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Backward Class Commission functional, decides 219 cases: Sakina
Council-2013 Question Hour
Jammu, March 7 (Scoop News) -Minister for Social Welfare Ms. Sakina Itoo today informed the House that Commission for Backward Classes is functional in the State and has decided 219 cases during 2009 to 2012.
The Minister was replying to a question by Sheikh Ghulam Rasool in LC today.
Ms. Sakina said that the Commission has received 1694 representations from various districts for granting Backward Class status during 2009,2010, 2011 and 2012 are still pending with it, adding that the Commission declares the area as Backward which qualify the norms set for the purpose.
The Minister said the government has recently appointed two members in Commission while the appointment of rest of the members is under process.
Replying to another question by Syed Asgar Ali, the Minister informed that 28,000 Anganwari Centres are functional in the State, of which 47 are in Dachhan block of Kishtwar district. She said that Rs. 22.040 lakh was provided to Anganwari workers and Rs. 11.144 lakh to Anganwari Helpers as honorarium besides Rs. 9.85 lakh and Rs. 0.47 lakh stands expended on cost of nutrition and fuel charges respectively.
The Minister said that the public representatives have the authority to pay surprise visit to these centres to ensure proper monitoring mechanism.
35 kg ration being provided to consumers: Ramzan
JAMMU, MARCH 07- Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan while replying to a clubbed question by Subash Chander Gupta and Sham Lal Bhagat informed the House that 35 kilograms ration per family is being provided to the consumers of the State.
The Minister said that the names of the new born and newly married daughter–in-laws are also being entered in the old ration cards, adding that no new ration cards or bifurcation of ration cards for separate families are being issued to the new family units.
Choudhary Ramzan said that the left out families will be covered as and when the State will get additional quota of ration as per 2011 census for which the matter stands taken up with the Centre.
Supplementary questions were raised by Dr. Bashir Ahmad Veeri and Jugal Kishor on the issue.
Govt purchases PHE pipes on approved rates: Sham Lal
28 minor irrigation, 17 flood works completed in Leh
JAMMU, MARCH 07- Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sham Lal Sharma while replying to a question by Syed Mohammad Rafiq Shah informed the House that the department purchased 58293 meter length of pipes of different dia from 2009 to 2012.
The Minister said that the purchase was made on the basis of proper requisition made by the territorial divisions and endorsed by the concerned Superintending Engineers, adding that the purchased pipes stands lifted by the end users. He said that the purchase was made on DGS&D approved rates from M/S Nidhi Pipes Ltd, Chandigarh and M/S Bhawani Industries Ltd, Gobindgarh.
Replying to another question by Master Noor Hussain, the Minister informed that as many as 1332 land compensation cases are pending with the PHE, I&FC department, of which 767 cases are in Kashmir Division and 565 in Jammu Division.
Sham said that the PHE department engaged 135 persons from Kashmir and 23 persons from Jammu in lieu of their land donated to the department, of which 5 persons are from Jammu and 3 from Samba district.
Replying to another question by Narboo Gialchan, the Minister informed that several main irrigation canals were damaged due to flash floods in Leh district for which Rs. 230.61 lakh and Rs. 106.27 lakh have been released under Minor Irrigation and Flood Control sectors respectively to Leh district. He said 28 minor irrigation works and 17 works under Flood Control have been completed so far.
517 kanal of forest land transferred to JDA: Mian Altaf
JAMMU, MARCH 07- Minister for Forest, Ecology and Environment Mian Altaf Ahmad while replying to a question raised by Sheikh Ghulam Rasool on behalf of Vijay Bakaya informed the House that 623 kanals and 10 marlas forest land was ordered to be transferred to Jammu Development Authority (JDA) for construction of New Jammu Township but the actual possession of the land is yet to be given to JDA.
The Minister further informed that out of total area, 517 kanals and 10 marlas stands handed over to JDA on record and remaining 100 kanals were ordered to be left for Social Forest Nursery and Rest House, while as the 6 kanals for construction of Public Service Commission Office.
Mian Altaf said that JDA has paid an amount of Rs. 1134. 377 lakhs against the total amount of Rs. 1621.388 lakhs on account of cost of land, compensatory afforestation and Social Forestry Plantation.
Replying to another question by Murtaza Ahmad Khan, the Minister informed that the State Pollution Control Board has granted permission to 13 units and 4 units were registered with Industries and Commerce department. He said that 14 business concerns are running without fulfilling legal formalities in the area against which the PCB has initiated legal proceedings in the matter. He said Jammu Municipal Corporation has not granted any permission to business concerns and automobile workshop as the same are existing prior to bringing said area within Jammu municipal limits, adding that JMC is contemplating to provide trade licenses to traders in terms of J&K Municipal Corporation Act,2000.
No proposal for inclusion of Devsar villages with tehsil Kulgam: Aijaz Khan
JAMMU, MARCH 07- Minister of State for Revenue Aijaz Ahmad Khan informed the House that there are 20 villages in Tehsil Devsar and some of them are adjacent to tehsil Kulgam. He said there is no proposal under consideration for inclusion of villages of Devsar with Kulgam tehsil.
No contractual, adhoc engagements made in Floriculture department: Gurezi
JAMMU, MARCH 07- Minister of State for Floriculture, Nazir Ahmad Gurezi informed the House that no contractual/ Adhoc engagements have been made in the department during the past three years, adding the department has engaged 311 casual/seasonal labourers in Kashmir division and 303 in Jammu Division on need basis from time to time for upkeep and maintenance of gardens from 2009.
Finance Commission submits report in 2010
JAMMU, MARCH 07- Minister of State for Finance Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma replying to a question by Naresh Kumar Gupta informed the House that a Finance Commission was constituted to ensure equitable development in all the regions of the State by way of equitable distribution of resources. He said the Commission has submitted its report in November 2010, which has to be examined by the Committees to be constituted for the purpose in the concerned departments for implementation of the recommendations. He said the Group of Ministers would make their recommendations to the Cabinet when the proposals are received from all departments.
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