MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

STARRED

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Thursday, the 6th April 2000.

Fund for Agriculture Development Scheme

Shri PYNSHAI MANIK SYIEM Shri M. SUCHIANG (Minister-in-charge, Agriculture)
*235.. Will the Minister-in-charge, Agriculture be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether it is a fact that the Central Govt. through agriculture Development Scheme had released fund for the State for the last 3 years 1997-1998 and 1999-2000 ?   (a) Yes, Sir.

 
(b) If so, how much allocation unspent balance, and release expenditure in lakhs ?   (b) A Statement is placed on the Table of the House.
 

K.V.A. Line

Shri SUJIT SANGMA Shri M. N. MUKHIM (Minister, Power)
*236. Will the minister-in-charge, Power be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether it is a fact that the construction of 32 KV line from Asanang to Mendipathar has been completed ?   (a) No, Sir. There is no 32 KV line.
 
(b) If the reply is in the affirmative, whether the said 32 KVA line is functioning ?   (b) & (c). Does not arise in view of (a) above.
(c) If not, the reasons thereof ?  

Mendipathar P.H.C.

Shri F. W. MOMIN
 
Dr. DONKUPAR ROY (Minister, Health &Family Welfare)
*237.Will the Minister-in-charge, Health & Family Welfare be pleased to state :-    
(a) Who is the present Medical Officer in Mendipathar PHC East Garo Hills ?   (a) Dr. Cozier S. Sangma, Senior Medical &health Officer.
(b) When was he posted as the Medical Officer in the PHC ?   (b) Since 9.9.1999.
 
(c) How long will he remain in Mendipathar PHC as Medical officer ?   (c) Sir, the normal term is three years.
 

Sports and Games policy

Shri R. G. LYNGDOH
 
Shri P. T. SAWKMIE (Minister in-charge, Sports and Youth Affairs)
*238. Will the Minister-in-charge, Sports &Youth Affairs be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the State Government has formulated any official policy for the development of Sports and Games in the State ?   (a) No, Sir.

 
(b) If so, when the official policy will be announced ?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.

B.A.D Schemes

Shri T. C. LYNGDOH
 
Shri R. L. TARIANG (Minister of Statei/c Border Areas Development etc)
*239. Will the Minister-in-charge, Border Area be pleased to state the types of development schemes extended to people of Border areas to uplift their economy ?   (a) A Statement is placed on the table of the House, Sir.

 

Industrial Estates

Shri T. LYNGDON Shri SIMON SIANGSHAI (Minister, Industries)
*240. Will the Minister-in-charge, Industries be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether it is a fact that certain areas have been notified by Government as Industrial Estates in the State ?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) Whether any saw-mills have been set up in those Industrial; Estates so far ?   (b) No, Sir.
 

Water Shed Development Programme

Shri PYNSHAI MANIK SYIEM
 
Shri E. D. MARAK (Minister-in-charge, Soil Conservation)
*241.Will the Minister-in-charge, Health & Family Welfare be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether water shed development programme was/and will be implemented in the State ?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 
(b) How much will be spent for treating both arable and non arable lands in the State ?   (b) Detailed assessment is yet to be made.
 

Co-operative Societies

Shri SUJIT SANGMA Shri E. D. MARAK (Minister, Cooperation)
*242.Will the Minister-in-charge, Cooperation be pleased to state :-    
(a) What is the total number of the Service Co-operative Societies in the State till date district-wise ?








 
  (a) 180 Numbers, Sir. The District-wise numbers are as follows :-
 
East Garo Hills District  -   19 Nos.
West Garo Hills District  -   43 Nos.
South Garo Hills District  -   14 Nos.
East Khasi Hills District  -   32 Nos.
West Khasi Hills District  -   33 Nos.
Ri-Bhoi District  -   18 Nos.
Jaintia Hills District  -   21 Nos.
       Total  =   80 Nos.
(b) How many of them are functional ?   (b) 162 Numbers, Sir.
(c) Whether Mangsang Service Co-operative is functioning ?   (c) Yes, Sir.

Water Leakages

Shri T. C .LYNGDOH Shri P. T. SAWKMIE (Minister in-charge, Sports and Youth Affairs)
 
*243. Will the Minister-in-charge, Sports &Youth Affairs be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government is aware that there are leakages of water during the rainy season in the rooms occupied by S.A.I. in the J.N.Sports Complex, Shillong ?   (a) Yes, Sir.

 
(b) If so, what action has been taken/proposed to be taken to stop the leakages ?   (b) The repairing work is being taken up.
 

Appointment on Compassionate Ground

Shri TONSING N. MARAK Smti. R. WARJRI (Minister, G.A.D.)
*244. Will the Minister-in-charge, G.A.D. be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether it is a fact that one Miss Monica D. Shira, daughter of Late R. D. Shira. UDA., of Meghalaya House Calcutta, has applied for appointment on compassionate ground ?   (a) Yes, Sir.


 
(b) If so, whether her application has been considered for appointment ?   (b) No, Sir.
 

Farmer's Club

Shri PYNSHAI MANIK SYIEM Shri M. SUCHIANG (Minister-in-charge, Agriculture)
*245.. Will the Minister-in-charge, Agriculture be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Department encourage Farmer's Club in the State ?   (a) Sir, the Department is encouraging constitution of Farmer's Society.
(b) If so, how many Farmer's Clubs were there and the assistance the Government is extending to such clubs ?   (b) Sir, at present there is no registered farmer's club.
 

