MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

(Thursday, the 25th June, 1998)

Safe Drinking W.S.S.

Shri LOTSING A. SANGMA   Shri P.M. SYIEM (Minister in-charge, P.H.E)

*11. Will the Minister-in-charge, Public Health Engineering be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether the whole Baghmara Municipal Area has been covered by the Safe Drinking Water Supply Scheme?

  (a) No, Sir.
 
 

(b) If not, the reasons thereof and the steps formulated by the Government?

 

(b) Certain newly developed areas like (a) Lawpatgop (b) Balsri Ading (c) Dabitnalsagittim and Upper Dopagrang, identified as new habitations grown up after 1991 census shall be taken up separately. Reservegittim areas will be covered under the newly sanctioned Reservegittim W/S/S. The border areas of  Wagesik and lower Patagop and Mabilkol shall be taken up with ring well.

 
 
 
 

Thalang M.I.P.

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA   Shri  C.R. MARAK (Minister in-charge, Agriculture)

*12. Will the Minister-in-charge, Agriculture and Minor Irrigation be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether it  is a fact that the Thalang M.I.P in West Garo Hills District has been damaged due to flash floods?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
 
 

(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, what are the measures taken by the Government for repair/reconstruction of the Project?

 

(b) Detailed proposal with estimates for repair restoration and improvement of the Project has been formulated and is under consideration, Sir.

Qualification for Head Master, Govt. Schools.

Shri ADULF LU HITLER R. MARAK   Shri  BIRES NONGSIEJ (Minister in-charge, Primary Education)
 

*13. Will the Minister-in-charge, Education be pleased to state :-

   
(a) What is the minimum qualifications required for a Head Master of Government M.E. and G/A, M.E./ Upper Primary Schools in the State?  

          Information is being collected.

(b) How many teachers are there at present serving at Okapara G/A M.E. Schools and their qualification?

 

(c) Whether it is a fact that the Managing Committee of Okapara (West Garo Hills) G/A M.E. School has recommended any Assistant Teacher to be the Head Master in the said School.

 
(d) If so the action taken thereof?  
(e) Whether any auditing has ever been done in the G.A. High School of Mellim (West Garo Hills).  

Civil Sub. Division at Pynursla

Shri K.K. DKHAR   Shri A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister, Home)

*14. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether it is a fact that during the visit of Chief Minister to Pynursla in the month of April, 1998 he had assured the public of the area that a separate Civil Sub Division will be created with the Head Quarters at Pynursla?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
 
 
 
 
(b) If the reply to (a) is in the affirmative, when?   (b) The matter is under active consideration by the Government.
(c) If not the reasons thereof?   (c) Does not arise in view of (a) and (b).

Supply of Rice by the F.C.I.

Shri METHRONA R. MARAK   Shri A.D. MARAK (Minister in-charge, Agriculture)

*15. Will the Minister in-charge, Food and Civil Supplies be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether it is a fact that the rice supplied by the F.C.I. in the State is substandard?

  (a) No, Sir.
 

(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, whether it is fit for human consumption?

  (b) Does not arise.
 

(c) Whether regular checkings are carried out by the Department as a measure against irregularities committed by the Government Suppliers?

  (c) Yes, Sir.
 

Rongara W.S.S.

Shri LOTSING A. SANGMA   Shri P.M. SYIEM (Minister in-charge Public Health Engineering)
 
*16. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Health  Engineering be pleased to state :-    

(a) Whether the renovation of Rongara Water Supply Scheme has been commissioned?

  (a) No, Sir.     
 
(b) If so, when and the total amount of estimate?   (b) Does not arise.
     The Total estimated amount is Rs.33.613 lacs.
 
(c) The total expenditure incurred so far?   (c) The Total expenditure incurred upto March, 1998 is Rs.34.311 lacs .
 

