PREVIOUS HOUR

GSP-AKA/1F/2.00

 

The House reassembled after lunch at two of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Special Mentions. Shri Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi. (Interruptions)

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: Sir, in the Lok Sabha, the Chair has made a comment. We want the same thing here. (Interruptions)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, that issue has already been..(Interruptions)... Why are they raising the same issue again? (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Narayanasamy, please sit down. Please take your seat. (Interruptions)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, why are you not telling the same thing to them also? (Interruptions)

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: Please take note of those comments and make some observation from the Chair. (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The hon. External Affairs Minister has made a statement. The statement is very clear. Then, he is expecting the comments from our Ambassador in the United States of America. Once the comments come in...(Interruptions)...

SHRI S.S. AHLUWALIA: No, no. What comment is being...(Interruptions)...

DR. MURLI MANOHAR JOSHI: Mr. Deputy Chairman, it has never been...(Interruptions)....

SHRIMATI SUSHMA SWARAJ: Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, this is highly...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Action will be taken, the Government has assured...(Interruptions)...

SHRI YASHWANT SINHA: It is a breach of privilege. (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The Government has assured...(Interruptions)..

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: Sir, the way it has been...(Interruptions)...

SHRI S.S. AHLUWALIA: Sir, if it is true, it is very unfortunate. (Interruptions) If it is unacceptable, then, how can it be continued? (Interruptions)

SHRI C. PERUMAL: Today, 'headless chickens' is being said. (Interruptions) Tomorrow, it will be...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Perumal, please take your seat. (Interruptions) Let us do some business. (Interruptions) The issue has been discussed sufficiently. The hon. External Affairs Minister has made a statement and the statement is very clear. (Interruptions)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, they are unnecessarily...(Interruptions)..

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Narayanasamy, please help me to conduct the House. (Interruptions) Please help the Chair. (Interruptions)

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: Sir, is he there to help or...(Interruptions) He should help the Chair. (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: We have not done any business. (Interruptions)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Why are you quoting from Lok Sabha? (Interruptions)

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: For so many matters, it is done. (Interruptions) When we receive a Message from Lok Sabha, it is done. (Interruptions) Why is it objectionable? (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Narayanasamy, please. I am on my legs. (Interruptions) Kindly take your seats. (Interruptions)

DR. V. MAITREYAN: Sir, the way in which...(Interruptions)...

THE MINISTER FOR SHIPPING, ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS (SHRI T. R. BAALU): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, it is always...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Baalu, please take your seat. Please sit. (Interruptions) I am on my legs. (Interruptions)

SHRI SITARAM YECHURY: Sir, I want to say something if you allow me. (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No, no. One minute. Let us do some business. Let us wait for...(Interruptions)

SHRI SITARAM YECHURY: Sir, I have a point to make. (Interruptions)

SHRI S.S. AHLUWALIA: Wait for what? (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: That is your point of view. (Interruptions) Your point of view is respected. But that does not mean that it should be done. (Interruptions)

SHRI SITARAM YECHURY: Sir, I am informed that the Minister for External Affairs is making a statement in the other House on the basis of some reply which he has received from our ambassador. May I request the Chair that similar...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I will request the Government that if the hon. External Affairs Minister is making a statement in Lok Sabha, it should be done here also. (Interruptions) Mr. Yechury said that he was making a statement in the other House. Similar statement could be made in this House. (Contd. by sk-1g)

SK-NB/1G/2.05

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

SHRI M. VENKAIAH NAIDU: Sir, the Lok Sabha Speaker has said ...(Interruptions)..

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I don't know what he has ..(Interruptions)..

MCM-RSS

SPECIAL MENTIONS

DEMAND TO RELEASE FUNDS FOR RENOVATION OF

NATIONAL HIGHWAYS IN RAJASTHAN

 

׻֟ ֟ (֕ã֮) : , ֕ã֮ ™ߵ ִ֕ (ֻ֮ ևԾ) ִև 5655 ߙ וִ 1425 ߙ ָߵ ™ߵ ִ֕ ׬ 4215 ߙ ֕ã֮ ָָ ֕ ָָ ֻ 32 ߙ ״ ػ ־֑֟ ™ߵ ִ֕ 990 ߙ ִև 13 ߙ ֻ 596 ߙ ޙו֋ ™ߵ ִ֕ ֻ ֤֯ޛ ָ ״ ػ ֻ ޙו֋ ֻ ֮֮ ׻֋ ׯ֔ ָ ֻ ׮ָָ ֡ ־ָ ־֕ ӡֵֻ ָ ־֮֬ þ ן׸ ֕ ָָ ™ߵ ִ֕ 232.5 ߙ ֻ 126 ߙ ޙו֋ ֲ ֵ֟֟ ֜ ָ ™֟ ֟ 0 123 ־ֿ ֛ ™ߵ ִ֕ ßָ ֮ ׻֋ ִ׵ ־߮ ־ֿ ֕ ָָ ׻֋ ֿ: 0 247.00 0 150 0 ָ ָָ

, ׾ֿ ִ֬ ֵ ׻֋ ֻ֟ ָ֮׿ ֲֻ և ֋ (ִ֯)

CONCERN OVER THE SHORTAGE OF SEEDS WITH

CHHATISGARH SEED DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

ֻ (֜) : , ֜ ֕ ֕ ߕ ׾ ׮ִ ϴ֟ ߕ ָ , ו ָ ֮֕ӤӾ, , ֬, , ӕ߸, ֿ֯, ָ, ßָ, ׸ וֻ ֕ ߕ ׾ ׮ִ ϴ֟ ߕ ֵԯ ٟ֯ Ϥ 46 ָ ،֙ ߕ , ֲ ߕ ׮ִ ֡ 98 ָ ،֙ ߕ ֲֻ ָ ֳ 48 ָ ،֙ ߕ

