MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION

STARRED

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Thursday, the 7th April, 2005.

 Exported Products from EPIP

Shri. T. C. LYNGDOH   Dr. D. D. LAPANG (Chief Minister in-charge, Industries)
* 255. will the Minister in-charge, Industries be pleased to state the percentage of exported products by different units located at the EPIP, Byrnihat outside India every month before they claim subsidy?   Sir, the units have not yet started exporting.

 

Renaming of Locality

Shri. A. L. HEK    Shri. H. D. R. LYNGDOH ( Minister in-charge, General Administration)
*256. will the Minister in-charge, general administration be pleased to state the reason why Tirot Shing Nagar has been renamed as them- Rynjah without the consent of the local residents?   Sir, the renaming has been done by following the procedure laid down. however presently the matter is subjudice in Guahati High Court.
 

 Construction of Government Colleges etc.

Shri. B. G. MOMIN    Dr. MUKUL SANGMA (Minister in-charge, Education)
*257. Will the Minister in-charge, Higher & Technical Education be pleased to state :-    
(a) The number of proposals approved by the Government for improvement, constructions of government Colleges, Deficit Colleges and Hostel Buildings under non-lapsable pool of Central Resources ( District- Wise)?   (a) The number of proposals are as follows :-
(i) Government Colleges - 1 No.
West Garo Hills District  - 1 No.
(ii) Deficit Colleges          - 5 Nos.
East Khasi Hills District   - 3 Nos.
West Khasi Hills District   - 1 No
Ri-Bhoi District.                -1 No.

 
b) Whether the proposal submited by the Mendipathar Deficit College for College and hostel Buildings have been approved?   (b) No, Sir.

EPIP Byrnihat

 Shri. T. C. LYNGDOH   Dr. D. D. LAPANG (Chief Minister in-charge, Industries)
*258.Will the Minister in-charge, Industries be pleased to state the number of employees appointed in the EPIP, Byrnihat?    3 (three) Sir.

Slum Schemes

Shri. A. L. HEK   Shri F. LYNGDOH (Minster in-charge, Urban Affairs)
*259.Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state whether the slum schemes of Pynthorumkhrah, Golf links will still continue?    No, Sir, as all the Schemes which could be covered under (EIUS) Environment Improvement of urban Slums have been completed.       

Construction of MCHC/DPHC

Shri. B. G. MOMIN   Shri. SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM (Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)
*260. Will the Minster in-charge, Health Services be pleased to state when will the construction of (a) the Mendipathar Community Health centre and (b) The Damash Public Health Centre be started?    As soon as the allotment of works is finalized by the Tender committee, Sir.

Industrial Estate at Umiam

Shri. T. C. LYNGDOH   Dr. D. D. LAPANG (Chief Minster in-charge, Industries)
*261.will the Minister in-charge, Industries be pleased to state the number of employees appointed in the Industrial estate at Umiam?    The department has $ 9four) numbers of employees at Industrial area, Umiam.

Area Under Irrigation

Shri. B. G. MOMIN   Shri. H. D. R. LYNGDOH (Minster in-charge, Agriculture)
*262. Will the Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state the total irrigated area in the state, district-wise?   Sir, the District-wise irrigated areas (in ha) are as follows :-
1. East Khasi Hills -1141.76
2.West Khasi Hills -1501.60
3. Ri-Bhoi District -  1530.00
4. Jaintia Hills        - 3070.50
5. East Garo Hills  - 3417.00
6. West Garo Hills - 2679.00
7. South Garo Hills -   300.00
           Total          - 13640.11
Implementation of VAT
Shri. A. L. HEK   Shri. J. D. RYMBAI (Minster in-charge, taxation)
*263.Will the Minister in- charge, Taxation be pleased to state :-    
(a) Whether V. A. T. is going to be implemented in the State in the coming financial year?   (a) Yes, Sir.
(b) The steps taken to educate the traders community on the merits and demerits of the V. A. T?   (b) (1) Interactive meetings have been held with traders in all the District Headquarters  and State Head quarter.
(2) Translated copies of the VAT have been distributed to dealers.
(3) Instructions to dealers have been made through print and electronic Media like local T.V. Channels etc.

Revenue Generation

Shri. T. C. LYNGDOH   Dr. D. D. LAPANG (Chief Minster in-charge Industries)
*264.Will the Minister in-charge, Industries be pleased to state whether the Department generates any revenue?   Yes. Sir.

Unit of Fire Brigade

Shri A. L. HEK   Dr. MUKUL SANGMA (Minister in-charge, Home)
*265.  will the Minister in-charge, Home (Police) be pleased to state the reason why a unit of the fire brigade cannot be set up at Pynthorumkhrah due to the frequent breakout of fire in the area?    Due to paucity of fund, Sir.
Fruit processing Unit
Shri. B. G. MOMIN   Shri. H. D. R. LYNGDOH (Minister in-charge, Horticulture)
*266. Will the Minister in-charge Horticulture be pleased to state :-    
(a) whether it is a fact that the Dainadubi Fruit processing Unit is being up gradation?   (a) Yes, Sir.
 The Government is contemplating in this direction. The government has engaged NABARD to advise in this regard.
(b) If so, the amount earmark for the up gradation?   (b) No money has been earmarked for this purpose so far. The NAVARD has not yet submitted its report. It will not be posible to state the amount to be earmarked until the NABARD submits its report.
Police out post at Polo Bazar
Shri  A. L. HEK   Dr. MUKUL SANGMA
* 267. Will the Minister in-charge, Home ( Police) be pleased to sate the reason why the department cannot  construct a proper police out post at Polo Bazar?   Non- availability of a suitable Government Land for the purpose, Sir.
Parking Places
Shri. T. C. LYNGDOH    Shri. F. LYNGDOH( Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)
*268. Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be Pleased to state the number of parking places in the state?    Sir, there are 21 (twenty one) parking places in the state which have been constructed by the Department.
Total Grants Released
Shri. B.G. MOMIN    Dr. D .D. LAPANG (Chief Minister in-charge, Industries)
* 269.  Will the Minister in-charge  Industries be pleased to state :-    
(a) The Total grants released by the Government of India for infrastructure  development etc., of industrial Growth Centre at Mendipathar in East Garo Hills (year wise)?   (a) The fund received from Government of India is Rs.50.00 lakhs ( Rupees fifty lakhs) only, which was received during the Financial year 1997-98.
(b) The total amount spent so far, scheme wise and year- wise?   (b) A statement is placed on the Table of the House, Sir.