; not present. Shri Rajeev Shukla; absent. Shri Shantaram Laxman Naik; not present. Dr. Gyan Prakash Pilania.

 

NEED TO BRIDGE GAP BETWEEN RURAL AND URBAN INDIA

DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (RAJASTHAN): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, India Infrastructure Report 2006, based on a NCEAR's study, shows that the Indian metros may be shining, but rural India is still in the dark in four crucial sectors, particularly, telecommunications, power, water and roads. A dismal 1.67 per cent people have telephone connections in villages, while figure for cities is 25.9 per cent. A staggering 2,17,000 villages do not have safe drinking water and 55 per cent villages are off the surfaced road track. As for power, much of rural India lives in darkness. The old adage about two Indias (Bharat and India) moving on parallel tracks is buttressed by this report, which shows just how disconnected the two really are.

This scenario of discrimination and disparity cannot continue for long. As the Indian economy is booming, everyone has the right to expect a piece of the cake. A spurt in economic growth cannot be meaningful if only half of India is smiling.

Your honour a nation cannot be half slave and half free. Hence, I would make a submission to the hon. Prime Minister to take necessary steps to bridge the gap between the great divide, that is, rural and urban India. Thank you, Sir.

SHRI SHREEGOPAL VYAS (CHHATTISGARH): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

SHRI THANGA TAMIL SELVAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I also associate myself with it. (Ends)

NEED TO CONSTRUCT RAILWAY LINE IN KUSHALNAGAR OF KODAGU DISTRICT, KARNATAKA

 

SHRIMAT PREMA CARIAPPA (KARNATAKA): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, there is a mass demand for the construction of railway line in Kushalnagar of Kodagu distict, Karnataka.

I would like to mention here that Kushalnagar town has a rich cultural heritage and it is a place of tourism. The Central Government allocated about Rs. 100 crore for the proposed railway project in the year 1997. But till date there is no progress in the project work.

I urge upon the Government to expedite the work of constructing the railway line in Kushalnagar of Kodagu district, Karnataka so that a large number of people can be benefited. (Ends)

SHRI P.G. NARAYANAN: Sir, I want to raise...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No; no. ...(Interruptions)... What is this? We have not yet finished Special Mentions. You are so impatient. Shri Rajniti Prasad.

DEMAND FOR MORE PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO THE DOORDARSHAN CORRESPONDENTS.

 

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PK/ASC/1T/12.30

NEED FOR APPROVAL OF SETTING UP OF 1000 MW THERMAL POWER PROJECT IN MAUDA, DISTRICT NAGPUR, BY NTPC

 

SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, the State Government of Maharashtra vide letter No. NTPC 2002/CR-472/NRG-4, dated 24.5.06, had forwarded the above project proposal to the Union Government. In their proposal, it had requested the Union Government to revive/reconsider setting up of 1000 MW Thermal Power Project at Mauda, district Nagpur. The State Government again reminded the Union Government vide letter no. MOP/VIP/3685/2006/NRG-4, dated 13.6.2006 and letter no. VSA/2006/1269/CR-529/NRG-4, dated 29.9.2006. As far as this project is concerned, many technical aspects had been examined and action had also been initiated for preparation of feasibility report by the Central Government. Maharashtra Government has been facing acute power shortage for the last several months which is so much so that power supply to many of the industries has to be cut down from 10-12 hours a day and in view of the power shortage, many industries are considering to shift from Maharashtra to other States. This has resulted in all over discontentment in the State.

Sir, keeping in view the serious situation of power shortage in Maharashtra, sanctioning of this project at an early date will help the State to recover from the power crisis to a great extent. I, therefore, urge upon the hon. Minister, who is fortunately here, to kindly consider the request of the Maharashtra Government at an early date to save our State from power crisis. (Ends)

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shrimati Supriya Sule.

SHRI RAJNITI PRASAD (BIHAR): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shrimati Supriya Sule.

SHRI ROBERT KHARSHIING (MEGHALAYA): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shrimati Supriya Sule.

NEED FOR SETTING UP AN IIT AT BURLA IN ORISSA

 

MS. PRAMILA BOHIDAR (ORISSA): Sir, Orissa does not have any IIT, IIM, IIIT or ISI (Indian Statistical Institute). The State also does not have any premier autonomous science and technology institution funded by the Government of India.

