PREVIOUS HOUR

RSS/SC/1b/12.00

The House reassembled at twelve of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, papers to be laid...(Interruptions)...

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI:*

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Nothing will go on record...(Interruptions)....

 

PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

 

 SHRI  SHIVRAJ V. PATIL: Sir, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Home Affairs....(Interruptions)....

 

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־߸ ֤ : , ׮ִ׻֟ ֡ - ן ( ֣ ) ֳ ֙ ָ ֟ :

 

(i)  Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Agro and Rural Industries; and

 

(ii)  Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Small Scale Industries. ....(Interruptions)...

  SHRI PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSI: Sir, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Information and Broadcasting. ....(Interruptions)....

  SHRI MANI SHANKAR AIYAR: Sir, I lay on the Table

I.(1)  A  copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

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*Not recorded.

(i)

(a)

Twenty-fourth  Annual  Report  and Accounts of  the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC), Guwahati, for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.   

(ii)

(a)

Twenty-ninth  Annual  Report  and Accounts of  the North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation Limited (NEHHDC), Shillong, for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.   

(2) Statements (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

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

(i)       Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Development of North Eastern Region;

(ii)     Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Panchayati Raj; and

(iii)    Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. ....(Interruptions)....

 

  SHRIMATI RENUKA CHOWDHURY: Sir, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of  Women and Child Development. ....(Interruptions)....

  KUMARI SELJA : Sir, I lay on the Table

I.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

 

(a)    Thirty-sixth Annual Report and Accounts of the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

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

II. Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (I) above.  

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  SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, on behalf of SHRI B.K. HANDIQUE, I lay on the Table  a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

(i)      Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals in the Ministry of  Chemicals and Fertilizers; and

(ii)     Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Department of Fertilizers in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

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

 

(a)  Annual Report and Accounts of the Pasteur Institute of India, Coonoor,  for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

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

 

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

 

DR. SHAKEEL AHMAD: Sir, I lay on the Table  a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(i)          Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Department of Information Technology in the Ministry of  Communications and Information Technology;

 

(ii)        Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Department of Telecommunications in the Ministry of  Communications and Information Technology; and

 

(iii)       Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Department of Posts in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. ....(Interruptions)....

 

  ןֻֻ ׸ : , ׮ִ׻֟ ֡ - ן ( ֣ ) ֳ ֙ ָ ֟ :

 

(a)      Annual Report and Accounts of the Ch. Charan Singh National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

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

 

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ןֻֻ ׸ : , ׮ִ׻֟ ֡ - ן ( ֣ ) ֳ ֙ ָ ֟ :

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (4) of section 62 of the Indian Veterinary Council  Act, 1984:

 

(a)  Annual Report and Accounts of the  Veterinary Council of India, New Delhi,  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.

II.   Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (I) above. ....(Interruptions)....

  SHRI MD. ALI ASHRAF FATMI: Sir, I lay on the Table, a copy each   (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

(i) 

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the District Primary Education Programme, (DPEP-III), Uttaranchal Sabhi Ke Liye Shiksha Parishad, Dehradun,   for the year 2005-2006,  together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(c)

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

(ii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Uttaranchal Sabhi Ke Liye Shiksha Parishad, Dehradun,   for the years 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.    

 

(b)  

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(c)

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

(iii)

Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Department of School Education and Literacy in the Ministry of Human Resource Development. ....(Interruptions)....

 

  SHRI E.V.K.S. ELANGOVAN: Sir, I lay on the Table

I.(1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

(i)

(a)  Annual  Report  and  Accounts of the National Jute Manufactures Corporation Limited (NJMC), Kolkata, for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

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

(ii)

(a)

Annual  Report  and  Accounts of the Birds Jute and Exports  Limited (BJEL), Kolkata, for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Corporation.

(2)  Statements (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

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

(i)

(a)

Twenty-first Annual Report  and  Accounts  of   the  Jute Manufactures Development Council (JMDC), Kolkata, 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.

(ii)

(a)

Twenty-sixth Annual Report and Accounts of the  Man-Made Textiles Research Association (MANTRA), Surat,  for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)  

Review by Government on the working of the above Association.

 

(c)

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

(iii)

(a)

 Twentieth  Annual  Report and Accounts of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)  

Review by Government on the working of the above Institute.

 

(c)

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

(iv)

Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Ministry of Textiles.

....(Interruptions)....

  SHRI NAMO NARAIN MEENA: Sir, I lay on the Table, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(a)  Annual Report and Accounts of the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, Darjeeling,  for the year 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

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

  

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

  SHRI PRIYARANJAN DASMUNSI: Sir, on behalf of Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budgets 2007-08 of the Flagship Programmes

SHRI ASHWANI KUMAR: Sir, I lay on the Table  a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Outcome Budget for the year 2007-08 of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion in the Ministry of  Commerce and Industry. ....(Interruptions)....

SHRI JAIRAM RAMESH: Sir, I lay on the Table, a copy each    (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

(i)

(a)

Fifty-first Annual Report and Accounts of the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India, Kochi, 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.

(ii)

(a) 

Fifty-first Annual Report and Accounts of the Engineering Export Promotion Council, Kolkata, 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.

(iii)

(a)

Annual Report of the Export Inspection Council of India, New Delhi and Export Inspection Agencies, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Annual Accounts of the Export Inspection Council of India, New Delhi and Export Inspection Agencies, for the year 2005-2006 and the Audit Report thereon.

 

(c)

Review by Government on the working of the above Council and Agencies.

 

(d)

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

 

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

 

(a)  Annual Report and Accounts of the Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeeth, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

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

 

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

  (Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, we will take up the National Institutes of Technology Bill, 2006. Shrimati D. Purandeswari....(Interruptions)..

 

 


THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF TECHNOLOGY BILL, 2006

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE

DEVELOPMENT (SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I beg to move:

That the Bill to declare certain institutions of technology to be institutions of national importance and to provide for certain matters connected with such institutions, be taken into consideration....(Interruptions)...

Sir, if there be any views and suggestions to improve the legislation, we will consider the same as and when required.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

.... (Interruptions).....

(contd. by 1c)

-RSS-TMV-MP/1C/12.05

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

Clauses 2 to 5 were added to the Bill.

....(Interruptions).....

Clause 6 - Power of Institutes

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: There is one amendment (No.4) by the Minister.


SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I beg to move:

1.    That at page 3, after line 36, the following be inserted namely:-

"(ma) to undertake consultancy in the areas or disciplines relating to the "Institute;"

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 6, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 7 and 8 were added to the Bill.

......(Interruptions)....

Clause 9 - Visitor

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: There is one amendment (No.5) by the Minister.

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I beg to move:

5. That at page 4, line 9, after the words "such directions", the words "within reasonable time" be inserted.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 9, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clause 10 was added to the Bill.

... (Interruptions)....

Clause 11 - Board of Governors

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: There is one amendment (No.6) by the Minister.

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I beg to move:

6. That at page 4, line 27, for the words "two professors", the words "one professor and one assistant professor or a lecturer" be substituted.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 11, as amended, was added to the Bill.

....(Interruptions)....

Clause 12 - Term of office of, vacancies among, and allowances

payable to, Members of Board.

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: There are two amendments (Nos.7 and 8) by the Minister.

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I beg to move:

 

(1)                        That at page 4, line 34, for the figure and words "1st day of January of the year in which he is nominated", the words "date of his nomination" be substituted.

 

8. That at page 4, lines 39 to 41 be deleted.

The questions were put and the motions were adopted.

Clause 12, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clause 13 was added to the Bill.

.... (Interruptions)....

Clause 14 - Senate

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: There is one amendment (No.9) by the Minister. Please go back to your seats. (Interruptions)... Please go back to your seats. (Interruptions)...

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I beg to move:

9. That at page 5, line 25, after the word "persons", the words "one of whom shall be a woman" be inserted.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 14, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 15 and16 were added to the Bill.

.... (Interruptions)....

Clause 17 - Director and Deputy Director

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: There is one amendment (No.10) by the Minister.

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I beg to move:

(1)                        That at page 5, for lines 40-41, the following be substituted,

namely:-

 

"17.(1) The Director and Deputy Director of an Institute shall be appointed by the Visitor, on such terms and conditions of service and on the recommendations of a Selection Committee constituted by him in such manner, as may be prescribed by the Statutes."

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 17, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 18 to 32 were added to the Bill.

..... (Interruptions)....

Clause 33 - Chairman of Council

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In clause 33, there is one amendment (No.11) by the Minister.

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I beg to move:

11. That at page 10, line 8, for the words "Council shall", the words "Council shall meet once in every year and" be substituted.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 33, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 34 to 37 were added to the Bill.

The Schedule was added to the Bill.

.... (Interruptions)...

(Contd. by VK/1D)

 

VKASC/1D&1E/12.10

CLAUSE 1- SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I shall now take up clause 1 for

 

consideration. There is one amendment (No. 3) by the Minister.

 

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:-

3. That at page 1, line 5, for the figure "2006" the figure "2007" be substituted.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 1, as amended, was added to the Bill.

ENACTING FORMULA

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I shall now take up the Enacting Formula for consideration. There is one amendment (No. 2) by the Minister.

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:-

1.    That at page 1, line 1, for the word "Fifty-seventh" the words "Fifty-eighth" be substituted.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

The Enacting Formula, as amended, was added to the Bill.

LONG TITLE

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I shall now take up the Long Title for consideration. There is one amendment (No. 1) by the Minister.

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:-

2.    That at page 1, for the long title following be substituted, namely:-

"A

Bill

To declare certain institutions of technology to be Institutions of national importance and to provide for instructions and research in branches of engineering, technology, management, education, sciences and arts and for the advancement of learning and dissemination of knowledge in such branches and for certain other matters connected with such institutions."

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

The Long Title, as amended, was added to the Bill.

 


SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:-

That the Bill, as amended, be passed.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

` (Ends)

STATEMENTS RE. (I) TENTH PLAN ACHIEVEMENTS

(II) STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF

COMPONENTS OF BHARAT NIRMAN

(III) STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF EIGHTEENTH

REPORT OF DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY

STANDING COMMITTEE ON RURAL DEVELOPMENT

 

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(ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now Special Mentions.

Ks SPECIAL MENTIONS

NEED TO EXPEDITE PRESIDENT'S ASSENT TO THE BILL FOR CONTROL OF ORGANIZED CRIME IN GUJARAT

 

SHRI SURENDRA MOTILAL PATEL (GUJARAT): Gujarat has been experiencing organized criminal activities for a number of years, especially in view of its border with Pakistan and proximity to Mumbai. The criminals from Maharashtra escape the long arm of law, enter Gujarat and continuously try to disturb the peace and tranquillity of the State.

Keeping in view the ability of such organized criminals to disturb the otherwise peaceful atmosphere in the State, the State Legislature had passed a Bill called the "Gujarat Control of Organized Crime Bill, 2003" on similar lines of an Act passed in Maharashtra. The Bill was forwarded to the Central Government for the assent of the hon. President in 2004, which is still awaited.

The Gujarat Control of Organized Crime Bill, 2003 is based on a similar Act passed by the Government of Maharashtra State. Unless and until we have the statutory authority to deal with such criminals in the same manner as in Maharashtra, the security situation in the State would remain under constant threat. Gujarat being a State situated at the country's border, has all the more reason to worry about the organized crime. A similar Act is already in existence in the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi.

I would, therefore, urge upon the Central Government to seek Presidential assent to the Bill at the earliest. (Ends)

SHIFTING OF THE OFFICE OF THE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER (SEZ) FROM KANDLA TO GANDHINAGAR

 

SHRI JAYANTILAL BAROT (GUJARAT): Sir, the Government of Gujarat is considering setting up of 32 SEZs in Gujarat. The approved SEZs in the State are spread over Jamnagar, Rajkot, Hajira and Dahej in South Gujarat and Anjar-Mundra in Kutch and Dholera Ghandinagar zone in the North. Keeping in view the locational advantages and also the availability of infrastructure in the State, it is felt that with the setting up of SEZs at various locations in the State, the effectiveness of coordination by the Office of the Development Commissioner is possible only if it is shifted from Kandla to Gandhinagar and Regional Commissioners are appointed in each region.

I would urge upon the Government to reconsider the proposal and get it implemented at the earliest.

