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					                                      LOK SABHA
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                                     CORRIGENDA


               to the List of Questions for WRITTEN ANSWERS
              on November 29, 2012/Agrahayana 8, 1934 (Saka)
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958               In heading; for ‘Detraying’ read ‘Defraying’
985               Part (d); for ‘outcome’ read ‘details’
1008              Part (b); line 3: for ‘statellite’ read ‘satellite’
1017              Part (b); last line delete ‘and’
1122              Part (f); line 1: for ‘Register’ read ‘Registrar’
1142              Part (a); line 4: for ‘for’ read ‘to’
1143              Part (e); line 2: for ‘ to be taken by the Government’ read ‘to take’
1147              Delete the existing text and Insert the text mentioned below:-
                      (a) whether the number of people meet with accidents every
                          year, while crossing level crossings and railway lines:
                      (b) if so, the number of people killed while crossing railway
                          lines/level crossing and railway station-yards during each of
                          the last three years and the current year, zone-wise; and
                      (c) the details of steps taken/being taken by the Railways to
                          check the recurrence of such incidents?


                                                             T.K. VISWANATHAN,
                                                               Secretary-General.
NEW DELHI;
November 26, 2012.
Agrahayana 5, 1934 (Saka)




                                         INDEX
                                     (Ministry – wise)


Water Resources             delete           ‘979’
                               LOK SABHA
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                              CORRIGENDUM


                to the List of Questions for ORAL ANSWERS
             on November 29, 2012/Agrahayana 8, 1934 (Saka)
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99            Part (a); line 3: for ‘15 years’ read ’15-year old’




                                                            T.K. VISWANATHAN,
                                                              Secretary-General.
NEW DELHI;
November 26, 2012.
Agrahayana 5, 1934 (Saka)
                                   LOK SABHA
                                        ————
                       List of Questions for ORAL ANSWERS
              Thursday, November 29, 2012/Agrahayana 8, 1934 (Saka)
                                        ————
 (Ministries of Chemicals and Fertilizers; Corporate Affairs; Drinking Water
  and Sanitation; Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises; Law and Justice;
       Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Minority Affairs; Power;
           Railways; Rural Development; Statistics and Programme
                     Implementation; Water Resources)
     ¼jlk;u vkSj moZjd( dkWiksZjsV dk;Z( is;ty vkSj LoPNrk( Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e(
         fof/k vkSj U;k;( lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e( vYila[;d dk;Z( fo|qr( jsy(
          xzkeh.k fodkl( lkaf[;dh vkSj dk;ZØ e dk;kZUo;u( ty lalk/ku ea=ky;½
                                        ————

                          Total Number of Questions — 20
 Action Taken on Expert Committee                  determine rail fares as per the
              Reports                              recommendations contained in the reports
   *81. SHRI SANJAY DINA PATIL:                    mentioned above; and
        SHRI ADHALRAO PATIL                          (d) if so, the details thereof and the
          SHIVAJI:                                 manner in which such a Regulatory
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                   Authority will help the Indian Railways?
jsy ea=h
                                                            Thermal Power Plants
be pleased to state:
   (a) whether the Sam Pitroda Committee              †*82. SHRI MAROTRAO SAINUJI
and Dr. Anil Kakodkar Committee on                            KOWASE:
modernisation and safety of Railways have                   SHRIMATI KAMLA DEVI
submitted their reports;                                      PATLE:
   (b) if so, the details thereof including           Will the Minister of POWER
the main recommendations contained in
those reports and the action taken by the
                                                   fo|qr ea=h
Railways thereon;                                  be pleased to state:
   (c) whether the Railways propose to               (a) whether the Central Power
appoint a Tariff Regulatory Authority to           Generating companies/entities propose to
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.

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set up mega thermal power plants in the                  (e) the remedial steps taken or are being
country including in the tribal and backward          taken to address the issue?
regions of Maharashtra;
   (b) if so, the details thereof, State/UT-                Employment in lieu of Land
wise;                                                              Acquired
    (c) the number of medium and large                   *84. SHRI ABDUL RAHMAN:
thermal power plants set up during the last                   SHRI D.B. CHANDRE
three years and the current year along with                     GOWDA:
their power generation capacity, plant and
State-wise;                                              Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
    (d) whether some thermal power plants             jsy ea=h
have been set up with foreign collaboration           be pleased to state:
in the States; and
                                                          (a) the salient features of the policy
   (e) if so, the details thereof, plant and          guidelines issued by the Railways in 2010
State-wise?                                           for providing employment to those whose
                                                      land has been acquired for railway projects;
             Access to Electricity                        (b) the details of the progress made so far
   *83. SHRI RUDRA MADHAB                             in the implementation of the said guidelines;
          RAY:                                            (c) the number of persons whose land
        SHRI ARJUN CHARAN                             has been acquired for railway projects since
          SETHI:                                      the issue of the said guidelines, State-wise;
   Will the Minister of POWER                            (d) the number of eligible persons as
                                                      per the criteria laid down under the said
fo|qr ea=h                                            guidelines given employment so far, State-
be pleased to state:                                  wise; and
    (a) whether the Government proposes                  (e) the steps taken/being taken by the
to provide round the clock and affordable             Railways to give employment to the eligible
access to electricity to all households and           persons?
villages/hamlets in the country during the
next five years;
                                                       Rationalisation of Fare and Freight
   (b) if so, the details thereof along with                        Structures
the action plan formulated by the
Government in this regard;                               †*85. SHRI RAVINDRA KUMAR
                                                                 PANDEY:
   (c) whether     the    distribution
transformers installed under the Rajiv                   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana                    jsy ea=h
(RGGVY) reportedly get burnt frequently;
                                                      be pleased to state:
   (d) if so, the details thereof, the reasons
therefor, and the time by which such burnt                (a) whether the Railways keep in mind
transformers are likely to be replaced,               the socio-economic conditions prevailing
State-wise; and                                       in the country while fixing fares;
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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   (b) if so, the details thereof;                       (d) the steps being taken by the
    (c) whether the Railways have                    Government to meet the demand of
conducted any exercise to rationalise the            fertilizers in the country?
fare and the freight structure; and
   (d) if so, the details thereof and if not,              Exploitation of Canal Water
the reasons therefor?
                                                        *88. SHRI J.M. AARON RASHID:
          National Arrear Grid                         Will the Minister of WATER
   †*86. DR. KIRODI LAL MEENA:                       RESOURCES

  Will the Minister of LAW AND                       ty lalk/ku ea=h
JUSTICE                                              be pleased to state:
fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h                                     (a) whether certain States have permitted
be pleased to state:                                 beverage companies to use water from canals
                                                     which are primarily meant for drinking and
   (a) whether National Arrears Grid has             irrigation purpose of the farmers and the
been established under e-courts project;             people of the respective areas;
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                       (b) if so, the details thereof including
    (c) if not, the reasons therefor and the         the total quantity of water being used by
time by which the Grid is likely to be               these companies from those canals and the
established including the action taken by            revenue earned by the respective State
the Government in this regard; and                   Governments as a result thereof during the
   (d) the manner in which the aforesaid             last two years and the current year State
Grid would monitor arrears and judicial data?        and year-wise; and
                                                         (c) the steps taken or being taken by
        Production of Fertilizers                    the Union Government to protect the
   *87. SHRI RATAN SINGH:                            interests of the farmers and the people of
        SHRI VIRENDRA KUMAR:                         the respective areas?
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                     Cap on Maximum Prices of Essential
AND FERTILIZERS                                                  Drugs
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
                                                        *89. SHRI ANAND PRAKASH
be pleased to state:                                           PARANJPE:
    (a) the quantum of production of                         SHRI B.B. PATIL:
fertilizers including urea in the country              Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
during each of the last three years and the          AND FERTILIZERS
current year, company-wise;
                                                     jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
    (b) whether the production of fertilizers
is less than its demand in the country;              be pleased to state:
   (c) if so, the details thereof and the                (a) whether the Government proposes
reasons therefor; and                                to put a cap on the maximum price at which
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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the essential drugs can be sold in the                      Assistance for Irrigation Projects
country;                                                    *91. SHRI TARACHAND
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                                 BHAGORA:
                                                           Will the Minister of WATER
   (c) whether the drug manufacturers have
                                                         RESOURCES
been consulted in this regard and if so, their
response in this regard;                                 ty lalk/ku ea=h
   (d) whether the Government intends to                 be pleased to state:
boost the sale of generic drugs to control                  (a) whether the Union Government
the price of essential drugs; and                        provides assistance for irrigation projects
                                                         in areas included under the Desert
   (e) if so, the measures taken or being                Development Programme (DDP) at par
taken by the Government in this regard?                  with the Drought Prone Area Programme
                                                         (DPAP) and the Tribal Areas Development
                                                         (TAD) areas for the Repair, Renovation
          Subsidy on Fertilizers                         and Restoration (RRR) scheme;
   *90. SHRI PURNMASI RAM:                                  (b) if so, the details thereof;
        SHRI VISHWA MOHAN                                   (c) whether the Union Government has
          KUMAR:                                         received any proposals from the State
                                                         Governments in this regard; and
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
                                                             (d) if so, the details thereof including
AND FERTILIZERS                                          the action taken by the Union Government
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                                    thereon?
be pleased to state:                                     Setting up of Minority Commissions
   (a) whether the farmers are getting the                  *92. SHRI ASADUDDIN OWAISI:
requisite benefit of subsidy on fertilizers;
                                                           Will the Minister of MINORITY
   (b) if so, the facts thereof;                         AFFAIRS
   (c) whether some fertilizer companies                 vYila[;d dk;Z ea=h
resort to tactics of gold plating i.e. indicating        be pleased to state:
lower production capacity and on the basis                  (a) whether several States in the country
of percentage production obtain huge                     including Jammu & Kashmir are yet to set
subsidy;                                                 up the Minority Commissions;
   (d) if so, the details thereof and the action            (b) if so, the details thereof indicating
taken by the Government in this regard;                  the names of such States and the reasons
                                                         therefor;
and
                                                            (c) whether the Union Government has
   (e) the steps taken to ensure that the                taken up the matter with the States
poor and marginal farmers get the maximum                concerned to set up such Minority
benefit of subsidy?                                      Commissions; and
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   (d) if so, the response of the State             (b) if so, the details thereof including
Governments thereto and the steps taken          the steps taken by the Government in this
or are being taken by the Union                  regard;
Government in this regard?                           (c) whether the Core Committee
                                                 constituted under the Chairmanship of
          Corporate Governance                   Additional Solicitor General has submitted
                                                 its recommendations to the Government
    *93. SHRI ANTO ANTONY:                       on the basis of inputs received from
         SHRI MODUGULA                           different quarters;
           VENUGOPALA REDDY:
                                                     (d) if so, the details thereof including
  Will the Minister of CORPORATE                 the decisions taken by the Government in
AFFAIRS                                          this regard; and
dkWiksZjsV dk;Z ea=h                                  (e) the time by which the Government
be pleased to state:                             is likely to initiate electoral reforms process
                                                 in the country?
    (a) whether the Government has
recently brought out a Legal Compliance                Upgradation of Rural Roads
Manual (LCM) to facilitate the companies
to get acquainted with the laws and norms           *95. DR. KIRIT PREMJIBHAI
of corporate governance;                                   SOLANKI:
                                                         SHRI KACHHADIA
    (b) if so, the details thereof;
                                                           NARANBHAI:
    (c) whether the Government proposes
                                                   Will the Minister of RURAL
to amend the Accounting Standards in the
                                                 DEVELOPMENT
Companies Act;
   (d) if so, the details thereof and the        xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
reasons therefor; and                            be pleased to state:
    (e) the steps taken by the Government            (a) the status of the proposals submitted
in this regard?                                  by the various States in the country especially
                                                 Gujarat for construction/upgradation of roads
             Electoral Reforms                   under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
                                                 (PMGSY), State-wise;
    *94. SHRI P. LINGAM:
         SHRI GURUDAS                               (b) the details of the proposals
           DASGUPTA:                             approved, State-wise;
  Will the Minister of LAW AND                       (c) whether some of the proposals
JUSTICE                                          submitted by the States especially Gujarat
                                                 are pending for a long time;
fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
                                                    (d) if so, the details thereof and the
be pleased to state:                             reasons therefor; and
    (a) whether the Government proposes             (e) the steps taken or proposed to be
to carry out comprehensive electoral             taken by the Union Government for the
reforms;                                         expeditious approval of the same?
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            Fast Track Courts                          (b) if so, the details thereof including its
                                                    aims and objectives;
   †*96. DR. MAHENDRASINH P.
           CHAUHAN:                                    (c) whether the Union Government
         SHRIMATI MANEKA                            proposes to assist the States to open such
           GANDHI:                                  court rooms in other parts of the country;
  Will the Minister of LAW AND                      and
JUSTICE                                                (d) if so, the details thereof?
fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
be pleased to state:                                Aggregate Technical and Commercial
                                                                  Losses
  (a) the present status of the Fast Track
Courts in the country;                                 *98. SHRI P.C. GADDIGOUDAR:
   (b) the number of Fast Track Courts                      SHRI SANJAY BRIJKISHOR
functioning in the country as on                              LAL NIRUPAM:
31 December, 2011, State-wise;                         Will the Minister of POWER
   (c) the total funds allocated for such           fo|qr ea=h
Courts during the last three years and the
current year, State-wise;                           be pleased to state:
    (d) the details of the achievements                (a) whether the Government has taken
made by these courts including the number           note of the increase in the cost of power
of cases transferred and disposed of during         generation due to loss/wastage of electricity
the said period, State-wise; and                    during Transmission and Distribution
   (e) whether the Government has any               (T&D);
proposal to set up evening courts in the                (b) if so, the details thereof along with
country and if so, the details thereof              the extent and percentage of Aggregate
including the time by which such courts             Technical and Commercial (AT & C) losses
are likely to be set up in the country?
                                                    of electricity in the country during the last
                                                    three years and the current year, State,
      Child Witness Court Room
                                                    company and year-wise;
   *97. SHRI SURESH KUMAR
          SHETKAR:                                      (c) the measures taken by the
                                                    Government for encouraging research and
  Will the Minister of LAW AND
                                                    development activities for electricity
JUSTICE
                                                    generation, transmission and distribution
fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h                                in the country during the aforesaid period;
be pleased to state:                                   (d) whether the Government has
   (a) whether the first child witness court        conducted any study on loss/wastage of
room, has been opened recently in the               electricity during the T & D in the country;
country;                                            and
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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   (e) if so, the details thereof and the steps           Over-Drawal of Power by States
taken or proposed to be taken for
                                                          *100. SHRI UDAY SINGH:
maintaining strict grid discipline and                          SHRI P. VISWANATHAN:
reducing AT & C losses in the country?
                                                          Will the Minister of POWER

           Review of Old Projects                      fo|qr ea=h
                                                       be pleased to state:
   *99. SHRI N.S.V. CHITTHAN:
        SHRI BHOOPENDRA                                    (a) the operating grid frequency at
          SINGH:                                       present along with the quantum of power
                                                       drawn by various States over and above
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
                                                       the quantity allotted to them during the
jsy ea=h                                               last one year, State-wise;
be pleased to state:                                      (b) the penal provisions for power
                                                       companies over-drawing power from the
   (a) whether the Railways propose to                 Northern Grid along with the total amount
review all old projects particularly those             of penalty collected from the power
which are more than 15 years;                          companies for the last three years and the
    (b) if so, the details thereof including           current year, State-wise;
the number of such projects pending for                    (c) whether the Union Government
the last 15 years in the country, along with           proposes to legally empower agencies like
the reasons therefor, zone-wise;                       the Regional Load Despatch Centres and
                                                       the National Load Despatch Centres to take
   (c) the steps being taken by the
                                                       action against the States over-drawing
Railways in this regard; and                           power and to control overloading of power
   (d) whether the Railways have curtailed             grids; and
some powers of the Zonal Railways                         (d) if so, the details thereof along with
regarding sanctioning of various projects              the amendments proposed to be
and if so, the details thereof along with the          undertaken by the Government in the
reasons therefor?                                      Electricity Act, 2003 in this regard?



