Comprehensive survey undertaken to include left-out families under PDS: Govt

Minister for CA&PD, Choudhary Zulfkar today said a comprehensive survey has been got conducted through Deputy Commissioners of all districts for inclusion of the left-out families under Public Distribution System (PDS) in the State.
Comprehensive survey undertaken to include left-out families under PDS: Govt

Minister for CA&PD, Choudhary Zulfkar today said a comprehensive survey has been got conducted through Deputy Commissioners of all districts for inclusion of the left-out families under Public Distribution System (PDS) in the State.

Replying to a question by Advocate Aijaz Ahmed Mir in the House here today, the Minister said to ensure that no family is left out of PDS, the department has recently issued a circular wherein instructions have been passed to all Deputy Commissioners to include all those families for ration distribution, who have been left-out in census-2011.

The Minister said that a high powered inter-departmental committee headed by Principal Secretary to Government, Planning and Development Department with Commissioner Secretaries of Finance, CA&PD and Law Department as its members has been constituted to examine in detail the pros and cons of the implementation of National Food Security Act (NFSA).  

The Minister said the committee will be submitting its recommendations shortly to be placed before the State Cabinet for final decision.

Legislators, Mir Zahoor Ahmad and Mr. Ravinder Raina raised supplementaries to the main question.

'66 PHE SCHEMES FUNCTIONAL IN NOWSHERA, SUNDERBANI'

Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sukhnandan Kumar informed the House that 66 PHE schemes are functional in Nowshera and Sunderbani sub-divisions of district Rajouri.

He said this in reply to a question by Ravinder Raina in the House today.

The Minister further said 26 habitations of Nowshera sub-division and 7 habitations of Sunderbani sub-division have been partially covered under tapped drinking water facility.

The Minister further informed that 8 habitations of Nowshera sub-division and 37 habitations of Sunderbani sub-division would be covered under different ongoing water supply schemes in due course of time.

VEERI TABLES SVC, SVO REPORTS IN HOUSE
Minister for Horticulture, Abdul Rehman Veeri on behalf of Chief Minister, today laid on the table of the House a copy the 2nd Annual Report of the State Vigilance Commission (SVC) for the year 2014, as provided in the Section 13 of Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Commission Act, 2011.
The Minister also tabled a copy of the Jammu and Kashmir Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Ordinance 2015, as required under section 91 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir and a copy of half-yearly report of the State Vigilance Organization (SVO) for the period from January to June, 2015, as provided in Section 9-A of the Jammu and Kashmir Prevention of Corruption Act, Samvat 2006. 
SPEAKER NOMINATES PANEL OF CHAIRMEN
Speaker, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Kavinder Gupta today announced the names of the panel of Chairmen for the ongoing autumn session. The panel includes Legislators Mohammad Shafi Uri, M. Y. Tarigami and Choudhary Sham Lal.
SECY INFORMS ABOUT BILLS RATIFIED BY GOVERNOR
Secretary, J&K Legislative Assembly,Mohammad Ramzan informed the House about four Bills passed by both Houses of Legislature and assented to by the Governor on 20th of April 2015.
These bills include; The Jammu and Kashmir Civic Laws (Special Provisions) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (L.A. Bill No. 3 of 2015), The Jammu and Kashmir Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (L.A. Bill No. 4 of 2015)", The Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (L.A. Bill No. 5 of 2015) and The Kashmir and Jammu Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2015 (L.A. Bill No. 6 of 2015). 
PROCEEDINGS IN LC
POSSESSION OF SIDHRA LAND HANDED OVER TO JDA: DY CM
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh while replying to a question by Ajatshatru Singh in the Legislative Council today said the land in Sidhra, Jammu and adjoining areas including Sidhra Part III, Majeen Part-I and II, Rangoora Part-I and II has been acquired. He added that the final award of villages Sidhra III and Rangoora II has been issued. While as land acquisition is under process for villages Majeen Part I, Majeen Part- II and Rangoora Part III for finalization of award, he said. The Deputy Chief Minister said possession of the land has been handed over to Jammu Development Authority (JDA).
925 KANALS OF LAND VACATED ALONG RIVER TAWI: PADDAR
Minister of State for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Abdul Majid Padder said that I&FC department has got vacated 925 kanals of land on the backs of river Tawi in Jammu at various places through anti-encroachment drive.
The Minister said this while replying to a question by Ashok Khajuria in the Legislative Council today. The Minister said that the complete details of land encroached on the banks of river Tawi are being compiled by the Revenue Department. The Minister further said that to vacate such land from encroachers an anti-encroachment drive has been launched in the light of J&K Water Resources (Regulatory and Management Act-2010) & Rules 2011.
Sofi Yousuf raised a supplementary to the main question.
18576 BENEFICIARIES ASSISTED UNDER IAY: HAQ
Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Abdul Haq said that under Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) during 2013-14 and 2014-15 the Rural Development Department (RDD) has assisted 18576 beneficiaries to construct their new houses and construction of 16976 such houses is under process. The Minister said that the RDD has been able to improve lives of rural people to a large extent and yielded desired results through implementation of various schemes.
The Minister stated this while replying to a question by S. Charanjeet Singh in the Legislative Council today. The Minister said that under Swachh Bharat Mission against a target of 3 lakh units of Individual Household Latrines (IHHL), 64405 units of IHHL have been constructed during 2014-15 and remaining are being constructed during 2015-16.
While giving details of achievements under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), the Minister said that the programme has been implemented in 21 blocks of the State and 8500 Self Help Groups (SHGs) have been constituted. He added that an amount of Rs 14 crore of institutional finance has been disbursed among more than 2700 SHGs, while as an amount of Rs. 21 Crore has been provided as Revolving Fund and Community Investment Fund to SHGs.
The Minister said that under MGNREGA, 273307 numbers of works have been completed and about 9.03 crore man-days generated. 
Meanwhile, the Minister said under 13th Finance Commission (FC) Award about 596 Panchayat Ghars and 364 Common Facilitation Centers are under construction against the General Performance Grant, adding that 143 Block Development Offices are also being constructed out of these grants.
ANAYAT CHAIRS BAC MEET
A meeting of the Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council was held under the chairmanship of Chairman, Haji Anayat Ali here today.
It was decided in the meeting that Private Members Resolutions and the Business scheduled on October 8, 2015 will now be conducted on 7th October 2015 and the Government Business shall now take place on 8th October 2015.
Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Syed Basharat Ahmed Bukhari, Deputy Chairman, LC, Jehangir Mir, Legislators, who are also members of BAC, Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo, Yashpal Sharma, Ghulam Nabi Monga and Romesh Arora besides Secretary Law, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Secretary Legislative Council, Abdul Majid Bhat and other officers of Council Secretariat attended the meeting.
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