(Ends)

AKG-TDB

CONCERN OVER PATHETIC CONDITION OF

VICTIMS OF GUJARAT RIOTS

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شری ابو عاصم اعظمی (اتر پردیش) : مہودے، گجرات میں 2002 میں ہوئے سامپردائک دنگوں کے پانچ سال بیت جانے کے بعد بھی دنگا پیڑت لوگوں کے پنرواسن میں سرکار ناکام رہی ہے، جس سے 5000 پریوار آج بھی راحت شوروں میں بہت ہی دکھہ بھرا جیون گزار رہے ہیں۔ وہ لوگ آج بھی اپنے گھروں میں واپس نہیں جا سکتے ہیں، جس سے پتہ چلتا ہے کہ وہ آج بھی خراب لاء اینڈ آرڈر سے ڈرے ہوئے ہیں۔ وہاں 5000 پریواروں کو مول بھوت سویدھائیں بھی مہیا نہیں ہیں۔ ان کے لئے پانی کی ویوستھا نہیں ہے اور ان کے مانوادھیکاروں کا بھی خیال نہیں رکھا جا رہا ہے۔

اس لئے اس بات پر سرکار کو دھیان دینا چاہيے کہ پچھلے پانچ سالوں میں گجرات کے ہزاروں دنگا پیڑت پریواروں کو اب تک شرنارتھی شوروں میں جانوروں سے بھی بدتر جیون گزارنے پر مجبور کیا گیا ہے۔ پانچ سال بعد دنگوں کے اپرادھیوں کے خلاف کیا کاروائی ہوئی اور پیڑتوں کو کیا نیائے ملا ہے؟ سپریم کورٹ نے گجرات میں کریمنل جسٹس سسٹم ٹھپ ہونے کی بات کہہ کر بلقیس بانو کیس اور بیسٹ بیکری کیس کا ٹرائل گجرات سے باہر مہاراشٹر میں کروایا ہے۔ یہ ٹرائل آج بھی باہر چل رہا ہے۔ اس لئے میں سرکار سے مانگ کرتا ہوں کہ ان 5000 پریواروں کا پنرواسن کیا جائے اور ان کی اس حالت کے ذمہ دار لوگوں کو قانون کے مطابق سزا دی جائے۔ "ختم شد"

 

NEED FOR ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION OF FOODGRAINS FOR KERALA

 

SHRI P.R. RAJAN (KERALA): Sir, I would like to draw the attention of this august House to some serious problems faced by Kerala. Sir, recently the Union Government has cut short the allocation of wheat to be distributed through the PDS outlets in the State. It has been reduced from 46,190 metric tons to 19,113 metric tons, a shortage of 27,077 metric tons. From these figures, I hope the Government would understand the seriousness of the issue and solve the crisis. I am told that the State Government has already taken up the issue with the Central Government. But no action has yet been taken, though there was an assurance from the hon. Union Minister of Food that 8,000 metric tons of wheat would be allocated to the State additionally. This is not a sole case of wheat. There are 44,980 beneficiaries of Annapoorna Scheme in Kerala. The requirement of rice is 450 metric tons. But the allotment is only 309 metric tons, a shortage of 141 metric tons. I hope the Union Government would soon look into this matter. Sir, allocation of kerosene has also been reduced by the Centre. Here the shortage is of 7,749 metric tons.

Sir, regarding LPG, now connections are overdue for more than two years. The LPG requirement of the State is 35,443 metric tons but the supply is only 32,291 metric tons. The State has a monthly shortage of 2,21,270 cylinders.

Sir, I request the Union Government to address the needs of the people of Kerala immediately. (Ends)

kgg

DELAY IN AIR SERVICES

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (GUJARAT): Sir, the Civil Aviation Ministry in their reply dated 13.3.2007 have admitted delay above 50 per cent in various air services between Delhi-Ahmedabad and Mumbai-Ahmedabad. As stated by the Ministry, the reasons, as part of the answer for S.Q. 1503, are not within the purview of the Indian Airlines. This is very shocking. It was further admitted that the Indian Airlines does not maintain separate record of delays after boarding and on account of non-permission for landing. This House may be informed about the source which is supposed to maintain the record of delays. One should agree that delay after boarding are most uncomfortable and hovering of Aircraft for hours together at the time of landing may create problem for passengers who are aged and not well. This has to be avoided. One spends money on air travel to save time and for urgent work. For air travel of an hour, if one is forced to spend five hours o/s place of work, Indian Airlines or the Ministry should find out ways and means to avoid such delays.

(Ends)