   NEW DELHI;                                                            T.K. VISWANATHAN,
November 23, 2012                                                             Secretary-General.
Agrahayana 2, 1934 (Saka)
                                      INDEX
                                  (Ministry-wise)

Chemicals and Fertilizers               :    87, 89, 90
Corporate Affairs                       :    93
Drinking Water and Sanitation           :
Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises :
Law and Justice                         :    86, 94, 96, 97
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises     :
Minority Affairs                        :    92
Power                                   :    82, 83, 98, 100
Railways                                :    81, 84, 85, 99
Rural Development                       :    95
Statistics and Programme Implementation :
Water Resources                         :    88, 91.




                                        43
GMGIPMRND—3398LS—22.11.2012.
                                     LOK SABHA
                                           ————
                       List of Questions for WRITTEN ANSWERS
               Thursday, November 29, 2012/Agrahayana 8, 1934 (Saka)
                                           ————
(Ministries of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Corporate Affairs; Drinking Water and
    Sanitation; Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises; Law and Justice;
       Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises; Minority Affairs; Power;
            Railways; Rural Development; Statistics and Programme
                      Implementation; Water Resources)
     ¼jlk;u vkSj moZjd( dkWiksZjsV dk;Z( is;ty vkSj LoPNrk( Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e(
         fof/k vkSj U;k;( lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e( vYila[;d dk;Z( fo|qr( jsy(
          xzkeh.k fodkl( lkaf[;dh vkSj dk;ZØ e dk;kZUo;u( ty lalk/ku ea=ky;½
                                           ————
                            Total Number of Questions — 230

   Public Awareness Programme on                  based Total Sanitation Programme and to
             Sanitation                           cover a maximum member of Panchayats
                                                  under it?
   †921. SHRI HARISHCHANDRA
           CHAVAN:
  Will the Minister of DRINKING                       Production Cost of Decontrolled
WATER AND SANITATION                                            Medicines

is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h                                †922. SHRI SAJJAN VERMA:
be pleased to state:                                Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
                                                  AND FERTILIZERS
   (a) whether Panchayats have been
entrusted with the responsibility to play an      jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
important role in public awareness on             be pleased to state:
cleanliness and hygiene more particularly
inculcating hygienic habits in children;             (a) whether the production cost of the
                                                  decontrolled medicines is manifold higher
   (b) if so, the details thereof and the steps   than the controlled medicines;
taken by the Government in this regard in
various States of the country including               (b) if so, the reasons therefor;
Maharashtra; and                                      (c) the steps taken by the Government
  (c) the initiatives taken by the                in this regard;
Government to improve the community-                  (d) whether the Government has
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.

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                                              274

formulated any policy to reduce the prices            Cartelization by Cement Companies
of drugs of cancer, AIDS and other life                †925. SHRI JEETENDRA SINGH
saving drugs; and                                              BUNDELA:
   (e) if so, the details thereof?                  Will the Minister of CORPORATE
                                                  AFFAIRS
   Funding for Power Projects in UP               dkWiksZjsV dk;Z ea=h
   †923. SHRI P.L. PUNIA:                         be pleased to state:
                                                     (a) whether the cement companies of
   Will the Minister of POWER
                                                  the country have allegedly increasing the
fo|qr ea=h                                        prices of cement by resorting the
                                                  cartelization;
be pleased to state:
                                                     (b) if so, the details of the said
   (a) whether the Union Government has           companies; and
received any proposal from the State
                                                     (c) the action taken by the Government
Government of Uttar Pradesh regarding             against such companies till date?
funding of power projects from World
Bank's Clean Technology Fund;
                                                          Quality of Drinking Water
   (b) if so, the details thereof; and
                                                       †926. SHRI MADHU KODA:
  (c) the action taken by the Union
                                                    Will the Minister of DRINKING
Government thereon?
                                                  WATER AND SANITATION
                                                  is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h
          Sujlam Suflam Yojana
                                                  be pleased to state:
   924.      SHRI JAGDISH THAKOR:                    (a) whether the Government has
  Will the Minister of WATER                      constituted any team of expert to evaluate
RESOURCES                                         the requirement and quality of drinking
                                                  water in various States including
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                   Jharkhand; and
be pleased to state:                                 (b) if so, the details thereof along with
                                                  the salient recommendations of the said
   (a) whether the Sujlam Suflam Scheme
                                                  team?
in Gujarat was cleared by Central Water
Commission;                                             Reforms in Fertilizer Industry
   (b) if so, the details thereof;
                                                       927.    SHRIMATI SHRUTI
   (c) whether the clearance from the                            CHOUDHRY:
partner States was taken by the Gujarat             Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
Government for this scheme; and                   AND FERTILIZERS
   (d) if so, the details thereof?                jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
                                              275

be pleased to state:                                 (a) whether water storage capacity in
   (a) whether the fertilizer industry            India is 225m3 per person while in China,
expects reforms; and                              US and Brazil it is 2500m3, 6155m3 and
                                                  2155m3 per person respectively;
   (b) if so, the details thereof and the steps
taken/proposed to be taken by the                     (b) if so, whether the Government is
Government in this regard?                        making efforts to increase the present
                                                  storage capacity;
   Misappropriation of Funds under                    (c) if so, the details thereof along with
       Sanitation Programme                       the names of the schemes on which work
                                                  is being done to increase the water storage
   928.     SHRI RAO SAHEB DANVE
                                                  capacity and the outcome thereof;
              PATIL:
  Will the Minister of DRINKING                       (d) whether the work on these schemes
WATER AND SANITATION                              is lagging far behind the target; and

is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h                               (e) if so, the details thereof and the steps
                                                  being taken/proposed to be taken thereon?
be pleased to state:
   (a) whether the Government has
                                                        Demand for Rajdhani Trains
received any report/complaint about the
Maharashtra State regarding the                       †930. SHRI YASHBANT N.S.
misappropriation of funds under rural                         LAGURI:
sanitation programme for BPL families;                      SHRI KADIR RANA:
   (b) if so, the details thereof; and                Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
  (d) the steps/action taken by the               jsy ea=h
Government in this regard?
                                                  be pleased to state:

      Per Capita Storage Capacity                    (a) whether the Railways propose to
                                                  introduce any express/mail service or
   †929. SHRI HARSH VARDHAN:                      Rajdhani Express on Bhubneshwar-Delhi
         SHRIMATI USHA VERMA:                     route via Kendujhar;
         SHRI MAHESHWAR
           HAZARI:                                    (b) if so, the details thereof;
         SHRIMATI SEEMA                              (c) whether the Railways also propose
           UPADHYAY:                              to introduce Rajdhani Express train
  Will the Minister of WATER                      between Delhi and Dehradun;
RESOURCES                                             (d) if so, the details thereof; and
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                      (e) the time by which the said demands
be pleased to state:                              are likely to be fulfilled?
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
                                              276

             National Projects                    Gandhi National Rural Employment
                                                  Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), State-
   †931. SHRI GANESH SINGH:                       wise;
  Will the Minister of WATER                         (d) whether a decline in employment
RESOURCES                                         provided under the Scheme has been
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                   registered in the drought affected areas of
be pleased to state:                              the country; and

   (a) whether the Government has                    (e) if so, the details thereof along with
established fast track schemes/National           the reasons therefor?
Projects to complete large irrigation
projects;                                                National Reforms Council
   (b) if so, the amount spent on such                933.    SHRI C.R. PATIL:
schemes as on date, State-wise;
                                                    Will the Minister of RURAL
   (c) whether right bank canal of Bargi          DEVELOPMENT
Dam in Madhya Pradesh will benefit crores
of people;                                        xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
    (d) if so, the reasons for non-inclusion      be pleased to state:
of above project in the national scheme so           (a) the details of the composition of the
far;                                              National Reforms Council headed by
    (e) whether any time limit has been           Prime Minister;
fixed for inclusion of above project in the          (b) the number of times the Council met
national scheme; and                              during the last three years and the current
   (f) if so, the details thereof and if not,     year; and
the reasons therefor?                                 (c) the details of the recommendations
                                                  of the said council and action taken by the
   Employment in Drought Affected                 Government in this regard?
              Areas
   †932. SHRI RAJU SHETTI:                                   Nirmal Gram Puraskar
         DR. KIRODI LAL MEENA:                        †934. SHRI ARJUN MEGHWAL:
  Will the Minister of RURAL                        Will the Minister of DRINKING
DEVELOPMENT                                       WATER AND SANITATION
xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h                                is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h
be pleased to state:                              be pleased to state:
   (a) whether the Government proposes               (a) the details of Nirmal Gram Puraskar
to appoint officers in the rural areas to         Yojana and the number of villages in the
promote employment schemes;                       country conferred with this prize so far,
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                State-wise;
   (c) the details of employment provided            (b) the details of amount provided by
in drought affected areas under Mahatma           the Government of India to those Gram

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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Panchayats which have received Nirmal                             Sale of Vehicles
Gram Puraskar, State-wise;                              936.    SHRI E.G. SUGAVANAM:
   (c) whether there is any provision to            Will the Minister of HEAVY
review the Nirmal Gram Puraskar Yojana            INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
and if so, the details thereof, State-wise;       ENTERPRISES
and                                               Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h
   (d) whether there is any provision to          be pleased to state:
curtail the prize money if any Gram                   (a) whether the sale of heavy vehicles,
Panchayat is found not as per the criteria        two wheelers and autos has been greatly
of Nirmal Gram Puraskar and if so, the            affected in the last few months;
details thereof?                                     (b) if so, the details thereof and losses
                                                  incurred to the Government as a result
                                                  thereof;
  Delay in Fund Flow under PMGSY
                                                      (c) whether the Government has taken
   935.     DR. NILESH N. RANE:                   any steps to boost the production and sales
                                                  and improve the revenue through auto
  Will the Minister of RURAL                      sales;
DEVELOPMENT                                             (d) if so, the details thereof; and
xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h                                      (e) if not, the reasons therefor?
be pleased to state:
                                                      Monitoring Results under MGNREGS
    (a) whether as per the Impact
Assessment Report of Pradhan Mantri                     †937. SHRI KAPIL MUNI
Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the delay                            KARWARIYA:
                                                              SHRI RAM SUNDAR DAS:
in release of money to the contractors by
the Districts Rural Development Agencies            Will the Minister of RURAL
(DRDAs) hampers the timely construction;          DEVELOPMENT
   (b) if so, the details thereof and the         xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
reaction of the Government thereto;               be pleased to state:
    (c) whether the Government has taken             (a) whether the Government has
into account the recommendation of                achieved desired results with regard to the
                                                  implementation of Mahatma Gandhi
placing the funds for the construction
                                                  National Rural Employment Guarantee
directly with the works department; and           Scheme (MGNREGS) through the
   (d) if so, the steps taken by the              independent monitoring, verification by the
                                                  national level monitors and inspection
Government to monitor quality in
                                                  tours of Central Employment Guarantee
construction of rural roads?                      Council, State and district level vigilance
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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committees along with the social audit               (d) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;
undertaken;                                       and
   (b) if so, the details thereof; and               (e) the reaction of the Government
                                                  thereto?
   (c) the details of the shortcoming/flaws
found by the said agencies in this regard
during each of the last three years and the           Appointment of Members of ST
current year, State-wise?                             Community as Judges in Courts
                                                      940.    SHRIMATI JYOTI
 Survey on Jaisalmer-Kandla Section                             DHURVE:
                                                              SHRI KACHHADIA
   †938. SHRI HARISH                                            NARANBHAI:
           CHAUDHARY:
                                                    Will the Minister of LAW AND
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  JUSTICE
jsy ea=h                                          fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
be pleased to state:                              be pleased to state:
    (a) whether the survey for laying of new          (a) the sanctioned strength and actual
railway line on Jaisalmer-Sechor-Kandla           strength of judges in High Courts and the
route has been completed;                         Supreme Court, SC, ST, OBC and General,
                                                  category-wise;
    (b) if so, the details and the present
status thereof; and                                  (b) whether the members of ST
                                                  community have not been appointed as
   (c) the further action taken thereon by        judges in the Supreme Court and High
the Railways?                                     Court;
                                                     (c) if so, the details thereof and the
           Drought Like Situation                 reasons therefor; and
   939.      SHRI SHIVARAMA                           (d) the steps being/proposed to be taken
               GOUDA:                             to fill all the vacancies pertaining to ST
                                                  category, expeditiously?
  Will the Minister of DRINKING
WATER AND SANITATION
                                                      Irrigation Related Proposals from
is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h                                              Bihar
be pleased to state:
                                                      †941. SHRIMATI RAMA DEVI:
   (a) the names of the States where
drought like situation has arisen leading to        Will the Minister of WATER
shortage of drinking water;                       RESOURCES
  (b) the steps taken by the Union                ty lalk/ku ea=h
Government to overcome the situation;             be pleased to state:
    (c) whether the Union Government has             (a) whether irrigation related proposals
received any request for additional               from Bihar are pending with the Union
financial assistance from these States;           Government;

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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   (b) if so, the details thereof and the       Release of Fund to SC and Tribal Sub-
reasons therefor;                                               Plan
   (c) whether the cost of irrigation              944. SHRI L. RAJA GOPAL:
projects is increasing due to the said delay;     Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL
and                                             AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
   (d) if so, the reaction of the Government    lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h
thereto?                                        be pleased to state:
                                                   (a) the details of the funds earmarked,
             Power Reforms                      sanctioned and released under various
                                                schemes/programmes relating to Micro,
   942. SHRI R. THAMARAISELVAN:                 Small and Medium Enterprises for the
   Will the Minister of POWER                   Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) and the
                                                Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) in the Government
fo|qr ea=h                                      during each of the last three years and
                                                current year, State-wise;
be pleased to state:
                                                   (b) the details of utilisation of funds
   (a) whether the Government proposes          under the above schemes/programmes
to make a law to hold State Power               during the said period, State-wise;
Distribution Companies accountable for
                                                   (c) the physical targets set and achieved
implementing power reforms;                     for the purpose during the period, State-
   (b) if so, the details thereof; and          wise;
   (c) the reaction of the State Governments        (d) whether separate budget heads are
thereto?                                        in operation for SCSP and TSP in above
                                                financial years; and
                                                   (e) if so, the details thereof?
     Improvement in Condition of
     Backward Communities and
            Minorities                                     Intercity Train Service

   943. SHRI K.P. DHANAPALAN:                      945. SHRI BADRUDDIN AJMAL:
                                                   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
  Will the Minister of MINORITY
AFFAIRS                                         jsy ea=h
vYila[;d dk;Z ea=h                              be pleased to state:
                                                    (a) whether the Railways have received
be pleased to state:
                                                representation for introduction of Intercity
   (a) whether the conditions of backward       train service between Guwahati and North
communities and minorities have improved        Lakhimpur;
as per the human development index                 (b) if so, the details thereof; and
prepared by the Planning Commission; and           (c) the time by which the said service
  (b) if so, the details thereof, State/        between Guwahati and North Lakhimpur
Community and caste-wise?                       will be become operational?
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             Misuse of EVMs                             Allocation of Surplus Power
   †946. SHRI WAKCHAURE                               948.      SHRI S. SEMMALAI:
           BHAUSAHEB                                  Will the Minister of POWER
           RAJARAM:
                                                  fo|qr ea=h
  Will the Minister of LAW AND
JUSTICE                                           be pleased to state:

fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h                                 (a) whether any request has come from
                                                  State Government of Tamil Nadu to allocate
be pleased to state:                              the surplus power proposed to be
   (a) the number of cases of misuse of           surrendered by the Delhi Government to
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs)                 Tamil Nadu; and
brought to the notice of the Government               (b) if so, the details thereof and the
during the period from March 2012 to till         action taken thereon?
date, State-wise; and
    (b) the action taken by the Government                   Ban on Vendors in Trains
in this regard?
                                                      949.      SHRI N. CHALUVARAYA
                                                                  SWAMY:
   Pricing System of Essential Drugs                  Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
   947.     SHRI A. SAI PRATAP:                   jsy ea=h
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                  be pleased to state:
AND FERTILIZERS
                                                      (a) whether the Railways have decided
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                             to ban vendors in trains;
be pleased to state:                                  (b) if so, the reasons therefor;
    (a) whether the Government is planning           (c) whether the Railways have taken any
to change the present system of essential         step to protect the interests of vendors; and
drugs;                                                (d) if so, the details thereof?
   (b) if so, the details thereof;
    (c) whether the Supreme Court has             Measures to Deal with Exorbitant Cost
issued an order directing the Government           of Litigation to Litigants in Supreme
not to alter the present essential drugs                            Court
pricing system;                                       950.      SHRI G.M. SIDDESHWARA:
   (d) if so, the details thereof and the           Will the Minister of LAW AND
reasons therefor; and                             JUSTICE
    (e) the response of the Government to         fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
such directions with suitable answers and
to go ahead with changes as proposed by           be pleased to state:
the Government?                                       (a) whether the Government is aware

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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that common man is unable to access the           Will the Minister of LAW AND
Supreme Court due to exorbitant costs of        JUSTICE
litigation including legal fees and other       fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
charges;
                                                be pleased to state:
   (b) if so, the details thereof including;
                                                   (a) the present status of the e-courts
    (c) the steps taken/proposed to be taken    projects in the country;
by the Government to modify the present
system to reduce the financial burdens of          (b) the allocation in this regard during
litigants;                                      the last three years and the current year,
                                                State-wise and year-wise;
   (d) whether the Government is
considering to establish benches of                (c) the number of courts in the country
Supreme Court in various regions in the         that have already been computerised; and
country to reduce the cost of litigation to        (d) the time by which all the Courts in
ordinary litigants; and                         the country are likely to be computerised,
   (e) if so, the details thereof and if not,   State-wise and the steps taken by the
the reasons therefor?                           Government in this regard?