The State of Orissa sends the highest number of students to other States to pursue a Degree in Medicine and Engineering. This reflects the lack of good educational institutions in the State. Orissa has been demanding a Central University in the backward KBK region and an IIT for the State, for quite some time.

The Minister of State for Human Resource Development had recently announced in Patna that one IIT is proposed to be set up in Orissa, which had been welcomed by the Oriya community at large. However, as per the recent media reports, the Centre is now planning to shift the IIT proposed to be set up in Orissa to some other State. Taking strong exception to this move, the Chief Minister of Orissa has requested the Prime Minister for his immediate intervention in the matter. He has requested the Prime Minister that an IIT be sanctioned for his State, which would go a long way in supporting the rapid industrial growth in the State by producing highly qualified technical and managerial personnel and would also provide the much-needed research and development support.

Through this august House, I request the Government that an IIT, as already announced by the Human Resource Development Minister, be set up in Orissa State by upgrading the University College of Engineering, Burla on account of the following justification:-

            It is a very old and quality-oriented engineering college with unmatched infrastructure.

            It is positioned uniquely amidst industrial hub of the State and is in close proximity to KBK, the most backward, tribal-dominated region of the State. (Ends)

SHRI RUDRA NARAYAN PANY (ORISSA): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Ms. Pramila Bohidar.

MS. SUSHILA TIRIYA (ORISSA): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Ms. Pramila Bohidar.

NEED TO INCLUDE CHHINDWADA DISTRICT WITHIN THE

PURVIEW OF THE BACKWARD AREAS DEVELOPMENT FUND

ㇵ (֬ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , וֻ ֛ؔ ֬ Ϥ ׯ֔ ׾ ׮׬ ֵ֮ ״ֻ ֮ ׾ֿ ִ֬ ָָ ֮ ֟ וֻ ֛ؔ ֬ Ϥ ֮֕ן , ֟֯ כ ֬ ãן וֻ 11 ׾ ӛ 4 ׾ ӛ ԟ: פ ׾ ӛ ׿ פ (ֿ: 1U/LP ָ)

PB-LP/1U/12.35

(֟) : ֟ ֬ ֬ Ϥ ׬ӿ וֻ , ֛ؔ וֻ , ֮ ״ֻ ׻ֵ ֵ , ֛ؔ ״ֻ ֵ , ֲ ֛ؔ ֳ וֻ ֱ ׯ֔

ָ ָָ ӿ ӣ Ӹ֮ ׾ ֳ ׾֬ֆ ׾֟ ™ߵ ִ ׾ ֮ ֋ þֺ ׯ֔ ׾ ׮׬ ֵ֮ ִ וֻ 2007-08 ֵ

ָ ָָ ׾ֿ וֻ ֛ؔ ӣ Ӹ֮ ׾ ׮׬ ֵ֮ ׾֢ߵ 2007-08 ״ֻ ֮ ™ וֻ פ ֮֟ ֳ ״ֻ (ִ֯)

SHRI P.G. NARAYANAN: Sir, yesterday, ...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: What is this? We have not yet finished the Special Mentions. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI P.G. NARAYANAN: Sir, yesterday you gave me the permission ...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No; no; no permission was given.

SHRI P.G. NARAYANAN: Sir, yesterday you gave me the permission to raise an important matter. But the DMK Ministers obstructed me from doing that. It is not only a matter of law and order but also ...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No; no; ...(Interruptions)... Mr. Moinul Hassan. ...(Interruptions)... Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)... Yesterday, you had done a lot. ...(Interruptions)... Please sit down, Mr. Narayanan. ...(Interruptions)... Let me complete the Special Mentions. ...(Interruptions)... Please sit down. ...(Interruptions)... Mr. Narayanan, please sit down. ...(Interruptions)... Mr. Moinul Hassan.

DEMAND TO CHECK THE MENACE OF SPURIOUS DRUGS IN INDIA

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, it is a matter of grave concern that nearly thirty per cent of all medicines sold in the country are spurious. The trade in such drugs is worth a staggering Rs. 4000 crores. ...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Please sit down. ...(Interruptions)... Please, Mr. Narayanan. ...(Interruptions)... Please sit down. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN: In international fake drug market, 38 per cent is sourced from India. Delhi has earned a dubious distinction in this and the major hubs of this trade are a popular market in the middle of New Delhi. ...(Interruptions)... Unfortunately, the authorities are turning a blind eye to this racket. Our public health system is in a shambles. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI P.G. NARAYANAN: Sir, please allow me.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No; I cannot allow you in between. ...(Interruptions)... What are you talking? You are a senior Member. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI P.G. NARAYANAN: Sir, please allow me for five minutes. ...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You are a senior Member. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI P.G. NARAYANAN: Sir, if we are not allowed, we are staging a walkout in protest.

