MEGHALAYA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

BUDGET SESSION

UNSTARRED

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Tuesday, the 28th March, 2006

Status of Shillong Bye-pass Project

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

Shri BRENING SANGMA
[Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)]

38. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads) be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The current status of the Shillong Bye-pass Project ?



(a) The land has been handed over to PWD by both the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi District. The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways Government of India have entrusted National Highway Authority of India for the construction of the Bye-Pass, which in turn entrusted the consultant M/S Wilbur Smith Associates Pvt. Ltd. for preparation of DPR for the proposed 4-laning of Shillong Bye-Pass.

(b) When is the project likely to take off ?

(b) The project preparation is targeted for completion by May, 2006, Sir.

(c) Whether any time frame has been fixed for completion of the project ?

(c) This will be done after finalisation of the Detailed Project Report by the National Highway Authority of India, Sir.

(d) Whether the State Government has approached the Ministry of Surface Transport for necessary sanction and if the same has been complied with ?

(d) Yes, Sir. The Ministry of Road transport and Highways have already entrusted National Highway Authority of India for construction of the Shillong Bye-Pass.

AMPT Road

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA

Shri BRENING SANGMA
[Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)]

39. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads) be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that the AMPT Road under N.E.C. is going to be made double lane road ?

(a) No, Sir.

(b) If the reply to (a) above is in the affirmative, the total length of the road to be made double lane ?

(b) Does not arise in view of (a) above, Sir.

(c) When the scheme has been sanctioned ?

(c) Does not arise in view of (a) above, Sir.

(d) The total sanctioned amount of the scheme ?

(d) Does not arise in view of (a) above, Sir.

Leshka - Myntdu Hydro Power Project

Shri S. MULIEH

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

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

 

(a) The latest position of the construction of Leshka - Myntdu Hydro Power Project ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Latest status of Myntdu Leshka (2x42 MW) H.E. Project up to January, 2006.

1. Road Construction of approach roads to various work sites have been completed except for surfacing.

2. Building - 50% of official and residential buildings have already been completed.

3. Dam & its appurtenant works -

(i) Excavation - out of 611000 cubic metres of excavation
works.

5,01,000 cubic metres has already been completed.

(ii) Concreting - out of 2,50,000 cubic metres of concreting
works 75,000 cubic metres of concreting has already
been completed.

4. Radial Gates - Work Order for Fabrication, Supply and Erection of Radial Gates has already been issued.

5. Tunnel - Boring works of about 540 Metres out of 3900 Metres has been completed.

6. Penstock, Anchor & Saddles - Tender will be floated very soon.

Power House (Civil Works) - general excavation of Power House and Tail race Channel have already been completed. Work Order for main works has already been issued. So far, about 25% of Pit excavation is completed.

8. Electro Mechanical Works - Letter of Intent for the main package i.e. Design, Supply Insurance Transportation, Delivery, Storage, at site. Assembly, Election, Testing and Commissioning of the Generators, Turbine and Computerized Control System including Associated Auxiliaries has already been issued.

(b) The stipulated time for completing the construction of the whole project ?

(b) The expected time for completion of the Project is during 2007-2008.

National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme

Shri P.T. Sawkmie

Shri B. K. SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, C & RD )

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

 

(a) Whether the National Rural Employment Gurantee Scheme has been implemented ?

(a) No, Sir.

(b) If so, when ?

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

(c) In how many Divisions in the State ?

(c) The Central Government has identified two Districts of the State, namely, West & South Garo Hills for initial implementation of the Scheme.

Energy Meters under ARDRP Scheme

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

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

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

 

(a) The source and pattern of funding of the energy meters under ARDRP Scheme ?

(a) Sir, by the Ministry of Power Government of India on 90% grant and 10% loan.

(b) Whether the consumers are required to bear part/full cost of such meters ?

(b) No, Sir. However, the consumers are required to bear the meter rent only.

Completion of Works at Khyndai Lad Rotary

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

Shri BRENING SANGMA
[Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads)]

43. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Roads) be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Department intends to complete the remaining items of work of the Khyndai- Lad Rotary

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, when ?

(b) December, 2006.

(c) The total amount incurred so far ?

(c) Rs.4,49,99,403.00.

(d) Whether the proposed conversion of the Old Assembly site to a Green Park is still being considered ?

(d) No decision taken so far by the H.P.C.

Setting up of Hydro Thermal Power Plants

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA

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

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

 

(a) Whether Government is contemplating to set up any hydro/thermal power plants in Garo Hills ?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, the number of such plants and the locations to set up ?

(b) (i) 1(one) Hydro Power Project on the Ganol River near
Tura.
(ii) 1(one) Thermal Power Project at Nangalbibra.