MEGA TOURISM PROJECTS IN KARNATAKA NEEDING CENTRAL SUPPORT

~~~

SHRI B.K. HARIPRASAD (KARNATAKA): Sir, the Government of Karnataka, despite resource crunch, has come forward to double the allocation for tourism in the current Budget but it requires the Central initiative and support on the following mega tourism projects which still await the Centre's nod and release of funds:

(i)              Garden Resort, Linganamakki Dam site

(ii)           Sound & light show at Gol Gumbaz, Bijapur and Kittur Fort, Belgaum district

(iii)        Chamundi Hills, Mysore : nature watch & trekking facilities

(iv)         Setting up of Nagarahole trekking camp and Dubare elephant camp in Coorg district

(v)            Eco-tourism circuit around Annajer and cable car facility from Kollur to Kodachadri in Udupi district

(vi)         Development of Pilikula Nisargadhama near Mangalore

(vii)      Development of facilities at Devarayanadurga Sidarbetta and Gorvanahalli tourist complex

(viii)   Tourism circuit facilities at Bijapur, Bidar, Gulbarga and Pattadakal

(ix)         Freedom circuit tourist facilities at Srirangapattana, Shivapura and Ramaswamy Circle, Mysore.

To enable Karnataka to share the current tourism boom enjoyed by the neighbouring States of Goa and Kerala, I urge the Centre to accord financial approval for the above proposals under the current Budget allocations.

(Ends)


SSS-PSV

NEED FOR ADVANCE PREPAREDNESS FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT

 

MS. PRAMILA BOHIDAR (ORISSA): Sir, weather fluctuations have become a major cause of worry for us. Forecasts have indicated severe heat waves this year. This is likely to cause variation in rainfall and fluctuation in temperature resulting in either floods or drought. Severe heat waves may also cause deadly sunstrokes. It is necessary for the Centre and all State Governments to prepare for meeting emergencies and to prevent suffering and death of the people. In addition, earthquakes and Tsunami are unpredictable calamities causing immense destruction, death and suffering. It has been stated in the Parliament that Early Warning System for Tsunami will be put in place in various coastal States to alert people. It will be appropriate for the Government to work urgently on this to help early rescue operations in the vulnerable areas. There is a National Disaster Mitigation Authority and also there are such Authorities at the State level. All the Governments may give these Authorities active support to meet the emergencies that may arise due to the natural disasters and geophysical calamities. Certain States like Orissa are having resource crunch to have adequate funds for the Disaster Mitigation Authority and also to equip it with proper machinery and other inventory. Therefore, it is necessary for the Centre to provide adequate resources and funds to undertake various drills to inform and educate people. Support of mass media like radio, TV, newspapers, posters, pamphlets etc. may be taken to inform and educate people. I urge upon the Government to take this task earnestly before disaster strikes. Thank you.

(Ends)

DEMAND FOR COMPENSATION TO FARMERS FOR THE LOSS OF CROPS DUE TO HEAVY RAINS AND HAILSTORM

 

ָ ֻ ӛ־ֻ (֬ Ϥ) : , ֟ פ ֬ Ϥ ָ ָ ִ׵ -™ ֮ ָ ֮ ׌ֵ ֮ ֻ և ֳ 50 ׌ֵ ֮ ֮ ֣ ֛ ִֵ , ֮, פ ֕ ָ ֻ ֛ Ӆ ִ׵ ׸ -™ ָ ֮ ָ ֮ ֮ ֛ ָ߲ ֮ և ָ ָ֮ , ן ֤֯ ָ ָ ֛ ֻ ָ ֮

ָָ ָָ ֮ ֮ ָ֮ ֮ ֻ ןٟ֯ , ו ֵԯ ״ֻ (ִ֯)

-SSS/NBR

DEMAND TO GRANT ADEQUATE FUNDS FOR BIDAR-GULBARGA BROAD GAUGE RAILWAY LINE PROJECT AND UPGRADATION

OF BYNDOOR RAILWAY STATION

 

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA (KARNATAKA): Sir, a new railway line of 104 kms from Bidar to Gulbarga is very important for the development of the backward Hyderabad-Karnataka region. In view of the significance of the project, the State Government is willing to share 50% of the cost of this project. The Government of Karnataka has made a Budgetary provision of Rs. 10 crores during 2006-07 to this project, which is estimated to cost Rs. 369.07 crores. The Ministry of Railways has to enhance the allocation substantially and take up this line as a cost-sharing project.

Considering the demand of the people of Karnataka, I request the Central Government to sanction and release adequate Central assistance, on priority basis, for speeding up the implementation of this project.

Again, I would like to draw your attention regarding the upgradation of Byndoor Railway Station to a full-fledged crossing station. This matter has been pending since long.

The station is an important point that will facilitate the pilgrims to Kollur Sree Mookambika Temple. Sir, people come from Dakshina Kannada, Udupi district and even from Kerala and Tamil Nadu as pilgrims to visit the temple.

Considering the greater interest of the people and particularly the pilgrims coming from various parts of the country, I appeal to the Central Government to consider the above proposal and direct the concerned to accord sanction for upgradation of Byndoor Railway Station on priority basis. Thank you.

(Ends)

DEMAND TO DEMERGE AND DELINK SALEM UNIT FROM BURN STANDARD COMPANY LIMITED

 

SHRI P.G. NARAYANAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, Salem unit of Burn Standard Co., Ltd., is a Government of India undertaking which came into existence in 1976. Prior to 1976, it was a private company called Burn Co., Ltd. This had been merged with another private company called the Indian Standard Wagon Co., Ltd., which was sick unit in Kolkata under the Nationalisation Act, 1976. The Salem unit of Burn Standard Company is a viable unit and a profit-making company before and even after nationalization. It deals with magnesite stone which is an essential raw material for all the steel plants. The former, Indian Standard Wagon Company, under the present Burn Standard Company, became sick. The company, including the Salem unit, was referred to BIFR for rehabilitation and restructure. In case rehabilitation proposal fails, the healthy Salem unit also will have to face consequences of winding up orders.