֮ ߕ 98 ָ ،֙ , ֲ ׮ִ ֱ 77 ָ ،֙ ߕ ֲֻ ָ ֌, , , , ֲ߮, ֱ, פ ߕ ־ֿ ֡ ֲֻ פ ߬ ֟ ߕ ٟ֯ և ֮ ֲԤ ֵօ

: ָָ ֻ֟ ֕ ߕ ׾ ׮ִ, ֜ ֟ ֡ ϴ֟ ߕ ֲֻ ֵꅠ (ִ֯)

MKS-GS

CONCERN OVER IMPORT OF WHEAT

AT A HIGHER PRICE

 

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT (WEST BENGAL): Sir, the Government has decided to import half-a-million tonnes of wheat at a price of $317-$330 or Rs.12,700-13,500/- a tonne after having earlier scrapped a tender to import wheat at an average price of $263 or Rs.10,500/- a tonne in May this year. This will incur a minimum loss of Rs.125 crores if half-a-million tonnes of wheat had been bought at May prices. If wheat had been bought in the domestic market, the difference would have been larger. The market prices in India are between Rs.10,000-11,000/- a tonne. The question is: Why was the decision to import half-a-million tonnes of wheat to maintain a buffer stock taken at a higher price? The Government has, so far, bought around 11 million tonnes of new-season wheat from domestic farmers at Rs.8,500/- per tonne refusing to raise prices even though the prevailing open market price is nearly 20 per cent higher than its fixed procurement price. The Government's buying price sets the market trend in the country and a dip in its granary stocks can trigger a price-rise with private traders trying to profit as they did last year when grain prices went up by 40 per cent. Therefore, I urge upon the Government to scrap this deal to import wheat at much higher price on one hand and procure wheat from our own farmers by raising the minimum support price to the farmers. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER DELAY IN LIBERHAN

COMMISSION REPORT

ִ ̴֕ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ָ ָָ ֮ פ֮ 6 פִָ, 1992 ꬵ ֲָ Õ֤ ߤ ߅ 10 פ ֤, ֻ֟߮ Ϭ֮ ӡ . . ָ ־ כ׿ֵֻ ֵָ ֮ ֤ פ Ù .. ׻ֲ ֤õߵ כ׿ֵֻ ֵָ ֵ ߿֮ 15 ֵ , ֕ ׸ , ׻֋ ֮ ֟

6 פִָ, 1992 ꬵ ֲָ Õ֤ ߤ ֵ߅ ׸֮ ֕ 㴲և ִ ׾ñ , ו ӓ ׻֋ ߿֮ ך ֵօ ߿֮ ׸ 1998 ֵ ִ 㴲և ִ ִ ׸ ִ֤֕ ֵ ֱֻ ܟ ֵԾ ֱ׸ ֵ , ֕ ߿֮ ׸ ָ ֵ߅ ׻֋ ָ™ ִֻ֮ ִ׮ָ ֮֟ ׸ ׻֋ ֮ ָ ֛և ֛

ֲָ Õ֤ ֤ 㴲և ׸֮ þֺ 12 ֓, 1993 ָֻֻ ִ ׾ñ ו֮ ֛ ֵ ֻ ֛ ֤֟ ִ ׾ñ ָׯֵ ֕ ևԅ ִ ׾ñ ָׯֵ ֕ ״ֻ և, ֲָ Õ֤ ֤ 㴲և ָ ֤֕ ? ׻ֲ ߿֮ ӓ ? ָָ ֻֻ ? ָ֮ ֤ ֮ (ִ֯)

شری ابوعاصماعظمی "اترپردیش" : اپسبھاپتی مہودے،میںاسمدعےپرسرکارکادھیاندلاناچاہتاہوںکہ6 دسمبر1992 میںایودھیامیںبابری مسجدشہیدہوئی تھی۔ اسکےٹھیک10 دنبعد،تتکالینپردھانمنتری پی۔وی۔ نرسمہاراؤنےایکجیوڈیشئلانکوائری بٹھانےکاآدیشدیااورجسٹسایم۔ایس۔ لبراہناسایکسدسئےجیوڈیشئلانکوائری کےمکھیاتھے۔ اسکمیشنکو15 سالہوگئےہیں،لیکنآجتک یہاہمرپورٹابھی تکپوری نہیںہوئی ہے،جوکہپورےدیشکےلئےحیرانی کی باتہے۔

6 دسمبر1992 کوایودھیامیںبابری مسجدشہیدہوگئی۔ اسی کےرئکشنکی وجہسےممبئی میںبموسفوٹہوا۔ جسکی جانچکےلئےشری کرشناکمیشنگٹھتکیاگیا۔ شری کرشناکمیشنکی رپورٹ1998 میںپیشکردی گئی اوراسمیںممبئی بمدھماکےکےمجرموںکےنامزدکیاگیاتھااورانکےخلافسختکاروائی کی سفارشکی گئی تھی،لیکنآجتکشری کرشناکمیشنکی رپورٹصحیحطریقےسےلاگونہیںکی گئی۔ اسلئےمہاراشٹرکےمسلماناوردھرمنرپیکشجنتااسرپورٹکولاگوکرنےکےلئےقانونی اورلوکشاہی طریقےسےلڑائی لڑرہی ہے۔