Number of Coal laden trucks

Shri S. MULIEH

Smti. DEBORAH C. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Mining & Geology)

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

 

(a) The total number of trucks carrying Coal daily from Jaintia Hills to Assam ?

(a) Average number of coal carrying trucks per day was about 530 numbers.

(b) The total amount of revenue collected/generated so far for the last three years 2003-2004, 2004-2005 and till date ?


(b) The Royalty collected on Coal from Jaintia Hills District was as under :-

2003-2004

:- Rs.52,30,96,402/-

2004-2005

:- Rs.55,14,72,519/-

2005-2006(April to January)

:- Rs.66,86,92,350/-

Granting of Scholarship

Shri P.T. Sawkmie

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

46. Will the Minister in-charge, Education be pleased to state the latest position of the scholarship that the Government is giving for Secondary School Leaving Certificate, for Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate, for Degrees and the Master Degrees ?






The Post Metric Scholarship for SC & ST Students is granted after passing the SSLC, HSSLC and Degree. For the year 2004-2005 an amount of Rs.17,02,59,290/- was sanctioned and is in the process of disbursement. For the year 2005-2006 an adhoc amount of Rs.6,42,72,000/- was received from Government of India.
The National Merit Scholarship is 100% funded by Government of India. An amount of Rs.2,36,400/- was released by the Government of India for the year 2005-2006 for 98 awardees. The merit lists from MBOSE and NEHU are being awaited.
The N.E.C. Scholarship amounting to Rs.20,00 lakhs for the year 2005-2006 for students pursuing technical courses is in the process of selection and disbursement.
The Research Scholarship is granted to students passing Master Degree for 40 numbers of students for the year 2005-2006 @ Rs.1000/- per student is in the process of selection and disbursement.

Chief Minister's Discretionary and Relief Funds

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

Dr. D. D. LAPANG
Chief Minister)

47. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The number of petitions received for grants from CM's Discretionary Funds and CM's Relief Fund, Constituency-wise and the amount allocated during the past three financial years ?




(a)
(i) CM's Discretionary Grant :

Year

No.of Petition Received

Amount allocated

Amount Utilised

Balance

2003-2004

41 Nos.

Rs.25,000/-

Rs.25,000/-

Nil

2004-2005

40 Nos.

Rs.25,000/-

Rs.25,000/-

Nil

2005-2006

Nil

Rs.25,000/-

(unutilized)

Rs.25,000/

(ii) Chief Minister's Relief Fund :
Year No. of petition Amount allocated
2003-04 7 Rs.1,81,000/-
2004-05 2 Rs. 30,000/-
2005-06 6 Rs.1,10,000/-
Total - Rs.3,21,000/-
The information about persons assisted is not maintained constituency-wise.
(b) The number of petitions that are pending and the reasons thereof ? (b) No petitions is pending.

Meghalaya House New Delhi

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

Shri H.D.R. LYNGDOH
[Minister in-charge, G.A.D)

48. Will the Minister in-charge, General Administration be pleased to state :-

(a) Whether thereis any move to shift the Grade III & IV families of the Meghalaya House New Delhi from the present site to Dwarka ?

(a) Yes, the matter is under examination.

(b) The distance from the present site at 9-Aurungzeb Road to Dwarka ?

(b) Sir, it is about 30 to 35 KM.

(c) Whether there is any move to extend the V.I.P. Blocks ?

(c) Yes, Sir.

(d) Whether statutory clearance and approval from concerned authorities in New Delhi has been sought for the proposed extension?

(d) The matter is under consideration.

Joint Forest Management

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA

Dr. FRIDAY LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment)

49. Will the Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The total fund received from the Government of India/Forest Development Agency for joint Forest Management in the State from the time of inception of the scheme till date?

(a) Rs.763.00 lakhs.

(b) The numbers of Schemes/ Projects so far taken up by the State Government?

(b) Only one Scheme namely the National Afforestation Programme which is being implemented through 73 numbers of joint Forest Management Committees under the Programme.

(c) The number of Schemes/ Projects being taken up in the West Garo Hills?

(c) 14 numbers of joint Forest Management Committees have been set up in West Garo Hills District.

(d) Whether there is any such Scheme in West Garo Hills District, which is covering the villages of Indekgre, Rongkhongre, Chisakgre, Molmegre, etc.?

(d) Yes, Indekgre, Joint Forest Management Committee is covered under the scheme. No scheme is implemented in Rongkhongre, Chisakgre and Momegre Villages.

(e) If the answer to (d0 above is in the affirmative, the status of the same?


(e) Indekgre JFMC.

 

Preliminary Works

Creation

2004-05

2005-06

Artificial Regeneration 25 Ha

25 Ha.

Pasture Development 10 Ha

10 Ha

Food Corporation of India

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri SHITLANG PALE
(Minister in-charge, Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs)

50. Will the Minister in-charge, Food & Civil Supply 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) Rice supplied by FCI is by and large of standard quality, Sir.

