Proceedings of legislative assembly on 18th Feb.

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Question Hour in LA

Construction, upgradation of 5 road projects in Nagrota constituency proposed under PMGSY Phase-X: Wani

Rs. 2.09 cr compensation disbursed to affected structure owners of Khanyar-Zadibal road widening

          JAMMU : Minister for R&B Mr. Abdul Majid Wani today informed the House that temporary restoration of the damaged roads due to natural calamity during last and current fiscal in Nagrota constituency stands done by expending Rs. 89.40 lakh, adding that traffic is plying on the said roads.

          Replying to a question by Mr. Jugal Kishore in the House, the Minister informed that no road project under NABARD and CRF has been proposed for funding in Nagrota constituency during current financial year. He, however, informed that under PMGSY the construction and upgradation of Gorda to Jakhar, Padami to Galali, Sarikhurad to Suhwad, Tara to Dohai and Baleeni to Katal-batal in Nagrota constituency have been proposed under phase -X.

          Replying to the supplementaries raised by some members, the Minister said that due care should be given to complete all ongoing road projects besides taking up of new road projects under PMGSY in the State. He said different disputes and impediments confronting the execution of some road projects are being solved vigorously in coordination with concerned departments. He said for upgradation of roads the concerned MLAs would be consulted to give their priorities.

          Mr. Harsh Dev Singh, Prof Gharu Ram Bhagat, Mr. A. R. Veeri and Mr. Ashwani Kumar raised supplementaries and demanded timely completion of road projects besides taking up of new road projects in their constituencies.

          Replying to another question by Mr. Mohammad Sharief Niaz, the Minister informed that habitations of Saranga Konthle, Hojabhola, Punej Kothi, Dhoki Dhalla, Kangota Gathi, Manogita, Nali-Mikiyas, Shirdi Kanduloji Kirlo and Toti Mahjandhanji in Doda district have been covered in the core network of PMGSY.

          The Minister said that habitations of Siri Tipri, Panigrass Darbani, Bhara Mandir Goda and Hamoot Tangarma have been recommended in the revised core network and submitted to MORD for approval.

The Minister also gave details about the ongoing road projects with physical and financial status of each road projects being executed in Bhaderwah constituency.

          Replying to another question by Peer Afaq, the Minister informed that eight structures have been removed so far and demolition of one structure is in progress from Nallabal Bridge at Nowshera to Police Station at Soura during the widening process of Khanyar-Zadibal road. He said an amount of Rs. 2.09 crore have been disbursed as compensation to the House/structure owners. He said the said portion of the road is likely to be completed in 2015-16.

          Mrs. Shamima Firdos raised supplementary and demanded compensation to those owners whose structures came under road widening in her constituency.

The Minister assured that matter would be looked into on priority for providing compensation to the structure owners, if any.

Govt. approaches MHRD for grant of establishment, upgradation of schools: Tara Chand

Upgradation of MS Payar under consideration

          Deputy Chief Minister, Mr. Tara Chand today informed the House that Government has requested Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for grant of new educational institutions and upgradation of existing one in the State under different central schemes. He said that after receiving the nod from the Centre these schools would be established and upgraded as per the norms prescribed for the purpose.

          The Deputy Chief Minister was replying to the supplementaries raised by some members to the main question by Syed Bashir Ahmed here in the House. He assured that there would be no discrimination while opening and upgrade educational institutions in any area.

          Replying to the main question, the Minister informed that presently there is no provision for upgradation of high schools of Karimabad, Achan, Tahab, Sangarwani, Bandzoo, wahibugh and Rajpora to the next higher level in current financial year. He said middle school Payar qualifies for upgradation to the next level and the proposal of upgradation of Middle Schools including Middle School Payar has been submitted to MHRD for consideration.

          Mr. Sartaj Madni, Mr. Zahoor Ahmed Mir and Mr. Javed Ahmed Dar raised supplementaries and demanded upgradation of educational institutions sin their constituency besides opening up of new ones.