بابری مسجدکی شہادتاورممبئی میںہوئےدنگوںکےرئکشنسوروپ12 مارچ1993 کو سلسلےواربموسفوٹہوئے۔ جنکوٹاڈاکےتحتدرجکیاگیااورحالہی میںٹاڈاعدالتنےبموسفوٹکےآروپیوںکوپھانسی اورعمرقیدکی سزاسنائی۔ بموسفوٹکےآروپیوںکوتوسزاملگئی،لیکنبابری مسجدکی شہادتاورممبئی دنگوںکےآروپی آزادکیوںہیں؟ لبراہنکمیشنکی جانچکبپوری ہوگی؟ سرکاراسسلسلےمیںکیاکررہی ہے؟ اسکی جانکاری سدنکودی جانی چاہئے۔

"ختمشد"


-MKS-TMV-LP

DEMAMD FOR BANNING TOXIC TOYS

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I rise to draw the attention of this House to the rising cases of exposure of children to the hazardous substances through toys. The recent revelations about toxic contents in toys, particularly those imported from China, must alarm the relevant regulatory bodies of the Government, parents and the toy industry. The toys contain unacceptable levels of hazardous chemicals like lead, cadmium, phthlates, brominated substances and bisphenol, which could damage the nervous and reproductory systems and may cause anaemia and cancer. According to one estimate, 70% of such toys are imported from China. Though the main destinations of these toys are the metro cities, in the absence of enforceable regulatory guidelines, these toys are being recycled locally and sold in hinterlands at much cheaper price. As we open up our markets for increasing Chinese imports, such hazardous imports must be banned. Most of these imports are not branded and there have been serious apprehensions about the quality controls applied by the Chinese exporters in order to keep the price low. In this age of globalization, stringent quality standards should be applied on the imports to save our citizens from the unwarranted practices of an open market. The international brands have withdrawn such hazardous toys. It is imperative that consumer rights of our citizens against such toxic imports should be safeguarded. I request the Government to renew the regulatory guidelines regarding usage of toxic substances in toys. I also urge upon the Government to upgrade the quality standards and apply stringent quality standards for potentially hazardous imports. (Ends)


NEED FOR APPOINTING MINIMUM TWO TEACHERS

IN EVERY SCHOOL IN THE COUNTRY

 

SHRIMATI N. P. DURGA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, as per the report of the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, the teacher-student ratio is quite alarming. Out of 11.24 lakh schools studied by NUEPA, nearly 14,000 schools in rural areas have no teacher and 1.31 lakh elementary schools have just one teacher. In urban areas, more than 5,000 schools have no teacher and 6,100 schools have only one teacher. The other important finding is that the Government-managed schools have much higher percentage, 14.1 per cent, of single-teacher schools compared to private-managed schools which stood at 2.8 per cent. These figures clearly indicate the state of affairs of elementary education in the country. As we all know, the future of our country rests primarily on the elementary education and with these figures I fail to understand how we can achieve the set goals in education. The other shattering thing is that not even 50 per cent schools in rural areas have a headmaster and in urban areas it is 53 per cent. The other revelation is that the enrolment percentage in single-teacher primary schools is less. The enrolment in single-teacher schools during the period from 2002-03 to 2005-06 has significantly gone down. In the absence of teachers, one can understand how students do in classrooms.

So, I wish to impress upon the Government of India to sincerely persuade the State Governments to immediately take up measures and ensure that, at least, two teachers are appointed in every primary school and every school is headed by a headmaster. (Ends)


AKG-VK

DEMAND TO MAKE STRICT LAWS TO CURB SMEAR CAMPAIGNS

BY MEDIA

 

ִ ֻ ֳϾֻ (ӕֲ) : , ִ߸ ׾ֵ ֯ ֮ ™ ֻ ִ֮ ™ן ־ ָ-ϟָ ׌ֵ/ֆ ָ ™ן ֤ ߤָ ָ ֋ ֋, ֮ ׮ִ ßָ י ꅠ ִ֟ ִ ׸ִֵ ֤ ׻֋ ־ ֛ ֻ ߤָ ָ ײ֮ ֲ ָ ֮ ꌙ׮ כ ָ ϓָ-ָ -ִ וֿ օ ϓָ-ָ , ׻ ׾ ָ ׾ ֌ ֮֕ן ׌ ָ ֲָ ֮֯ ׸ ֮ ׌ ־ԕ׮ ֮֕ן ׾ ֲָ ־ֵ ӡ ׻֋ ִ߸, ד֮֮ߵ ֮ߵ ׾ֵ ֮ ֵ

כ ֻ ָ ֻ ֱ ֮ ״֟ ֋, ׻ ֮ ֵ֮ ֋, ו ָ כ ָ֬ ֟ ܟ--ܟ ֕ ־֮֬ ꅠ (ִ֯)

FEVER EPIDEMIC IN KERALA

SHRI THENNALA G. BALAKRISHNA PILLAI (KERALA): I would like to call the attention of this august House to the horrible situation in Kerala due to the outbreak of fever epidemic. Such an epidemic has never happened in Kerala. Almost two million people have been affected by the epidemic - chikungunya and dengue fever. Some unknown diseases are also there. Even the doctors are finding it difficult to diagnose the disease. The entire State of Kerala is in the grip of this fever epidemic. Nearly 800 people have already died due to this epidemic and deaths are still taking place.

Unfortunately, the authorities are not taking adequate measures to contain the situation or to help the people who have been affected. The affected people require all type of assistance from the Government of India to protect their health and life. The people of the State need help in the form of financial assistance, services of expert doctors and adequate medicines. The Government of India should send expert doctors and also request the World Health Organisation (WHO) to send a team of doctors to study the epidemic and contain the situation.