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

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

Subsidies to Farmers

Shri. P. T. SAWKMIE

Shri. KYRMEN SUSNGI
(Minister in-charge, Agriculture)

51. Will the Minister in-charge, Agriculture be pleased to state the kind of subsidies that the Government is offering to the farmers of the State?









The kind of subsidies the Government is offering to the farmers of the State are as follows:-

(1) Seed

-50%

(2) P.P.Chemicals

-50%

(3) P.P.equipments

-50%

(4) Fertilizers-

 

(a) DAP

-Rs.850.00/MT

(b) Urea

-Rs.350.00/MT

(c) MOP

-Rs.150.00/MT

(5)Machineries-

 

(a) Power tillers

-at the slab of Rs.45,000/-each.

(b) Power Pumps

-Rs.10,000/- each.

(6) Improved Agricultural Equipments Hand tools

-

50%

Development of Shillong Under NURM

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

Shri FRIDAY LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)

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

 

(a) Whether the Government has prepared a scheme for development of Shillong under national Urban Renewal Mission?

(a) Sir, the Government is in the process of appointing a consultant for preparation of City Development Plan as required under the guidelines of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

(b) If so, the salient features?

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

Asian Development Bank

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

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

53. Will the Minister in-charge, Urban affairs be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that the Asian Development Bank is investing Rs.200 crores in Urban Development in the State?

(a) Sir, the Asian Development Bank has agreed in principle to consider financing Urban Development Project in Shillong City.

(b) If so, the terms and conditions of the said investment?

(b) The detailed terms and conditions of the said investment is yet to be received.

(c) The key areas to be covered by the said investment?


(c) Sir, as per the interim report prepared by the consultant engaged by Asian Development Bank, the areas identified for investment are:-

(i)

Water Supply

(ii)

Sewerage

(iii)

Solid Waste Management

(iv)

Transportation

(v)

Drainage

(vi)

Slum upgradation

A Thousand Pond Scheme

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA

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

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

 

(a) Whether there is any Scheme called " A Thousand Pond"?

(a) Sir, there is a scheme entitled. "Aquaculture Development for one Thousand Ponds".

(b) If the reply to (a) above is in the affirmative, whether it is being implemented in the State of Meghalaya?

(b) & (c). It is new scheme with the first year of implementation starting from 2005-2006 with a total sanctioned amount of Rs.250.00 lakhs during the current financial year.

(c) If So, how much fund has been received so far in the last two years that is 2004-2005 and 2005-2006?

Tourist Circuit at Jowai

Shri S. MULIEH

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

55. Will the Minister in-charge, Tourism be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government is planning to introduce Tourist Circuit At Jowai Town?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, when?

(b) Sanction from Ministry of Tourism, Government of India is awaited.

Implementation of VAT

Shri P.T. SAWKMIE

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

56. Will the Minister in-charge, taxation be pleased to state how much the state is earning by implementing VAT for the last 9 (nine) months?

The state has earned Rs.53.36 crore during the last 9 (nine) months from VAT.

Enactment of Model Municipal Law

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

Shri FRIDAY LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)

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

 

(a) Whether the Government propose to enact Model Municipal Law in the State?

(a), (b) & (c).

Sir, the Model Municipal Law framed by the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India is under examination in the State Government. After taking into account the local conditions and aspirations a decision will be taken for its adoption in the State.

(b) If so, its objective?

(c) The salient features of the proposal Law?

Anti-Infiltration Branch

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

Shri H. D. R. LYNGDOH
[Minister in-charge, Home Police)]

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

 

(a) Whether the Anti-Infiltration Branch of the State Police is actively engaged in detecting and apprehending illegal foreign nationals?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) Whether the concerned Branch has been handicapped by the closure of the check gate at Byrnihat, Ri-Bhoi District?

(b) &(c). The Check gate at Byrnihat was re-opened w.e.f.19.5.2005 to check influx of suspected Bangladesh nationals entering Meghalaya through Assam.

(c) Whether the Department propose to reopen the said Check gate?

(d) If not, the reasons thereof?

(d) Does not arise in view of reply to (b) and (c) above.

Regulation Market for Agricultural Produces

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA

Shri K. SUSNGI
(Minister in-charge, Agriculture)

59. Will the Minister in-charge, Agriculture be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether there is any Regulation Market for Agriculture and Horticulture produces?





(a) Sir, there are 2(two) Regulated Markets at Mawiong, East Khasi Hills and Garobadha, West Garo Hills Districts.
Various Agricultural and Horticultural crops have been notified for regulation as indicated below:-
(i) For East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi Districts:- Potato, Ginger, Grass Broom, Bay leaf, dhup lakri, Leafy and Fresh Vegetables, Pears, Plums and Peaches at Mawiong Regulated Market.
(ii) For West Garo Hills:- Mustard seed, Jute, Ginger, Chilies and Cotton at Garobadha Regulated Market.