       Wages to Khadi Spinners                       Funds Released under MFMS

   951.    SHRI TATHAGATA                          953.      SHRI HEMANAND
             SATPATHY:                                         BISWAL:
                                                             SHRI JAYANT
  Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL                            CHAUDHARY:
AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
                                                  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h                   AND FERTILIZERS
be pleased to state:                            jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
   (a) whether the Khadi spinners have          be pleased to state:
been granted a hike in wages in the last           (a) whether the Mobile Fertilizer
two years;                                      Monitoring System (MFMS) has been
   (b) if so, the details thereof;              implemented for all the fertilizers in the
                                                country; and
   (c) if not, the reasons therefor;
                                                   (b) if so, the funds released for the
   (d) whether any Committee/Commission
                                                scheme so far and the States in which it is
has been set up to address the concerns of
                                                currently being implemented especially
khadi spinners; and
                                                Odisha?
   (e) if so, the details thereof?
                                                             Power Generation
                 E-Court
                                                   954.      SHRI SAUGATA ROY:
   952.    SHRI A.K.S. VIJAYAN:
                                                   Will the Minister of POWER
           SHRI NITYANANDA
             PRADHAN:                           fo|qr ea=h
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be pleased to state:                              be pleased to state:
   (a) the total power generation in both            (a) whether the Union Government is
the Hydel and Thermal sectors in the
                                                  willing to improve the quality of personal
country by the end of the current Five Year
Plan as against the installed capacity in this    hygiene, sanitation and solid as well as
regard;                                           liquid waste management in rural areas
    (b) the comparative ratio of power            through enhanced technical, financial
availability and its consumption in the           support to all rural households;
industrial, agricultural and domestic sectors         (b) if so, the proposed enhancements
as against the demand thereof; and
                                                  in technical and financial measures;
    (c) the comparative rise in the cost of
power generation and the rise in the power            (c) if not, the reasons therefor;
tariffs in the country?                              (d) whether the level of sanitation in
                                                  the country is far below the international
          River Based Waterways                   standards; and
   955.     SHRI NITYANANDA                          (e) if so, the action plan formulated by
              PRADHAN:                            the Government to raise the standard and
  Will the Minister of WATER                      to bring further awareness among the
RESOURCES                                         people with regard to sanitation?
ty lalk/ku ea=h
be pleased to state:                                         Frequency of Trains
    (a) whether it is proposed to develop             †957. SHRIMATI RAJKUMARI
river based waterways and corridors in the
                                                              CHAUHAN:
country;
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                    Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
   (c) whether the project is proposed to         jsy ea=h
be implemented under Public-Private
                                                  be pleased to state:
Partnership (PPP) mode; and
   (d) if so, the details thereof?                   (a) whether the Railways propose to
                                                  increase the frequency of train no. 14317/
                                                  14318 Indore-Dehradun Express running
        Sanitation in Rural Areas
                                                  twice a week via Ujjain-Gwalior-Mathura-
   956.     SHRIMATI JAYSHREEBEN                  Nizamuddin-Merrut further by two days
              PATEL:                              via Indore-Ujjain-Gwalior-Agra Cantt-
            SHRI SUDARSHAN
                                                  Aligarh;
              BHAGAT:
  Will the Minister of DRINKING                     (b) if so, the time by which it will be
WATER AND SANITATION                              materialised; and
is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h                                (c) if not, the reasons therefor?

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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Detraying Legal Expenditure for Poor                  (c) the action taken by the Government
                                                  in the matter?
   958.     SHRI AHIR VIKRAMBHAI
              ARJANBHAI MAADAM:
  Will the Minister of LAW AND                         Merger of Sick Fertilizer Units
JUSTICE                                               960.    SHRI RAVNEET SINGH:
fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h                                          SHRI MAROTRAO SAINUJI
                                                                KOWASE:
be pleased to state:
                                                    Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
   (a) whether the Government is                  AND FERTILIZERS
considering defraying or subsidising legal
expenses of poor and below poverty line           jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
people who have to approach the Supreme           be pleased to state:
Court for cases involving of their
fundamental rights;                                   (a) whether the Government proposes
                                                  to merge the sick fertilizer units with profit-
   (b) if so, the details of the funding and/     earning units; and
or subsidy schemes being worked out
thereon;                                             (b) if so, the details thereof and the time
                                                  frame therefor?
    (c) whether any guidelines have been
drawn up to help the poor people who have
to litigate in Supreme Court for their rights;    Credit Linked Capital Subsidy Scheme
and
   (d) if so, the details thereof and if not,         961.    SHRI RAMSINH RATHWA:
the reasons therefor?                               Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL
                                                  AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
   Irregularities under MGNREGS                   lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h
   †959. SHRI PRATAPRAO                           be pleased to state:
           GANPATRAO JADHAO:                         (a) whether the Government is
  Will the Minister of RURAL                      implementing Credit Linked Capital
DEVELOPMENT                                       Subsidy Scheme for technology
                                                  upgradation of Micro, Small and Medium
xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h                                Enterprises in the country;
be pleased to state:                                  (b) if so, the details thereof;
   (a) whether employment has not been               (c) the details of term and conditions
provided in some States including                 for getting assistance under the Scheme;
Maharashtra under Mahatma Gandhi                  and
National Rural Employment Guarantee
Scheme (MGNREGS) after demand has                    (d) the number of Micro, Small scale
been made by the job-seekers;                     enterprises which are covered under the
                                                  Schemes in the country including Gujarat
   (b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise     during each of the last three years and the
during each of the last three years; and          current year, State-wise?
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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          Pilot Projects by PGCIL              Pricing Policy is likely to be announced
                                               by the Government?
   962.      SHRI P. KUMAR:
   Will the Minister of POWER
                                                         Proposals by Karnataka
fo|qr ea=h
                                                  964. SHRI PRALHAD JOSHI:
be pleased to state:
                                                 Will the Minister of WATER
   (a) whether the Power Grid Corporation      RESOURCES
of India Limited (PGCIL) has taken up
pilot projects for improving the power         ty lalk/ku ea=h
supply situation in many parts of the          be pleased to state:
country through information technology,
namely smart grid projects;                       (a) the number of schemes submitted
                                               by Karnataka Irrigation and Public Health
   (b) if so, the details thereof;             Department to the Central Water
   (c) whether the PGCIL is keen to            Commission, the Flood Management
undertake such projects in all the States;     Board and the Central Ground Water Board
and                                            during the last three years, year-wise;
   (d) if so, the State-wise details thereof      (b) the number of schemes sanctioned
along with the response of the State           and the number under consideration; and
Governments thereto?                              (c) the time by which they are likely to
                                               be sanctioned?
   Financial Loss to Fertilizer Units
   963.      SHRIMATI DARSHANA                   Enhancement of rates under Pension
               JARDOSH:                                      Schemes
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                  965.     SHRI PRALHAD JOSHI:
AND FERTILIZERS
                                                 Will the Minister of RURAL
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                          DEVELOPMENT
be pleased to state:                           xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
   (a) whether some of the fertilizer          be pleased to state:
producing units are suffering from financial
                                                  (a) whether the Government has any
loss since long time due to existing Urea
                                               proposal to enhance the rates of various
Pricing Policy, NPS-III;
                                               social security pension schemes like widow
   (b) if so, the details thereof;             pension, old age pension etc. very soon
   (c) the current status of new Pricing       from the existing ones;
Policy for urea sector;                           (b) if so, the details thereof;
    (d) whether the Government intends to         (c) whether the various States have
announce New Pricing Policy for four           demanded such increase in pensions;
fertilizer producers of urea sector;
                                                  (d) if so, the details thereof; and
   (e) if so, the details thereof; and
                                                   (e) the steps taken by the Government
   (f) the time by which the new Urea          in this regard?
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 Pricing and Regulation of Non-Urea               be pleased to state:
             Fertilizers
                                                      (a) the details and the present status of
   966.  SHRI PARTAP SINGH                        setting up of Industrial Parks in the country,
           BAJWA:                                 location-wise;
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
                                                     (b) the details of funds allocated/spent
AND FERTILIZERS
                                                  thereon so far; and
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
                                                     (c) the objectives of setting up of these
be pleased to state:
                                                  parks?
    (a) the policy of the Government on the
pricing and regulation of non-urea
fertilizers;                                          Training Programmes for Judiciary
    (b) whether the Government has                     969.    SHRI SIVASAMI C.:
received any report on the amount of profit
earned by non-urea fertilizer manufacturers;        Will the Minister of LAW AND
    (c) if so, the details thereof; and           JUSTICE
    (d) the steps being taken by the              fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
Government to regulate the pricing of non-
urea fertilizers better?                          be pleased to state:
                                                     (a) whether the Government has
           Diversion of Yamuna                    conducted mediation training programmes
  †967. SHRI BADRI RAM                            and referral judges training programme in
          JAKHAR:                                 various parts of the country;
  Will the Minister of WATER                           (b) if so, the details thereof;
RESOURCES
                                                      (c) whether it is fact that 3500 mediators
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                   have so far been trained and that many
be pleased to state:                              cases were referred to the mediation centres
    (a) whether the Government is aware           across the country and many cases were
that people face a lot of problems due to         settled; and
the overflow of water in Yamuna river
during the rains;                                      (d) if so, the details thereof, State-wise?
    (b) if so, whether the Government has
formulated/proposes to formulate any plan              Regularisation of Water Services
to divert this excess water to the Luni river
in Ajmer, Rajasthan;                                   †970. SHRI HANSRAJ G. AHIR:
    (c) if so, the details thereof; and             Will the Minister of WATER
    (d) if not, the reasons therefor?             RESOURCES
                                                  ty lalk/ku ea=h
             Industrial Parks
                                                  be pleased to state:
   968.     SHRI RAJAIAH SIRICILLA:
                                                      (a) whether the Government is
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  contemplating to regularise water services
jsy ea=h                                          in the country;
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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   (b) if so, the details thereof;                being run by Khadi and Village Industries
   (c) whether the Water Regulatory               Commission (KVIC) in the country
Commission has been constituted in                including Rajasthan along with their
various States of the country for                 locations, State-wise;
regularisation of water services;                    (b) the details of profits earned/losses
   (d) if so, the details of the Water            incurred by these centres during each of
Regulatory Commissions set up by the              the last three years and the current year,
State Governments;                                State-wise;
    (e) whether the Union Government has              (c) the details of the production of
issued any guidelines to the various States       Khadi, Cotton Khadi and Poly Clothes in
in respect of regularisation of water             the country including Rajasthan during the
services; and                                     said period, State-wise;
   (f) if so, the details thereof?
                                                     (d) the details of funds provided to
                                                  various Khadi and Village Industries
      Proposals from Chhattisgarh                 Boards (KVIBs) in the country including
                                                  Rajasthan during the said period, State-
   †971. SHRI MURARI LAL SINGH:
                                                  wise; and
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
                                                     (e) the measures taken by the
jsy ea=h                                          Government and KVIC to promote Khadi
be pleased to state:                              sector in the country including Rajasthan?
   (a) the details of proposals for railway
projects received by the Railways for the               Violation by Pharmaceutical
State of Chhattisgarh during the last three                      Companies
years and the current year;
                                                      †973. SHRI KIRTI AZAD:
   (b) the details of action taken thereon
by the Railways so far; and                         Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
                                                  AND FERTILIZERS
   (c) the time by which any decision on
the pending proposals is likely to be taken       jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
by the Railways?
                                                  be pleased to state:
                                                     (a) the number of cases busted
           Sales Centres of KVIC                  regarding violation of prices by drug
   †972. SHRI RAM SINGH                           regulator during the last three years and the
           KASWAN:                                current year and the action taken against
  Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL               the defaulting pharmaceutical companies;
AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES                            and

lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h                         (b) the measures taken to ensure
                                                  availability of life saving drugs in the
be pleased to state:                              country in proper quantity and reasonable
   (a) the number of Khadi sales centres          prices?