Hence, I would like to request the Government of India to extend all types of assistance like medical experts, medicine and financial assistance to the State of Kerala to fight the strange epidemic that the State of Kerala has never witnessed. (Ends)

SCH

Concern over unprecedented increase

in the prices of medicines

ָ ֻ ӛ־ֻ (֬ Ϥ): , ָָ ִִ ׿ֿ ־֕ ֆ ִ ָ֟ ֜ ߾֮- ֆ ߴ֟ ָ ׮ֵӡ ֮ ֻ֮ և ׸ ָ ײ֟ ԅ סֵ ִ (߆ꋴ) ֚ , ֯ ߆ꋴ ָ ֵօ ֮֮ߵ ߴ ӲӬ ؓ֟ ֟և, ãן ָ օ

׾֟ : ߮ ֺ ֆ ִ 10 15 ֤ ֜ ֋ ֵײ֙ߕ ֆ ָ ָָ ָ ֳ ֱ ־֕ ׮ֵ ֆ ִ ֜ פ ֻ׸, ֛ ָ, әֵ߲י ֋ ֱ ß , 같 ִ ָ ׮ֵ և ֋ ָ֕ ָ ִ 50 ֜ פ ׾ֿ ָ ֲ ؓ֟ ֟ 같 ִ ָ ָ֕ ָ և ֋ , ֮ 50 , ֲ ־֢ 19-20 ӟָ ֆ ִ ϟ׿֟ ר ָ߲ ֲ ֤ ֲ ֣ ֛ ָָ ָ ӲӬ Դָ֤֮ ϵ ָָ , ׾ֿ Ϭ֮ ӡ ׾ֵ ӳ߸ ֟ ׸ ֵԾ ™ ׮ֵ ָ 같 ִ ־ ָ ֮ օ (ִ֯)

Need to take advance measures

to protect telecom and other services

from probable dangers of strong solar rays

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ (™ߵ ֮֕֬ , פ): , ָ ߛ ٙ Ù ָ Ù ׮ ־ӛ ָ 2010 ֯֙ ֲ ׬ ϲֻ ߅ ָ ֻ ֻ ӕꌿ֮ (ߋև) ֮ ϓӛ ֯֙ ߬ ָ ߅ ߯ߋ (ݻֻ וֿخ Ù) פ ׻ֵ 껵ָ ֋ ֋߅ ׮ ָ ֟־ָ ֻ Ӳߵ ֵ ֛ ߋև ֮֟ ֯֙ ׮֮ ֟ ֣ ֲָß ֻ ֯֙ ן ӟ׸ ߸ Ӥ ә ָ ֟ ֙ֆ -ָ ײֻ֕ ϛ ֛֛ ֮ ׾֪ ٟ֯ ֟ ָ ֙ֆ ָ ߵ ֻ ׾ִ֮ סֵ ֯֙ ׾ ָ֟ ֟

֟Դ֮ , ׻׾֮֕, כ, כ ֛ Ù ִ ֋ ָ ׮ֳԸ

2010 ָ ™ӛ ֵ֮ , ׻֋ 2010 ָ ׻֋ ן , ׮֮ ֻ ֯֙ ֕ 2010 ӓָ ֋ ӳ־֮ : ãן ֤ ִ֬ ָָ 2010 ӓָ ֋ , ׻֋ ִֵ ֿ ָ֓֟ ֵ ֮ ִד֟ ֋

(ִ֯)


ks-psv

DEMAND TO IMPROVE CONDITION OF NATIONAL HIGHWAYS

IN NORTH EASTERN REGION

 

ִ֮ ֚ (׿ִ ֻ): , ֯ ִ֬ ָָ ֮ ™ߵ ִ֕ 31 ™ օ

, ™ߵ ִ֕ 31 -Ù ֕ ֻ ß -Ù ֕ ֣ ׌, ֻ괯, ־ԟߵ ֵ֟, , ֻ֯և ׾ָ וֻ , ֡ և և

׌, ֻ괯 ־ԟߵ ֵԙ ãֻ ָ ָ ܵ ֵԙ ֟ ֻ ™ߵ ִ֕ 31 ֻ֟ ֲָ ׯ֔ פ ָ ָ ֲָ ֵ

, ֲ ֻ ִ֕ ָ Ͼ , ֟ ֌ ֛ ֻ ָ֕ ß ֮ ֲָ 20/22 ״֮֙ ß ә ֵ ֟ ֮ ֡ ֻ ׌ ӟ ָ֮

, ֣ ָָ ֮ ™ߵ ִ֕ 55 ™ օ ִ֕ ٕػ ֛ ٕػ ֵԙ, ֵ ֣ ֕ ׻֋ ׾׾ܵ֟ ׻֋ ִ֕ ָ ֮֮ ׻֋ ֻ ֛ ֵ֮ ֋

ָָ ™ߵ ִ֕ 31, 31 55 ֻ֟ ָ ֿ֣ߑ ־ã ׾ֿ Ϥ֮ (ִ֯)

SETTING UP OF JUTE ADVISORY BOARD

AND JUTE DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

 

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, the Government of India has recently constituted the Jute Advisory Board and the Jute Development Council. Out of 28 members in the Jute Advisory Board, a majority of the members belong to the non-jute growing and product-manufacturing States which have no presence on the jute map of India. We strongly apprehend that the interest of synthetic group is being served through the constitution of such Advisory Board which does not have even a secretary-level representation from the State Government of West Bengal, the biggest jute-growing and product-manufacturing State in India. Similarly, in the 32 members of the reconstituted Jute Development Council, no genuine representative from jute growers has been nominated from West Bengal. In workers' representative category, there is no representative from jute workers of the State where major jute product manufacturing industries exist.

