Budget Session 2016: Question Hour

Budget Session 2016: Question Hour


Govt promoting dairying under CSS: Kohli
SRINAGAR: To promote and popularize dairy farming and animal husbandry in the state, the department of Animal Husbandry is facilitating establishment of dairy units under various bankable Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) where 25% to 33% back ended subsidy is available. Likewise sheep and goat units are established under various State/CSS bankable schemes, where 25% to 33% back ended subsidy is also available.
This information was given by Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Abdul Gani Kohli while replying to a question raised by Ajatshatru in the Legislative Council.
The Minister said from 2007 to 2015, 45.37 lakh MTs of milk have been produced. Similarly, 594 lakh Kgs of mutton and 1072 lakh Kgs of poultry meat were produced during this period.
Kohli further said the department is regularly conducting training/ awareness camps across the state, wherein farmers and especially un-employed youth are being trained and made aware of prospects of dairy farming. The huge gap of local production and demand of major livestock products is presently being met through imports. The department is in the process of framing long term strategy so as to attract capital investment in livestock sector and fodder development, he added.

Emission level of vehicles, industrial units being monitored constantly: Lal Singh
The Minister for Forests & Ecology Lal Singh today said the emission level of vehicles and the Industrial Units is constantly monitored by the Pollution Control Board (PCB) and necessary action under rules is taken against the vehicle owners and Industrial Unit Holders, if anyone violates the rules.
The Minister was replying to a question raised by Surinder Ambardar, in the Legislative Council. He said being the nodal agency the PCB monitors air pollution and the government is taking steps to curb the air pollution.
He said pollution control devices are installed in the Industrial Units which reduce pollution. He further added that functioning and efficiency of these devices is being monitored by the board and necessary action under rules is taken against the owners which violate the pollution control norms.
Lal Singh said that in addition to above Motor Vehicles Department takes action under Motor Vehicles Act against the vehicle owners who violate the pollution control norms.
He said that the Board conducts awareness programmes about the hazards of pollution and its control as a part of its routine activities.

Govt provides assistance to needy patients under various welfare schemes: Bali Bhagat
The Minister For Health & Medical education Bali Bhagat today informed the House that there are various schemes under which poor patients are provided the financial assistance by the government.
The Minister, while replying to a question raised by Yasir Reshi in the Legislative Council, said that poor patients can avail financial assistance under various schemes like Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN), Medical Aid Trust(MAT), Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakaram(RBSK), Cancer treatment management fund for poor (CTMFFP) for treatment of cancer, Heart diseases etc…
He said that Union Ministry of Family Welfare provides financial assistance to the BPL patients suffering from life threatening diseases under Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi Scheme. The financial assistance is admissible for treatment of the BPL patients in government hospitals only.
He further said that that the Union Ministry also provides financial assistance under Union Health Ministers Discretionary Grant to the poor/indigent patients whose annual family income is up to Rs 75000/- and the cost of treatment is Rs 1 lakh. He said patients are eligible for the grant for treatment in Government hospitals only on production of application form duly filled by the applicant, the medical certificate and income certificate
The Minister said under Jammu and Kashmir Medical Aid Trust scheme the cases for Financial, Medical assistance in favour of patients are recommended by the concerned Deputy Commissioners after verifying the financial status of the patients through the concerned Tehsildars.
Medical certificates issued by the Institutions/ Hospitals within and outside the state where patients are registered for treatment/surgery indicating the cost and course of treatment are also enclosed by the concerned Deputy Commissioners while recommending such cases.
He said these cases are then placed before the Medical Aid Committee and the Committee after examining the cases as well as financial status of the patients recommends suitable financial assistance on merits of each case depending upon the nature of the disease, cost of treatment, financial status of the patient and also availability of the funds under the said scheme.

Upgradation of sports infrastructure in Kishtwar under examination: Imran Ansari
The Minister for Technical Education & Youth Service and Sports, Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari, today informed the house that under the centrally sponsored scheme ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan’ construction of indoor and outdoor sports complex’s where envisaged in each block of all the rural districts of the State including the blocks of District Kishtawar.
However, he said the scheme was later revamped as ‘Khelo India’ by Government of India, as such the construction of sports infrastructure at Kishtawar district shall be examined in the new scheme once the operational guidelines of the scheme are issued by GOI.
The Minister was replying to a question raised by Firdous Ahmad Tak in the upper house of the legislature today. The Minister further informed the House that in 2009 the Deputy Commissioner Kishtawar had identified 75 kanals and 1 Marla of land at village Lanyal in Kishtawar for the construction of Sports stadium there.
He said though the notification has been issued, Rs 12 crore is required as land compensation for the same. Ansari said that as per the standing policy, stadia are developed where ever free of cost land is available as the land compensation is not covered in the scheme.

Room rent for Anganwadi centers enhanced: Sajad Lone
The Minister for Social Welfare Sajad Gani Lone today said the Anganwadi workers and Helpers are getting a monthly honorarium of Rs 3600 and Rs 1840 per month respectively. Responding to a question raised by Ramesh Arora, the Minister further stated in the Legislative Council that the share of state government in the honorarium is Rs 900 per month while central government contributes Rs 2700 per month.
He informed the house that the room rent of Anganwadi centers has already been enhanced by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development from Rs 750 to Rs 3000 in cities and Rs 200 to Rs 750 in villages subject to the conditions that the house owner provides 600 sqft area for the centre.
Ramesh Arora, Sofi Yousuf, Firdous Tak, Saif-ud-din Bhat and Surinder Kumar Choudhary raised supplimentaries.