(b) If so, how far it is successful?

(b) Yes, it has been Successful in stabilizing the market rates of some of the above notified crops.

Tourism Projects in Jaintia Hills

Shri S. MULIEH

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

60. Will the Minister in-charge, Tourism be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The total number of projects taken up during the last ten years in Jaintia Hills?

(a) 10(ten) Schemes have been taken up in the last ten years in Jaintia Hills.

(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the negative, the reasons thereof?

(b) Does not arise.

Electric Crematorium

P.T. SAWKMIE

Shri FRIDAY LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs)

61. Will the Minister in-charge, Urban Affairs be pleased to state whether it is a fact that the construction of electric Crematorium is completed in Shillong?

No Sir. The project is expected to be completed by the 15th August ,2006. At present the work is progressing smoothly.

Number of LP Schools under SSA Project

Shri MANAS CHAUDHURI

Shri BECKSTAR K. SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Elementary Education)

62. Will the Minister in-charge, Elementary & Mass Education be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The number of LP Schools opened in East Khasi Hills under SSA project during the past three years?

(a) During the past three years 54 LP Schools were opened in East Khasi Hills under S.S.A.

(b) The number of these schools which have received a raise in adhoc grant from Rs.1000 to Rs.3000 p.m. and details thereof ?

(b) All 54 Primary Schools received Rs.3000/- from the date of taking over as S.S.A. Schools.

Online Lottery

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

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

63. Will the Minister in-charge, Taxation be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that the Government is contemplating to float open tenders to operate on line lottery ?

(a) No, Sir.

(b) The reasons why open tenders were not floated in the past?

(b) On-line lottery was a new concept and the cost for setting up infrastructure was very high. To earn the State the much required revenue, the offer made by M/S M.S. Associates was accepted after negotiation after obtaining approval of concerned Departments.

(c) The total dues yet to be realized from M.S. Associates till date?

(c) Rs.33.389 Crores lying outstanding against M.S. Associates as per agreement which is @ of Rs.30,000/- per draw or Rs.12.00 crores per annum whichever is higher.

(d) Whether the concerned firm is meeting the Minimum Guarantee Assured amount ?

(d) No, Sir.

(e) If not, the reasons thereof ?



(e) The firm has filed a Legal Notice that Government has violated Clause 2 of the Agreement dated 23-04-02 by appointing Paper Lottery Distributions and has claimed parity for payment of Minimum Guarantee Return and amount payable per draw. Since this involves legal issues, Government has set up a Negotiation Committee to discuss the matter and submit its report to the Government for a decision.

Protection of Catchment Areas

Shri ZENITH SANGMA

Shri FRIDAY LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment)

64. Will the Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government is taking any step to protect the catchment areas in the State ?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If the reply to (a) above is in the affirmative, whether any guidelines/rules have been made in this regard ?

(b) Yes, Sir. The Meghalaya Protection of Catchment Areas Act, 1990 came into effect from 27th April, 1992 and the Meghalaya Protection of Catchment Areas Rules, 1996 came into force on 15th April, 1996.

(c) If the reply to (a) above is in the negative, the reasons thereof ?

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

Yatri Niwas at Jowai

Shri S. MULIEH

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

65. Will the Minister in-charge, Taxation be pleased to state the steps taken by the Government to construct the Yatri Niwas at Jowai ?

The Scheme has been dropped for non-availability of suitable land.

Transfer of Defence Land

Shri P.T SAWKMIE

Dr. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Revenue & Disaster Management)

66. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state if there is any proposal from the Government to initiate with the centre to transfer back the Defence Land to the State Government ?

Yes, Sir, the State Government has taken up with the Ministry of Defence for transfer of some plots of the State Government for Public purposes.

Construction of New Assembly Building

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

Shri SHITLANG PALE
[Minister in-charge, Public Works (Building)]

67. Will the Minister in-charge, Public Works (Buildings) be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The current position vis-a-vis the decision of the High Power Committee to locate the New Assembly Building Complex at Upper Shillong ?

(a) High Power Committee inspected the site on 16.03.06 and agreed upon unanimously to accept the site for the construction of New Assembly Building at Upper Shillong subject to 'No Objection Certificate' from the Air Force Authority. The location is approx 6 Km away from the old site.

(b) Whether the work will be allotted to the firm earlier short listed for the work at the old site at Khyndai Lad ?

(b) The contract agreement with the contractor short listed earlier has not been terminated yet, Sir.

(c) The tentative dated for the commencement and completion of the construction respectively ?

(c) The sites selected by the High Power Committee belongs to Agriculture Department. So, formalities for the handing taking over of land will take sometime. It is expected the work will commence from August 2006 and work will complete by 2009.