This is nothing but a move that would bring the environment-friendly jute industry in the country to its doom. I, therefore, strongly oppose this attitude of the Government towards the biggest jute-growing and product-manufacturing State of West Bengal and urge upon the Government to immediately reconstitute these committees by including genuine representatives from jute growers and workers. (Ends)

HMS-TDB

CONCERN OVER HAVOC CAUSED BY FLOODS IN KARNATAKA

SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY (KARNATAKA): Sir, I wish to bring to the notice of the Centre the calamitous situation in Karnataka following early onset of Monsoon, which has resulted in torrential rains and floods unprecedented in the last 100 years, particularly in Kodagu, Chickmagalore, Hassan, Shimoga, Dakshin Kannada, Haveri, Davangere and Uttara Kannada districts, where floods have taken a toll of 206 human lives, loss of 2800 cattle, damaged 47000 houses, 26000 hectares of agricultural crop and 13500 hectares of horticultural crop, including coffee, and key infrastructure like bridges, culverts, roads, schools, electrical and water supply installations and affected 8,26,000 people. Twenty relief camps and 136 food distribution centres have been opened in the affected districts.

The State Government has demanded Rs.4,000 crores for undertaking relief and rehabilitation work and Rs.500 crores for providing emergency relief. The Government has sanctioned Rs.1 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of the dead as per the norms. The Centre's 50% share of the compensation has so far not been released.

The scale and magnitude of the havoc caused by unprecedented torrential rain and floods demand extensive relief and rehabilitation measures. The Centre may, therefore, release Rs.4,000 crores to Karnataka for the purpose immediately and Rs.500 crores for emergency relief.

Incidentally, the compensation paid across the country for loss of life and cattle and destruction of property and crop in natural calamities is too meagre. The Centre may, therefore, consider enhancing it in proportion to the prevailing cost of living/price index. (Ends)

DEMAND TO REVIEW GUIDELINES FOR APPOINTMENTS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

 

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (GOA): Sir, appointments of son, daughter, brother or sister of a Government servant who dies while in service are regulated by Executive Orders issued from time to time.

Every year, a number of applications filed by the unfortunate dependents of the deceased government servants are piling up in the Central, as also, in the State Government departments.

I would like to bring to the notice of the House that it is really a matter of regret that those who are entrusted with the tasks of dealing with such applications show no concern or regard to the government servants or to the services rendered by them to the respective departments and, deal all such applications for appointment on compassionate grounds, too casually, and in a non-serious manner. Answers given to the applicants are vague with no commitment, whatsoever, and, with totally a negative approach.

The Government has relaxed several conditions to facilitate the procedure of applications filed by dependents of deceased employees. For instance, in exceptional cases of distress, compassionate appointments can be made even when there is an earning member in the family. They need not come through employment exchange, upper age limit and education qualifications can be relaxed in case of certain categories, recruitment ban orders do not apply in such cases, compassionate appointments will have precedence over absorption of surplus employees, regularisation of daily wage/casual workers, etc.

Despite all these relaxations, applicants do not get justice and no one looks at their applications with a human approach.

Instead of present executive instructions, there is a need to enact either a legislation or rules, framed under the Constitution of India for disposing such matters in a more transparent and human angle. (Ends)

Kgg-klg

INDIAN ART PIECES ABROAD

SHRI TARLOCHAN SINGH (HARYANA): Sir, Government of Italy has been vigorously pursuing for return of objects of art which were taken by the Allied Forces at the end of Second World War and have been trying to prick the conscience of those Governments for this invasion on culture. The British Museum agreed to return some statues last year. New York Times, on August 3, published that J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, USA, has agreed to hand over 40 objects from its antiquities collection to Italy. The Guardian, London, has released a catalogue prepared by German Cultural Institutions detailing thousands of objects of art that disappeared from Berlin during the war. This is an inventory of the objects which were taken by foreign soldiers from defeated Germany. Germany is also pursuing the matter with Russia because an exhibition on the Gold and Silver Art works taken from Berlin by Red Army was opened in Moscow.

I want to stress that the Indian Government should also take initiative to get objects taken from India. Museums in Middle-East, West Asia and Europe are full of Indian artefacts. The U.K. has the largest collection of centuries old art pieces. Till today, there is no report of any progress to bring back any of these objects. India should put full weight to retrieve these and I further request that the Ministry of Culture should prepare a full catalogue of all the objects lying in Museums of different countries abroad. (Ends)

IMPROVING FINANCIAL STATUS

OF WEAKER SECTIONS OF SOCIETY

MS. PRAMILA BOHIDAR (ORISSA): Sir, the status of weaker sections in both upper and lower castes has remained unchanged even after a lapse of sixty years.

From social point of view, we do not object to reservation but in the matter of appointment, merit should be the only criteria. Non-recognition of merit will surely lead to social disintegration. The term 'backward class' should be redefined to mean economically weaker sections irrespective to which caste they belong. Caste-based reservation is so prevalent in India that nowhere throughout the world is it found in this way. Reservation acts as a vote bank in the present system of reservation. Persons with less merit and calibre are appointed whereas persons with requisite merit are deprived of it with the result that the persons with less merit are unable to give better performance and adverse effect is felt in the field of administration, health, education and engineering. There has already been a widespread discontentment among the youths with higher merit and calibre for being deprived of various opportunities which may lead to social disintegration. So, it is high time that merit be recognised in the matter of appointment and steps be taken to improve the social and economic status of backward classes by the Government.

Reservation will not solve our problems, unless and until there is awareness and coordinated efforts at all levels to improve the lot of backward classes and there is no foul play and politics with regard to reservation. Government should evolve policies towards this objective.

