MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION 1983

BULLETIN NO.10

Thursday, March 24, 1983

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        The Assembly met at 10 A.M. with the Speaker in the Chair.

1. CALLING ATTENTION NOTICE :

        Shri S.G. Lyngdoh called the attention of the Minister, Revenue, to the news item published in 'Ka Pyrta U Riewlum' on March 4, 1983, under the caption "U Pyrthat, U Phria bad ka Ding ha War". He stated that large scale damage had been caused to plantations in vast areas under the Shella Bholaganj Development Block and Mawsynram Development Block on the 23rd February 1983 by severe hailstorm.

        The Minister for Revenue, Shri B. Pakem, apprised the House that the hailstorm lasted for about an hour and caused extensive damage to fruit trees and other plantations in a number of villages. He added that the Department of Agriculture had taken steps to re-juvenate the fruit trees and the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills, had taken necessary steps to collect details of the actual damage so as to enable the Government to render necessary relief to the victims.

2. PRESENTATION OF BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR 1983-84 :

        The Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Finance, Shri H.S. Lyngdoh, presented the Budget Estimates for the year 1983-84.

3. VOTE-ON-ACCOUNT :

        The Deputy Chief Minister presented the Demand for Advance Grant for the first quarter of the year 1983-84.

4. LAYING OF NOTIFICATION :

        The Chief Minister, Shri B.B. Lyngdoh, laid Government Notification No.DCA.106/82/Pt-III/1, dated 23.3.83 relating to the assumption of the administration of primary education and Primary Schools in the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District by the Governor with reasons thereof.

5. THE INDIAN STAMP (MEGHALAYA AMENDMENT) BILL, 1983 :

        The Minister for Registration and Stamps, Shri B.G. Momin, introduced the Indian Stamps (Meghalaya Amendment) Bill, 1983.

ADJOURNMENT :

        As there was no more business to be transacted, the House rose at 11-30 A.M. to meet again at 10 A.M. on Friday, March 25, 1983.

Sd/- T. CAJEE,

Secretary,

Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

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