Legislative Assembly – Question Hour, Autumn Session – 2015


66 PHE schemes functional in Nowshera, Sunderbani: Sukhnandan

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Mr. Sukhnandan Kumar informed the House that 66 PHE schemes are functional in Nowshera and Sunderbani sub-divisions of district Rajouri.

This was stated by the Minister in reply to a question by Mr. Ravinder Raina in the House here today.

The Minister said moreover 26 habitations of Nowshera sub-division and 7 habitations of Sunderbani sub-division have been partially covered under tapped drinking water facility.

The Minister further informed that 8 habitations of Nowshera sub-division and 37 habitations of Sunderbani sub-division would be covered under different ongoing water supply schemes in due course of time.

Comprehensive survey undertaken to include left-out families under PDS: Zulfkar

Minister for CA&PD, Choudhary Zulfkar informed the House that comprehensive survey has been got conducted through Deputy Commissioners of all the concerned districts for inclusion of the left-out families under Public Distribution System (PDS) in the State.

Replying to a question by Advocate Aijaz Ahmed Mir in the House here today, the Minister said to ensure that no family is left out of PDS, the department has recently issued a circular wherein instructions have been passed to all Deputy Commissioners to include all those families for ration distribution, who have been left-out in census-2011.

The Minister said that a high powered inter-departmental committee headed by Principal Secretary to Government, Planning and Development Department with Commissioner Secretaries of Finance, CA&PD and Law Department as its members has been constituted to examine in detail the pros and cons of the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA).  

The Minister said the committee will be submitting its recommendations shortly to be placed before the State Cabinet for final decision.

Legislators, Mir Zahoor Ahmad and Mr. Ravinder Raina raised supplementaries to the main question.