Tawi embankments to be developed: Taj
The Minister was replying to a question raised by Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy on behalf of Ajat Shatru Singh in Legislative Council toady.
He said the plan to preserve and protect the Tawi embankment, project namely Master Plan for Flood Protection Works of Ravi Tawi D/S City Bridge under the “Flood Management Programme” at a cost of Rs. 22.82 crore has been sanctioned by the union Minister of Water Resources, Government of India for construction of
He said a new project namely construction of protection of works at D/S of Sidhra Bank of river Tawi for protection of Sidhra town and adjoining areas costing Rs. 14.66 crore has been recently sanctioned by the MOWR, against which Rs. 375 lakhs stand released as central assistance for the year 2010-11 under FMP. He said one more project namely FPW in river Tawi for Kattal battal U/S Sidhra Bridge costing Rs. 11.33 crore has been recently sanctioned by the NABARD.
The Minister said another important project namely Design and Construction of Auto Mechanically operated gated barrage with Sluice Gates across River Tawi with RCC base, Sipllway, Gangway, Guide Bunds etc for creation of pondage at Belicharana,
154 water schemes going on in Kathua: Taj
The Minister was replying to a question raised by Subash Chander Gupta in Legislative Council.
He said 16 new water supply projects have been also formulated under NABARD loan assistance and would be considered for submission as per the district wise ceilings over the years. He said for Hiranagar constituency, 24 water supply schemes are ongoing under various programmes of which as many as 15 schemes are under NRDWP and 9 schemes under district plan.
Infiltration plants across State being re-mapped: Taj
The Minister was replying to a question raised by Altaf Ahmad Wani in Legislative Council.
He said there some filtration plants which have become non-functional are dealt with under the programme revamping of filtration plants. He said the department has already taken up these non-functional plants under the water quality component of the NRDWP for revamping.
The Minister said that all the uncovered areas would be provided tube wells and also new water supply schemes be constructed to provide them safe drinking water. He said the areas of Dachan Pora and Khourpora in Pahalgam constituency are being provided drinking water from the already constructed filtration plants of various schemes and there is no need for construction of big filtration plants as on date.
No daily rated, casual/CP workers engaged: Taj
The Minister was replying to a question raised by Mohammad Rashid Qureshi in Legislative Council.
He said regarding district Kupwara and Poonch, no such engagement has been made in these two districts during last two years.
Panel constituted to control noise pollution: Mian Altaf
Minister for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Mian Altaf informed the House that a 3-member committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Chairman, Pollution Control Board comprising its members as Magistrate and Police Officer of their respective areas to give suggestions how to control the noise pollution in twin capital cities of the State.
The Minister was replying to a question by B. R. Kundal in Legislative Council today.
He said the committee has been asked to submit the report within 10 days. He said the committee was constituted in light of a comprehensive strategy adopted by the Government to keep the noise pollution within the permissible limits.
He said to keep the noise pollution under permissible limits; the Transport Department has already directed to all commercial vehicle owners, drivers to replace pressure, double tone, multi tone and shrill horns from their vehicles by horns emitting permissible decibel levels of sound. He said checking squads have also been constituted by the motor vehicle department to check noise pollution.
The supplementary was raised by Ghulam Qadir Pardesi.
No encroachment taking place: Shabir
Minister of State for Forests, Environment and Ecology, Shabir Ahmad Khan informed the House that no forest encroachment has taken place during last two years in the State.
The Minister was replying to a question by Ravinder Kumar Sharma in Legislative Council today.
He said whenever the department receives complaint regarding encroachment; immediate action is taken to retrieve the area. He said the forest area under encroachment is 14,
Supplementaries were raised by Altaf Ahmad Wani, Syed Asgar Ali, M. Y. Taing and Ajay Sadhotra.
Measures initiated to contain overloading: Shabir
Minister of State for Transport, Shabir Ahmad Khan informed the House that the steps taken by the Government for effective control and elimination of overloading menace are registration of criminal cases against the violators including owners found indulging in overloading, public awareness, camps regarding traffic rules, cancellation of licences, route permits, registration and fine to the drivers involved in repeated overloading in different routes of the State.
The Minister was replying to a question by S. Trilocah Singh in Legislative Council today.
He said an amount of Rs. 50 lakh has been approved during this year for installation of four weigh bridges at Udhampur, Lowermunda, Sonamarg and Upshi (Leh) to detect and check the menace of overloading.
Replying to the supplementaries raised by Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy and Syed Asgar Ali, the Minister informed the House that to control the overloading in erstwhile Doda district which has become accident prone area in last two to three years, 34 new SRTC buses were allotted to the district to ease the overloading. He said more buses would also be provided to the district to check the menace.
Mobile ration cards to nomads soon: Shabir
Minister of State for Transport, Shabir Ahmad Khan informed the House that mobile ration cards would soon be issued to nomadic Gujjars and Bakerwals of the State enabling them to get their ration across the State during their movement.
The Minister was replying to a question by Nizam-ud-Din Khatana in Legislative Council today.
He said ration is supplied to all the ration ticket holders including Gujjar and Bakerwals on the basis of census-2001. He said nomadic Gujjar and Bakerwal families are supplied ration out of to overall savings of the division in which they are located.
The supplementaries were raised by Murtaza Ahmad Khan, Ajay Sadhotra, Mohammad Rashid Qureshi, Jehangir Hussain Mir and Altaf Ahmad Wani.
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