To avoid such a disaster in the national interest of the company and to save 3,000 employees, it is necessary to de-link Salem unit of BSCL from the purview of BIFR. This is a long-pending demand of the trade unions of Salem unit which is also demanding to implement the decision of the Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India, as long back as in 1997.

So, I urge upon the Government of India to take steps to de-merge and de-link the Salem unit of Burn Standard Co., Ltd., from BSCL in order to save the viable and profitable unit and to protect the employees. Thank you. (Ends)

USY-AKA

CONCERN OVER BRINGING THE COOPERATIVE BANKS

IN THE TAX NET

(ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ֤ ֮ ָ ãן ™ ֻ ָָ ֵ ׬׮ִֵ ָ 80 (P) ָ ״ֻ֮ ֻ ֳ ד֟ פ , ו ָ ֣ ֳ ֮ ֻ ֮ Ӿ ֻ ָ ֛օ

ָ ֳ ׻֋ פ ֵ ԟ: ֮, ãֆ, ֻ ָ߲, ָ֤֮ ־և, ֣ ß ֕ ָ ֲֻ ֟ ӲӬ ׸; ֵ ָ ֵ ֻ֮ , ן׾׬ֵ ־׵ ׳֮ ֣ 2500 80 ןֿ֟ ָ , ָ ֳ ָָ ֮ ֕ ָ ָ foregone revenue ֵ֟ ӲӬ ֤ ֮֟ ָָ ָ ß ֕֙ 2006-07 פ ֋ ָ 1,58,661.00 ֋ foregone revenue ָ ָ ֱ 1534 ֋, ֮ 0.7 ןֿ֟ : ֵָ ֮ ד֟

֕ ֲ ִ ֮ ֟֋ , ãן ָ ־׵ ָ֕ ָ ֮ ָ߲ ֮ ־և ϟכ ֻ ִ օ : ָָ ׮־ ߬ ֵ ׬׮ִֵ ָ 80 (P) (4) ִ֯ ֣ãן ֻ ֋

(ִ֯)

CORRECTION OF CERTAIN DISTORTED HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDS IN THE MATTER OF

FIRST WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

 

DR. K. MALAISAMY (TAMIL NADU): Though happy to note the impending celebrations of the three major notable historical events -- sixtieth year of independence, hundredth year of Satyagraha and the hundred and fiftieth year of the First War of Independence, it is a matter of regret and disappointment to see that certain important historical events have been overlooked.

The first 'Sepoy Mutiny' held at Vellore, during 1806, was followed by a large-scale second 'Sepoy Mutiny' during 1857. The latter has been taken and treated as the First War of Independence against the British rule. But the historical truth remains otherwise. Hundred years ahead of this 'Sepoy Mutiny', the war of independence started and fought during the time of the great warrior and king Poolithevan of Nerkattan Sevval of Tamil Nadu, who rose against the British empire as early as 1754 and the fight lasted for more than 15 years. Though this was the earliest and real war of first independence, this historical fact was not duly reckoned and given due place in history. Again, it is a matter of history that queen Velunachiyar of Sivagangai fought against the aggression and onslaught of British. Similarly, the king of Ramnad, Muthuramalinga Vijayaragunatha Sethupathy fought against the British domination for about a quarter century. Again, after a valiant fight of Veerapandiya Kattabommon, the great Marvthu Pandians followed and fought tooth and nail against the British imperialism and sacrificed their lives.

In other words, even before 1857, there were several wars of independence by the above-said rulers in certain parts of Tamil Nadu.

Therefore, these historical facts and events should be duly corrected and their magnificent role and supreme sacrifices be reckoned. In this context, may I request the hon. Minister of Human Resource Development to constitute a Committee to go into the details fairly and objectively and ascertain the facts and events about the First War of Independence before its celebration now impending? (Ends)

SCH/VP

 

Demand to take immediate steps to notify the

approved SEZs and distribution of compensation to farmers for their land

 

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ (™ߵ ֮֕֬ , פ): , ָ Ù ִֻ֯ ß ֮ ׻֋ ָָ ïֻ ״ () ֵ ׾֟ ָ יև , ֲ ֕ ָָ ֱ׸ ָ 237 ß־ þן Ϥ֮ և , ִ ֻ 66 יև ß־ יև ׻ ָ֟ ׾־֤ בָ ֲ ֛ ׾־֤ ִ߮ , ו ֲ ֻ ׿ִ ֻ ֕ ֮ ״ֻ

ӛÙֻև֮ ִִ ׿ֿ ֲִֵ ֮֮ ׻֋ ״ ׾־֤ ֮ ֺ פ ӛÙֻև֮ ׻֋ , ӕָ י ֻ ֻ ״ ֋ ָ ִ߮ ֮ ֕ ӛÙ ִ߮ ә օ ָ ֤ ֱ , ׻֋ ״ ׬ ֿ֋ ֻ֮֋ , ֟ ִ ֮ ״ ׻ ָ ֮֮ ־ֿ

ָָ þן ß־ ֿ֣ߑ יև ֮ ׻֋ ״ ׬ ִֻ ָٿ֟ ָ֟ ֮ ״ ִד֟ ־֕ פ֋ ֮ ־ֿ ֋

(ִ֯)

Demand for more rail wagons for orange growers

of Chhindwada in Madhya Pradesh

 

ㇵ (֬ Ϥ): , ׾ֿ ִ֬ ָָ ֮ ֟ ָ ֮ וֻ ה֛, ֬֯Ϥ ֮ ӟָ և ׻֋ ־ ָ ־ָֿ֮ ֮ ֋ ֮ ָ ֮ ־ ֮ ֲֻ ֟ פ ׬׸ ָ֯ ָ ִõ ֮

ִ ӟָ ֮ ܵ ֕ ֕ ֯ ֻ ׿ ߾֮ ֮֯ ӟָ ָӟ ߑП ָ֕ ֵ ֮ ־ֿ , ֣ ֲָ , ֛-ֻ֮ ָ ֟ , ֲ 滵 ֟ ӟָ ֤ ֮ Գָ ֻ ֯ ֻ ֵ ד֟ ֛ ֟ ׾֤ , , ֮ ֻ ֮ ָ ֣ ָ ׾֟ ֟ ָ ֲ֕ ֛

ָָ ׾ֿ ִ֬ ӟָ ֤ ֮ ֮ ֮֓ ׻֋ ֵԯ ֡ ֮ ߑ ֲֻ ֵ ֋Ӆ

(ִ֯)

 

 

PK/

CONCERN OVER INACCESSABILITY OF BANK LOANS

FOR UNDER-PRIVILEGED STUDENTS

 

SHRI K.P.K. KUMARAN (TAMIL NADU): The non-availability of funds for students hailing from Below Poverty Line families is a matter of serious concern. It is a tragedy that even rank-holding students of this category have been forced to put an end to further education for the single reason that their parents can't afford to spend even a single pie more for their higher education beyond school level.

The parents' agony gets aggravated when their wards get admission in Self-Finance Professional Colleges. This is the position even after the banks have been compelled by the Government to sanction the educational loan application without any delay.

The ground realities show that only students with resources succeed in getting their loans sanctioned without any administrative hurdles. Rural area students, in general, and first generation students, in particular, lack the required talent to make the Bank Managers sanction their loan application in time.

So, the Government should take up the following measures:-

(i)              In the premises of every professional college, an extension counter of a nationalized bank should be opened.

(ii)           In every professional college, one of the Professors should be designated as Bank Loan Officer. Down from the filling up of the Loan Application Form up to the disbursement of the loan amount, the Loan Officer alone should approach the Bank stage by stage.