Bird Flu in the State

Shri ZENITH M. SANGMA

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

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

 

(a) Whether the Government has initiated any preventive measures to check Bird Flu in the State ?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If the reply to (a) above is in the affirmative, the methods adopted so far ?

(b) Preventive measures to check Bird Flu in the State is placed on the Table of the House.

Encroachments in State and Forest Reserve

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri FRIDAY LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment)

69. Will the Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that there are numerous cases as illegal encroachments in the areas of various State Forests, Reserved Forests ?

(a) There are instances of encroachments in some Government Reserved Forests, Sir.

(b) If the reply to (a) is in the affirmative, the steps taken by the Government in this regards ?

(b) Necessary legal action under provisions of the Meghalaya Forest Regulation (Application and Amendment), Act 1973 have been taken against encroachers by the concerned Divisional Forest Officers and cases in sub-judice in district Courts concerned. The Divisional Forest Officers in the Districts have been instructed to stem encroachment and to ensure that no fresh areas are encroached upon.

(c) The total area of each of the State Reserved Forest ?
























(c) The total area of each of the State Reserve Forests is as given below :-

Name of Reserve

 

Area in Sq.Kms

1.Saipung R.F.

-

150.35

2.Narpuh Block I

-

62.42

3.Narpuh Block II

-

98.68

4.Riatkhwan R.F.

-

3.91

5.Shyrwat R.F.

-

0.44

6.Riat Laban R.F.

-

2.05

7.Nongkhyllem R.F.

-

96.91

8.Unsaw R.F.

-

0.44

9.Chimabongshi

-

23.28

10.Dhima R.F.

-

20.72

11.Rajasimla R.F.

-

18.13

12.Dilma R.F.

-

2.59

13.Ildek R.F.

-

2.59

14.Darugiri R.F.

-

10.36

15.Rongrengiri R.F.

-

36.26

16.Dambu

-

18.13

17.Songsak R.F

-

23.31

18.Dibru Hills R. F.

-

15.02

19.Tura Peak R.F.

-

4.19

20.Baghmara R.F.

-

43.91

21.Angratoli R. F.

-

30.11

22.Rawak R. F.

-

6.47

23.Emangiri R.F.

-

8.29

24.Nongumiang R. F.

-

0.31

Bird Flu

Shri P.T. SAWKMIE

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

70. Will the Minister in-charge, animal Husbandry and Veterinary be pleased to state the present condition of the Bird Flu in the State? :-

Sir, as of now there is no Bird Flu in the State.

N. L. R. C. P. R.

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Minister in-charge, Planning)

71. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The total amount earmarked for Meghalaya under N. L. C .P. R. 2005-2006?

(a) Sir. No amount is earmarked by the Ministry of DONER under N. L. C. P. R.

(b) The sector wise allocation of the same?

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

(c) Whether it is fact that DONER has committed an amount of Rs.290 crores improvement of roads and Rs.35 crores for flood prevention measures and related works?

(c) Sir, the State Government has not received any communication on this matter from he Ministry of DONER.

NGO's Banned

Shri ZENITH SANGMA

Shri H.D.R. LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Home)

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

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that certain individuals or any NGO banned all the 24 MLAs from getting entry into the Garo Hills Districts in the month of November and December, 2005 ?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) Whether the Police Department has received any report from any of the MLAs being manhandled ?

(b) Yes, Sir.

(c) Whether any FIR was lodged by any of the MLAs ?

(c) Yes, Sir.

(d) If the reply to (c) above is in the affirmative, the action taken by the Government so far ?

(d) A case vide Tura PS case No.142(12)05U/S147/341/506IPC was registered. Shri Terang B. Marak of Mukbangre village and Shri Lyngdoh Sangma of Ransakona village were mentioned in the FIR as suspected accused. On receiving the information, the Police immediately rushed to the spot and conducted raids in all the suspected areas to nab the accused. The raids were conducted for about three to four days, however, the accused were not arrested so far. The investigation is continuing.

Joint Forest Management Committee

Shri ZENITH SANGMA

Shri FRIDAY LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment)

73. Will the Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that the Department is implementing the Joint Forest Management Committee and Forest Development Agency in the State ?

(a) & (b). Joint Forest Management Committees were constituted vide Notification No. FOR.64/99/186 dated 9.9.2003 and Forest Development Agency were constituted vide Notification No. FOR.62/2000/239/ dated 9.9.2003. Their work is on-going.

(b) If the reply to (a) above is in the affirmative, when ?