Maternity hospital complex Noorbagh nearing completion: Sham Lal

          Minister for PHE, Mr. Sham Lal Sharma today informed the House that construction work of Rs. 11.54 Crore Maternity Hospital Noorbagh in Eidgah constituency is nearing completion adding that Rs. 7.58 crore has been incurred on its execution up to last financial year while as Rs. 1.10 crore has been approved for the project during current financial year.

          Replying to a question by Mr. Mohammad Yasin Shah in the House, the Minister informed that the Hospital building is almost complete and ready for inauguration.

          The Minister said that eight posts for Mini Maternity Hospital Noorbagh have already been sanctioned by the Government, adding that the upgradation to the level of mother and child care hospital along with creation of additional 38 posts of various categories has been taken up with Planning and Development Department.

          The Minister said that to make the hospital functional Rs. 2 crore has been approved under NRHM for procurement of machinery and equipments. He said the supply order for procurement of requisite equipments has been placed with the supplier.

 

ZERO HOUR IN LA

Members raise issues of public importance in House

          JAMMU – Minister for Roads& Buildings, Mr. Abdul Majid Wani, while intervening during Zero Hour in the Legislative Assembly, on the point raised by Mr. Javed Mustafa Mir said that Government will restore the original status of the mosque which suffered partial damage due to construction of new Assembly Complex in Jammu.

Mr. Javed Mustafa Mir drew the attention of the Government on the issue and demanded restoration of the mosque in its original status.

          Mr. Yashpaul Kundal and Mr. M.Y.Tarigami raised the issue of constant Dharnas by the daily rated workers of various departments and safai karmcharies in Jammu for pressing their demands. They urged the Government to intervene and resolve their genuine issues enabling lifting of Dharnas.

          Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia drew the attention of the Government towards the lukewarm attitude of Police in dealing with the alleged rape case of two minor girls of Panchari block. He sought justice for the victims and severe punishment for the culprits.

          Mr. Mushtaq Ahmed Shah demanded compensation for the fire victims of Tral area.

          Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta urged the Government for supply of ration to the consumers as per the approved scale. He alleged that ration dealers are distributing ration to the consumers as per their sweet will in violation of standing guidelines. He also called for frequent inspection of PDS ration to ensure its quality.

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          Hakim Mohammad Yasin called for earmarking adequate funds for repair of electric transformers in Budgam district. He alleged that damaged transformers are not repaired by the authorities for many days which results in great hardship for the consumers.

          Sardar Rafiq Hussain Khan, T. Namgyal and Engineer Rashid also raised issues of public importance pertaining to their respective areas.

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Speaker directs early completion of Noorbagh Maternity Hospital Complex

          JAMMU: The Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Mr. Mubarak Gul today directed the health department to speed up the pace of work on construction of Rs. 11.54 Crore Maternity Hospital Noorbagh in Eidgah constituency and complete it in a time frame.

This direction was given by the Speaker during Question Hour in a question raised by Mr. Mohammad Yasin Shah in the House.

The Speaker also asked the health department to make the hospital functional immediately and ensure procurement of machinery, and other requisite equipments.

 

Business in LA

House passes grants of I&C Deptt

Industry key to employment, economic autonomy: Kichloo

Says Rs. 100 Cr Mega Tool Room coming up in the State

          JAMMU : Saying that industrialization is key to employment generation and economic autonomy, Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, Mr. Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo today said that the Government has flagged the industry and commerce as thrust areas.

Replying to the debate on demand of grants for the departments under his charge in the Legislative Assembly today, Mr. Kichloo said that the State and Central Governments have extended the Central Package of Incentives for another five years. This, he said, will boost the trade and industry so that more avenues of employment are generated in the State and the economic activities get a fresh impetus.

Mr. Kichloo said that two textile parks in Kathua and Ghatti Industrial Estates are being developed besides a Food Park in IGC Lassipora, Pulwama to give boost to textile and Agro based industries in the State. He further said that industries have been able to provide employment to 1, 65000 people so far, out of which 132000 person are from the State.

Mr. Kichloo said that Mega Tool Room at Ghatti Industrial Estate in district Kathua and its extension centre at Sanatnagar-Srinagar has been sanctioned for the State, which would invite investment of more than Rs. 100 crores. This Mega Tool Room, he said will help to provide training to the local labours and will be beneficial for existing unit holders as they will be able to procure the required spares from within the State itself.