(iii)        The only responsibility of the student should be to sign the documents at the final moment of disbursement of the loan amount. (Ends)

DEMAND TO REMOVE INCONVENIENCE AND SUFFERINGS OF THE PEOPLE OF SUNDERBANS SOUTH 24 PARGANAS, WEST BENGAL

 

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, the daily inconvenience and sufferings of the people of Sunderbans (Districts North and South 24 Parganas) of West Bengal, a considerable part of which falls in my Parliamentary Constituency, 16, Mathurapur (SC), due to non-availability of required rail facilities, is quite high. I, therefore, request for the extension of railway network facilities for (i) Jayanagar to Raidighi; (ii) Canning to Jamtala; (iii) Jayanagar to Dhamakhali; and (iv) Park circus to Dhamakhali. Laying of double lines is required in Baruipur Diamond Harbour Section (of which work in the Baruipur - Magrahat sub-section requires speedy implementation; work in this sub-section is yet to commence) and in the Baruipur- Lakshmikantapur - Kakdwip - Namkhana Section. It is needless to state that people of the area who travel by trains suffer under-inhuman situations due to very heavy congestion in compartments of the local trains, running on single tracks in these sections.

Also, the idea of having a halt station at Madhavnagar Road between Nishindapur and Kashinagar stations in Sealdah - Lakshmikantapur - Kakdwip - Namkhana section may be reconsidered in view of the fact that people of the nearby area require it very badly.

I, therefore, urge upon the hon. Railway Minister to initiate necessary action to remove some of the difficulties of the people of Sundarbans, mostly inhabited by the poor, SC, ST and Backward-Class communities, at an early date.

(Ends)

PB-GS

CONCERN OVER ENTRY OF MNCs IN RETAIL SECTOR

ִ ֵָ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֯ ִ֬ ֤ ֮ ָָ ן ֟ ו ָ ֛ ָ֮ ™ߵ ׮ֵ ָ ָ֕ ָ֤֮ ָ ׮ֵ ן " , ױ ִ֮֮ ָ֯ " ֕ ִ ֮ ״ֻ֟ ו 滵 ֵ 10-12 ן ߙ ֟ , ֮ ߮ ׬ ֵ 2 ן ֻ ֵ 300 ן ד֯ ֮ ײ ײ֮ ׾ָ ָߤ ֲ ֮֟ 75 ָ ָ֕ ֤ ָ֕ ֲ ֛ ָ ָ֤֮ ו֮ ׻֋ ָ ֳ ֯ ָָ ָ ָ ֮ ָ ֛ ָ ן õï֤ ֟ ֮ ֟- , ָ ָ֤֮ ָ ֟- ָ ׾־ֿ

: ָָ ן ָ 15 ָ ֮֓ ׻֋ ֣ ™ߵ ׮ֵ ִ ֳꌟ ׻֋ ֵ ֮ ֮֮ ׾ ו ָ ֤ á ׻ ׾ָ֓ , ָ ָ ָ֕, ׻ ָߵ ן ׾ָ֓ ן ֯׸ ָ֕ ֟ ֮־֤

(ִ֯)

NEED FOR CONVERSION OF PARSA-BASVARI HALT INTO FULL-FLEDGED RAIL STATION

 

0 ִ ӛָ (ײָ) : ֳ֯ן , ׾ֿ ִ֬ -֬ ־ ִß߯ כߕ֮ ԟ ָ-ָ ֻ Ù֮ פ ֮ ׻֋ ӡ ֮ ™

ֻ ߲֮ 30 ֮ օ ֛ ׮ִԻ Ù֮ ߓ ã֟ ֻ -֮ ֤ ֮ ֻ ֜ ֜ ϳ׾֟ - Ԯ Ӿ ֻ ֱ ָ֟ ִ ־ִ֮ ָ ֮֬ ֟ ֛ ֜-ָ ֻ ׻֋ ֕ ֛ ӳ߸ ָ֬ ֙֋ ָ ֲ֕ ֛ ָ֟ סֵ ִ֮ ߓ ֛ - -

: ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֜ ϳ׾֟ ֮֟ ָ-ָ ֻ Ù֮ פ ֋ - ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

sc-skc

NEED FOR CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR-LANE BY-PASS FOR KOTA

׻֟ ֟ (֕ã֮) , þִ ֟ԕ ֮ -׿ִ ׻ֵָ ԟ ™ߵ ִ֕ 76 ָ ևԯ ֮֮ ִֻ ֻ߬ ״֟ ևԯ ִև 26.285 ߙ וִ ֳ 18 ߙ ָ֟ ֮ כֻ ָ޵ ׮֟ ֣ ִֻ ֤ ָ ֻ ֮֮ ß׾֟ ֛ ׮ִ 95.04 ָ ״ ֟ ֮ 16.589 ָ כֻ ™ߵ ָ޵ ֮ ׻֋ ֕ ָָ ֮ ֵԾָ ӡֵֻ ֮־ָ 2006 ־ օ ׾ֿ ֱ׸ ָ ™ߵ ֮ ߾ ޛ ãև ״ן פ 20.1.2006 ß־ ָ ן ߅ ׻֋ ־ֿ þן ߵ ׬ ״ן ֱ׸ ָ ֵֵֻ ָ פ 8.12.2006 ß־ ָ ֮ ֵԾָ ӡֵֻ ֮ þן , ß־ ׯ֔ ָ ״֟

™ߵ ִ֕ ׬ ֵ ֮ ׻֋ ָ ֮ 8 ߙ ֛ ׮ִ ֵ ֵ ֻ ֮ ֵԾָ ӡֵֻ þן ־

™ߵ ִ֕ ׮֟ ԙֆ ֣ ֮֕߾֮ ן ãֵ ֮ ևԯ ־ ׾ ֹ ׾ֿ ׸ ֵ ׻֋ ֮ ֵԾָ ӡֵֻ ָ ׾ִֻ þן ָ ֋ (ִ֯)

GRANTS TO CONSTRUCT 'BHAVANS' FOR

CERTAIN LANGUAGES MENTIONED IN THE EIGHTH SCHEDULE

 

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (GOA): Sir, there are twenty-two languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India. However, after granting them the much-deserved status, these languages should not be left at the mercy of the State Governments for their further development. In this materialistic world, there is a tendency to give priority to industrial development while art and culture take a back seat. Art and culture, at least, are well taken care of as they are also linked with international tourism. Languages of a country are not so privileged. State Governments too have their priorities and, as a result, development of languages does not get the necessary financial support.

In these circumstances, I would suggest that languages which are spoken by small sections of the society and/ or where the States concerned are small States, such as in the case of Konkani, Manipuri, Bodo, Dogri, Kashmiri, Maithili, Nepali, Sanskrit, Santhali, Sindhi and Urdu languages, the respective State Governments should be given Rs. 5 crores each as grants to construct "bhavans" (buildings) in each of the respective States, for carrying out educational, cultural and art activities connected with the language. Of the Rs. 5 crores, one-fourth of the money should be deposited in the bank and the interest derived therefrom must be utilised for the maintenance of the buildings, while the rest should be utilised for construction of buildings. (Ends)

HK/

DEMAND FOR MODIFICATIONS IN THE PROPOSED SEEDS BILL TO PROTECT FARMERS' RIGHTS

 

SHRIMATI N.P. DURGA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, success of Indian agriculture depends upon the quality of seeds that are available to farmers. Superior seeds result in higher yields. This understanding paved the way for the Green Revolution and India's self-sufficiency in foodgrains. Therefore, the control and regulation of seeds sold in market is axiomatic. India's seed supply has come traditionally from farmer-based seeds, research organisation and breeding farms. But, on what basis Government is claiming Seed Bill facilitates supply of seeds to farmers? In fact, multinational companies wanted to monopolize, through Seed Bill, Rs.33,000 crores Indian seed market. Government wanted to regulate seed production and selling is only to usurp farmers' traditional rights of growing, saving, storing, exchanging their own seeds. Farmers should be allowed for saving and exchange of unbranded seeds which otherwise is restricted by this Bill The Standing Committee on Agriculture recommended for this. Instead of restricting traditional forms of getting seeds by farmers, Bill should address issue of promoting and sale of newly developed seeds without jeopardizing interests of farmers. Bill is also giving elbowroom for backdoor entry of unapproved GM seeds. The existing system of assessment and release of GM seeds by GEAC is appreciated by all. No leeway should be given for entry of GM through backdoor. Coming to pricing of seeds, a regulatory mechanism should be in place to control pricing and other aspects of seed. Otherwise, we cannot control multinational companies, as has happened in Andhra Pradesh, from charging exorbitant prices. There is nothing in Bill for compensating farmers for supplying spurious seeds. So, suitable changes should be made in the Bill accordingly. Thank you.n (Ends)