(c) The name of the Districts and the villages ?























































(c) The work has been implemented in the Joint Forest Management Committees for various villages as listed below :-

Jaintia Hills District,
Jowai
Villages
Pdengshakap
Namdong
Sohmynting
Mukhap
Ialong


East Khasi Hills District, Shillong
Villages
Pdengshnong Sohra
Kut
Pingwait
Mawlyngot
Laitmawsiang
Umsawmat
Mynriang
Nongjrong

West Khasi Hills District, Nongstoin
Villages
Umnianggriang
Mawpen
Mawlangren
Yiehnongbah
Nongsohlait
Umdang
Nongriangka
Sakwang
Mawten
Pudjaut
Marshillong
Nonglang
Laitkynja-Rangblang

East Garo Hills District, Williamnagar
Villages
Mejolgre Nokat
Bolmoram
Rongap- Asimgre
Bolmoram Mongri Samanda Prapgre
Gabil Wagopgre
Samkhalakgre
Matramgre




Ri-Bhoi Distrrict, Nongpoh
Villages
Nartap
Sohlaitrim
Umrang-Langkru
Umkai
Thad
Jair
Umtngam
Mawbsein
Sumer-Umbang
Umsohmat
Pahamsohbar
Amtakhroh
Amsohjani
Umsylliang
Umtrai
Umsyai
Umlaper
Pynker

West Garo Hills District, Tura
Villages
Darechikgre
Durakantagre
Jengggitchakgre
Doldigre
Rongbakgre
Indekgre
Arenggre
Salmanpara
Demdema
Dangsinpara
Renggegongaggre & Chigitchakgre
Sasatgre
Chisimbokgre
Wakkagre


South Garo Hills District,
Baghmara
Villages
Kojolgre
Minjikgre
Jaksongram
Damukgittim
Sanai Agal
Siju Duramong

 

Ban on Extension of Services

Shri P.T. SAWKMIE

Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister)

74. Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state if there is any proposal from the Government to ban completely the extension of services of all the retired Government servants in the State ?

No, Sir there is no proposal at present to ban the extension of services of all Retires Government Servant. However, as per Standing Instruction issued no extension is allowed except with the prior approval of the Cabinet. Such cases are agreed to when there is overriding public interest.

Crowborough Hotel

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

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

75. Will the Minister in-charge, Tourism be pleased to state :-

(a) The current status of the construction work at the Crowborough Hotel ?

(a) Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation has appointed IL & FS as consultants to assist M.T.D.C., in the process of completing Crowborough Hotel on BOT (Build Operate and Transfer) concept.

(b) Whether the Department intends on leasing out the same to private hoteliers ?

(b) Yes, Sir.

(c) Whether the M.T.D.C. has received favourable response from hotel operators of National and International repute to manage the Hotel ?

(c) Response will be known after finalization of Detailed Project Report.

Ban on Smoking in Public Places

Shri ZENITH SANGMA

Shri SAYEEDULLAH NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)

76. Will the Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government has already banned smoking in public places ?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If the reply to (a) above is in the affirmative, which is the enforcing agent and what is the penalty for the offender ?

(b) Heads of the Educational Medical Institutions, Public Libraries, Drivers of Public vehicles and a Police Officer in other public places. If contravention is under section 5,6 or10 a fine of Rs.100/- and subsequent offence of Rs.200/-which may extend to Rs.500/- and if contravention is under section 7,8 and 9 Rs.500/- and subsequent offence with imprisonment which may extend to three months and a fine of Rs.500/-.

Mini Botanical Garden at Jowai

Shri S. MULIEH

DR. FRIDAY LYNGDOH
(Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment)

77. Will the Minister in-charge, Forest & Environment be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government is serious enough to construct a Mini Botanical Garden at Jowai ?

(a) and (c). Sir there are no immediate plans to establish a Mini Botanical Garden at Jowai, due to constraints of land and resource availability.

(b) If so, the name of Botanical Garden ?

(b) Does not arise in view of the reply to parts (a) & (c).

(c) If not, the reasons thereof ?

 

Rate of Electricity

Shri P.T SAWKMIE

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

78. Will the Minister in-charge, Power be pleased to state the amount that the Government charges for the rate of electricity from the consumers per unit ?

Sir, the category-wise rate of electricity per unit for certain categories are shown below :-

(1) For Low and Medium Voltages
Category Gross Rate
(paise/unit)
Rebate
(paise/unit)
Net Rate
(paise/unit)

DOMESTIC (LT)

For first 100 units

205 10 195

For next 100 units

240 10 230

All above 200 units

330 10 320

COMMERCIAL (LT)

     

For first 100 units

395

10

385

For next 100 units

460

10

450

All above 200 units

505

10

495

INDUSTRIAL (LT)

For first 500 units

385

10

375

For next 500 units

435

10

425

All above 1000 units

460

10

450

GENERAL PURPOSE

For first 100 units

440 10

430

For next 100 units

475

10

465

All above 200 units

505

10

495

(II) For EHT/HT Voltage Gross Rate
(paise/unit)
Rebate
(paise/unit)
Demand Charge
(RS/KVA/Month)

DOMESTIC (HT)

199

-

145

COMMERCIAL(HT)

260

-

176

BULK SUPPLY

266

-

227

INDUSTRIAL (HT)

266

10

80

INDUSTRIAL (EHT) 236

10

NIL

Construction of an Airport

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

Smti. D. C. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Transport)

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

 

(a) Whether the Government has explored the possibilities of an airport with the runway sufficient to meet the landing requirement of ATR's and bigger aircrafts?