(At this stage, some hon. Members left the Chamber)

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN: As a result, these spurious drugs are adding further problems not only to patients but are also causing further diseases. India, which has the world's highest number of people affected by T.B. and Cancer and who do not get proper attention on the part of the Government, is standing helpless before the onslaught of spurious drugs. There is no proper study of what the inspectors are doing and how many inspectors are needed.

The Indian pharma industry is worth of Rs. 20,000 crores and it is still growing. But India's reputation as a haven for spurious drugs and as an exporter of substandard medicines will affect this growth adversely.

Therefore, I urge upon the Government to weed out the fake drug manufacturing units and increase the number of drug testing units and use the electronic media in order to alert the people. Exemplary punishment be awarded to the culprits. Thank you. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER DEGRADATION OF ENVIRONMENT AND FOREST

ִָ֬ ֯ (֜) : ֳ֯ן , ׾ֿ ָ ֮֮ߵ ֵԾָ ֮ ӡ ֮ ֟ օ ֵָ֕֜ וֻ ֵ֜ ֜ Ϥ ֮ӓֻ ֮ ֻ ָ ֵԾָ ֮ ӯ֤ ׸

׾֟ Ӭ֬Ӭ և ֮ ָ ָ ָ ֮ ן׮׬ֵ ™ן ֻ֕֯ , ܵ ӡ ֮ ӡ ߑ ד֟ ֵԾ ֮ և

֮ ֵԾָ ײ֛ ãן ׻֋ פ ִֵ ד֟ ֵԾ և ֵԾָ ãן ײ֛

֮֟ ֵԾָ ֻ־֛ ֻ ֮ ׬׸ ֻ ָ ӓ כ ֵԾ ߑ ֮֮ߵ ֮ ֵԾָ ӡ ֤ ֟ ֮֟

֣ ֵ ֵԾָ ֻ־֛ ֻ ӛ פ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

(Followed by 1w/SKC)


1w/12.40/skc-nb

USE OF BOGUS CASTE CERTIFICATES

FOR EMPLOYMENT IN NATIONALISED BANKS

 

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (GUJARAT): Sir, my Special Mention is regarding employment by certain employees on the basis of bogus caste certificates in nationalised banks.

Sir, as admitted by the hon. Finance Minister on 08.05.2007 in reply to Unstarred Question No. 3562, the number of employees found to be with bogus caste certificates in nationalised banks is 744. It was further admitted that 633 cases were pending in courts and 282 cases pending for disciplinary proceedings. This is shocking and against the constitutional rights of Scheduled Castes. On the one hand, there is opposition to reservation in services for SCs and STs and on the other, people belonging to the General Castes are availing the same benefits of reservation in banks with the help of bogus caste certificates. The Finance Ministry must prepare an action plan to dispose all such cases within three months and those who have joined service on the basis of bogus caste certificates must be removed without further loss of time. Such vacancies should be filled in with suitable SC and ST candidates. The Government officers and bank authorities responsible for this must also be made answerable for such serious lapses.

According to details furnished by the hon. Finance Minister, there are 359 such cases in the State of Tamil Nadu and 216 cases in Maharashtra. The State Governments too may be directed to assist the Central Government in urgent disposal of the cases.

(Ends)

MENACE OF MONKEYS IN SOUTH AVENUE, NEW DELHI

DR. K. MALAISAMY (TAMIL NADU): Sir, my Special Mention relates to the menace of monkeys in South Avenue, New Delhi.

While we are for the protection and promotion of forest wealth including forest animals, we cannot afford to be silent spectators to the menace created by forest animals to the risk of human beings. One such menace to which most of the MPs residing at South Avenue, New Delhi are subjected to is the continuous presence and persistent mischief of monkeys in big groups. Of late, it has become a perennial problem. To illustrate I could cite numerous instances occurring in and around South Avenue by the monkeys. For one, the monkeys come in a battalion everyday and cause indiscriminate damages to the trees, plants and the vegetation there. The overhead electrical wires and cables are also subject to breakage and damage by them. Many a time, when children with their eatables and other things come out of the quarters, they have to lose their belongings as they are snatched away by the monkeys. Then, very importantly, the monkeys are really a potential threat to the passers-by and the walkers on the road. When they walk along the road the monkeys tease them, obstructing them and mock at them besides making stray attacks too. When the monkeys suddenly jump from the overhanging tree branches, persons walking along get a rude shock and disturbances.