CONCERN OVER THE POLLUTION CAUSED BY INDUSTRIAL EFFLUENTS IN METTUR DAM

 

SHRI N.R. GOVINDARAJAR (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I would like to bring to the notice of this House that agricultural lands situated near Mettur dam have been affected due to the Chemplast Sanmar company. The residue of the chemical components resulted due to the function of this company is being intermingled with the river water which is being used for agricultural and drinking purposes by the people of this area. As a result of contamination of water with chemical sediment, people of this area especially children are heavily affected from various unknown diseases frequently. Kovai Agricultural University has already proved after some examination that the water that has been polluted with the chemical is not fit for agriculture. The number of affected people will be increased considerably in the coming years. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University by their survey report in the year 2005 has also revealed that river water after being coalesced with chemical residue is comprised with excessive salt contents like sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulphate, chloride and bicarbonates. Consequently, this water is totally unfit for the fulfilment of agricultural and drinking purposes due to excessive salt content. This report also reiterated to take preventive measures so that lot of lands could be saved from permanent infertility. But till today there is no change in the hazardous atmosphere continuously caused by this company. Hence, I request the Government to take necessary action and direct the concerned authorities to save the agriculture and people of this area from the hazardous water pollution. Thank you.

(Ends)

KSK/ASC

DEMAND TO INTRODUCE INDIAN AIRLINES FLIGHTS FROM GAGAL AIRPORT, HIMACHAL PRADESH

 

SHRIMATI VIPLOVE THAKUR (HIMACHAL PRADESH): Sir, I wish to mention a very serious issue relating to the development of my State, Himachal Pradesh. There is a huge tourist traffic going to Dharamshala, Dalhousie, and SEZ area of Katua in Jammu and Kashmir which is a few kilometres away from Kangra. The Government of India has made an Industrial Growth Centre in Pathankot itself by spending Rs. 35 crores. Four hundred acres of land has been acquired for setting up an Industrial Growth Centre. No industry is coming up in that area because the place is not connected by air. All these people require air facilities to access their industry that is coming over there.

In order to attract tourists and industrialists, Gagal Airport in the district was built by spending Rs. 30 crores. It is a very beautiful airport. All it requires is only a flight.

Hon. Minister of Civil Aviation in the previous Government had promised to start the Indian Airlines flights from Gagal Airport shortly. Though necessary trial for flights' landing and take-off had also been done, yet no flight has been introduced so far. Sir, I strongly urge upon the Government to introduce Indian Airlines flights at the earliest and upgrade the Gagal Airport as an international airport. It will help the Himachal Pradesh become a direct destination for international tourists and boost the tourism of the State.

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CONCERN OVER POVERTY IN THE COUNTRY

 

և . ֙ (ָ֟) : , ֻ ׾ , ָָ ָָ ֤֯ ָ ָ߲ ߓ ܵ ֲ֤ ןֿ֟ , ֲ ָ ָ߲ ׮֬Ը ׻֋ ֤֯ ֻ ߾֮ ׻֋ ׮־ֵ ֪֮ ֲֻ֟ ֮ ֵ פ ֛, ֮, և ֓ ׿ ׮ֵ֤ ֺ ָ߲ ֤֯ ״ֻ ׻ֵ ֋ ֮ ֻ , ֳ 70 ןֿ֟ 1999-2000 ָ߲ ߓ ߾ֵ֮֮֯ ֻ ܵ ִ 1932-43 ֣ 670.07 ߅ ִֿ׌ ֳ 64 ןֿ֟ ֵ ֟ ָ߲ ߓ ܵ ֲ֤ ֤ ִ ֳ 36 ָ߲ ֮ ָ פ , ו ֕ Ӿ ٣ ׾ִ֟ ׮ָָ ֜ ׸ִ ָ , ֮ ֟֋ ֜ Ӿ ֵֻ֮

: ׾֢ ӡ ִ ׸ָ ֤õ ֕֋ ֤õ 100 פ ֵ֕ ϟ 180 פ ָ ָ ™ , ִ ִõ ׮֤֮ ֋ (ִ֯)

GSP-LT

REQUEST TO FIND A SUITABLE METHODOLOGY

TO IDENTIFY THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS TO

GRANT PENSIONARY BENEFITS

 

SHRI B.S. GNANADESIKAN (TAMIL NADU): We are celebrating centenary year of Satyagraha Movement. The said celebrations also bring to the notice of our youngsters the sacrifice made by our leaders to achieve this freedom, and, by that process, inject the patriotism in their minds. We are going to celebrate 150th year of the 1st War of Independence, and, both the events have to be celebrated in a grand manner. The said celebrations have to be carried out by all the State Governments up to Panchayat level and Central Government must take initiative in this regard by convening a meeting of the State Ministers and necessary funds should be allotted for this purpose.

On this occasion, we have to address the problems of the freedom fighters and their legal heirs. While this Government has enhanced the pension that is appreciated by the freedom fighters, there are other issues, which are pending. The disparity and lack of uniform policy in awarding pension has to be discontinued. For obtaining pension, it is insisted that the copies of FIR, arrest warrant, search warrant, chargesheet, Judgement copy, co-prisoner certificate are required, and, several questions are asked. Papers are also returned. The freedom fighters, most of them between the age of eighty to eighty five, who plunged into the freedom struggle in response to Gandhiji's call cannot be expected to have obtained or preserve these documents with a hope that these documents will be useful in free India. Hence, I urge upon the Government of India to find a suitable methodology to identify the freedom fighters and grant pension without making them running from pillar to post. (Ends)

