MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

RE-ASSEMBLED BUDET SESSION

STARRED

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Tuesday, the 27th June, 2006.

Investigation on the twin murders

Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI

Shri. J.D. RYMBAI
(Chief Minister)

24. Will the Minister in-charge, Home (Police) be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Department has any lead on the twin murders of Vijay Chandhoke and Deepak Chandhoke that occurred in 2002?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) How long will the Department take to complete the investigation?

(b) The case is under re-investigation under the direction of the Hon'ble High Court vide Court Order dt. 26-8-2005.

Pollution Control

Shri P.M. SYIEM

Shri PRESTONE TYNSONG
(Minister in-charge, Mining & Geology)

25. Will the Minister in-charge, Mining & Geology be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that mining of Uranium in West Khasi Hills will pollute the environment?

(a) Sir, the matter is under examination by Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board.

(b) If so, the action the Department had taken to contain pollution?
(c) If not, the date when the Pollution Control Board had given 'NOC' to the UCIL for mining of Uranium?

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


Misappropriation of funds

Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI

Smti IRIN LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, C &RD)

26.Will the Minister in-charge, Community & Rural Development be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether an enquiry was conducted into charges of misappropriation of funds meant for low-cost housing in certain Blocks in Garo Hills?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, the outcome of the enquiry?

(b) Enquiry report from the Deputy Commissioner, West Garo Hills has been received and is under examination.

Proposal for construction of new Assembly

Shri. E.K. SANGMA

Shri. PRESTONE TYNSONG
(Minister in-charge, General Administration)

27. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state the progress of the proposed construction of New Assembly Campus at Upper Shillong?

Sir, the construction work has not started as some formalities are yet to be completed.

Affect of Uranium Mining

Shri. P.M. SYIEM

Shri. PRESTONE TYNSONG
(Minister in-charge, Mining & Geology)

28. Will the Minister in-charge, Mining & Geology be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government had seek the advice of the Central Government or any International Agency on the affect of Uranium if extracted?

(a) Yes, Sir, Government has sought the report of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre on the effect of radiation due to Uranium Mining.

(b) If so, views given by them on Uranium Mining?

(b) Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in its report has indicated that "At the estimated Dose of 0.02 milli-Sievert per year in Public Domain in the immediate vicinity Attributable to the mining operation, no Undesirable health impact is expected".

(c) If not, the reason thereof?

(c) Does not arise in views of reply to 'a' and 'b' above.

Statement of personal Assets

Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI

Shri. J.D. RYMBAI
(Chief Minister in-charge, Personnel)

29. Will the Minister in-charge, Personnel be pleased to state:-

 

(a) Whether the officers belonging to the Indian Administration Service are required to submit statement of personal assets?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, how many IAS Officer in Meghalaya have complied with it?

(b) As governed by the AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968 all the IAS Officers have to comply with this requirement of the Rules.

Government Schools

Shri. E.K. SANGMA

Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Education)

30.Will the Minister in-charge, Higher & Technical Education be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The number of Inspector of Schools in the State?

(a) Sir, the number of Inspector of Schools in the State are 7 (seven) numbers.

(b) The number of Government Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools in the State (district wise)?

(b) The number of Government Secondary Schools and Higher Secondary Schools in the State (District-wise) are as follows :-

 

Govt. Sec. Schools

Higher Sec. Schools

East Khasi Hills

-

2

Ri-Bhoi District

1

1

West Khasi Hills

1

3

Jaintia Hills

1

3

East Garo Hills

-

3

West Garo Hills

-

5

South Garo Hills

-

1

 

3

18

Special Schools

Secondary

Higher Secondary

East Khasi Hills

1 (one)

1 (one)

Ri Bhoi District

-

-

West Khasi Hills

-

-

Jaintia Hills

1 (one)

-

East Garo Hills

-

-

West Garo Hills

1 (one)

-

South Garo Hills

-

-

Companies and Corporations

Shri. P.M. SYIEM

Shri. J. D. RYMBAI
(Chief Minister in-charge, Programme Implementation & Evaluation)

31. Will the Minister in-charge, Industries be pleased to state:-

 

(a) The number of working Companies and Statutory Corporations in the State?