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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             Closure of PSUs                          Domestic Tariff in Lakshadweep
   †974. SHRI SUDARSHAN                               976.     SHRI HAMDULLAH
           BHAGAT:                                               SAYEED:
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                      Will the Minister of POWER
AND FERTILIZERS                                   fo|qr ea=h
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                             be pleased to state:
be pleased to state:                                 (a) whether there is any proposal to hike
                                                  domestic tariff in Lakshadweep by
   (a) whether the most of the
                                                  33 per cent to almost 100 per cent for some
Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs)                 units;
manufacturing pharmaceuticals remain
closed;                                               (b) if so, the reasons therefor;
                                                      (c) whether the proposed hike is likely
   (b) if so, the details thereof along with
                                                  to increase the financial burden on the
the reasons therefor, unit-wise; and
                                                  islanders who have limited means to
    (c) the steps taken by the Government         augment their incomes;
to revive those units?                                (d) if so, the details thereof; and
                                                     (e) the other alternatives being
            Grants to NIPER                       considered by the Government to reduce
                                                  revenue loss of the electricity department
   †975. SHRIMATI YASHODHARA                      of Lakshadweep?
           RAJE SCINDIA:
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                      New Features in Suburban Trains
AND FERTILIZERS
                                                      977.     DR. P. VENUGOPAL:
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
                                                      Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
be pleased to state:
                                                  jsy ea=h
   (a) whether the National Institute of
Pharmaceutical Education and Research             be pleased to state:
(NIPER) receives grants from the                      (a) whether the Railways are
Government;                                       considering to add new features in
                                                  suburban trains like advance audio-visual
   (b) if so, the details of grants received      facilities, destination indicators,
during the last three years and the current       announcement about approaching stations,
year;                                             etc. as found in the Delhi Metro;
    (c) whether the said amount has been              (b) if so, the details thereof;
fully utilised by the said Institute;
                                                     (c) whether the Railways are also
   (d) if so, the details thereof; and            considering to introduce stainless steel
                                                  coaches in suburban trains;
   (e) the purpose for which the said grants
have been provided?                                   (d) if so, the details thereof;

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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    (e) whether the Railways are planning           Will the Minister of RURAL
to introduce more ladies special trains in        DEVELOPMENT
suburban routes as well; and                      xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
   (f) if so, the details thereof?                be pleased to state:
                                                     (a) the details of on-going Rural
 Protection from Man-Made Disasters               Development programmes/schemes which
                                                  have participation of Self-Help Groups;
   978.     SHRI S.S. RAMASUBBU:
                                                     (b) the details of works assigned to these
  Will the Minister of LAW AND                    Self-Help Groups;
JUSTICE
                                                      (c) the total number of Women Self-
fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h                              Help Groups engaged in rural development
be pleased to state:                              activities in the country, State-wise;
   (a) whether the Law Commission has                 (d) whether the Government propose to
made certain recommendations to the               strengthen them by providing more
Government to protect the common man              financial incentives or loans; and
from man-made disasters;                             (e) if so, the details thereof and action
                                                  taken or likely to be taken in this regard?
    (b) if so, the details thereof and the
action taken/proposed to be taken by the
Government thereon;                                   Cases Affecting Personal Liberty
   (c) whether the Government has any                 980.    SHRI PONNAM
proposal to raise minimum jail term for                         PRABHAKAR:
those found guilty of negligence which              Will the Minister of LAW AND
causes man-made disasters;                        JUSTICE
   (d) if so, the details thereof;                fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
   (e) whether the Government is aware            be pleased to state:
that the victims of such disasters are not
                                                      (a) whether the Union Government has
provided minimum relief;
                                                  asked the Courts in the country to decide
   (f) if so, the action taken by the             expeditiously the cases affecting personal
Government thereon in such disasters              liberty of an individual; and
during each of the last three years;                 (b) if so, the details thereof and the
   (g) whether it is proposed to create           present status in this regard, State-wise
special tribunals to deal with man-made           including Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka?
disasters in all the districts in the country;
and                                                    Wage Days under MGNREGS
   (h) if so, the details thereof?                    †981. SHRI RAJENDRA
                                                              AGRAWAL:
             Self-Help Groups                       Will the Minister of RURAL
                                                  DEVELOPMENT
   †979. SHRI BHISMA SHANKER
           ALIAS KUSHAL TIWARI:                   xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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be pleased to state:                              entities during the last three years and the
                                                  current financial year, year-wise?
   (a) the number of persons provided
100 days employment under Mahatma
Gandhi National Rural Employment                       National Electric Mobility Plan
Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) during                      983.    SHRI KALIKESH N. SINGH
each of the last three years and the current                     DEO:
year;
                                                    Will the Minister of HEAVY
   (b) the number of jobcards issued under        INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
the Scheme during the said period,                ENTERPRISES
State-wise;
                                                  Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h
   (c) the details of the amount paid to the
                                                  be pleased to state:
beneficiaries as wages in cash and through
post offices/banks, separately during the            (a) whether cash subsidies for electric
said period, State-wise;                          vehicles will be renewed in the National
                                                  Electric Mobility Plan;
   (d) the nature of complaints made by
the jobcard holders under this scheme                  (b) if so, the details thereof;
during the said period; and                            (c) if not, the reasons therefor; and
    (e) the steps taken by the Government           (d) the others steps taken by the
to redress these complaints?                      Government in this regard?

             Village Mini-Grids                           Changes in Companies Act

   982.      SHRI S. PAKKIRAPPA:                       984.    SHRI BAIJAYANT JAY
                                                                 PANDA:
   Will the Minister of POWER
                                                    Will the Minister of CORPORATE
fo|qr ea=h                                        AFFAIRS
be pleased to state:                              dkWiksZjsV dk;Z ea=h
    (a) whether village mini-grids are            be pleased to state:
important component of universal access
                                                     (a) whether the Stock Exchange Board
to electricity in the country;
                                                  of India sought any changes in the
    (b) if so, the details of the Government's    Companies Act and if so, the details
plan to promote establishment of village          thereof; and
mini-grids in various part of the country         (b) the response of the Government in this
and the number of village mini-grids              regard?
established so far, State-wise; and
   (c) the expenditure incurred on                    Losses due to Poor Management by
establishment of village mini-grids and                              PSUs
percentage of amount spent on
Transmission and Distribution by the                   †985. DR. SANJAY SINH:
                                                             SHRI GORAKH PRASAD
Union Government including public sector
                                                               JAISWAL:
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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  Will the Minister of HEAVY                              Release of Funds for AIBP
INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
ENTERPRISES                                            987.    SHRI PRABODH PANDA:

Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h                      Will the Minister of WATER
                                                  RESOURCES
be pleased to state:
                                                  ty lalk/ku ea=h
   (a) whether the Comptroller and
Auditor General of India has observed poor        be pleased to state:
management of Public Sector Undertakings             (a) whether the Centre has slowed down
(PSUs) for the losses incurred by the said        the release of budgeted funds for schemes
undertakings in its reports;                      like Accelerated Irrigation Benefit
    (b) if so, the details thereof along with     Programme (AIBP) and other water
the PSUs identified by the Government on          resource projects;
the aforesaid observation;
                                                       (b) if so, the details thereof;
    (c) whether the Government has taken
any action against such PSUs on the basis            (c) whether the non-release of funds for
of the said reports; and                          these projects will result in further delay
                                                  with costs escalating;
   (d) if so, the outcome thereof?
                                                       (d) if so, the details thereof; and
          Price of Imported Drugs                    (e) the details of the steps proposed to
                                                  be taken to release funds and prevent the
   986.     PROF. (DR.) RANJAN                    escalation of costs?
              PRASAD YADAV:
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
AND FERTILIZERS                                       Safe Drinking Water in Tribal Areas

jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                                  988.    SHRI MANSUKH BHAI D.
                                                                 VASAVA:
be pleased to state:                                           SHRI YASHBANT N.S.
    (a) whether foreign drug companies are                       LAGURI:
free to fix the retail price of imported drugs;
                                                    Will the Minister of DRINKING
   (b) if so, whether such companies have         WATER AND SANITATION
declared very high cost to launch such
drugs in the country;                             is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h
    (c) if so, the details thereof during the     be pleased to state:
last three years, company-wise;                      (a) the details of schemes/programmes
    (d) whether there is any proposal to          to provide safe drinking water to tribal
amend the Drugs (Price Control) Order,            areas;
1995 in order to fix maximum retail price            (b) the details of success achieved under
of such drugs;
                                                  these schemes/programmes in this regard
   (e) if so, the details thereof; and            during each of the last three years and the
   (f) if not, the reasons therefor?              current year, scheme/programme-wise;

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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   (c) whether the Government has                 excluded from category of consumers who
reviewed the aforesaid scheme/programme;          avail the tariffs set by the Commission;
and
                                                       (b) if so, the details thereof;
   (d) if so, the details thereof?
                                                      (c) whether the decision is likely to
                                                  seriously impact textile units as they will
      Khadi and Village Industries
                                                  be forced to source power through open
   †989. SHRI BHUDEO                              access method;
           CHOUDHARY:
                                                     (d) if so, whether the Ministry of
  Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL
AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES                            Textiles has written to his Ministry for
                                                  continuation of the liberal power purchase
lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h                     policy for the industry; and
be pleased to state:
                                                      (e) if so, the details thereof and the
    (a) whether the Government proposes           action taken by his Ministry in this regard?
to open new Khadi/Village Industries units
for providing employment opportunities in
rural areas;                                          Water Quality Assessment Authority
   (b) if so, the number of new units                  †991. SHRI JAGADANAND
proposed to be opened, State-wise;
                                                               SINGH:
   (c) whether the Khadi has been
recognised/accepted as cultural heritage of         Will the Minister of WATER
the country;                                      RESOURCES
   (d) if so, the details thereof; and            ty lalk/ku ea=h
   (e) the steps being taken by the               be pleased to state:
Government to rejuvenate and promote
Khadi and Village Industries in the                  (a) whether the Government has
country?                                          constituted a Water Quality Assessment
                                                  Authority for ensuring the quality of water
    Instructions to State Electricity             being used and to fix norms for safe
       Regulatory Commissions                     drinking water;

   990.      SHRI ADHI SANKAR:                         (b) if so, the details thereof;
   Will the Minister of POWER                        (c) whether there is any difference
                                                  between the norms for bottled water and
fo|qr ea=h
                                                  public drinking water;
be pleased to state:
                                                       (d) if so, the details thereof; and
   (a) whether his Ministry has instructed
the State Electricity Regulatory                     (e) the plan to bridge the difference
Commissions that all consumers                    between the norms for public drinking
consuming 1 Megawatt or more be                   water and bottled water?
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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              Status of NSAP                             Railway Lines in Rajasthan

   992.     SHRIMATI ANNU                             †994. SHRI KAMESHWAR
              TANDON:                                         BAITHA:
  Will the Minister of RURAL                          Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
DEVELOPMENT                                       jsy ea=h
xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h                                be pleased to state:
be pleased to state:                                  (a) the details and the present status of
                                                  representations received by the Railways
   (a) the status of National Social              for laying of new railway lines in the State
Assistance Programme (NSAP) and the               of Rajasthan including Sanchore-Jalore
number of beneficiaries, State-wise;              section;
   (b) whether the Government is                     (b) the steps taken/being taken thereon
considering coordinating NSAP with the            by the Railways; and
National Skill Development Mission; and              (c) the time by which the pending
   (c) if so, the details thereof?                proposals are likely to be disposed of by
                                                  the Railways?

          Closed down PSUs in
            Madhya Pradesh                             Welfare of Minorities in Bihar
                                                      995.    SHRI MOHD. ASRARUL
   †993. SHRI UDAY PRATAP
                                                                HAQUE:
           SINGH:
                                                    Will the Minister of MINORITY
  Will the Minister of HEAVY                      AFFAIRS
INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
ENTERPRISES                                       vYila[;d dk;Z ea=h
                                                  be pleased to state:
Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h
                                                     (a) whether the Union Government has
be pleased to state:                              received any proposal from the State
   (a) whether a number of Public Sector          Government of Bihar for sanctioning the
Undertakings (PSUs) of Central                    programmes to be run/being run for the
Government in Madhya Pradesh has been             welfare of the minorities in Bihar;
closed down;                                          (b) if so, the details thereof;
   (b) if so, the reasons for their closure;         (c) the number of proposals sanctioned
                                                  by the Union Government out of the
   (c) whether the Government has taken
                                                  proposals received alongwith the number
any decision to set up new industries in          of pending proposals; and
the State; and
                                                     (d) the time by which the pending
  (d) if so, the name of the agency through       proposals are likely to be sanctioned by the
which these industries would be set up?           Union Government?

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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          Task Force on MSMEs                       (d) whether a special emphasis will be
                                                 given to the rejuvenation of water bodies
   996.    SHRI BHARTRUHARI                      in the endosulfan affected district of
             MAHTAB:                             Kasaragod through a separate project; and
  Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL                 (e) if so, the details thereof ?
AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h                           Accessibility of Medicines
be pleased to state:
                                                    998.    DR. M. JAGANNATH:
    (a) whether the development made in
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises                Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
(MSMEs) sector are in accordance with the        AND FERTILIZERS
target/goals set by the Government during        jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
the last three years and the current year;
                                                 be pleased to state:
   (b) if so, the details thereof and if not,
the reasons therefor;                               (a) whether the Government has made
                                                 any study regarding the impact of Drugs
   (c) the implementation status of the          (Prices Control), Order, 1995 on the
accepted recommendations of the Task             accessibility of medicines in small towns;
Force constituted for this purpose; and
                                                    (b) if so, the details thereof; and
   (d) the other steps taken/being taken by
the Government for the development of               (c) the corrective measures taken by the
MSMEs sector in the country?                     Government to ensure that all the
                                                 medicines are available at an affordable
                                                 price in all the cities and towns of the
 Repair, Renovation and Restoration              country ?
              Scheme
   997. SHRI P. KARUNAKARAN:                               Construction of Toilets

  Will the Minister of WATER                        999.    SHRI PULIN BIHARI
RESOURCES                                                     BASKE:
                                                            SHRIMATI KAMLA DEVI
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                               PATLE:
be pleased to state:                               Will the Minister of DRINKING
   (a) the criteria being adopted for            WATER AND SANITATION
selection of projects under Repair,              is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h
Renovation and Restoration (RRR)
Scheme;                                          be pleased to state:
   (b) whether any proposal has been                 (a) the targets fixed for construction of
received from Kerala under RRR of water          toilets including Chhattisgarh during each
bodies;                                          of the last three years and the details of
                                                 success achieved during the above period
   (c) if so, the details and the action taken   state-wise;
by the Union Government thereon;
proposal-wise;                                      (b) whether the Government has
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achieved the target of constructing one           be pleased to state:
toilet in each of family in the country;
                                                     (a) the criteria being adopted for
   (c) if so, the details thereof and if not,     classification of reservoirs/dams in the
the reasons therefor;                             country;
    (d) whether the Government has                   (b) the number of major reservoirs/
instructed the State Governments to               dams in the country along with their storage
achieve the target of constructing one toilet     capacity, State-wise;
in each of family in the State in a stipulated
timeframe;                                            (c) the quantity and the percentage of
   (e) if so, the details thereof and the steps   water of these reservoirs/dams used for
taken by the Government in this regard;           irrigation purposes; and
and                                                  (d) the steps taken/proposed to be taken
   (f) the percentage of people in rural          by the Government for better utilisation of
areas of the country who use toilets,             the water stored in the above reservoirs/
including Chhattisgarh State-wise?                dams?

  Railway Projects in Uttar Pradesh                   Investment by Foreign Companies in
                                                                     SME
   †1000. SHRI PREMDAS:
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                       †1002. SHRI ANANTKUMAR
                                                                HEGDE:
jsy ea=h                                                      SHRI RAJIV RANJAN
be pleased to state:                                            SINGH ALIAS LALAN
   (a) the details of proposals for railway                     SINGH:
projects lying pending with the Railway for         Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL
the State of Uttar Pradesh (UP);                  AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
   (b) the time by which these proposals          lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h
are likely to be disposed of;
                                                  be pleased to state:
   (c) the details and the present status of
ongoing/pending railway projects in UP;              (a) whether the Government proposes
   (d) the details of funds allocated/spent       to promote capital investment by foreign
thereon so far; and                               multinational companies in small and
                                                  medium industries of the country;
   (e) the time by which these pending
projects are likely to be completed?                   (b) if so, the details thereof;
                                                     (c) whether this will give rise to
           Classification of Dams                 unhealthy competition between the units
                                                  inviting foreign capital investment and
   †1001. SHRI RAM SUNDAR DAS:                    those which are not financed by foreign
  Will the Minister of WATER                      investment; and
RESOURCES
                                                     (d) if so, the reaction of the Government
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                   thereto?