In short, the monkeys straying there are really a big menace and nuisance. Under these circumstances, may I appeal to the hon. Minister for Environment and Forests to take speedy and effective action to curb the menace of monkeys permanently, once and for all?

(Ends)

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT (WEST BENGAL): Sir, we associate ourselves with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

. ִ ӛָ (ײָ) : ֳ֯ן , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ֣ ִ֨ 24 Ӳָ , ו ָ ֟ , ָ 10-12 Ӥ ֮ ֻ ֟

DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

SHRI R. SHUNMUGASUNDARAM (TAMIL NADU): Sir, we associate ourselves with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

SHRI SU. THIRUNAVUKKARASAR (MADHYA PRADESH): Sir, we associate ourselves with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

ֳ֯ : -ꮵ , ֣ associate

(Ends)

(Followed by 1x/hk)

AKG-HK/1X/12.45

DEMAND TO HONOUR THE KINGS AND QUEEN OF TAMIL NADU WHO FOUGHT AGAINST BRITISHERS EVEN BEFORE 1857

 

SHRI SU. THIRUNAVUKKARASAR (MADHYA PRADESH): Sir, with reference to celebrations of the 150th year of Sepoy Mutiny held in 1857, I want to bring the following important historical events to the knowledge of the House and the Government of India. The people of India will always cherish 1857 Sepoy Mutiny in their memory and salute the freedom fighters for their great sacrifice. At this juncture, I wish to bring some of the similar historical sacrifices happened in Tamil Nadu.

The King Pooli Thevan of Nerkattan Sevval (1715-1768) from Tamil Nadu fought bravely against the Britishers even during 1755 for more than 15 years. Pooli Thevan should be remembered and honoured for raising his first voice and war against the Britishers. Queen Velu Naachiyar of Sivagangai (1750-1796), King Veerapandia Kattabomman, Kings Marudhu Pandian brothers of Sivagangai Kingdom (1748-1801) fought against the British imperialism and they were hanged and thousands of soldiers were also hanged and killed. Then, Muthuramalinga Vijayaraghunatha Sethupathy, the King of Ramnad (1760-1809) fought against the Britishers for their aggression and injustice and imprisoned continuously for 24 years and died in jail during 1809. The Sepoy Mutiny held in Vellore during 1806 should also be remembered.

There was hundred years of war of Independence by the above Kings and Queen and thousands of warriors from Tamil Nadu even before 1857. Their supreme sacrifices are completely neglected and not remembered and honoured.

So, I request you to kindly make necessary arrangements to constitute a Historians' committee to ascertain the facts to correct the historical facts of war of Independence. I request the Central Government to take necessary steps to remember the above events and honour those people's memories during this celebration. (Ends)

SHRI B.S. GNANADESIKAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

SHRI R. SHUNMUGASUNDARAM (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

DR. K. MALAISAMY (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

(Ends)

 

DEMAND TO INCLUDE BHOJPURI LANGUAGE IN EIGHTH SCHEDULE

 

־ָ (ײָ) : ֳ֯ן , ֯ ״֚ Ӭ ֻ ָ ߴ ׻ ׾ ֯ ֯ , ߲ ֯׸ ן ֮ ִ ׾ָ֟ ׻֋ ׾ - ׾ܵ֟ ֮ ִ ׾ָ֟ ӕ ֯ , ߲, ן ׾ - ֮ ׾׿™ ן ֮ ׻֋ ֮ ֟

֕ ׾ ֳ 12 ֯ ֟ ׻ ™ ײָ ָ, ߾֮, ֻӕ, ןָ, ןֵ, ֕߯, ֯, , ֌ָ, ֳ ָ Ϥ ׻ֵ, ָ, ֯, ָ֕ӕ, ֕߯, ״֕ԯ, ִ֕֜, ։, ֲ֤, ֯, ϟ֯֜, 㻟֮֯, ֲ֤, ß, և ֣ ָӛ ִֻ ֜ ֯ ֤֤ ֳ ן׸ ׾֤ ֯ ֤֤ ֱ ֵ׮ֵ ױ, ָ ׸ ס׮֛֛ , ׸ ׸ִ ֮ ֣ ׸ ֯ ָ ׬ӿ ָ֮ ֯ ֵ ֤֤ ָ֟ ר ™ ֆ ״ֻ ֵ , ו֮ ֮ ֻ ֲ֤ ֱ ™ ֵָ ֱ ״֟