Information is being collected.




(b) The number of Companies and Corporations which has incurred aggregate loss and the amount upto March, 2006?

(c) Whether the loss had exceeded their paid up capital?

Corpus for Working Journalists

Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI

Shri. E. D. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Information and Public Relations)

32. Will the Minister in-charge, Information & Public Relations be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government had made a commitment to create a corpus for the welfare of the working journalists of the State?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, is the status of the same?

(b) The formulation of a scheme for setting up of a corpus is under process.

Supplying of Fish

Shri. E. K. SANGMA

Shri. SENGRAN SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Fisheries)

33. Will the Minister in-charge, Fisheries be pleased to state:-

 

(a) The total quantum of fish required annually for Meghalaya?

(a) Sir, the average annual consumption of fish in the State is estimated at 11,000 M.T.

(b) Whether the Government is aware of the fact that the State is solely depending on the supply of fish from outside the State?

(b) Sir, the State is partially dependent is supply of fish from outside the State.

(c) If the reply to (b) above is in the affirmative, the strategy for the future?

(c) Sir, the main strategy is increase of the water area for pisciculture, training and technical guidance of fish farmers in modern methods of fish culture, assistance to pisciculture in supply of inputs, etc.

Declaration of divident

Shri. P.M. SYIEM

Shri. J. D. RYMBAI
(Chief Minister in-charge, Programme Implementation & Evaluation)

34. Will the Minister in-charge, Industries be pleased to state:-

 

(a) The number of Companies and Corporations which earned profit and had declared divident for the previous year?

Information is being collected.



(b) The name of those Companies/Corporations which had declared divident and the amount thereof?

Disposal of solid waste

Shri. MANAS CHAUDHURI

Shri. PAUL LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)

35. Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government is aware that a sizeable part of solid waste finds their way to the streams and drains in Shillong everyday?

Sir, the State Government has already constructed a Solid Waste disposal plant at Mawiong and has introduced a Solid Waste Collection system involving the Shillong Municipal Board, Meghalaya Urban Development Authority, the local communities and NGOs.

(b) The steps being taken to arrest this pernicious practice?

Power Supply

Shri. E. K. SANGMA

Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Power)

36. Will the Minister in-charge, Power be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the government is aware of the erratic power supply in Garo Hills for the last two decades?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative, the reasons attributed to Government's failure to overcome the situation?

(b) Power supply to the entire Garo Hills is dependent on only one 132 KV line from 132 KV Mawlai S/s in East Khasi Hills to Nangalbibra S/s, which is passing through difficult terrain and as such restoration of power supply takes longer time in case of any failure of the line.

(c) The strategy Government has adopted or intending to adopt so far to ensure steady and regular power supply in future?




(c) (i) Meghalaya State Electricity Board has taken up with North Eastern Council/DONER for funding a scheme for construction of alternate 132 KV line to Nangalbibra from Agia S/s of Assam State Electricity Board in order to ensure steady power supply to Garo Hills even in case of failure of 132 KV line from Mawlai S/s.

(ii) Setting up of Thermal Power Station in Nangalbibra and Hydel Power Station in Ganol are under active consideration of Meghalaya State Electricity Board.

Kilometres coverage of Buses

Shri. P.M. SYIEM

Shri. M. I. SARKAR
(Minister in-charge, Transport)

37. Will the Minister in-charge, Transport be pleased to state:-

 

(a) The average kilometres covered per Bus per day in 2005-2006?

(a) Sir, 160 kms. Per bus per day.

(b) Whether there is a decrease coverage when compared with 2004-2005?

(b) No, Sir.

(c) If so, the reason thereof?

(c) Sir, does not arise in view of (b) above.