MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

RE-ASSEMBLED BUDGET SESSION

STARRED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Thursday, the 25th June, 2004.

Power Shortage

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA     Shri R. L. TARIANG (Minister, Power)
*146. Will the Minister in-charge, Power be pleased to state:-      
(a) Whether Government foresees any rampant power shortage in future in view of the rapid coverage of the new villages under Rural Electrification Scheme?


 
    (a) Yes Sir. On average assessment, a shortfall of power to the tune of about 40MW per day will have to be met after 100% electrification of villages. Since, MeSEB is facing shortage of power against the present demand, definitely there will be shortage after 100% village electrification.
(b) If answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, the steps being taken by the Government to solve this incoming problem?     (b) Steps already undertaken for execution and completion of :-
 
   

(i)



 

9 Kms. Length - H.T. Line, Assam portion of 132KV (D/C) - Sarusajai S/Station (Assam) of 100 MVA 220KV/132KV and Umtru Power Station (Meghalaya). This shall increase MeSEB Power Supply by 120MW.
   

(ii)
 

Inter-connecting 132KV S/C transmission line from Nangalbibra (Meghalaya) to Agia (Assam).
   

(iii)
 

Myntdu Leshka Hydro Electric Power Project Stage I with installed capacity (2x42MW).
    (iv)



 
Inter-connecting 132 KV Grid Sub-Station, Khliehriat (MeSEB) & 132 KV Grid Sub-Station, Khliehriat (PGCIL).

Steps proposed for funding by DONER :

    (i)
 
220 KV D/C or S/C transmission line from Misa (Assam) to Byrnihat (Meghalaya).
    (ii)
 
220 KV D/C transmission line from Silchar (Assam) to Byrnihat via Shillong (Meghalaya)

Supply of Medicines

Shri M. RAVA
 
  Shri E.D. MARAK (Minister, Health & Family Welfare)

*147. Will the Minister in-charge, Health be pleased to state:-

   

(a) Whether it is a fact that there is no supply of medicines in all the PHCs, CHCs and Medical sub-centres?

  (a) No, Sir.

 

(b) If the reply to (a) is in the affirmative, how the medical staff are maintaining the patients?

  (b) Does not arise in view of reply to (a) above.
 

(c) The process for supply of medicines to the PHCs, CHCs and Medical sub-centres?




 

 

(c) Sir, medicines are being procured by District Medical & Health Officers for distribution to PHCs, CHCs and SCs as per their requirements.  The requisition of medicines by the District Medical & Health Officers submitted to the D.H.S. every quarter and the D.H.S. then accords approval on the basis of requirement and funds available.

(d) The quantity of Medicines supplied to each PHC, CHC and Medical sub-centres?


 

 

(d) The quantity of medicines supplied to each PHC, CHC, SC depends on the requirements and numbers of indoor and outdoor patients, etc. Medicines are also kept in stock for coping in emergency cases like epidemics, etc.

Swajaldhara Scheme

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA
 
 

Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

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

   

(a) The progress of the Swajaldhara Scheme in the State?
 

 

(a) Projects sanctioned under Swajaldhara till date by the respective District Water and Sanitation Mission are as under:

Sl. No
District
No. of Projects
Total Estimate
(Amt. in Rs.)
Date of Sanction
 
  1. Jaintia Hills 10 1,12,63,990.00 04/11/2003
  2. W. G. Hills 9 92,50,836.00 03/11/2004
  3. E.G. Hills 6 1,31,62,554.00 03/11/2003
  4. E.K. Hills 11 1,76,04,000.00 23/02/2004
    Total 36 5,13,81,380.00  
(b) The mode of implementation of the scheme?


 
 

(b) Swajaldhara Projects after sanction by the respective DWSM will be implemented through the Village Water and Sanitation Committee (VWSC) by engaging local villagers.

(c) Whether payment to the contractors will be made through the P.H.E. Department or through any other agency?

 

(c) Payment will be made by the VWSC after receipt of necessary fund from the DWSM.
 

Medical Centres

Shri M. RAVA
 
 

Shri E.D. MARAK (Minister, Health & Family Welfare)

*149. Will the Minister in-charge, Health be pleased to state:-

   
(a) The number of CHC, PHC and Medical sub-centres sanctioned in 2002-2003 & 2003-2004, district wise?   (a) Sanctioned C.H.C., P.H.C., and sub Centre during 2002-03 and 2003-04 are as follows:-
    I.  2002-2003  : I (one) P.H.C. only.
II. 2003-04     :
3 C.H.C's, 4 P.H.C's & 1 Sub-Centre.
(b) Whether representation were submitted by the public of Tikrikilla to upgrade the existing PHC to CHC?   (b) Yes, Sir.
 
(c) If so, the action taken by the Government in this regard?  

(c) The representations are being examined by the department, Sir.

Sarva Shiksa Abhiyan Scheme

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA
 
  Shri K.K. DKHAR (Minister, Elementary & Mass Education)
*150. Will the Minister in-charge, Elementary and Mass Education be pleased to state:-  
(a) The progress of the Sarva Shiksa Abhiyan Scheme in the State? (a) Sir, the progress of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in the State is as follows:-
  1.