Electrification

Shri SUJIT SANGMA Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister, Power)
*246. Will the Minister-in-charge, Power be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether Nongbak Apal village under Rongjeng Block has been electrified ?   (a) Yes, Sir, this village has been declared electrified.
 
(b) If the reply is in the affirmative, since when ?   (b) Since 1988-89.
(c) If the reply is in the negative, the reason thereof ?   (c) Does not arise in view of (a) and (b) above.

Low - voltage

Shri T. C. LYNGDOH Shri M. N. MUKHIM (Minister, Power)
*247.Will the Minister in-charge, Power be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the Government is aware of the low-voltage of electric current at Madanriting and Lumdemthring area, Shillong ?   (a) Yes, Sir.

 
(b) If so, what action is proposed to be taken to normalise the low-voltage ?


 
  (b) It is proposed to construct 11000/400 volts Sub-Station at Lum-demthring and Lum-Jingsuk. It is also proposed to convert single phase line in the required portion of the above two localities in the (2000-2001)subject to availability of fund ?

NABARD

Shri PYNSHAI MANIK SYIEM Shri M. SUCHIANG (Minister-in-charge, Agriculture)
*248. Will the Minister-in-charge, Agriculture be pleased to state :-    
(a) How much NABARD extend assistance to Meghalaya during 1998-1999 ?   (a) During the year 1998-99 No Assistance has been received from NABARD, Sir.
(b) In which field assistance were spent ?   (b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.

Ropeways

Shri T. C. LYNGDOH
 
Shri R. L. TARIANG (Minister of State i/c Border Areas Development etc)
*249. Will the Minister-in-charge, Border Area be pleased to state :-    
(a) Number of rope-ways so far constructed in the State, Area-wise ?   (a) A Statement is placed on the Table of the House, Sir.
 
(b) Whether all of them are functioning satisfactorily ?   (b) All of them are functioning satisfactorily.

Promotion of Agriculture Mechanization

Shri PYNSHAI MANIK SYIEM Shri M. SUCHIANG (Minister-in-charge, Agriculture)
*250. Will the Minister-in-charge, Agriculture be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether the scheme for promotion of agricultural mechanization among small farmers, integrated development/tropical, temperate and fruits, production and distribution of vegetable seeds, development of medicinal and aromatic plants and development of mushroom cultivation is being implemented in the State ?   (a) Yes, Sir.




 
(b) If so, the details of fund allocated and released during 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 ?
 
  (b) Fund allocated and released by Government of India during 1998-99 and 1999-2000 are as follows :-
 
Name of the Scheme 1998-99 (Rs. in lakh) 1999-2000 (Rs. in lakh)
  Re-allocation Released Allocation Released
1. Promotion of Agricultural mechanization (CSS). 6.60
 
6.60
 
2.10
 
2.10
 
2. Development of Tropical, Arid and Temperate zone fruits. 21.85
 
10.00
 
21.85
 
Nil
 
3. Production and distribution of fruits and vegetables seed Minikit. 6.00
 
5.70
 
13.50
 
4.50
 
4. Mushroom Cultivation
 
32.50 (C.S.) 9.00 (State Scheme) Nil
3.89
12.00
9.00
Nil
7.90
5. Plantation of Medicinal Plants (State Scheme) 1.30
 
1.30
Expenditure
1.00
 
0.682
Expenditure
(c) Whether the fund is State fund or Central fund ?
 
 
(c) SI.1 Central Sponsored Scheme SI.2 &3 are Central Sector Scheme SI.4 Both State and Central Sector Scheme.
(d) If Central fund, whether the Govt. had spent the fund released ?




 




 








 

 


 

(d) The Government has not spent the released of :

1. The promotion of Agriculture Mechanization Scheme
    1998-1999      Nil
    1999

2. The Government has spent 10.00 from the released
    fund of Development of Tropical, Arid and Temperate
    Zone fruits.

3. Production and distribution of fruits and vegetables
    seed minikits
    1998-1999        2.2995
    1999-2000        No Sir (CSS)
4. Mushroom Cultivation
    1998-1999        19.50
                              (Balance of
                              Previous year
                              (CS)
                              7.89
    1999-2000         No Sir (CS)
                               7.90 (SS)
5. Plantation of Medicinal Plants
    (State Plan Scheme)
    1998-1999       1.30
    1999-2000       0.682

Prescribed Qualification

Shri T. C. LYNGDOH
 
Shri P. T. SAWKMIE (Minister in-charge, Sports and Youth Affairs)
*251. Will the Minister-in-charge, Sports &Youth Affairs be pleased to state :-    
(a) The minimum qualification prescribed for the Engineer responsible for construction of Stadium under Sports and Youth Affairs Department ?   (a) Bachelor in Civil Engineering or Diploma in Civil Engineering with minimum service of five years as Executive Engineer.
(b) Whether the present incumbent has the required qualification ?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) If so, what is his qualification ?
 
  (c) Diploma in Civil Engineering with six years experience as Executive Engineer.
(d) Designation of the present incumbent ?   (d) Chief Project Engineer.