Transfer of D.M. & H.O. Baghmara

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA   Shri  F.A. KHONGLAM (Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)
 

*17. Will the Minister-in-charge, Health and  Family Welfare be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether it is a fact that the D.M. & H.O.  Baghmara, has been transferred recently?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
 

(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, which place of posting and in what post has the D.M. & H.O. concerned been transfered?

  (b) Additional District Medical & Health Officer, Tura.
 
 

I.B. at Mellim

Shri ADULF LU HITLER R. MARAK   Shri  S. SIANGSHAI [(Minister in-charge, PWD (Bldg)]
    

*18. Will the Minister-in-charge, Public Works  be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether the construction of I.B. at Mellim  (West Garo Hills) has been started?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
 

(b) The names of the contractor/contractors executing the works?

  (b) (i) Smti Sara A. Sangma
      Main Building.
    (ii) Shri Goodfrey N. Arengh
      Approach Road.
    (iii) Shri Nagarsingh M. Sangma
      Retaining Walls.
    (iv) Shri Crebin Marak
      Retaining Walls.
    (v) Smti Margreth N. Sangma
      for Retaining Walls.

(c) When was the work order issued to the contractor/contractors last?

  (c) The work orders were issued in November, 1995.
 

(d) The names of the contractors whose bill were cleared last in N.E.C. and Tura North Division in  Garo Hills?

 

(d) Since the work is executed through Building Division., clearing of bills by Tura North Division and N.E.C. Division., Tura does not arise.

Engineering Wing for B.A.D.

Shri K.K. DKHAR   Shri D.P. IANGJUH (Minister of State, Border Areas Development etc.)

*19. Will the Minister in-charge, Border Areas Development be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether an Engineering Wing has been created in the Department?

  (a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If the reply is in the affirmative, whether it has started functioning?

  (b) No, Sir.
(c) If the reply to (b) above is in the negative, the reasons thereof?   (c) S.D.O., J.E. for Garo Hills, all S.As & Tracers have not joined till date.

Afforestation Scheme

Dr. MUKUL SANGMA   Shri HOPINGSTONE LYNGDOH Minister in-charge, Forest and Environment)
 

*20. Will the Minister-in-charge, Forest and Environment be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether it is a fact that the Department is implementing "afforestation" scheme both under Central Sponsored Scheme and the State Plan?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
 
 

(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, what are the allocations for the year 1996-97 and 1997-98 year wise, both under the Central Sponsored Scheme and the State Plan Scheme respectively?

  (b) and (c). The position is as follows, Sir.

STATE PLAN

CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME

 
  1. Allocation for Meghalaya  
(i) 1996-97
Rs.268.69 Lakhs
 

Rs.178.77 Lakhs.

    (ii) 1997-98
Rs.237.99 Lakhs.
 

Rs.28.05 Lakhs.

    2. Allocation for all the three Garo Hills Districts.
(i) 1996-97
Rs.105.45 Lakhs.

No separate allocations for Garo Hills Districts.

    (ii) 1997-98
Rs.130.10 Lakhs.
    3. Sanction for West Garo Hills Districts.  
    (i) 1996-97
Rs.28.09 Lakhs.
 

Rs.38.90 Lakhs.

    (ii) 1997-98
Rs.29.53 Lakhs.

 

Nil.

Illegal mining of Sand & Stone.

Shri K.K. DKHAR   Shri D.P. IANGJUH (Minister of State, Border Areas Development etc.)

*21. Will the Minister in-charge, Border Areas Development be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether illegal Mining of sand and stones is taking place along the International border of Indo-Bangladesh?

  (a) No, Sir.

(b) If so, the degree of such illegal practice and by whom?

  (b) In view of (a) above, does not arise.
(c) The Quantity and amount involved?   (c) In view of (a) and (b) above, does not arise.