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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           Proposals from Bihar                                 BHEL Agreement
                                                        †1005. SHRI TUFANI SAROJ:
   †1003. SHRI SYED SHAHNAWAZ
            HUSSAIN:                                Will the Minister of HEAVY
                                                  INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  ENTERPRISES
jsy ea=h                                          Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h
be pleased to state:                              be pleased to state:
   (a) the details of proposals for railway          (a) whether the Bharat Heavy
projects received by the Railways for the         Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) has reached any
State of Bihar during the last three years        agreement with the Government of Uttar
and the current year;                             Pradesh in respect of construction of
                                                  Anpara D thermal power project situated
   (b) the details of action taken thereon        in Sonbhadra district;
by the Railways so far; and                             (b) if so, the details thereof;
   (c) the details of financial contribution         (c) whether BHEL has also reached an
made by the Government of Bihar for               agreement in respect of modernisation and
various railway projects during the said          extension of Obra thermal power station;
period along with the utilisation status              (d) if so, whether the work of
thereof?                                          construction and modernisation in respect
                                                  of Anpara D thermal project as well as Obra
                                                  thermal power station has been completed;
           Economic Slowdown
                                                        (e) if not, the reasons therefor; and
   †1004. SHRI RAKESH SINGH:                          (f) the time by which the same is likely
          SHRI NITYANANDA                         to be completed?
            PRADHAN:
  Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL                   Targets under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES                                  1006. SHRI PREM DAS RAI:
lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h                       Will the Minister of DRINKING
be pleased to state:                              WATER AND SANITATION
                                                  is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h
   (a) whether there has been a slowdown
in the Micro, Small and Medium                    be pleased to state:
Enterprises (MSMEs) sector;                           (a) the targets set for the Nirmal Bharat
                                                  Abhiyan in view of increased allocations
   (b) if so, the details thereof and the         for the programme under the Twelfth Five
reasons therefor; and                             Year Plan State-wise;
    (c) the steps taken by the Government            (b) whether the Government has
to minimise the impact of slowdown and            assessed that there may arise an overlap
to protect this sector?                           of grants to beneficiaries selected for

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan along with Indira            Extension of Local Trains upto Pune
Awaas Yojana;                                        1008. SHRI SURESH KALMADI:
   (c) if so, the details thereof;                   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
   (d) whether the Government has                jsy ea=h
reviewed the aforesaid programmes; and           be pleased to state:
   (e) if so, the details thereof?                   (a) whether the Railways have taken
                                                 note of the long standing demand of the
                                                 people of Kirkee, Dapoli, Pimpri,
       Gas-based Power Projects                  Chichwad, Dehuroad who travel upto
                                                 Lonawala by Pune-Lonawala Local train
   1007. SHRI PRADEEP MAJHI:                     to be extended upto Pune Station;
         SHRI KISHNBHAI V.                           (b) if so, the reasons for not fulfilling
           PATEL:                                this demand particularly in view of the fast
         SHRI HANSRAJ G. AHIR:                   growing Pune city and its statellite
                                                 townships; and
   Will the Minister of POWER
                                                     (c) the time by which this demand is
fo|qr ea=h                                       likely to be met?
be pleased to state:
   (a) the details of gas-based power                            Small Investors
projects generating electricity less than            1009. SHRI GOPINATH MUNDE:
their installed capacity, project and State-               SHRIMATI KAMLA DEVI
wise;                                                        PATLE:
    (b) whether a number of gas-based              Will the Minister of CORPORATE
                                                 AFFAIRS
power projects have been delayed due to
declining production of gas from D6 Block        dkWikZs jsV dk;Z ea=h
in the Krishna-Godavari basin;                   be pleased to state:
   (c) if so, the project-wise details thereof      (a) whether the Union Government is
and the extent to which the cost of power        aware of the cheating of small investors
generation from such plants is likely to be      by the companies by allowing them with
                                                 the promise of maximum profit for their
increased;
                                                 investments in their schemes and
    (d) the corrective measures being taken      disappearing overnight throughout the
or proposed to be taken by the Government        country;
in this regard;                                     (b) if so, the number of such cases
                                                 which came to the notice of the Union
   (e) whether various gas-based power           Government during each of the last two
project developers propose to relocate their     years; and
plants to foreign countries; and
                                                    (c) the steps being taken/proposed to
   (f) if so, the details thereof and the        be taken to protect the interests of small
reaction of the Government thereto?              investors?
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   Irregularities in Transportation of               (a) the details and the present status of
                Iron Ore                          gauge conversion projects on Balaghat-
                                                  Jabalpur, Palakkad-Pollachi and Gonda-
   1010. SHRI YASHVIR SINGH:                      Bahraich routes;
         SHRI DHARMENDRA
           YADAV:                                    (b) the details of reasons for inordinate
         SHRI GAJANAN D.                          delay in completion of these projects,
           BABAR:                                 project-wise;
         SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR:                        (c) the details of funds allocated/spent
         SHRI ANANDRAO ADSUL:                     thereon, project-wise; and
         SHRI ADHALRAO PATIL
                                                     (d) the steps taken/being taken by the
           SHIVAJI:
                                                  Railways to expedite the completion of
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  these projects in a time bound manner?
jsy ea=h
be pleased to state:                                  Irregularities in Road Construction
                                                                under PMGSY
    (a) whether some cases of irregularities
in the transportation of iron ore meant for            †1012. DR. MAHESH JOSHI:
exports at the rate of domestic freight have        Will the Minister of RURAL
come to the notice of the Railways as             DEVELOPMENT
appeared in the media reports dated
27 September, 2012;                               xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
    (b) if so, the facts of the matter and the    be pleased to state:
quantum of loss caused to the Railways as             (a) whether the Government is aware
a result thereof;                                 of irregularities in the construction of roads
   (c) whether any formal enquiry/                under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana
investigation has been ordered in this            (PMGSY);
regard;                                                (b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;
   (d) if so, the details and the outcome             (c) the action taken by the Government
thereof; and                                      in this regard;
   (e) the other steps being taken by the             (d) whether the Government proposes
Railways to prevent such cases in future?         to strengthen the monitoring mechanism
                                                  in the construction of roads under PMGSY;
                                                  and
       Gauge Conversion Projects
                                                       (e) if so, the details thereof?
   †1011. SHRI K.D. DESHMUKH:
          SHRI M.B. RAJESH:
          SHRI RAMASHANKER                              New Schemes for Rural Areas
            RAJBHAR:                                   1013. SHRI NALIN KUMAR
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                                KATEEL:
                                                              SHRIMATI J. HELEN
jsy ea=h                                                        DAVIDSON:
be pleased to state:                                         SHRI B.Y. RAGHAVENDRA:

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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  Will the Minister of RURAL                         (a) whether the Union Government has
DEVELOPMENT                                       issued advisories to States to focus on
                                                  implementation of laws to protect land
xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h                                rights of dalits and tribals;
be pleased to state:                                  (b) if so, the details thereof;
   (a) whether the Government is                     (c) whether there is any proposal under
implementing any new schemes with                 consideration to draft a national land
specific objective for the welfare of rural       reforms policy within six months;
areas in the country during the Twelfth Five
Year Plan;                                            (d) if so, the details thereof;
   (b) if so, whether those schemes meant             (e) whether the Union Government has
for rural prosperity implemented in the           consulted States since land reforms is
previous plan have not been able to achieve       mostly their responsibility for setting up
their objectives;                                 tribunals for speedy disposal of cases
                                                  pending in revenue and judicial courts;
   (c) if so, the reaction of the Government
thereto;                                            (f) if so, the response of the Union
                                                  Government thereon; and
   (d) whether the Government conducted/
proposes to conduct any study regarding              (g) the action taken by the Union
the impact of the rural schemes; and              Government on the suggestions made by
                                                  the States?
   (e) if so, the details thereof and if not,
the reasons therefor?
                                                              Cottage Industries
          Land Reforms Policy                         †1015. SHRI GORAKH PRASAD
                                                               JAISWAL:
   †1014. SHRI DHARMENDRA                                    SHRI PRATAPRAO
            YADAV:                                             GANPATRAO JADHAO:
          SHRI HANSRAJ G. AHIR:                              SHRIMATI JYOTI
          SHRI GORAKH PRASAD                                   DHURVE:
            JAISWAL:                                         SHRI KACHHADIA
          SHRI GAJANAN D.                                      NARANBHAI:
            BABAR:                                  Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL
          SHRI ADHALRAO PATIL                     AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
            SHIVAJI:
          SHRI IJYARAJ SINGH:                     lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h
          SHRI ANANDRAO ADSUL:                    be pleased to state:
          DR. MAHENDRASINH P.
            CHAUHAN:                                  (a) whether cottage industries of the
                                                  villages are on the verge of closure due to
  Will the Minister of RURAL                      liberalisation;
DEVELOPMENT
                                                      (b) if so, the details thereof;
xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h                                   (c) the criteria of conducting census of
be pleased to state:                              cottage industries in rural areas;

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    (d) the steps taken by the Government                Construction of ROB/RUB
to provide marketing facilities for cottage
industries and to protect them from the               †1017. SHRI YOGI ADITYA NATH:
effect of liberalisation;                                    SHRI P.L. PUNIA:
   (e) the achievements made by the                          SHRI JEETENDRA SINGH
Government so far by the measures                              BUNDELA:
adopted; and                                                 SHRI INDER SINGH
                                                               NAMDHARI:
   (f) the steps taken by the Government
                                                             SHRI ASHOK KUMAR
for the development of cottage industry
                                                               RAWAT:
especially on labour based technique in the
                                                             SHRI A. SAI PRATAP:
country including Madhya Pradesh and
                                                             SHRI MAROTRAO SAINUJI
Gujarat?
                                                               KOWASE:
                                                             SHRI HANSRAJ G. AHIR:
          Land under Irrigation
                                                      Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
   1016. SHRI SUSHIL KUMAR                        jsy ea=h
           SINGH:
                                                  be pleased to state:
  Will the Minister of WATER
RESOURCES                                            (a) the details of the Rail Over Bridges
                                                  (ROBs) and Rail Under Bridges (RUBs)
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                   under construction in various States till
be pleased to state:                              date, project-wise;
    (a) whether any measures have been                (b) the details of the proposals sent by
taken by the Union Government to reduce           various State Governments for the
the dependency on rains for irrigation while      construction of ROBs/RUBs at level
trying to interlink rivers and canals in the      crossing, location-wise along with the
villages to supply water;                         action taken by the Railways on each such
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                proposals; and
   (c) the details regarding percentage of           (c) the amount of funds allocated and
land under irrigation, State-wise;                spent for the construction of such bridges
                                                  during the last three years, project-wise
   (d) the measures being adopted to
                                                  along with the details of the projects being
spread the message of preservation of water
                                                  undertaken for the construction of ROBs/
among farmers by way of rain water
                                                  RUBs;
harvesting during the monsoons so as to
assist them in terms of water supply in the          (d) the status of each of these projects
remaining months; and                             as on date along with the funds allocated
   (e) the measures being taken by the            and released for the purpose till date; and
Union Government to try and shift over to             (e) the steps taken by the Railways to
drip irrigation considering the issue of          complete the above projects within the
water shortage?                                   stipulated time?
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   Transfer of Reserved Rail Tickets              be pleased to state:
   †1018. SHRI KAUSHALENDRA                          (a) whether a large number of
            KUMAR:                                applications from various States including
                                                  Kerala are pending under Prime Minister's
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  Employment Generation Programme;
jsy ea=h                                             (b) if so, the details along with the
be pleased to state:                              applications approved and pending for
                                                  approval during each of the last three years
    (a) whether the Railway Board has             and current year under the said Programme,
recently taken a decision to allow a              State-wise;
passenger to transfer his reservation to
blood relatives like parents, siblings or             (c) the budgetary allocations made for
offsprings or to his/her spouse on                the Programme for the last three years and
production of documentary proof at the            the current year, year and State-wise;
counter 24 hours before the departure of             (d) the funds allocated/released to each
the train in case the person is unable to         State and utilised under the Programme
travel;                                           during the said period indicating the
                                                  reasons for under-utilisation thereof;
   (b) if so, the details thereof and whether
similar rule is applied to the tickets booked        (e) whether any review of the
on Railway duty passes but with the               Programme has been made;
exception of blood relation;                         (f) if so, the details and outcome thereof
    (c) if so, the details in this regard and     along with the steps taken to popularise the
whether the Railways have taken any               Programme in order to generate
special security measures to check misuse         employment in the country; and
of this provision by the travel agents; and          (g) whether the recommendations of the
   (d) if so, the details thereof?                concerned State Government before
                                                  approving applications/sanctioning loans
                                                  to beneficiaries under the Programme is
      Prime Minister Employment                   mandatory and if so, the details thereof?
        Generation Programme
   1019. SHRI KHAGEN DAS:                                   Use of MPLAD Fund
         SHRI SURESH ANGADI:
                                                      †1020. DR. BALIRAM:
         SHRI M. ANANDAN:
         SHRIMATI JYOTI                             Will the Minister of STATISTICS AND
           DHURVE:                                PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION
         SHRI RAVNEET SINGH:                      lkaf[;dh vkSj dk;ZØe dk;kZUo;u ea=h
         SHRI BADRI RAM
           JAKHAR:                                be pleased to state:
         SHRI KIRTI AZAD:                             (a) whether the Government proposes
  Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL               to grant permission to carryout works such
AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES                            as Hand Pumps in rural areas and to
                                                  undertake grit wash plaster outside the
lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h                     accommodation in Government colonies
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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out of Members of Parliament Local Area                       SHRI JAYANT
Development Scheme funds;                                       CHAUDHARY:
   (b) if so, the details thereof; and              Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
    (c) the steps taken by the Government         AND FERTILIZERS
in this regard?                                   jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
                                                  be pleased to state:
  Amount Allocated for Power Sector                  (a) whether the Government proposes
   †1021. SHRI JAI PRAKASH                        to revise/rationalise the current subsidy
            AGARWAL:                              system for fertilizers;
          SHRI A.T. NANA PATIL:                       (b) if so, the details thereof;
          SHRI HARISHCHANDRA
            CHAVAN:                                  (c) whether the Government also
                                                  proposes       to     implement       the
   Will the Minister of POWER                     recommendations of the Kelkar Committee
fo|qr ea=h                                        report, especially on increasing the price
                                                  of urea;
be pleased to state:
                                                      (d) if so, the details thereof;
   (a) the number of power projects
functioning in the country along with their          (e) whether the low price of urea
power generation capacity, Sector, Project        compared to P&K fertilizers is resulting in
and State-wise;                                   market distortions; and

   (b) the amount allocated to various              (f) if so, the steps being taken by the
States for the power sector during the            Government to prevent these imbalances?
Eleventh Five Year Plan, State-wise;
  (c) whether the amount allocated for the             Skill Development Programme
power sector in the Eleventh Five Year Plan           1023. SHRI NISHIKANT DUBEY:
was reduced;
   (d) if so, the details thereof along with        Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL
the reasons therefor;                             AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
   (e) whether various State Governments          lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h
have utilized the amount allocated by the         be pleased to state:
Union Government in increasing their
power generation capacity; and                       (a) the details of Skill Development
                                                  Programmes launched in the country
   (f) if so, the State-wise details thereof      including Jharkhand;
and if not, the reasons therefor?
                                                      (b) the number of beneficiaries covered/
                                                  likely to be covered under the Programme
  Revision/Rationalisation of Current             during each of the last three years,
           Subsidy System                         State-wise;
   †1022. SHRI GHANSHYAM                            (c) whether the growth rate of
            ANURAGI:                              employment generation in MSMEs is not
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in commensurate with the growth rate of           be made by the Union Government to open
investment made in the sector;                    more such outlets in the country including
   (d) if so, the details thereof indicating      Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh?
the reasons therefor; and
                                                        Use of Gujarati Language in
   (e) the reaction of the Government                           High Court
thereto?
                                                      1026. SHRI HARIN PATHAK:
     Revival of FACT Ltd. Cochin                    Will the Minister of LAW AND
                                                  JUSTICE
   1024. SHRI M.K. RAGHAVAN:
                                                  fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
AND FERTILIZERS                                   be pleased to state:
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                                (a) the action taken by the Government
                                                  in connection with the proposal of the
be pleased to state:                              Government of Gujarat to authorise the use
   (a) whether the Government proposes            of Gujarati language in the proceedings of
to revive the Fertilizers and Chemicals           the Hon'ble High Court of Gujarat; and
Travancore Limited,Cochin from its                     (b) the time by which a final decision
present condition; and                            is likely to be taken in the matter?
    (b) if so, the details of the package
contemplated including augmentation of                  Kanti Thermal Power Plant
the plant, financial assistance and creating
a brand value?                                        †1027. DR. RAGHUVANSH
                                                               PRASAD SINGH:
  Setting up of Jan Aushadhi Outlets                  Will the Minister of POWER