REQUEST FOR GIVING 9.5 PER CENT INTEREST ON THE

AMOUNT IN THE EMPLOYEES PROVIDENT FUND

 

ֵָ () : ֳ֯ן , ԓ׸ ׾µ ׮׬ ָ ֕ ֵ ֻ Ùߕ ֻ ׻֋ ײ֮ ִֻ ָ-ָ ֵ֜ ֮ ӟ ݵ ֟ ԓ׸ Ӳ ִֵ ׻֋ ִ : ױÛ כו֙ ֜ ִ ׻֋ 09.5% ֕ פ ֮ ֯ע ٣ ֮ ԓָ ߓ ִ ֻ ֟ ... ֟ ִ ֵ: ֳ ߵ ִ ֚ 09.5% ֕ : ֯ ִ֬ ָָ ָָ ֵ ԓ׸ 09.5% ֕ ֯ (ִ֯)

SK

CONCERN ABOUT HUGE PENDENCY OF CASES IN COURTS

SHRI R. SHUNMUGASUNDARAM (TAMIL NADU): The Union Government makes periodical announcements regarding the earnest steps taken by it to reduce the number of pending cases in courts. The Governments have established fast track courts at the districts. But, the steps are not producing the expected results. The filing of cases is of much higher rate than the rate of disposal. This is the main reason for the perennial increase in the pendency. There is huge number of pending cases in the High Courts also. The delay in making fresh appointments of Judges in the vacancies worsens the situation of the already huge number of pending cases.

The huge pendency of cases can be reduced immediately in an effective manner by increasing the age of retirement of Judges.

The retirement age of Supreme Court Judges must be increased to 70 years; that of the High Court Judges to 68 years and of the Subordinate Judges to 65 years. By this step, the Government can avoid the economic burden of paying pension and other benefits for the next five to seven years, and, at the same time, the pendency can be cleared.

I request the Union Government to bring in necessary legislation at the earliest and pass orders for increasing the age of retirement of Judges. (ends)

REQUEST TO REDUCE THE RATE OF INTEREST ON HOUSING LOANS

SHRI C. PERUMAL (TAMIL NADU): I wish to bring the following for the attention of the Government through this august House. Housing sector is a very important sector in this society and every citizen is keen to built a house for his own use. At present, the Government is providing loans for agriculture, education and Housing sectors through nationalised banks. Heavy interest is being charged for the loans on housing sector comparing to the other sectors. Moreover, the nationalised banks are not taking much interest in providing the Housing loans. Higher interests are being charged by the co-operative banks than the loans provided by the nationalised banks. The Government should come forward to reduce the rate of interest of the cooperative banks making it equivalent to other nationalised banks. The banks are charging heavy default interest for housing loans. The housing sector is very much affected by the activities of the nationalised banks. The labourers working for housing sectors are not getting regular employment. In order to solve this problem, the Government should come forwards with a scheme to keep the housing sector on par with other sectors, that is, agriculture and education. The interest on housing sector may be reduced to the minimum and the penal interest on housing loan may be waived off in order to save the housing sector and the labourers working in daily wages. Necessary action may be taken by the Government to provide housing loans through various nationalised banks with the common rate of interest without any difference.

(Ends)


YSR-AKG

DEMAND FOR MORE BUDGET ALLOCATION FOR MINORITIES' WELFARE

SHRI SYED AZEEZ PASHA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, the Budget allocation for minority welfare is very low in spite of the Sachar Committee's deep analysis about the wretched conditions of Muslims in various spheres. The allocation of Rs.108 crore for Multi-sectoral Development Programme in minority-dominated districts is very nominal, even though the Budget earmarked Rs.72 crore for pre-matric and Rs.90 crore for post-matric scholarships and Rs.48.60 crore for merit-cum-means scholarship at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. For the National Minority Development Financial Corporation, it has sanctioned Rs.63 crore.

Sir, for a population of 14 per cent, the total allocation of Rs.381 crore is meagre and far from satisfactory. The unemployment is rampant and as per the Sachar Committee Report, the unemployment among Muslim graduates is the highest among all socio-religious categories. Their participation in degree and P.G. courses is the lowest and their dropout rate is the highest in the school-going children. Hence, to overcome the age-long deprivation in all the fields, the Government of India should take effective steps to hike the Budget allocation to at least Rs.1,000 crore besides directing the Reserve Bank of India to ensure a minimum of 10 per cent of loan distribution to the Muslim community. (Ends)

DEMAND FOR DOUBLING AND ELECTRIFICATION OF KEUL-SHEIKHPURA-GAYA RAIL LINE

־ָ (ײָ) : , ׾ֿ ִ֬ ӡ ֮ ֮֯ כ׾֮֕ -֯-ֵ -ޛ פ֮ -ޛ ָ ןפ ָ כ ֵ ־֛ ֮ ֻ ֯ ֛ ן׸ ֻכ ־ִ֮ -ޛ ׾֪ ޛ ָ כ ׾ִֻ ֻ֟ , ו סֵ ׾֬ ޛ ָ ֻ֮ ֻ ֡ ֯ ֛ ֟ ֵ ֮ ֻ ֵԙ ֡ ָ ֟ -ޛ ָ ֻ֮ ֻ כ ֟ - ֲ և ֛֛ , -ޛ פ ֟ ֮-֮ ֻ כ ָ ֟ ׯ֔ ָָ ӡ ֯ ײָָ߱ ׮ֵ־- և և ײ֮֔ ֵ ׿ֻ֮ օ ָ ֵ Ӥ ן ֻ

: ӡ סֵ ׾֬ -ޛ ֟ , ׾֪ և և ײ֮֔ ִ ֿ ןֿߑ ֋ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House stands adjourned till 11.00 a.m. on Thursday, the 26th April, 2007.

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The House then adjourned at seventeen minutes

past twelve of the clock till eleven of the clock

on Thursday, the 26th April, 2007.

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