Development of nurseries

Shri MUKUL SANGMA   Shri HOPINGSTONE LYNGDOH (Minister Forest and Environment)
 

*22. Will the Minister in-charge, Forest  and Environment be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether it is a fact that the Governmentt  made sanctions for the Development of "nurseries" under the Social Forestry Scheme?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
 
 

(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, what is the total amount sanctioned for the scheme for the year 1996-97 and 1997-98 year wise?

  (b) Sir,
(i) 1996 - 97 - Rs.21,99,950/-
(ii) 1997- 98 - Rs.19,91,180/-
(c) What is the allocation/sanction for the respective "Social Forestry Divisions" of the State for the respective years mentioned above?   (c) Sir, the statement is placed on the table of the House.
 
 

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MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

UN-STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

(Thursday, the 25th June, 1998)

Domesticated Elephant

Shri LOTSING A. SANGMA   Shri H.S. LYNGDOH (Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment)
 

31. Will the Minister in-charge, Forest and Environment be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether it is a fact that one domesticated elephant  is missing since June 1997 from South Garo Hills District?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
 
 

(b) If so, whether the Government has ever tried to find out that the reason(s) behind the missing is due to the sheer negligence of the officer-in-charge?

  (b) An Enquiry has been conducted by Shri P.S. Ingty, IFS (retired), Sir.
 
 
(c) What steps the Government has proposed to take against such officers?   (c) The Enquiry Report dated 10.6.98 submitted by Shri P.S. Ingty, IFS (Retired) is under departmental examination for suitable follow up action.

Army Operation

Shri LOTSING A. SANGMA   Shri  A.H. SCOTT LYNGDOH (Minister, Home)
 

32. Will the Minister in-charge, Home be pleased to state :-

   

(a) Whether it is a fact that there was any Army Operation in the State in the first part of the month of April, 1998?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
 
 

(b) If so, the amount of money spent in the Army Operation?

  (b) Nil.
 

Pig Seed

Shri LOTSING A. SANGMA   Shri  M. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, A.H. & Veterinary)
 

33. Will the Minister in-charge, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary  be pleased to state :-

 

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that the Directorate of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Shillong has allotted Pig Feed etc. to the beneficiaries of South Garo Hills during 1997-98?

  (a) Yes Sir.
 
 
 

(b) If so, whether Shri Eleckson Marak of Baghmara has also been included in the beneficiary list of the Pig Feed?

(b) Yes Sir.

(c) If answer to (b) is in the affirmative, whether it is a fact that the District Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Officer has refused to supply Pig Feeds and the Subsidy to Shri Eleckson Marak?

(c) No Sir
(d) If so, what steps the Government has reserved for such officers? (d) Does not arise.

Baghmara Mini Stadium

Shri LOTSING A. SANGMA   Shri  P.T. SAWKMIE (Minister, Sports and Youth Affairs)

34. Will the Minister in-charge, Sports and Youth Affairs be pleased to state :-

 

 

(a) Whether the construction works of the Baghmara Mini Stadium be taken up?

  (a) Yes, Sir.
(b) If so, when?   (b) As and when suitable land is available.
(c) The total amount sanctioned?   (c) Rs.12.00 lakhs.
(d) The name of the contractor?   (d) Shri. H.C. Marak.
(e) Whether the fund has been diverted?   (e) No, Sir.
(f) If so, where has it been diverted?   (f) Does not arise in view of (e) above.

District Library-cum-Auditorium

Shri LOTSING A. SANGMA   Shri  N.N. SIMCHANG (Minister of State in-charge, Arts and Culture)

35. Will the Minister in-charge, Arts and Culture be pleased to state :-

 

 

(a) Whether the Government has made any proposal for the construction of District Library-cum-Auditorium at Baghmara, the District Head Quarters of South Garo Hills?

  (a) Yes, Sir. There is such a proposal at a preliminary stage.
(b) If so, the sanctioned amount?   (b) The Plans and estimates are yet to be prepared.
(c) If not, the reasons thereof?  

(c) The Deputy Commissioner is in the process of locating a suitable plot of land.