ָָ ֤ ֟Դ֮ ֡ ֵֿ ׾֬ ֵ ֋, ֯ ד֟ פ

(ִ֯)

׿š ֵָ (ײָ) : , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ֣ ִ֨

֤ ߕ ֿ (֮ Ϥ) : , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ֣ ִ֨

ִ֮ ֚ (׿ִ ֻ) : , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ֣ ִ֨

. ֹ ֕ (׿ִ ֻ) : , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ֣ ִ֨ (1և ָ ָ)

KSK/HMS/12.50/1Y

SERVICE CONDITIONS OF POLICE AND ARMY PERSONNEL

SHRI B.S. GNANADESIKAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, the Police and Army are the two eyes of this nation, one protecting the frontier and another giving security and protection to the citizens. Though sometimes, we hear police excesses, false cases being booked and some criticism about the Army excesses in North-East and Kashmir, their sacrifice and dedication and service to this nation cannot be under estimated. No doubt, the villains in the uniform must be identified and singled out so that the entire force will not be looked down by the people with hate and fear. But, the service conditions of these uniformed personnel are not up to the appreciable level and much needs to be done to improve their service conditions. Even in Delhi, the CRPF jawans on duty are not given basic facilities like small water cooler during summer and miniature room heater in winter at their work spot. Due to vast scientific improvement, these facilities are not beyond our reach. We hear increasing suicide deaths among the CRPF men and the Army personnel. The hon. Defence Minister has set up a Committee to look into these problems and the real problem has to be identified and removed. Necessary provision for sanctioning of leave for their travel to hometown must be made. The salary structure of these uniformed personnel requires substantial increase. I, therefore, urge upon the concerned Ministries to address these problems at the earliest and do substantial justice to them. (Ends)

DEMAND FOR DECLASSIFYING DEFENCE FILES ON I.N.A. AND NETAJI SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE

 

DR. BARUN MUKHERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Sir, it may be recalled that in 1997 - the year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth centenary and the golden jubilee of Indian Independence - the Ministry of Defence handed over 990 declassified files (relating to 1943-45) to the National Archives of India for public access and use. These files contain valuable facts and information on Indian Independence League, Azad Hind Fauz and provisional Azad Hind Government, Rani Jhansi Regiment of I.N.A., along with their interrogation reports and publicity literature. But, it is reported that the Ministry of Defence is still having another nine thousand such files which are yet to be de-classified for public use. All these files and documents were prepared to provide background material for the court martial proceedings of I.N.A. personnel who were held captive and tried at Delhi Red Fort during 1945-46.

People of our country have the right to get access to these invaluable historical documents on a golden chapter of India's freedom movement. I, therefore, appeal to the Minister of Defence to immediately de-classify and transfer all these documents to the National Archives of India, who should also take initiative to process them urgently for free use of the researchers, students and others. (Ends)

SHRI SAMAN PATHAK (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Dr. Barun Mukherjee.

SHRI SYED AZEEZ PASHA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Dr. Barun Mukherjee.

DEMAND FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS IN VILLAGES OF THANGARH VALLEY OF PAURI GARHWAL UNDER PMGSY

֟־Ο ֟ (ָӛ) : , ָָ ֮ ֵֻ ֻ֜ ׾ ӛ ֻֻ֕ ׮ֵָ ֮֜ ֙ פ֮ ֙ 29 - Ӿ ִ (Ù) ו֮ ֳ 15000 ׮־ Ӿ ֯ ֣ ܵ ׻֋ ֛ ֲֻ ׯ֔ 0ָ00 ֣ 0ֻ00 ָӛ ֱ ֛ ֮և , ָ ֮֜ ֙ ֟ (1 /ߋ־ ָ ֟

GSP-PSV/12.55/1Z

֟־Ο ֟ (֟) : ׮־ ֮֜ ֙ ã֟ ֮ Ѿ, 29 Ѿ Ù ã֟ , Ϭ֮ ӡ ִ ֛ ֮ ԟ ֻ֟ ֵ Ϭ֮ ӡ ִ ֛ ֮ ֮ܵ ֮ , ֮ 29 Ù Ѿ ֮ܵ Ӥ ׻ֵ ֋ פ ֮ Ѿ ֛ ֲֻ ֵ ֟ , ֳ Ù Ѿ ֯ ֮ ֛ ֳ Ѿ ִו-٣ ן , ֻ-׻ֆ -ֻ֜ ׿ ֮ ֮ ֣ ֣ ֮֜ ֙ ׾ ן ߅

