SRINAGAR, JUNE 09: Minister for Rural Development & Pachayati Raj, Abdul Haq today, replying to a question of Showkat Hussain Ganie, informed the House that seven projects have been sanctioned in district Shopian under Integrated Watershed Management Programme (IWMP).
Giving details of the projects, the Minister informed that Shermal-Keller-A, Shermal-Keller-B, Shermal-Keller-C were sanctioned in the district in 2011-12, Kapran-IV in 2012-13, while as Kapran-V, Kapran-VI in 2013-14 and Dubjan-VIII in the year 2014-15.
No delay in cost estimates reported in works under CDF, MPLAD: Abdul Haq
Minister for Rural Development & Pachayati Raj, Abdul Haq, today informed the House that estimates for taking up developmental works under CDF and MPLAD funds are prepared within the prescribed time limit.
The Minister while replying, on behalf of Minister for Planning, Development & Monitoring Department, to a question of Jugal Kishore Sharma informed that no specific instances of delay in preparation of cost estimates have been reported to the Planning, Development & Monitoring Department.
Abdul Haq informed that to ensure optimum utilization of funds, the cumulative cost of small works costing less than Rs. 0.25 lakh recommended by Legislators shall in no case exceed Rs 5 lakh in a particular financial year. He further informed that only those works are required to be taken up in hand which can be completed within a span of one year, adding that in areas where working season is limited the concerned District Development Commissioners, subject to the approval of the concerned legislator may also sanction works to be completed within a period of 2 working seasons not exceeding two years in any case.
Naresh Kumar Gupta and Qaisar Jamsheed Lone raised supplementaries to the main question.
Work on receiving station Waterhail, Arizal to be completed in 2016-17: Farooq Andrabi
Minister of State for Power Development, Industries & Commerce Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi today, replying to a question of Saif-ud-Din Bhat informed the House that work on receiving stations Waterhail and Arizal will be completed during the current financial year, adding that there is no feasibility for establishment of a new workshop at Kremshore.
Giving details of the works, the Minister informed that receiving station Waterhail has been taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 3.16 crore, of which Rs. 1.05 crore have been utilized up to ending March 2016. The work on receiving station Arizal has been taken at an estimated cost of Rs 3.80 crore, of which Rs 2.75 crore have been utilized up to ending March 2016, he added.
Syed Farooq Andrabi informed that both the receiving stations will be completed during the financial year 2016-17.
He said that damaged transformers of Budgam district are being repaired at Chadoora workshop and Divisional workshop Budgam, besides highly damaged DTs are being repaired at central workshop Pampore, adding that the feasibility of a new workshop at Kremshore is yet to be established.
Surinder Choudhary raised supplementary to the main question.
Govt focusing on industrial development of all regions of State: Chander Prakash
Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash today, replying to a question of Ghulam Nabi Monga, informed the House that the New Industrial Policy envisages industrial growth and development of all the regions of the State with focus on employment generation.
The Minister informed that the objectives of New Industrial Policy is to encourage utilization of local available raw material, mineral resources and promote labour intensive of cottage industries in the traditional sectors to provide gainful employment to a large number of skilled and unskilled labour.
Chander Prakash informed that the Industries & Commerce Department doesn’t provide direct employment instead facilitates to create infrastructure by way of establishment of industrial units. He said that the new policy will promote the growth of thrust industries and encourage Hi-Tech and knowledge based industries including Electronics and Information Technology, besides promote Human Resource Development and Technical Education for creation of a pool of skilled manpower.
The Minister informed that the New Industrial Policy targets to increase the share of ‘manufacturing services and trade sector’ in Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) and to attract an investment of, at least, Rs 2,000 crore per annum in the industrial sector.
Chander Prakash informed that the new scheme intends to create 15,000 employments annually for the unemployed educated youth. He said that there are 4804 registered units under MSME&LI and 34691 employments were generated in the past five years, while 53551 employments were generated under PMEGP.
The Minister said the industrial units are being provided with round- the-clock power supply, with minimum power cuts.
Ajatshatru Singh and Naresh Gupta raised supplementary to the main question.
Loan scheme for micro enterprises to be made functional soon: Chander Prakash
Minister for Industries and Commerce, Chander Parkash today, replying to a question of Surinder Mohan Ambardar, informed that the new scheme ‘Term Loan Scheme for Micro Enterprises’ for the benefit of the youth belonging to non-Minority population, who are not being covered under existing schemes of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, will be launched and made functional soon.
The Minister informed that the new scheme was announced in the Budget speech 2015-16 and the Draft guidelines of the scheme have been framed by Labour and Employment Department, while as Planning, Development and Monitoring Department has already conveyed its agreement for the same. He said that the guidelines are presently with the Finance Department for examination and agreement, saying that as and when the Department conveys its agreement, the Labour and Employment Department shall launch the scheme and make it functional.
Ramesh Arora and Vibodh Gupta raised supplementaries to the main question.
Heart Lung Surgery machine to be installed in GMC Jammu within 15 days: Asiea Naqash
Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today, replying to a question of Ramesh Arora, informed the House that a Heart Lung Surgery machine will be installed in Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu within 15 days.
The Minister informed that the Department recently has procured the machine under Pradhan Mantri Swathya Suraksha Yojna (PMSSY) and will be installed within 15 days. She also said that the Department has already procured a latest endoscopic machine for an amount of Rs 90 lakhs and was installed in GMC Jammu on February 2, 2016.
The Minister said that the Department will explore ways and means for the procurement of the renal transplantation equipment. She informed that there is only one MRI machine in GMC Jammu and the Department will review the requirement of MRI machines and take appropriate decision accordingly.
Ajatshatru Singh and Surinder Choudhary raised supplementaries to the main question.
SFC generates income of Rs. 141.54 cr in last 2 years: Abdul Haq
Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq, today informed the House that the State Forest Corporation has generated an income of Rs. 141.54 crore during the last two years. He said Rs 66.49 crore were generated in 2014-15 and Rs 75.05 crore in 2015-16.
Replying to a question of Sham Lal Bhagat, on behalf of Forest Minister, Abdul Haq informed that the Department had deficit of Rs 23.81 crore at the end of financial year 2014-15, while as deficit of Rs 28.21 crore at the end of last fiscal. He said that the Department has met the deficit by transferring funds from Srinagar account to the extent of Rs 24.80 crore and Rs 27.25 crore for the financial years 2014-15 and 2015-16 respectively.