   1025. SHRI KAMLESH PASWAN:                     fo|qr ea=h
         SHRI L. RAJA GOPAL:                      be pleased to state:
         SHRI HEMANAND
                                                    (a) the present status of Kanti Thermal
           BISWAL:
                                                  Power Plant;
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
                                                     (b) whether two older units of the said
AND FERTILIZERS
                                                  plant has been shut down;
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                                (c) if so, the details thereof along with
be pleased to state:                              the reasons therefor;
   (a) the aims and objectives of setting             (d) the time by which the said units are
up of Jan Aushadhi Outlets in the                 likely to start power generation;
country;                                              (e) whether any new units are proposed
   (b) the details of Jan Aushadhi Outlets        to be set up therein; and
presently being operated in the country,             (f) if so, the details thereof along with
State-wise; and                                   the time by which they are likely to be set
   (c) the efforts being made/proposed to         up?
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           Water Scarcity by 2030                    (a) whether the Damodar Valley
                                                  Corporation (DVC) is running into losses
   1028. SHRI K. SHIVAKUMAR                       year after year;
           ALIAS J.K. RITHEESH:
                                                     (b) if so, the details of profit and loss
  Will the Minister of WATER                      of DVC during each of the last three years
RESOURCES                                         and the current year, year-wise alongwith
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                   the reasons therefor; and
be pleased to state:                                  (c) the efforts made by the Government
                                                  to ensure that DVC does not incur heavy
    (a) the steps taken by the Government         losses and its outstanding dues are
in response to the warning of the United          recovered for various electricity boards/
Nations that two-thirds of the globe may          companies?
be "water-stressed" by 2015, while India,
with the opposite demographic trend, will
face shortages from 2030; and                              Testing of Water in Villages
   (b) the outcome thereof?                             †1031. DR. BHOLA SINGH:
                                                    Will the Minister of WATER
               Food Factory                       RESOURCES
   1029. SHRI MANICKA TAGORE:                     ty lalk/ku ea=h
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  be pleased to state:
jsy ea=h                                              (a) whether the Government has
                                                  formulated any scheme for water testing
be pleased to state:                              in all villages of States;
   (a) whether the Indian Railways                      (b) if so, the details thereof till date;
Catering and Tourism Cooperation
(IRCTC) has opened a state-of-art food               (c) whether the Government proposes
factory near Delhi and supplying food to          to develop technology for water
some private IT companies;                        conservation for agriculture; and
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                      (d) if so, the details thereof?
   (c) whether such state-of-art food
factory is to be set up in Chennai,                   Implementation of Rural Development
Bengaluru and Hyderabad as well; and                               Schemes
   (d) if so, the details thereof?                      †1032. SHRI A.T. NANA PATIL:
                                                               SHRI KAPIL MUNI
               Losses of DVC                                     KARWARIYA:
                                                               SHRI RAM SUNDAR DAS:
   1030. SHRI S.R. JEYADURAI:                       Will the Minister of RURAL
   Will the Minister of POWER                     DEVELOPMENT
fo|qr ea=h                                        xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
be pleased to state:                              be pleased to state:
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   (a) whether despite implementation of             (e) whether any review of the policy has
various rural development schemes, the            been made; and
pace of development is much higher in
                                                      (f) if so, the details thereof?
urban areas than the rural areas;
   (b) if so, the reaction of the Government
thereto;                                              Bharat Nirman Rajiv Gandhi Seva
                                                                  Kendra
    (c) whether the allocation of funds for
various rural development schemes has                 †1034. SHRI PREMCHAND
fallen for the last few years;                                 (GUDDU):
    (d) if so, the details of funds allocated,               SHRIMATI JAYSHREEBEN
released and spent during the last three                       PATEL:
years and the current year;                         Will the Minister of RURAL
    (e) whether in view of increase in            DEVELOPMENT
poverty estimates in rural areas, the             xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
Government proposes to increase the
allocation of funds for rural development         be pleased to state:
schemes;                                             (a) the funding pattern fixed between
   (f) if so, the details thereof;                the Union and State Governments for
                                                  construction of Bharat Nirman Rajiv
   (g) whether the States have not utilised
                                                  Gandhi Seva Kendra (BNRGSK) under
the funds fully; and
                                                  MGNREGS;
   (h) if so, the details thereof and the steps
taken by the Government in this regard?               (b) the number of BNRGSK
                                                  constructed in the country including
                                                  Madhya Pradesh during each of the last
               Hydro Policy                       three years, State-wise;
   1033. SHRI SURESH ANGADI:                          (c) whether the Government has
         SHRI M. ANANDAN:                         received proposals from various States
   Will the Minister of POWER                     including Madhya Pradesh for construction
                                                  of BNRGSKs;
fo|qr ea=h
                                                     (d) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;
be pleased to state:                              and
    (a) whether the Union Government had
                                                      (e) the time by which the proposals are
introduced a Hydro Policy in the year 2008
                                                  likely to be approved?
to develop hydro power sector;
   (b) if so, the details thereof and the
achievements made so far;                                        Flood Control
    (c) whether any new hydro power                   †1035. SHRI RAJIV RANJAN
projects have been set up since the                            SINGH ALIAS LALAN
introduction of this policy;                                   SINGH:
   (d) if so, the details thereof, project-wise              SHRI DINESH CHANDRA
and State-wise;                                                YADAV:
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  Will the Minister of WATER                      grant under the AIBP during the Ninth Five
RESOURCES                                         Year Plan are still incomplete;
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                      (d) if so, the details thereof and the
                                                  reasons therefor; and
be pleased to state:
                                                      (e) the steps taken by the Government
   (a) whether a very large area of land is
                                                  to complete the said projects?
affected every year due to floods in the
country;
   (b) if so, the State-wise details of such          Nuisance of Vendors and Shopkeepers
areas in the country;                                   †1037. SHRI JAYWANTRAO
   (c) whether various countries like                            AWALE:
China, Netherlands etc. have developed                  Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
mechanisms to prevent the devastation
caused by floods;
                                                  jsy ea=h
   (d) if so, the details in this regard; and     be pleased to state:

   (e) the time by which the common                  (a) whether the Railways are aware that
                                                  shopkeepers, vendors have encroached
people of the country are likely to be
                                                  upon land in/around the New Delhi
provided protection from the floods?
                                                  Railway Station complex;
                                                      (b) if so, the steps taken by the Railways
              Norms of AIBP                       to remove the said illegal shops;
   †1036. SHRIMATI BHAVANA                           (c) whether there has been heavy traffic
            GAWALI PATIL:                         jam due to such illegal shops resulting in
          ADV. GANESHRAO                          inconvenience to passengers;
            DUDHGAONKAR:                             (d) if so, the reaction of the Railways
  Will the Minister of WATER                      thereto; and
RESOURCES                                            (e) the time fixed by the Railways to
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                   remove said illegal shops?
be pleased to state:
    (a) whether some State Governments                       Manmad-Indore Line
have asked the Union Government to                      1038. SHRI SONAWANE PRATAP
review the norms for the Accelerated                            NARAYANRAO:
Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP) as
                                                        Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
the existing norms are very stringent and a
large number of irrigation projects do not        jsy ea=h
get funds;                                        be pleased to state:
  (b) if so, the reaction of the Union               (a) the details and the present status of
Government thereto;                               new line project on Manmad to Indore via
    (c) whether several large and small           Melegaon-Dhule-Shirpur-Sendhwa-Mhow
irrigation projects started from the Central      section;

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    (b) the time frame set for the completion                 DR. MURLI MANOHAR
of the said project; and                                        JOSHI:
   (c) the steps taken/being taken by the           Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
Railways in this regard?                          AND FERTILIZERS
                                                  jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
                       CSR                        be pleased to state:
    1039. DR. AJAY KUMAR:                             (a) whether the Government has
          SHRI TARACHAND                          formulated a new fertilizer policy for
            BHAGORA:                              increasing the production of chemical
          SHRI JOSE K. MANI:                      fertilizers in the country;
          SHRI DHANANJAY SINGH:
          SHRIMATI ANNU                               (b) if so, the details thereof;
            TANDON:                                  (c) whether the increase of production
          DR. P. VENUGOPAL:                       capacity and the profit percentage of capital
  Will the Minister of CORPORATE                  investors is also included under this policy;
AFFAIRS                                               (d) if so, the details thereof;
dkWiksZjsV dk;Z ea=h                                 (e) whether the profit percentage of the
                                                  capital investors is at par with the capital
be pleased to state:                              investors of other industries; and
   (a) whether the proposed amendments                (f) if so, the details thereof?
to the Companies Bill, 2011 makes it
mandatory for companies to spend two
per cent of their average profits on                       Depletion of Reservoirs
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Schemes;                                              †1041. SHRIMATI SUMITRA
                                                               MAHAJAN:
   (b) if so, the details thereof along with                 SHRI MADHU GOUD
the details of the manner in which this                        YASKHI:
mandatory expenditure is proposed to be                      SHRI KISHNBHAI V.
ensured;                                                       PATEL:
   (c) the details of various activities which               SHRI PRADEEP MAJHI:
constitute CSR;                                     Will the Minister of WATER
   (d) the details of various CSR initiatives     RESOURCES
undertaken by the companies in the country        ty lalk/ku ea=h
during the last three years; and
                                                  be pleased to state:
   (e) the total amount of funds spent in
2011-12 on CSR initiatives by companies?             (a) whether the water table of major
                                                  water reservoirs has depleted in various
                                                  parts of the country this year compared to
 Formulation of New Fertilizer Policy             the last three years;
    †1040. SHRI DINESH CHANDRA                       (b) if so, the comparative status of water
             YADAV:                               table of reservoirs during the last three

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years including the current year, year and                 Special Irrigation Package
reservoir-wise;
                                                        1043. SHRI CHANDRAKANT
   (c) the reasons for depletion of water-                      KHAIRE:
table in water reservoirs;                                    SHRI RAVNEET SINGH:
   (d) the extent to which irrigation and           Will the Minister of WATER
hydel power generation has been affected          RESOURCES
due to such shortfall; and                        ty lalk/ku ea=h
  (e) the remedial measures taken by the          be pleased to state:
Government in this regard?                           (a) whether some States were specially
                                                  provided any package or special funds for
   IIM-Ahmedabad Study on Sachar                  area-specific and scheme-specific irrigation
         Committee Reports                        needs; and
                                                     (b) if so, the funds provided to the
   1042. SHRI JOSE K. MANI:                       States, State-wise?
  Will the Minister of MINORITY                       Use of Modern Technology in MSMEs
AFFAIRS                                                             Sector
vYila[;d dk;Z ea=h
                                                        †1044. SHRI BALIRAM JADHAV:
be pleased to state:                                           ADV. GANESHRAO
                                                                 DUDHGAONKAR:
   (a) whether the Government is aware
                                                               SHRI SYED SHAHNAWAZ
of a recently released study by IIM-
                                                                 HUSSAIN:
Ahmedabad providing an update to Sachar
Committee Report relating to education              Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL
and employment amongst muslims in the             AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
country;                                          lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                be pleased to state:
   (c) whether the study suggests that there        (a) the percentage of Micro, Small and
exists a perception of unfairness and             Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) using
discrimination       amongst       muslim         modern technology in the country;
community and that they qualify for                  (b) whether a large number of MSMEs
reservations more than OBCs;                      have not been able to use modern
                                                  technology due to the paucity of funds;
   (d) if so, the details thereof;
                                                     (c) if so, the details of the financial
   (e) whether the report has pointed out         assistance provided to MSMEs for the
that the educational levels of muslims are        purpose during each of the last three years
very low with a high drop-out rate at the         and the current year, State-wise;
middle school level; and
                                                     (d) whether the World Bank/Foreign
   (f) if so, the steps proposed to be taken      agencies have approved any loan for
by the Union Government thereon?                  MSMEs in the country;

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   (e) if so, the details of the funds granted              Rainwater Harvesting
and utilised by the States including Bihar
                                                      1046. SHRI NRIPENDRA NATH
for this purpose during the said period,
                                                              ROY:
State-wise; and                                             SHRI MAGUNTA
   (f) the extent to which MSMEs sector                       SREENIVASULU
has been benefited in terms of its growth                     REDDY:
by such assistance?                                         SHRI NARAHARI
                                                              MAHATO:
                                                            SHRI VARUN GANDHI:
            Stoppage of Trains
                                                    Will the Minister of WATER
                                                  RESOURCES
   †1045. SHRI SANJAY SINGH
            CHAUHAN:                              ty lalk/ku ea=h
          SHRI ASHOK KUMAR                        be pleased to state:
            RAWAT:
                                                     (a) whether any incentives are proposed
          SHRI C. R. PATIL:
                                                  to encourage people to go for water
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  harvesting;
jsy ea=h                                             (b) if so, the details thereof and the steps
be pleased to state:                              proposed to be taken thereon;

   (a) the number of new halts proposed              (c) whether the Central Ground Water
                                                  Board (CGWB) has developed any
to be provided by the Railways between
                                                  mechanism/technique to find out the
Delhi and Moradabad division in Railway
                                                  availability of ground water; and
Budget 2012-13;
                                                      (d) if so, the details thereof?
   (b) whether proposal to approve Jasala
halt has been sanctioned;
                                                          Water in Concurrent List
   (c) if so, the details thereof and whether
requests have been received from people's             1047. SHRI MANOHAR TIRKEY:
representatives to provide halt of Punjab                   SHRI NARAHARI
Mail (up-down) and Kissan Express (up-                        MAHATO:
down) at Sandeela Railway Station in                Will the Minister of WATER
Hardoi district of Uttar Pradesh;                 RESOURCES
    (d) if so, the details thereof and the        ty lalk/ku ea=h
action taken or proposed to be taken by
the Railways in this regard;                      be pleased to state:
   (e) whether number of demands                     (a) whether the Ashok Chawla
pertaining to increase the stoppage of            Committee has suggested to bring water
                                                  from the State List to the Concurrent List;
various trains at Surat-Navsari is pending
Station since long; and                               (b) if so, the details thereof;
   (f) if so, the details thereof and the steps      (c) whether there are concerns that the
being taken by the Railways in this regard?       acceptance of the recommendations would

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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lead to more centralisation and creation of           (a) whether 47 million hectares of
problems in water management at local             agriculture land in the country is irrigated
level in the States; and                          land and if so, the details of area of land
   (d) if so, the details thereof and the         irrigated from various irrigation projects
reaction of the Government thereto?               in the country as on date, State-wise;
                                                     (b) whether major and minor irrigation
                                                  projects being implemented by the Union
Corporate Donation to Political Parties           Government in various parts of the country
   1048. SHRI DHANANJAY SINGH:                    especially in Uttar Pradesh are running
                                                  behind their time schedule;
  Will the Minister of LAW AND
JUSTICE                                              (c) if so, the reasons therefor along with
                                                  the extent of cost escalation, project-wise;
fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
                                                     (d) the details of irrigation projects
be pleased to state:                              completed during the last three years,
   (a) whether any measures are being             State-wise; and
taken by the Election Commission of India            (e) the steps being taken by the
to monitor all corporate donations to             Union Government to complete the
various political parties in the country;         remaining irrigation projects expeditiously,
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                project-wise?
   (c) if not, the reasons therefor;
                                                      Non Payment of Salary to PSU
   (d) whether any proposal is being                          Employees
considered by the Election Commission of
India or by the Government making it                  1050. SHRI ANANTH KUMAR:
mandatory for all political parties to              Will the Minister of HEAVY
disclose the sources of their corporate           INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
fundings;                                         ENTERPRISES
   (e) if so, the details thereof; and
                                                  Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h
   (f) if not, the reasons therefor?
                                                  be pleased to state:

       Delay in Irrigation Projects                 (a) the number of Sick Public Sector
                                                  Undertakings (PSUs);
   †1049. SHRI LALJI TANDON:                         (b) whether the employees of some
          SHRI KISHNBHAI V.                       PSUs are not being paid salaries and other
            PATEL:                                remuneration in time;
          SHRI ASADUDDIN
            OWAISI:                                  (c) if so, the details of the PSUs and
          SHRI PRADEEP MAJHI:                     the number of employees of each PSU
                                                  whose salaries are not being paid on time;
  Will the Minister of WATER                      and
RESOURCES
                                                     (d) the action proposed by the
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                   Government to ameliorate the hardships
be pleased to state:                              faced by the employees of these PSUs?
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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                      SFIO                                        New Trains
                                                       †1053. SHRI RAMASHANKER
    †1051. ADV. GANESHRAO                                       RAJBHAR:
             DUDHGAONKAR:
                                                       Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
  Will the Minister of CORPORATE                  jsy ea=h
AFFAIRS
                                                  be pleased to state:
dkiksZjsV dk;Z ea=h                                   (a) whether the Railways are
be pleased to state:                              considering to introduce a new express
                                                  train between Varanasi and Samastipur via
   (a) the number of cases of corporate           Mau, Bhatni and Siwan so as to fulfil the
crimes disposed of so far by the Serious          demand of passengers;
Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) since its
                                                      (b) if so, the time by which this train is
inception, company-wise;
                                                  likely to be introduced;
   (b) the amount of money involved                   (c) whether the Railways also proposed
therein in each of these cases; and               to introduce a Duranto train from
                                                  New Delhi Railway Station to Muzaffarpur
    (c) the status of each of such cases?         via Gorakhpur, Siwan, Chhapra with a view
                                                  to meet the demand of passengers; and
        Hike in Price of Fertilizer                   (d) if so, the time by which it is likely
                Products                          to be introduced?
    1052. SHRI GAJANAN D.
            BABAR:                                    Inadequate Irrigation Infrastructure
          SHRI ADHALRAO PATIL                          1054. SHRI MAGUNTA
            SHIVAJI:                                           SREENIVASULU
          SHRI DHARMENDRA                                      REDDY:
            YADAV:                                  Will the Minister of WATER
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                  RESOURCES
AND FERTILIZERS                                   ty lalk/ku ea=h
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                             be pleased to state:
be pleased to state:                                 (a) whether irrigation infrastructure in
                                                  the country is inadequate in its access and
    (a) whether the Government had                reach to various regions in the country;
approved a hike of 1 per cent in the price
                                                     (b) if so, the details thereof and the main
of all fertilizer products; and                   reasons for the same; and
   (b) if so, the details thereof and the            (c) the steps proposed to be taken by
reasons therefor?                                 the Union Government thereon?
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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           Confirmation of Tickets                  (c) if not, the reasons therefor;
   1055. SHRI SAMEER BHUJBAL:                       (d) whether these two major irrigation
                                                 projects within Bodoland could not be
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                 completed over more than two decades for
jsy ea=h                                         not having been provided with the required
                                                 Central Funds; and
be pleased to state:
                                                    (e) if so, the details of the funds released
    (a) whether most of the letters of           year-wise so far since the inception of the
Members of Parliament (MPs) regarding            projects?
ticket confirmation are being ignored by
concerned officials;
                                                    Water Bodies under MGNREGS
    (b) if so, the reasons therefor and
whether there is any criteria to confirm of         1057. SHRI SUGUMAR K.:
tickets in this Quota;
                                                   Will the Minister of WATER
   (c) if so, the details thereof;               RESOURCES
   (d) whether MPs send fax letter to the        ty lalk/ku ea=h
Railways for confirmation of tickets is not
                                                 be pleased to state:
acceptable; and
                                                    (a) whether under Mahatma Gandhi
  (e) if so, the reasons therefor and the
                                                 National Rural Employment Guarantee
measures being initiated to facilitate the
                                                 Scheme (MGNREGS) large number of new
MPs in this regard?
                                                 water bodies are being encouraged;
                                                    (b) if so, the details thereof;
Dhanshri and Champamati Irrigation
             Projects                               (c) whether the Government is also
                                                 considering to take up existing water bodies
   1056. SHRI SANSUMA                            under the MGNREGS; and
           KHUNGGUR                                 (d) if so, the details thereof?
           BWISWMUTHIARY:
  Will the Minister of WATER
                                                     Bench of Allahabad High Court
RESOURCES
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                     1058. SHRI JAYANT
                                                            CHAUDHARY:
be pleased to state:                                      SHRIMATI RAJKUMARI
   (a) whether the Government has taken                     CHAUHAN:
any proactive action plan to help complete         Will the Minister of LAW AND
the ongoing Dhanshri and Champamati              JUSTICE
major Irrigation Projects within Bodoland
by way of giving adequate amount of the
                                                 fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
required Central Funds during the financial      be pleased to state:
year of 2012-13;                                    (a) whether Uttar Pradesh has one of
    (b) if so, the details of the action taken   the highest number of pending cases in its
so far in this regard;                           High Court;
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   (b) if so, the region-wise data of the        be pleased to state:
pending cases in the State;                         (a) whether the Government has given
   (c) whether there is any proposal to          approval for price control on essential
create a bench of the Allahabad High Court       drugs as recommended by the Group of
in Western Uttar Pradesh;                        Ministers (GoMs) headed by the
   (d) if so, the details thereof;               Agriculture Minister;
   (e) whether there is a proposal to                (b) if so, the details of the present
implement the recommendations of the             formula and the proposed formula on
Justice Jaswant Singh Commission report          ceiling prices of drugs covered under the
of 1985 on having High Court benches             National List of Essential Medicines and
away from their principal place; and             their minimum/maximum prices; and
   (f) if so, the details thereof?                   (c) the time by which the same is likely
                                                 to come into effect?

        Availability of Fertilizers
                                                            Gaya-Chatra Line
   1059. SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR:
         SHRI G.M. SIDDESHWARA:                     1061. SHRI INDER SINGH
                                                            NAMDHARI:
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
AND FERTILIZERS                                     Will the Minister of RAILWAYS

jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                            jsy ea=h
be pleased to state:                             be pleased to state:
   (a) whether the Union Government has             (a) the details and the present status of
taken/proposes to take steps to ensure           new line project on Gaya-Chatra route;
sufficient availability of fertilizers during       (b) the details of reasons for slow pace
the current rabi season in various States;       of work on the said project;
   (b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;      (c) the details of funds allocated/spent
and                                              thereon so far, year-wise;
   (c) if not, the reasons therefor?                (d) the steps taken/being taken by the
                                                 Railways to expedite the completion of the
                                                 said project; and
   Price Control on Essential Drugs
                                                    (e) the time by which it is likely to be
   1060. SHRI P.R. NATARAJAN:                    completed?
         SHRIMATI SHRUTI
           CHOUDHRY:                                Quality of Roads under PMGSY
         SHRI DHRUVA
           NARAYANA:                                1062. SHRI C. RAJENDRAN:
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                   Will the Minister of RURAL
AND FERTILIZERS                                  DEVELOPMENT
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                            xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
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be pleased to state:                              be pleased to state:
   (a) whether the quality of the roads              (a) whether consumption of bottled
constructed under the Pradhan Mantri              drinking water is increasing due to
Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) is up to the            contaminated water and unavailability of
mark and the roads are fit for all-weathers,      drinking water; and
throughout the year;
                                                     (b) if so, the growth percentage thereof,
   (b) if so, the details thereof, and if not,    State-wise?
the reasons therefor;
   (c) whether the Government is planning                 Compensation to Punjab
to construct all-weather roads under this
Programme; and                                        1065. SHRIMATI PARAMJIT
   (d) if so, the details thereof?                            KAUR GULSHAN:
                                                      Will the Minister of POWER
        Direct and Indirect Taxes                 fo|qr ea=h
   1063. SHRIMATI RAJKUMARI                       be pleased to state:
           RATNA SINGH:                              (a) whether the State Government of
         DR. SANJAY SINH:                         Punjab provides 24hrs. uninterrupted
  Will the Minister of LAW AND                    electricity to the Border Security Force to
JUSTICE                                           maintain international border in Punjab;
fofè vkSj U;k; ea=h                                   (b) if so, the details thereof;
be pleased to state:                                 (c) whether the Union Government
    (a) whether the Government is aware           proposes to provide additional supply of
that various tribunals regarding direct tax       electricity to the State Government in lieu
and indirect tax are taking long time to clear    of power consumed at the border; and
the pending appeals which lead to be huge             (d) if so, the details thereof?
losses to the revenue of the Government
of India;
   (b) if so, the details of pending cases in         Uniform Code of Pharmaceutical
various tribunals on direct and indirect                    Marketing Practices
taxes as on date; and                                 1066. SHRI KISHNBHAI V.
  (c) the steps taken/being taken by the                      PATEL:
Government to clear the pendency                            SHRI PRADEEP MAJHI:
immediately so as to increase the revenue?          Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
                                                  AND FERTILIZERS
   Unavailability of Drinking Water               jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
   †1064. SHRI DATTA MEGHE:                       be pleased to state:
  Will the Minister of WATER                         (a) whether there is any proposal to ban
RESOURCES                                         the sponsoring of tours for doctors by the
ty lalkèu ea=h                                    pharmaceutical companies in the country;

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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   (b) if so, the details thereof;                affected family whose land has been
                                                  acquired for setting up of power plants?
   (c) whether the Department of
Pharmaceuticals proposes to frame any
Uniform Code of Pharmaceutical                              Distribution of Water
Marketing Practices in the country;
                                                      1068. SHRI DHRUVA
   (d) if so, the details in this regard;                     NARAYANA:
   (e) whether the Department of                            SHRI RAJAIAH SIRICILLA:
Pharmaceuticals has asked the Ministry of           Will the Minister of WATER
Health and Family Welfare to have a re-           RESOURCES
look at the existing rule of such activities
by the Medical Council of India;
                                                  ty lalkèu ea=h
                                                  be pleased to state:
  (f) if so, the reaction of the Ministry of
Health and Family Welfare thereto; and               (a) whether distribution of water is
                                                  made to each State as per the agreements
    (g) the time by which the Uniform Code        between/among the States or by the
of Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices is          prevailing rules at the Central Water
likely to be finalised?                           Commission;
                                                      (b) if so, the details thereof during the
               Power Plants                       last three years; and
   †1067. SHRI ASHOK KUMAR                            (c) if not, the reasons therefor and the
            RAWAT:                                steps being taken/proposed to be taken in
                                                  this regard?
   Will the Minister of POWER
fo|qr ea=h
                                                       Utilisation of Water Resources
be pleased to state:
                                                      1069. SHRI NARAHARI
   (a) whether a Lignite based power plant                    MAHATO:
is proposed to be set up in                                 SHRI MAROTRAO SAINUJI
Uttar Pradesh with the help of a joint                        KOWASE:
venture of the Uttar Pradesh State Power                    SHRI RAM SUNDAR DAS:
Generation Corporation and the Union                        SHRI KAPIL MUNI
Government;                                                   KARWARIYA:
   (b) if so, the details thereof along with                SHRI NRIPENDRA NATH
the present status thereof;                                   ROY:

    (c) the funds likely to be incurred             Will the Minister of WATER
                                                  RESOURCES
thereon and the quantum of power likely
to be generated;                                  ty lalkèu ea=h
    (d) the time by which the plant is likely     be pleased to state:
to be set up; and                                     (a) the percentage of water resources
   (e) the steps taken to provide adequate        utilised in the States as on date especially
compensation and job to members of the            river water, State-wise;

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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   (b) the details of the schemes                           SHRI B.B. PATIL:
formulated by the Government for                            SHRI N.S.V. CHITTHAN:
augmentation of water resources, State-                     SHRI EKNATH M.
wise;                                                         GAIKWAD:
    (c) the amount likely to be spent on each      Will the Minister of LAW AND
of these schemes, State-wise;                    JUSTICE
    (d) the percentage of cultivable land        fofè vkSj U;k; ea=h
likely to be irrigated as a result thereof,
                                                 be pleased to state:
State-wise; and
                                                     (a) the total number of under trials in
   (e) the details of national average of        the country till the end of 2011 as per
utilisation of ground water and the              National Crime records Bureau, State-wise
percentage of utilisation of ground water        and the reason for the backlog of under
in West Bengal and North Eastern States?         trials awaiting verdict;
                                                    (b) whether the Government proposes
    Judicial Officers on Deputation              to bring out judicial reform in this
                                                 connection; and
   1070. SHRI KULDEEP BISHNOI:
         SHRI J.M. AARON RASHID:                    (c) if so, the details thereof?
         SHRI S.S. RAMASUBBU:
  Will the Minister of LAW AND                             Welfare of Minorities
JUSTICE
                                                    1072. SHRI P.K. BIJU:
fofè vkSj U;k; ea=h                                       SHRI ASADUDDIN
be pleased to state:                                        OWAISI:
                                                          ADV. A. SAMPATH:
   (a) whether a less number of Judicial
Officers of various States are working in          Will the Minister of MINORITY
Supreme Court, High Court and Central            AFFAIRS
Government on deputation basis;                  vYila[;d dk;Z ea=h
   (b) if so, the details thereof;               be pleased to state:
    (c) whether the Government proposes              (a) whether the Government has
to create a separate cadre of Judicial Service   finalised the Twelfth Five Year Plan;
on the pattern of I.A.S., I.P.S. and other
allied services in the country; and                 (b) if so, the total plan outlay for the
                                                 welfare of minorities during the said Plan;
   (d) if so, the details thereof and if not,
the reasons therefor?                               (c) whether the amount allocated during
                                                 the Eleventh Five year Plan for welfare of
                                                 minorities has been fully utilised;
    National Crime Records Bureau                   (d) if so, the year-wise details thereof
   1071. SHRI A.                                 and if not, the reasons therefor;
           GANESHAMURTHI:                            (e) whether the Government proposes
         SHRI ANAND PRAKASH                      to further increase the Plan allocation for
           PARANJPE:                             the welfare of minorities; and
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   (f) if so, the details thereof and the steps      Will the Minister of POWER
being taken by the Government in this
                                                  fo|qr ea=h
regard?
                                                  be pleased to state:
              Cauvery Issue                          (a) the details of hydro power projects
                                                  being implemented with Indian assistance
   1073. SHRI RAYAPATI                            in Nepal along with their present
           SAMBASIVA RAO:                         implementation status, project-wise;
         SHRI P. LINGAM:                             (b) whether many of such projects are
         SHRI P.C. GADDIGOUDAR:                   yet to take off or have been stalled;
         SHRI P. VISWANATHAN:
                                                     (c) if so, the details thereof along with
         SHRI SHIVARAMA
                                                  the reasons therefor; and
           GOUDA:
         SHRI SURESH KUMAR                            (d) the steps taken by the Government
           SHETKAR:                               for speedy implementation of hydro power
                                                  projects in Nepal?
  Will the Minister of WATER
RESOURCES
                                                               Jan Aushadhi Outlets
ty lalkèu ea=h
be pleased to state:                                 1075. SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE:
                                                           PROF. (DR.) RANJAN
   (a) the details and the outcome of the                    PRASAD YADAV:
Cauvery River Authority (CRA) and
                                                    Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
Cauvery River Monitoring Committee                AND FERTILIZERS
(CRMC) meetings held recently to resolve
the problem of sharing the water between          jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
Tamil Nadu and Karnataka;                         be pleased to state:
   (b) whether the State Government of               (a) the number of Jan Aushadhi outlets
Tamil Nadu has requested for the                  opened in the country, location and State-
intervention of Hon'ble Prime Minister            wise;
regarding distress sharing formula; and
                                                      (b) the average monthly sale of
    (c) if so, the response of the Union          medicines at each outlet during each of the
Government and the action taken by the            last three years and the current year, State-
Union Government ensuring release of              wise; and
stipulated flow of water to save the Samba            (c) the action plan of the Government
crop in Cauvery basin of Tamil Nadu?              to make availability of quality medicines
                                                  at these outlets?
    Hydro Power Projects in Nepal
                                                    Passenger Facilities and Amenities
   1074. SHRI SANJAY BHOI:
         SHRI N.S.V. CHITTHAN:                       1076. SHRI P.T. THOMAS:
         SHRI A.                                           PROF. (DR.) RANJAN
           GANESHAMURTHI:                                    PRASAD YADAV:
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            SHRI GOPINATH MUNDE:                  be pleased to state:
            SHRI JAI PRAKASH                          (a) whether the Railways are earning
              AGARWAL:                            profits on all the routes on which trains are
            SHRI HAMDULLAH                        being operated;
              SAYEED:
                                                      (b) if not, the number of railway routes
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  from which less than 5 per cent profit is
                                                  being earned;
jsy ea=h
                                                      (c) the details of such routes on which
be pleased to state:                              trains are being operated;
   (a) the details of existing various                (d) whether the Railways have made an
passenger facilities/amenities being              assessment of the revenue loss incurred on
provided at railway stations and in trains        such routes annually;
alongwith the criteria for providing the              (e) if so, the details thereof and whether
same;                                             the Railways are considering to decrease
    (b) the system in place to monitor the        the number of trains on such routes and
quality of passenger facilities/amenities         increase on the busy routes; and
such as drinking water, improving                     (f) if so, the details thereof?
approach roads to stations including
Hazrat Nizamuddin Station and clean
toilets etc. at railway stations and in trains;                          MLM
    (c) the funds made available and utilised       1078. SHRI ANANDRAO ADSUL:
for the purpose during each of the last three              SHRI D.B. CHANDRE
years and the current year, zone-wise;                       GOWDA:
                                                           SHRI DHARMENDRA
   (d) the number of complaints received                     YADAV:
by the Railways regarding deficiencies in                  SHRI S.R. JEYADURAI:
the services at railway stations and in                    SHRI GAJANAN D.
running trains separately during the said                    BABAR:
period zone-wise; and                               Will the Minister of CORPORATE
   (e) the follow up action taken by the          AFFAIRS
Railways on such complaints, zone-wise?           dkWiksZjsV dk;Z ea=h
             Profitable Routes                    be pleased to state:
                                                     (a) whether large number of innocent
   †1077. DR. MURLI MANOHAR                       investors have been cheated by Multi-Level
            JOSHI:                                Marketing companies in the country during
          SHRI ANANTKUMAR                         the last three years and the current year;
            HEGDE:
                                                     (b) if so, the details thereof, State and
          SHRI ARVIND KUMAR
                                                  year-wise;
            CHAUDHARY:
          SHRI VIJAY BAHADUR                         (c) whether there are no rules to govern
            SINGH:                                the Multi-Level Marketing Companies;
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                      (d) if so, the reasons therefor;