21 members took part in discussion on demand of grants including Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani, Peerzada Mansoor, Mrs Bimla Luthra, Prof. Gharu Ram, Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, Mrs. Indu Pawar, Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, Mr. Irfan Shah, Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, Mr. Rafi Ahmad Mir, Mr. Harshdev Singh, Er. Abdul Rashid, Mr. Mohammad Sharief Niaz, Mr. Ashwani Sharma, Dr. Shafi Ahmad Wani, Mr. Bharat Bushan, Mr. Krishen Chander, Mr. Sukhnandan, Mr. Ashok Kumar and Advocate Abdul Haq.

Earlier, the Minister moved a demand for a sum of Rs.432.64 crore be granted to the Government to defray the charges which will come in the course of payment during the year ending March 31, 2015 for departments and PSUs under his charge.

Later, the concerned members withdrew their cut motions after getting satisfactory reply from the Minister.

The House, later, passed the grants by a voice vote.

 

House passes grants of R&B, MED Deptts

329 new habitations provided road connectivity under PMGSY: Wani

          JAMMU  Highlighting the importance of PMGSY in the State, Minister for Roads & Buildings and Mechanical Engineering Mr. Abdul Majid Wani has said that with the implementation of this flagship programme the road connectivity has substantially improved in the rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Minister was replying to the discussion on the Demand of Grants for the Department of Roads & Buildings and Mechanical Engineering Department in Legislative Assembly today.

Listing the achievements registered during the last fiscal, the Minister informed that an amount of Rs. 250. 30 crore has been spent under R&B sector under state sector. He said 1857 Kms of new road length would be constructed during current fiscal. Similarly, 1183.90 Kms road length has been blacktopped and WBM laid on 1592.89 Kms so far.

The Minister said widening of Satwari-Kunjwani road project with an involvement of Rs. 19.49 crore is expected to be completed during the current fiscal. He said as many as 13 vital bridges have also been completed under Special Bridges Programme in the State. The new road projects and bridges have also been submitted for funding to the Union Government under CRF to enhance the road connectivity in different identified areas.

Mr. Wani said that work on Mughal Road Project having total road length of 84.10 Kms with 7 vital bridges has been completed under PMRP Plan, adding that construction work on Rs. 73.33 crore Bhaderwah-Chamba road is going on in full swing under inter-state connectivity and is expected to be completed by next fiscal.

The Minister informed that 134 schemes, constructing 695 Kms road length, covering 329 habitations have been completed under PMGSY till date. He said that first installment of Rs.223 crore stands released for disbursement of land and forest compensation under PMGSY for which the Union Government has recently sanctioned Rs. 710 crore.

Divulging the Action Plan of the department, the Minister said that the proposal of Rs. 25.01 crore for improvement and up-gradation of Palli Morh – Narote Jaimal Singh road connecting Pathankot- Amritsar Highway under inter State Connectivity and construction of tunnel on Mughal Road for making it all season road communication have been submitted to Union Government for approval.

Earlier, the Minister moved a Demand for Grant of a sum of Rs.1816.57 crore to defray the charges which will come in the course of payment during the year endingMarch 31, 2015 for the departments under his charge.

21 members took part in discussion on demand of grants including Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani, Peerzada Mansoor, Mrs Bimla Luthra, Prof. Gharu Ram, Hakeem Mohammad Yaseen, Mrs. Indu Pawar, Mr. Balwant Singh Mankotia, Mr. Irfan Shah, Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta, Mr. Rafi Ahmad Mir, Mr. Harshdev Singh, Er. Abdul Rashid, Mr. Mohammad Sharief Niaz, Mr. Ashwani Sharma, Dr. Shafi Ahmad Wani, Mr. Bharat Bushan, Mr. Krishen Chander, Mr. Sukhnandan, Mr. Ashok Kumar and Advocate Abdul Haq.

Later, the members, who moved the Cut Motions on the Grants, withdrew after the satisfactory reply from the Minister.

The House passed the Grants by a voice vote.