(Ends)

CONCERN OVER SHORTAGE OF JUDGES IN

JHARKHAND HIGH COURT

 

ֵ ֺ (ָӛ) : ֳ֯ן , ֤ ִ֬ ָָ ֮ ָӛ ֵֵֻ ֵ֬߿ þֺ֠ ײ֟ ִֻ ֜ ܵ ָ ִ֮ , ׾ֿ ֕ ֻ ָ֮ ™ ֲֻ ָ 18 և, 2007 ָӛ ֵֵֻ ײ֟ ִֻ ܵ 48,144 , וִ֮ ִֻ ߻ ־և ִ֮֟ Ӳ׬֟ ִֻ ־և ִ ׬ ָׯֵ ִֵ ָ ֛ ӳ־ , ִ ӟ֟: ָ ֵ ײָ ׾ֳ֮֕ ֿ֟ ֟Դ֮ ײָ ֣ ָӛ ֚ օ ׾ֳ֮֕ ֿ֟ ֙ ֵֵֻ ֵ֬߿ ܵ ֮ߵ ר , ָӛ ֵֵֻ ֵ֬߿ ܵ ֣־֟ פ ָӛ ֵֵֻ ֵ֬߿ ܵ ר և ֟Դ֮ þ ֤ ׸ ã֮ ٟ և, ãן ָ֤ ֵ߅ ָӛ ֵֵֻ ָ ֋֮, ϲ֮ ֮-ן׮׬ ָӛ ֵֵֻ ֵ֬߿ þ ܵ ֟Դ֮ 12 ֜ 20 ֣ ׸ ã֮ ָ ߑ ׮ֵ׌ֵ : ָָ ִֵ ָ ֵ פ֮ ׻֋ ָӛ ֵֵֻ ֵ֬߿ þ ܵ ֮֜ ָ ֻ֟ ׾ָ֓ (ִ֯)

AKA/KLS

COCERN OVER INCREASING INCIDENTS

OF CORPORAL PUNISHMENT IN SCHOOLS.

 

ָ֕ ״ (ָ Ϥ) : ֤ ֮ ׾µ ִ֕ ֯ ָ פ֮ ׯ֔ פ פ ֻ ֙֋ ֮ ״ֻ, וִ֮ ֯ ָ ֡ ߙ ֵ ֓ և ӳ߸ ã ïֻ֟ ֟ ֵօ ֯ ֓ ԅ ֮։ ֯ ־ָ ֓ ֮ ֮ ֣ օ ֲ֤ ׮ ׯ ޛ ֳ ָ ߔ פ, ֲ ֮ ֡ ײֻ֕ ָ פօ ׯ֔ ֯ Ӿ ִ ָ ֡ ֮ ߙ ֵ ïֻ֟ פ ֛օ

׾ֵֻ֪ ׿ ָ ֮ ֮ ֟ , ֲ ֟ ׾ָ֯ߟ ָ ָ׸ ޛ ֓ פ ֮׮ ָ , ו ו֮ ָ ֟ ָ ꇕ֟ ߟ ָ׸ ޛ ֓ ָ֕ ֯ ׻֋ ֟ ֟ ֟ ֣ ֟

ָ ֓ ™ߵ ׿ ן ָ׸ ޛ Ӥ ֟ , ָ ֱ ֟ Ϥ 4 ֕ ֵ֮օ ָ : ָָ פ ֣ ֋ (ִ֯)

DEMAND TO DECLARE ROAD BETWEEN PREAMBALUR AND PERUNTHURAI IN TAMIL NADU AS A NATIONAL HIGHWAY.

 

SHRI S. ANBALAGAN (TAMIL NADU): At present there is a road between Perambalur and Perunthurai in the State of Tamil Nadu. Length of this road is about 170 Kms. This road runs through the towns like Thuraiyur, Namakkal, Thiruchengodu, Pallipalayam and Erode. Perambalur and Thuraiyur are industrially and economically backward areas. Namakkal is well known for its lorry body building units and poultry industry. Erode has a very large wholesale market for turmeric which is catering to the needs of the entire country. Textiles made in and around Erode are distributed to many parts of the country. Pallipalayam is a hub or powerlooms. Thiruchengodu has large number of rigging units, which helps in boring tube wells in the entire region. However, the present road between Perambalur and Perunthurai is not able to cater to the increasing needs of the people of the region. Declaration of entire stretch of road between Perumbalur and Perunthurai as National Highway will result in widening and strengthening of this road. National Highway 47 runs from Salem through Perunthurai and Coimbatore to Cochin. If the road stretch between Perambalur and Peruthurai is declared as a National Highway, it will facilitate further development of Namakkal, Thiuchengode, Pallipalayam and Erode region. This will also benefit the backward region of Perumbalur and Thuraiyur and pave way for its development. Hence I request the Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways to declare 170 kms. stretch of road between Perambalur and Perunthurai either as a separate National Highway or as a branch of the existing National Highway No.47. Thank you. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER SOARING PRICES OF CEMENT

AND OTHER CONSRUCTION MATERIALS

 

SHRI C. PERUMAL (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I would like to bring to the notice of the Government that the prices of cement and other construction materials are increasing day by day. The construction industry is facing serious problems due to such escalating cost of materials including sand, brick, blue metal, steel, and electrical goods. A large number of middle class people constructing houses by getting some house loans from bank were affected hard due to the abnormal rise in the prices. The prices of cement have gone up by Rs.50 to 90 per bag comparing to the last year. Along with price hike there is an acute shortage of Portland cement used by contractors for the Government construction works. Moreover, the price of steel bars and rods used for the construction have risen by 32.33 per cent since January this year. In absolute terms the prices of bars and rods have gone up by Rs.3500 to 5000 per tonne. Also the price of steel structurals has climbed by 25.33 per cent during this period. If the prices of these materials continues to go up, thousands of labourers in the construction industry would be rendered jobless. The delay due to shortage of non-availability in time and price hike would affect the existing construction works taking the expenditure beyond the estimated cost and will cause unnecessary loss to the people and Government. The Government should examine that whether such shortage and price hike has been deliberately created and analyse the reasons for such hike in the construction materials and take necessary action to control the price. Thank you. (ENDS)