(a) and (b).
Sir, Umroi airport is functional and flights (ATR) are operating to and from Umroi Airport to Kolkata and Aizawl. At present due to technical reasons bigger aircraft such as Boeing are not able to land at Umroi airport. To facilitate visit of tourist to Shillong, the amenities at Umroi airport are being upgraded suitably.
Government is also taking efforts to make Baljek airport operational. The State Government at a high level has also taken up a proposal to improve air connectivity facilities in the State.

(b) Whether the Government realizes that absence of such an airfield is a major hindrance to potential visitors of the state?

Myntdu Minor Irrigation Project

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri KYRMEN SUSNGI
(Minister in-charge, Agriculture & Minor Irrigation)

80. Will the Minister in-charge, Agriculture & Minor Irrigation be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether it is fact that Myntdu M. I. P. is not functioning ?

(a) Sir, there is no Scheme by the name of Myntdu MIP in the books of the Directorate of Irrigation.

(b) If so, the reasons thereof?

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

Meghalaya Transport Corporation

Shri P. T. SAWKMIE

Smti. D. C. MARAK
(Minister in-charge, Transport)

81. Will the Minister in-charge, Transport be pleased to state the present status of the employees of the Meghalaya transport Corporation :-

The present status of the employees of the Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) as on 1.3.2006 is as follows:-

  1. Employees numbers 372.

  2. The break up of the employees 13 Officers, 84 Ministerial staff, 66 Drivers, 37 Conductors, 144 Mechanic staff and 28 Grade IV staff.
    At present the Managing Director of Meghalaya Transport Corporation is on partial deputation from the State Government and is not borne on the pay roll of MTC.

Three Tier Identity Card Scheme

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minister)

82. Will the Minister in-charge, Labour be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The progress made to introduce the 3-tier Identity Card Scheme in Meghalaya?

(a) Steps to implement scheme will be taken up as and when the Multi National Identity Card Scheme is sanctioned by Government of India.

(b) Whether the decision to accept 1971 as the official cut- off year will form the basis for implementation of the same?

(b) This will depend upon the details of the Scheme as specified by Government of India, as decided at the relevant point of time.

Stadium at Demthring Jaintia Hills

Shri S. MULIEH

Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Minister in-charge, Sports & Youth Affairs)

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

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that the Playground/Stadium at Demthring of Jaintia Hills has been sanctioned during the year, 2004-2005?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, the total amount Sanctioned?

(b) Rs. 28.89 Lakhs.

(c) If not, the reason thereof?

(c) Does not arise in view of (a) and (b) above.

Pension to deficit School Teachers

Shri P.T. SAWKMIE

Dr. DONKAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minster in-charge, Education)

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

 

(a) If there is any proposal from the Government to give pension to deficit School Teachers in the State.

(a) No, Sir.

(b) If so, when?

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

Non- Circulation of Coins

Shri PAUL LYNGDOH

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

85. Will the Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Finance be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The reasons behind the non-circulation of coins all over Meghalaya?

(a), (b) &(c). Sir, the Government is aware of the shortage in circulation of coin of small denominations in Meghalaya and is ascertaining the reasons for same. The matter has been taken up with the Reserve Bank Of India from time to time to ensure adequate supply of notes and coins of small denominations to the Public.
The Government of RBI during his visit to Shillong, on 12th Novenber, 2005 has assured that the shortage of notes and coins of small denominations in Meghalaya will be sorted out by the Reserve Bank of India.

During January, 2006 the matter had also been taken up by the State Government with the State Bank of India Shillong.

(b) Whether the Department is aware of repeated instructions from the R. B. I. in this regard?

(c) The steps, if any, being taken to deal with the problem?

Sports Complex at Jowai

Shri S. MULIEH

Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minster in-charge, Sports & Youth Affairs)

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

 

(a) Whether it is fact that the Sports Complex at Jowai has been sanctioned?.

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, the total amount sanctioned?

(b) Rs.295.05 Lakhs.

(c) If not, the reasons thereof?

(c) Does not arise in view of (a) and (b) above.

Tura Outdoor Stadium

Shri BILLYKID A. SANGMA

Dr. D. D. LAPANG
(Chief Minster in-charge, Sports & Youth Affairs)

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

 

(a) Whether the Government is going to complete the constriction works of Tura Outdoor Stadium?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so, when?