: ׮־ -ֻ֜ ֻֻ֕ ֮֜ ֙ Ϭ֮ ӡ ִ ֛ ֮ ״ֻ ֵ ֮ ԟ ã֟ ֮ Ѿ ֻ֟ ֛ ֲֻ ֵ ֵ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

CONCERN OVER INCREASING ELECTRONIC WASTES

IN THE COUNTRY

 

SHRI R. KAMARAJ (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I would like to draw the attention of the Government towards the absence of proper law and policy regarding safe disposal of electronic waste in our country. Latest increase in production and usage of electronic goods has resulted in mountains of toxic electronic waste like discarded computers and televisions. India's IT explosion may have fuelled economic growth, but it has also resulted in an increase in a hazardous activity, e-waste dumping and recycling. Economic situation in Asia has been growing at eight per cent annually over the last three years, whereas it has resulted in generation of 1.5 lakh tonnes of electronic waste each year. India's bustling financial hubs of cities have become the biggest source of electronic or e-waste, generating above 20,000 tonnes every year. But there are no laws to regulate its disposal, for its safe handling and this will lead to serious health and environmental impact.

Delay or absence of appropriate law and regulations in our country has made e-waste recycling an organized business. Also, as far as handling e-waste is concerned, it should be treated as hazardous waste under the Hazardous Waste Management Guidelines, 1989. Also, India is yet to ratify the 1994 amendment of the Basel Convention that reiterates banning of import and export of e-waste for recycling. I request the Government to establish a separate authority to make laws, rules and regulations for safe disposal of electronic waste in our country to avoid environmental disasters due to increase in generation of electronic wastes, at least, in the years to come. (Ends)

NEED TO RESTORE GLORY AND GLAMOUR IN RECRUITMENT TO ARMED FORCES

 

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ (֬ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ׾ֿ ִ֬ ד֮֮֕ ׾ֵ ֤ ֮

ִָ֓ ֡ ״ֻ ָ֮ ָ ִ ֳ ݵָ ָ ֤ ׸ ֛ ֣ ד֮֮֕ ™Ϥ ߅ ו ן - ֵ֛ , ִ ֟ ׻֋ ֋, ݵ ֟ ׾ֿ ׾ֵ ָ ׸׌ֵ ָ ָ ָ ָ ָ ִ--ִ , ָ ָ ִ ֮ ֤ ׸ ֛ , ֟ ֟ ֲ ֟ ֟ , ־ ܵ ֟ ֮ ֻ ܵ - ֤ , ױ ֤ ׸ ֛ ?

ִֵ , ֲ ִ ׸ָ ֆ ™ օ ׸ָ ֣ ןš ݻָ , ֮ ֱ ׾֬֋ ߅ ׾־ ׻֋ ֛ ֮ ִ ױָ , ֕ ֲ ֤ ֵօ ֕ ֛ ™ߵ ׮ֵ ִ ֛ , ָ ӕ׮ֵָ , ׾־ ִ ױָ ֣״ ֟ ׾ָ֓ߵ ׾ֵ

ָָ ׾ß ִ ִ ׸ָ : ֆ ׻֋ ֮, ϵ ִ֮֮, ״ֻ֮ ֻ ׾֬ֆ ָ ִ ֣ ݻָ ןš ֯ , ן ֮֮ ִ ֟ ׳ֵ֮ ֻ֮ ָ ӓָ ִ֬, ׻׾֮֕, כ, ә פ ׸ ϓָ ִ ָ ֵ -ד֡ ֮־ ӓָ ִ֬ ׸ ϤԮ ֮ , ֳ ִõ ϳ־ ׮ָ

(ִ֯)

׾ ֤ (ײָ): , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ִ֨

ֵ ֺ (ָӛ): , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ִ֨

ֻ (֜): , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ִ֨

ֵָ߮ ִ (֬ Ϥ): , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ִ֨

 

׻֟ ֟ (֕ã֮): , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ִ֨

ֵָ (): , ֮ ֯ ׾ֿ ִ֨

(ִ֯)

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