SSS/NB

CONCERN OVER SLOW INVESTIGATION BY CBI IN THE CASE AGAINST OFFICIALS OF RELIANCE AND NATIONAL INSURANCE CORPORATION

 

SHRI AMAR SINGH (UTTAR PRADESH): Sir, I would like to draw the attention of the House towards a case registered in December 2005 by the Central Bureau of Investigation against some officials of Reliance and nine executives of National Insurance Corporation on the allegation of causing huge loss of Rs. 200 crores to the Government exchequer. The case pertains to insurance of handsets and non-billing by customers. The CBI has alleged that the Reliance deal had been sealed by some NIC officials in violation of set norms and procedures. It may be stated that the case was registered by the Bombay Branch of EOW CBI in the first week of December, 2005 but the investigation so far has only progressed at snail's pace. Even though more than 20 months have passed; there is no progress in the investigation. Since the matter is of sufficient public importance involving huge loss of money to Government, I would request the hon. Prime Minister to call for the facts of the case and inform the House about the reasons for delay in the completion of investigation. (Ends)

-SSS/NBR-VNK

DEMAND TO FORMULATE MINERAL POLICY IN CONSULTATION WITH STATE GOVERNMENTS

 

ֻ (֜) : , ֵ: ֳ ׮֕ ׸ ָ߲ ׯ֔ ׮֕ ״ ֵ ד֟ ֮֕ן ד֟ ן ֤ ָ ָ ׮֕ ִ ׮֕ þִ ָ ׮֕ ׸ֵ֟ ־ ָ Ӳ׬֟ ֕ ׮Ե ־쓓 ֵֵֻ ֮ ֵֵֻ ֟֟ ֮֮ ֯ ֻ ִ֤ 20% ׾

֜ ָָ ָ 17 և, 2007 ߵ ׸ ָָ ֵ , וִ ׸ֵ֟ ӲӬ ֟Դ֮ þֺ ֵ֮ ֮, ׮֕ ָ ֬׸ ֮ ֻ ֣״ , פ ֟

ָָ ׮Ե ִֵ ֕ ׾ß ֓ , ן ֵ֮ ׯ֔ ׾ ֯ ֟

(ִ֯)

ALLOCATION OF FOODGRAINS TO KERALA

SHRI P.R. RAJAN (KERALA): Sir, the Public Distribution System is an effective instrument in checking the prices of foodgrains and other essential commodities in the State of Kerala. The families for the distribution of foodgrains have been categorized as the APL and the BPL. The poorest of the poor in the BPL families are, again, categorized into AAY families. For each cardholder, under the APL and the BPL, the quantity of foodgrains allotted by the Central Government is 35 kgs of wheat and rice per month. As per statistics of the Union Government, the BPL families, including the AAY families, are 15.54 lakh in Kerala. But, actually, it is 20.22 lakh, as per the records of the State Government. The Union Government has made a reduction in the allocation of rice and wheat under the APL and the BPL quota.

The State has more than 85 per cent deficit in the production of foodgrains and its requirements are met by the PDS and foodgrains from outside the State. A large quantity of wheat and rice has been reduced from the existing allocation, when the number of beneficiaries is increasing everyday. The present reduction in the foodgrains will adversely affect the State's food position and the common people will have to depend upon the open market and will be forced to purchase food items at a higher price.

Sir, the Union Government has also restricted the supply of sugar to the BPL families from 2002 onwards. The Government of India has to reconsider the decision and restore the allotment of sugar for distribution to the APL families also.

In the circumstances, the BPL families identified by the Government of Kerala are 20.22 lakhs and they should be supplied with rice and wheat at the BPL rate for which the necessary allotment should also be made. Thank you. (Ends)

MP-USY

CONCERN OVER ENTRY OF M.N.Cs IN RETAIL TRADE

֮־ָ ֻ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮֕֬ פ ָ֮ ָ֯ ָ ָ֮ ״ֻ ָ 04 ֯׸ ןï֬ ִ֮ ֛ ֵֿ ֟ ָ ָ֮, וִ֮ ã ָ֮ ״ֻ , ׮ ֳ ֮ ֻ ֪ ß ֻ, ߮, ֙, ִ ײֵ ײ ָ ָ֯ ֮ ׮ָָ ֜֟ ֻ , ו ׸ִþֺ ֯׸ ָ ן ϳ־ ֛ 04 ָ֯ 36 ָ ָ֯ ָָ þך ָ ָ֮ ֜ 2010 10 ָ ֋

פ ָ ָ֮ ׮ ֳ ßֻ ֻ ß ײ ָ֯ ָ ֮ ִֵ , ָ֯ ׾ֿ ֲ ֮ ߾ֵ֮֮֯ ֻ ? : ãן ־ֿ ָ ָ֮ ָ֯ ןֲӬ ֋ ֮ ־ֿ ֋ ֮ , ֣ ֯׸ ָ֯ ß֟ ִ֯ ֋օ ִ֟ ָ֯ ָ ָ֮ ָ֯ ִ֮

ָָ ָ֯ ָ ָ֮ Ͼ ָ ןֲӬ ֮ ־ֿ ֵ ן ֮֋, ו ָ ָ֮ ָ֯ ָ ֮ (ִ֯)

MALNUTRITION AMONG CHILDREN -- RECENT STUDY

MS. MABEL REBELLO (JHARKHAND): Sir, the figures of the Third National Family Health Survey, released this year, are disturbing. Forty-six per cent Indian children, under the age of three, are underweight; 38.4 per cent are stunted; and 19.1 per cent wasted. The damage to physical growth and brain development due to malnutrition is high when the infant is under two years and is largely irreversible. Children suffering from malnutrition have a thirty per cent higher chance of succumbing to diseases.