(b) Being a major project, completion of the entire Stadium may take time. However, works will be taken up in a phase manner and every effort will be taken to complete the project at the earliest possible time depending on the availability of fund.

(c) The amount earmarked for the same for the year 2005-2006?

(c) Nil.

Upper primary and Secondary schools

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri. BECKSTAR K. SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Elementary Education)

88.Will the Minister in-charge, education be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government had any policy to bring Upper Primary schools and Secondary schools under the Deficit system during the current financial year?

(a) No, Sir.

(b) If the answer to (a) above is in the affirmative the total number of schools to be brought under the system?

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

(c) The total number of Upper Primary and Secondary schools brought under such system?

(c) (i) There are 132 Upper Primary Schools which have been brought under Deficit System.
(ii) there are 121 numbers of Secondary Schools till 1989.

Adhoc System for Upper Primary Schools

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri. BECKSTAR K. SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Elementary Education)

89.Will the Minister in-charge, education be pleased to state :-

 

(a) The total number of Upper Primary schools that have been brought under improved ad-hoc system with names?

(a) There are 1183 Upper Primary Schools under ad-hoc System and 384 Upper Primary Schools under the improved System of Grant- in- aid. The names of the Schools is placed on the Table of the House.

(b) The total Number of teachers including Headmaster allowed in such Schools?

(b) There are 4(four) teachers in each school which are inclusive of the Headmaster, Hindi teacher and Science teacher.

School-less Villages

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri. BECKSTAR K. SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Elementary Education)

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

 

(a) Number of School- less villages in the State?

(a) The Number of Scholl- less Villages in being compiled.

(b) Whether the Government is intending to provide Schools to those school- less villages?

(b) Yes, Sir.

(c) If so, the number school-less villages which will be provided with schools during the current financial year?

(c) The number of School- less villages to be provided with Schools will depend on (a) above.

Affiliation of Private Colleges

Shri S. MULIEH

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

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

 

(a) The total number of Private Colleges affiliated under N.E. H. U. in the State?

(a) 22 Nos., Sir.
Statement is placed on the Table of the House.

(b) Whether the Government has any decision to extend adhoc grants to such colleges?

(b) No, Sir.

Opening Permission for New Primary Schools

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri. BECKSTAR K. SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Elementary Education)

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

 

(a) Whether it is a fact that more than a year the Committee has not met to finalise the opening permission of new Upper Primary Schools and Lower Primary Schools?

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) If so the reasons thereof?

(b) The term of the Regional Committee for granting Opening Permission which has since expired is being reconstituted.

(c) The name of the members of the Committee?







(c) The Members of the previous Committees are:- 

1.

Director of Elementary & Mass Education

-

Chairman

2.

Jt. Director of Elementary& Mass Education.

-

Chairman

3.

Dy. Director Of elementary & Mass Education.

-

Member Secy.

4.

Secretary, MBOSE

-

Member.

5.

Director of higher & Technical Education

-

Member

6.

All Inspector of Schools

-

Member

7.

All Asstt. Inspector of Schools

-

Member

8.

All Dy. Inspector of Schools

-

Member

School-less under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri. BECKSTAR K. SANGMA
(Minister in-charge, Elementary Education)

93.Will the Minister in-charge, Mass & Elementary Education be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Government has made sanction for new Primary Education for the School-less villages in Jaintia Hills under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for the year,2003-04 and 2004-05 till date?

(a) Yes, Sir, during 2003-2004.

(b) If so, the number of Primary Schools in each village in Jaintia Hills?

(b) 1(one) School in 13 (thirteen) villages were sanctioned during 2003-2004.

(c) If not, the reasons thereof?

(c) Does not arise in view of (a) & (b) above.

Compensation to Fire Victims

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri. DONKUPAR ROY
(Deputy Chief Minister in-charge, Revenue)

94.Will the Chief Minister be pleased to state whether compensation has been provided to the Fire Victims at Iawmusiang: Jowai?-

No, Sir.

Financial Power of the Assistant Drugs Controller

Shri S. MULIEH

Shri. SAYEEDULLA NONGRUM
(Minister in-charge, Health & Family Welfare)

95..Will the Minister in-charge, Health and Family welfare be pleased be pleased to state :-

 

(a) Whether the Assistant Drugs Controller has the financial power to decide on the financial matters in connection of fixing the Drugs license?

(a) No, Sir.

(b) If the reply to (a) above is in affirmative, the amount fixed per license?

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

(c) If the reply to (a) is in the negative the reason thereof?

(c) Sir, the license fees in respect of Drugs Licenses implemented in Meghalaya are as per the fees prescribed under the Drugs & Cosmetic Act,1940 & Rules, 1945, Government of India.