SRINAGAR, JUNE 07: Minister for Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Law & Justice, Abdul Haq today informed the House that presently there are 3 companies of IRP 5th battalion deployed in Kishtwar to maintain law & order and static guard duties.
The Minister was replying, on behalf of Home Minister, to a question of Firdous Ahmad Tak. He said like other districts, the Kishtwar district requires adequate police personnel for maintenance of law and order and other policing duties.
The Minister informed that 212 police personnel have been transferred to Kishtwar and 272 police personnel have been transferred out of district during the last one year.
No proposal to enhance honorarium of Anganwadi Workers, Helpers: Sajad Lone
Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology, Sajad Lone today informed that presently there is no proposal for enhancement of monthly honorarium of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers under consideration of the Government.
The Minister was replying to a question of Sham Lal Bhagat.
The Minister informed that currently the focus of the Government is to ensure that children enrolled in Anganwadi centers are properly fed. He informed that Anganwadi workers are being considered for promotion as Supervisors in ICDS in terms of SRO-16 dated January 28, 2004. He said that 50% vacancies are being filled by direct recruitment and rest by adjustment as 25% having qualification as Graduate and 5 years of service as Anganwadi workers and another 25 % Anganwadi Workers possessing Matriculate qualification and having 10 years of service.
Dr. Shehnaz Ganai and Ramesh Arora raised supplementaries to the main question.
Govt encouraging investment in Dairy Farming to increase milk production: Kohli
Minister for Animal, Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Ghani Kohli, today informed the House that Government is having a policy to encourage investment in dairy farming so that milk production is increased in the state and dependence on imports is decreased.
Replying to a question of Saif-ud-Din Bhat in the House, the Minister informed that the Government has no proposal to establish dairy farm in Khansahib Constituency or any part of State in state sector.
Mr. Kohli informed that the cattle population of the Khansahib Constituency is 17,936, of which 10000 are breakable cows and over 87 per cent of these are high yielding cross bred. This has resulted in making milk production of the Constituency touch to 2,70,000 MT annually, he added.
The Minister further informed that under Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) establishment of dairy units for 2 to 10 Cows/Buffaloes with maximum financial implication of Rs 6 lakh is available. There is provision of 25 per cent back-ended subsidy to farmers including unemployed youth under general category and 33.33 percent for SC/ST category, he added.
The Minister informed that under dairy development, NABARD has launched Area Development Scheme for Dairy in Chadoora, Magam and Rural Budgam blocks of Budgam district.
Vibodh Gupta, Surinder Ambardar and Surinder Choudhary raised supplementary to the main question.
Measures afoot to improve electricity transmission network: Dy CM
The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today informed that the Government has taken various measures to improve the existing transmission network of electricity under various programs.
Replying to a question of Qaiser Jamsheed Lone, the Deputy Chief Minister informed that an amount of Rs 100 crore has been reserved for improvement of HT/HL lines and concerned Deputy Commissioners have been nominated as nodal officers for the same.
Dr. Singh informed that Rs. 1 crore was released in every district per year during the past three years. He said that the same has been released for improvement of the HT/HL network in Kashmir valley during current fiscal as well.
The Deputy Chief Minister informed that HT/HL network at many places is in deteriorated condition. He said that the poles and conductors are old and worn-out and there is need of their immediate replacement.
Dr. Singh informed that Rs 6.15 crore have been utilized in last year for improvement of Power Distribution System in the district Kupwara. He said that Rs 62.03 crore has been approved for district Kupwara under DDUGJY scheme. He said to cater to the requirement for improvement of power infrastructure, the R-APDRP, IPDS for urban areas and DDUGJY for rural areas are under implementation in the district.
Sajad Kichloo and GN Monga raised supplementary to the main question.
Committee constituted to find out reasons for non-functioning of e-studio at SKUAST-J: Hanjura
Minister for Agriculture Production, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura, today informed that a Committee has been constituted to ascertain reasons for non-functioning of e-studio at SKUAST-J.
Replying to a question of Surinder Kumar Choudhary, the Minister informed that the e-studio was constructed at a cost of Rs 3.66 crores and inaugurated by Director General, ICAR on August 4, 2007 to conduct video conference of agricultural experts with farmers of Jammu region.
The Minister said after the submission of the fact finding report by the constituted committee, the University will proceed accordingly.
Naresh Kumar raised supplementary to the main question.
2.98 lakh workers registered in five years: Dr. Drabu
Minister for Finance, Culture and Labour & Employment, Dr. Haseeb A. Drabu today informed that the Government has registered 2.98 lakh construction workers under Building and Other Construction Workers’ Act, 1996 in past five fiscals.
Replying to a question of Mohammad Khursheed Alam, the Minister informed the Board was formed in 2008-09 and an amount of Rs 439.28 crore Cess has been collected so far.
The Minister informed that Rs 45.18 crore has been disbursed to 60,959 beneficiaries in the year 2013-14 under different welfare schemes in the state.
Firdous Tak and Sajad kichloo raised supplementary to the main question.
Juvenile Justice Boards to be constituted soon: Sajad Lone
Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Science & Technology, Sajad Gani Lone today informed that Juvenile Justice Boards will be constituted soon in the State.
Replying to a question of Dr. Shehnaz Ganai, the Minister informed that setting up of these Boards is under process as it is closely linked with release of funds under Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICPS) and nominations of various Government/Non- Governmental nominees.
Mr. Lone informed that Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has approved a financial proposal of Rs 27.92 crore and released Rs 1.13 Crore in March 2016 for establishment of important infrastructure like Shelter Home , Children Home, Observation Home etc and constitution of various bodies like State Child Protection Society , Juvenile Justice Boards, Child Welfare Committees, State Adoption Resource Agency (SARA) and District Child Protection Units .
The Minister informed that the previous Government enacted the Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection) Act in 2013 and thereafter, entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of India in 2014 to commit contribution of 10 percent of State share to the Integrated Child protection Scheme (ICPS) under which funding is available from Union Government for implementation of Jammu and Kashmir Juvenile Justice (Care and protection) Act and rules thereto.
Mr. Lone informed that 603 children including 265 males and 338 females have been enrolled and are seeking education under National Child Labour Project (NCLP) in the state.
The Minister informed that to check the child labour in the State, the Department conducts regular inspections and prosecutions are launched against the defaulters, besides steps have been initiated for recovery of penalty where the cases have been proved. He said the department conducted 10500 inspections during the past three years, while as, 65 prosecutions were initiated.
Ramesh Arora, GN Monga and Sajjad Kichloo raised supplementary to the main question.