 
The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan State Mission Authority of Meghalaya (SSASMAM) has been duly constituted as a Registered Society with the Chief Minister as the President and the Minister, Elementary & Mass Education as the Vice-President of its Governing Body.
  2.



 
The Executive Committee has been constituted with the Chief Secretary, Meghalaya as the Chairman and Principal Secretary/Commissioner & Secretary, Education as the Vice Chairman, to administer the affairs of the Scheme.
  3.


 
The District Units of the State Mission Authority have also been set up in all the Districts of the State under the Chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner of the District concerned.
  4. Block Resource Centers, Cluster Resource Centers & Village Education Committees have also been set up.
  5.
 
Grant-in-aid for teacher's salary have been provided to L.P. Schools and U.P. Schools.
  6.
 
Each of the schools under SSA have been provided with Teaching Learning Materials.
  7.
 
All existing schools have been given school grants for repair and maintenance of school's equipment.
  8.
 
Each teacher has been provided teacher's grant for purchase and preparation of low cost teaching aids.
  9.
 
Teachers have been trained and the programme is being continued.
  10. Community leaders have also been trained.
(b) The total amount allotted by the Union Government during the years 2002-2003 &2003-2004?   (b) The amount released by the Government of India are:-
    For 2002-03   -  Rs.711.37 lakhs
For 2003-04   -  Rs.824.72 lakhs.
(c) How many schools have been covered under this scheme within Ampati Civil Sub-Division?

 
  (c) All Upper and Primary schools under Ampati Civil Sub-Divisions have been covered under the scheme with School Grant of Rs.2000/- per school and Teachers Grant of Rs.500/- per teacher.
 
  •  
54 New Primary Schools have been provided grants-in-aid for teachers' salaries in 2001-02.
 
  •  
3 Lower Primary Schools have been upgraded to Upper Primary level in 2001-02.
 
  •  
5 Lower Primary Schools have been upgraded to Upper Primary School level in 2003-04.

Electrocution at Belguri Village

Shri M. RAVA
 
 

Shri S. MULIEH (Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment)

*151. Will the Minister in-charge, Forest be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that not less than five wild elephants were electrocuted at Belguri village in West Garo Hills District?   (a) Yes, Sir. Four wild elephants were electrocuted on the 17th and 18th January 2004 at Belguri village, West Garo Hills District.
(b) If the reply to (a) is in the affirmative, the action taken by the Department to fix responsibility?   (b) Sir, since the case was accidental question of fixing responsibility perhaps does not arise.
(c) Whether the site of the electrical H.T. lines was diverted to the other side as demanded by the public?   (c) No, Sir.
 
(d) If not the reason for the delay?



 
  (d) Study of the actual tracks of wild elephant movements in this entire area is being taken up based on which plan for re-routing (Diversion) of the line through some free route will be taken up jointly by MeSEB and Forest Department.
(e) Whether compensations was demanded from the MeSEB for the lost of lives of the elephants by the Forest Department?   (e) No, Sir.

 
(f) If so, the amount of compensation?   (f) Does not arise, in view of (e) above.

Chongpotgre Water Supply Scheme

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA
 
 

Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

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

   
(a) Whether the Chongpotgre Water Supply Scheme is functional?   (a) No, Sir.
 
(b) If the answer to (a) above is is the negative, the reason thereof?   (b) Due to flood damage.
 
(c) The steps being taken to make the scheme functional?
 
  (c) Restoration work is being taken up and shall be completed within 2 months.

Electricity Connection


 
 

Shri E.D. MARAK (Minister, Health & Family Welfare)

*153. Will the Minister in-charge, Health be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether the Pedaldoba PHC is provided with electricity?
 
     (a) & (b)
   Not at present, Sir, as service connection is yet to be provided by the Me.S.E.B.
(b) If not, the reason thereof?  
(c) When electricity will be provided to the PHC?   (c) The matter is being processed with the MeS.E.B.

Water  Supply Schemes under Phulbari Sub-Division

Shri M. RAVA
 
 

Shri M.N. MUKHIM (Minister in-charge, Public Health Engineering)

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

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that the water supply schemes of Dakhop, Belguri, Hatagoan and Holaidanga under Phulbari PHE sun-division has already become defunct due to faulty works of the Department?   (a)  No, Sir.
      Dhakop scheme is functioning. Other three scheme are not functioning due to theft of pipes.
 
(b) If the reply to (a) is in the affirmative, the action taken by the PHE Department to re-start the water supply schemes?


 
  (b) Ring Well scheme have been provided for Belguri, Hatagoan areas.

     Scheme for providing Ring Wells have been sanctioned for villages covered under Hollaidanga W.S.S. which will be taken up this year.

Beneficiaries of CGI Sheet

Shri M. RAVA  

Shri P.M. SYIEM (Minister in-charge, Housing)

*155. Will the Minister in-charge, Housing be pleased to state:-

   
(a) Whether it is a fact that the Department has decided to reduce the beneficiaries of CGI sheet from 100 to 48 from the MLA quota?   (a) Fund constraint had compelled the Department to cut down the allocation for MLAs from 100 to 48.
(b) If the reply to (a) above is in the affirmative, since which year it will be affected and the reasons thereof?   (b) For 2003-04.
 

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