Malnutrition percentages have fallen by little more than 1 per cent a year, whereas in Bangladesh, malnutrition has come down by 6 per cent annually over the same period. Malnutrition in India is almost double that of sub Saharan Africa, which is below India in other economic parameters.

Although India has the largest nutritional programmes in the world, there is something wrong in the implementation of the mid-day meal and the Integrated Child Development Schemes.

Seventy-five per cent of Indian children, below 3, suffer from iron deficiency and over 50 per cent from vitamin A. Both the 1993 National Nutrition Policy and the 1995 National Plan of Action for Nutrition recommended food fortification as a long-term cost effective strategy to bring down the high malnutrition rates. However, apart from the legislation on iodised salt, no other measure has been contemplated in the last thirty years to fortify food with essential micronutrients.

This crucial requirement of a balanced diet continues to be ignored by our planners. For instance, little thought has been given to the crucial aspect of fortifying food and children served through the mid-day meals and the ICDS. It would cost a mere two paise extra to fortify the food with essential micronutrients, like, Vitamin A and iron. This is a request to the Government to urgently address this very serious problem, which will otherwise affect future human resource.

(Ends)


SC/VP

DEMAND FOR GAUGE CONVERSION OF RAILWAY LINE IN HAJIPUR REGION IN BIHAR

 

֮ ֻ ӛ (ײָ) : , ֬ ־, ֕߯ (ײָ) ӟԟ ׮ִԻ ֯י ߓ ֤ ָ ׮ִ֬߮ ֵ֟ ֟ ֓, 2009 ׮ִ ֵ ׻ֵ ֋օ ׮ִ ֮ ֿ֟ --ָ-׮ִԻ ׿ִ ׿ִָ ָ ֕ ֣ ֟ ָ֮ ֣ ߬ ִ ãׯ֟ ֋օ ָ ֟׻ ִõ ו ׮ִ ֮ ֣-֣ ִ֮֬ ־׸ ֳ֯Ϥ ֣ ׿ִ ֛ և ã֟ ׮ִԻ ֯י ֙ ֛ ֙ ִ֮ ׸֟Ԯ ֵ ָ ׸ֻ֮ ׮׿֟ ִֵ־׬ ï™ ֳ ֟־ ׮ִ ֛ և ׸ãן ׮ִԻ ָ ֣ ֯י ֯י ָӕ ֙ ֛ ֙ ִ֮ ׸֟Ԯ ֵ ׮ִ ֣-֣ ֮ ־ֿ

: ֤ ִ֬ פ ָָ ߑ ָ֟ ־ֿ ֵԾ (ִ֯)

MESSAGE FROM LOK SABHA

THE STATE BANK OF INDIA (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2007

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

"In accordance with the provisions of rule 96 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha, I am directed to enclose the State Bank of India (Amendment) Bill, 2007, as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 20th August, 2007.

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

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

(Ends)

SUPPLEMENTARY DEMANDS FOR GRANTS (RAILWAYS) 2007-08

ӡֵֻ ֕ ӡ ( ֳָև ) : , 2007-08 ׻֋ ֮ () Ԯ ֻ ׾־ָ ( ֣ ) ֳ ֙ ָ ֟ (ִ֯)

BILL INTRODUCED

THE DRUGS AND COSMETICS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2007

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRIMATI PANABAKA LAKSHMI): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill further to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

SHRIMATI PANABAKA LAKSHMI: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

(Followed by 1h-ysr)

-SK/YSR-MP/2.10/1H

ֳ֯ן : ־֮Դ ....(־֮֬)... ïֻ ֮ ....(־֮֬).... օ ....(־֮֬)... ָ օ ӡ , ׻֋

֤ߵ ֵ ӡֵֻ ֕ ӡ ( ֓) : ֳ֯ן , ׾֤ ӡ ßãן ֮ ֟ ֋ ֤֕ ׾ֵ ֟ ֮ ״ֻ ״ֻ ֋, ֤ ֟ ֋ꅠ ׾֤ ӡ ֟ ֮ פ ״ֻ , ֤ ֟ ֋Ӆ פ ֤ ֟ , ֤ ֟ ֋Ӆ (ִ֯)

....(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֋ .....(־֮֬).... What is your demand? (Interruptions) ? ֻ֟ ? ....(־֮֬).... ֻ֟ ? ....(־֮֬)... Nothing will go on record. (Interruptions) ֯ ֋? ։? ...(־֮֬)... ֯ և ....(־֮֬)... և.....(־֮֬)... Mr. Jothi, it is not in my hand to call back..(Interruptions).. Please go..(Interruptions).. Nothing will go on record. (Interruptions) Nothing will go on record. (Interruptions) Have some decorum. , ֯ decorum ׻֋, ߕ.....(־֮֬).... (Contd. by VKK/1J)

-YSR/VKK/1j/2.15

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (CONTD.): ...(Interruptions)... The House is adjourned till 4 o'clock.

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The House then adjourned at fifteen minutes

past two of the clock.

 

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