jsy ea=h                                              (e) whether the Union Government is
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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considering to come out with the rules                  Multi-Cuisine Restaurants
governing Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)
firms, which have been traced to several            1080. SHRI A. VENKATA RAMI
ponzi schemes across the country;                           REDDY:
                                                          SHRI MANICKA TAGORE:
   (f) if so, the details thereof along with
the timeframe therefor;                             Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
   (g) whether there is no early warning         jsy ea=h
system to prevent such corporate frauds;         be pleased to state:
   (h) if so, the details thereof; and               (a) whether the Railways have any
   (i) the steps taken by the Union              proposal to open multi cuisine restaurants
Government to introduce early warning            at several stations including in New Delhi
system to prevent such corporate frauds?         Railway Station in collaboration with
                                                 IRCTC;
Setting up of New Fertilizer Producing              (b) if so, the details thereof and the time
                Plants                           by which it will be operational;
   1079. ADV. A. SAMPATH:                            (c) whether any proposal to start such
         SHRI GOPINATH MUNDE:                    multi-cuisine restaurants in Chennai
         SHRI SURESH ANGADI:                     Railway Station and at all major railway
         SHRI M. ANANDAN:                        stations in Tamil Nadu and in other parts
         SHRI S.S. RAMASUBBU:                    of the country; and
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                    (d) if so, the details thereof?
AND FERTILIZERS
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                                  Funds for Irrigation Projects
be pleased to state:                                1081. SHRI B.Y.
    (a) the details of the places where the                 RAGHAVENDRA:
chemical fertilizer producing plants are                  SHRIMATI JYOTI
situated, State-wise;                                       DHURVE:
   (b) whether new fertilizer producing                   SHRI GORAKH PRASAD
plants have been set up in the country;                     JAISWAL:
   (c) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;     Will the Minister of WATER
                                                 RESOURCES
   (d) if not, the reasons for not setting up
of new plants;                                   ty lalkèu ea=h
    (e) whether the Government proposes          be pleased to state:
to set up new units/plants in the country,
particularly in Maharashtra for increasing           (a) whether the Union Government has
the production of chemical fertilizers to        released grants under the Accelerated
meet the growing demand during the               Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP)
Twelfth Five Year Plan;                          scheme for completion of irrigation
                                                 projects in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and
   (f) if so, the details thereof; and           Uttar Pradesh;
   (g) the funds likely to be invested for          (b) if so, the details of the funds released
the said purpose?                                during the last three years, project-wise
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along with the details of completion of the           (c) the funds allocated, released and
projects and furnishing of utilisation            utilised for the said purpose during each
certificates;                                     year of Eleventh Plan and the current year,
   (c) whether the Centre has received any        State and scheme-wise;
proposal seeking financial grants under              (d) the target set and achieved under the
AIBP scheme for completion of irrigation          said schemes during the said period, State
projects in Karnataka;                            and scheme-wise;
    (d) if so, the details thereof and the           (e) whether the funds allocated under
action taken thereon;                             these schemes have not been fully utilised
   (e) the names of the projects completed        by the State Governments; and
in Uttar Pradesh with the help of the said            (f) if not, the reasons therefor along with
funds and those which have not been               the action taken by the Union Government
completed so far; and                             in this regard?
   (f) the special efforts made for early
completion of the said projects?                            Agencies under RGGVY
                                                        †1083. SHRI BHOOPENDRA
    Welfare Schemes for Minorities
                                                                 SINGH:
   1082. PROF. Sk. SAIDUL HAQUE:                        Will the Minister of POWER
         SHRI JAGADANAND
           SINGH:                                 fo|qr ea=h
         SHRIMATI JYOTI                           be pleased to state:
           DHURVE:
                                                     (a) whether the nodal agencies under
         SHRI KAMESHWAR
                                                  Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran
           BAITHA:
                                                  Yojana (RGGVY) have been appointed in
         SHRIMATI JAYSHREEBEN
                                                  Madhya Pradesh;
           PATEL:
  Will the Minister of MINORITY                      (b) if so, the details thereof agency-
AFFAIRS                                           wise; and

vYila[;d dk;Z ea=h                                   (c) the details of areas tasks and
                                                  responsibilities entrusted to such nodal
be pleased to state:                              agencies and the works undertaken by
    (a) the number of Non-Governmental            them?
Organisations functioning in the country
for the welfare of minority communities,
                                                      Benefits for Workers of Power Plants
State-wise;
   (b) the details of schemes that were                 †1084. SHRIMATI KAMLA DEVI
implemented during the Eleventh Plan                             PATLE:
period and presently for the welfare of
                                                        Will the Minister of POWER
minorities in the country especially in
social, economic and educational fields;          fo|qr ea=h
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be pleased to state:                                 (e) whether the Government is
   (a) the number of operational/under-           prompting PSUs to step up investment; and
construction power plants by private                  (f) if so, the details thereof?
limited companies in the country, State-
wise including Chhattisgarh;
                                                         Inter-State Water Disputes
   (b) whether the Government has any
control over the benefits/facilities provided         1086. SHRI C.R. PATIL:
                                                            SHRI ABDUL RAHMAN:
by such companies to their employees/
                                                            SHRI SURESH KUMAR
labour; and
                                                              SHETKAR:
   (c) if so, the details thereof, State-wise               SHRI RAJAIAH SIRICILLA:
including Chhattisgarh?                             Will the Minister of WATER
                                                  RESOURCES
  Stepping up of Investment by PSUs               ty lalkèu ea=h
   1085. SHRI ADHALRAO PATIL                      be pleased to state:
           SHIVAJI:                                  (a) the details of the Inter-State water
         SHRI GAJANAN D.                          disputes which are pending since a long
           BABAR:                                 time;
         SHRI ASADUDDIN
           OWAISI:                                   (b) whether Gujarat is also affected by
         SHRI ANANDRAO ADSUL:                     these disputes;
                                                      (c) if so, the details thereof; and
  Will the Minister of HEAVY
INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC                         (d) the steps taken/proposed to be taken
ENTERPRISES                                       for amicable settlement of these disputes,
                                                  dispute-wise?
Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h
be pleased to state:
                                                            Land Acquisition Bill
    (a) whether the Government is looking
at the top twenty-five public sector                  †1087. SHRI ARJUN MEGHWAL:
companies as cash cows to bail it out of a          Will the Minister of RURAL
tough economic conditions and reduce the          DEVELOPMENT
fiscal strain due to its failure to check         xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
unproductive spending;
                                                  be pleased to state:
   (b) if so, the details thereof;
                                                     (a) the details of amendments made by
   (c) whether companies that do not              the Government in Land Acquisition Bill
deploy the surplus funds would have to pay        on the recommendations of Parliamentary
a special dividend;                               Committee related to the Land Acquisition
  (d) if so, the instructions issued by the       Bill;
Union Government to the Public Sector                (b) the main organisations which have
Undertakings (PSUs) in this regard;               suggested amendments after the

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recommendations of the Standing                       (b) if so, the details thereof including
Committee of Parliament and details of the        estimated cost, proposed functions and the
main amendments suggested by them;                locations identified for setting up of the
                                                  same; and
   (c) whether any report against the
proposed Land Acquisition Bill has also               (c) the time by which the said institutes
been received;                                    are likely to be set up?
    (d) if so, the details thereof; and
                                                         Special Status to Rajasthan
    (e) the action taken by the Government
in this regard?                                       †1090. SHRI RATAN SINGH:
                                                    Will the Minister of WATER
            Payment of Dividend                   RESOURCES
    1088. DR. NILESH N. RANE:                     ty lalkèu ea=h
                                                  be pleased to state:
  Will the Minister of CORPORATE
AFFAIRS                                               (a) whether the Union Government has
                                                  considered/is considering to grant special
dkWiksZjsV dk;Z ea=h                              status to Rajasthan due to hilly terrain,
be pleased to state:                              backwardness and terror prone situation so
                                                  that the State can avail the facility of
    (a) the quantum of un-claimed/unpaid          Central loan at liberal conditions under the
dividends lying with the companies                Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme;
transferred to the Government during the
last three years, year-wise;                          (b) if so, the details thereof; and
   (b) whether the Government has laid                (c) if not, the reasons therefor?
down any norms/mechanism to ensure that
the companies do not hold up payment of                 Flood Management Projects
dividends by adopting unfair means; and
                                                    †1091. SHRI KAPIL MUNI
    (c) if so, the details thereof ?                         KARWARIYA:
                                                    Will the Minister of WATER
    Setting up of Campus of NIPER                 RESOURCES
    1089. SHRI E.G. SUGAVANAM:                    ty lalkèu ea=h
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                  be pleased to state:
AND FERTILIZERS                                       (a) the number of proposals for projects
                                                  relating to flood management of various
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                             State Governments including Uttar Pradesh
be pleased to state:                              which are lying pending with the Central
                                                  Water Commission, Patna for approval;
   (a) whether the Union Government
proposes to set up a campus of National              (b) the reasons for delay in according
Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and         approval for these pending projects; and
Research (NIPER) in Tamil Nadu and other              (c) the time by which these projects are
parts of the country;                             likely to be approved?

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 Objections raised by Auditor General                 Raising of Funds by NTPC
               (Punjab)
                                                  1094. SHRI R.
   1092. SHRI UDAY SINGH:                                 THAMARAISELVAN:
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                  Will the Minister of POWER
AND FERTILIZERS                                fo|qr ea=h
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                          be pleased to state:
be pleased to state:                              (a) whether the National Thermal
    (a) the details of the objections raised   Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)
by the Auditor General (Punjab) in various     proposes to raise funds through bonds;
inspection reports for audit of the National      (b) if so, the details thereof;
Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and
Research (NIPER) Mohali, Punjab during             (c) the target fixed by NTPC for power
the last three years, year-wise;               capacity addition during the current
                                               financial year; and
    (b) the details of the deliberations of
                                                  (d) the capacity addition made so far?
NIPER on these objections and formation
of internal audit control system; and
   (c) the reaction of the Government            Land Erosion at River Brahmaputra
thereto?                                          1095. SHRI BADRUDDIN AJMAL:
                                                 Will the Minister of WATER
Strategically Important Railway Lines          RESOURCES
   1093. SHRI ASADUDDIN                        ty lalkèu ea=h
           OWAISI:                             be pleased to state:
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  (a) whether the Union Government is
jsy ea=h                                       aware about the land erosion by river
                                               Brahmaputra and its tributaries in Assam;
be pleased to state:
                                                   (b) if so, the details of revenue villages
    (a) whether the Railways have received
                                               engulfed by Brahmaputra river and its
proposals from Ministry of Defence for
                                               tributaries;
laying of various strategically important
railway lines in the country particularly in      (c) the total number of families
the States of Jammu and Kashmir,               victimized by land erosion in the past five
Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and North-East;         years;
    (b) if so, the details and the present        (d) whether the affected families have
status thereof; and                            been rehabilitated;
   (c) the steps taken/being taken by the         (e) if so, the details thereof, year-wise;
Railways to complete these projects            and
expeditiously?                                    (f) if not, the reasons therefor?
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      Survey for Railway Lines in                     Employees engaged in NTPC Units
             Maharashtra
                                                      1098. SHRI A.K.S VIJAYAN:
   †1096. SHRI WAKCHAURE
            BHAUSAHEB                                 Will the Minister of POWER
            RAJARAM:                              fo|qr ea=h
          SHRI SONAWANE PRATAP
            NARAYANRAO:                           be pleased to state:

   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                     (a) the number of employees engaged
                                                  by contractors in the National Thermal
jsy ea=h                                          Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) units,
be pleased to state:                              unit-wise;
   (a) the details and the present status of         (b) the number of contracted workers
ongoing/pending surveys for railway lines         engaged in perennial nature of jobs, unit-
in the State of Maharashtra including             wise;
Belapur-Shingnapur-Shevgaon, Paithan-
Aurangabad, Nasik-Pune, Manmad-                      (c) the minimum rate of wages paid to
Shahpur via Akola and Belapur via Nevasa-         these workers, category-wise;
Parali-Vaidhyanath, Malegaon-Satana-                 (d) whether the NTPC management in
Sakri-Chinchpada, and Nasik-Sinner                many units are refusing to intervene as
routes;                                           principal employer in cases of labour law
   (b) the details of funds allocated/spent       violation by the contractors viz. minimum
thereon;                                          wages, provident fund contribution by the
   (c) the steps taken/being taken by the         contractors, etc.;
Railways for timely completion of these               (e) if so, the reasons therefor; and
surveys; and
                                                      (f) if not, the specific guidelines to
   (d) the time frame set for completion          NTPC units' management regarding their
of all the aforesaid ongoing/pending
surveys?                                          role as principal employer?


             Investment by PFC                                 Trade Union Strike

   †1097. SHRI RAVINDRA KUMAR                         1099. SHRI SAUGATA ROY:
            PANDEY:                                 Will the Minister of HEAVY
   Will the Minister of POWER                     INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
                                                  ENTERPRISES
fo|qr ea=h
be pleased to state:                              Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h
   (a) whether the Power Finance                  be pleased to state:
Corporation Limited (PFC) has made                    (a) whether Central Trade Unions had
investment in coal mining and gas-based           observed an indefinite strike in the country
power projects in the country and abroad          in protest against Government's bid to
as part of its expansion plans; and               destroy the Public Sector Undertakings and
   (b) if so, the details thereof?                its coercive economic policies;

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    (b) if so, the details thereof and raction    Millennium Development Goals and target
of the Government thereto; and                    of reducing by half the proportion of the
    (c) the steps taken by the Government         population without access to sustainable
to redress the problems of Trade Unions?          sanitation by 2015?



             Blending of Fuel                         Release of Funds under PMGSY

   1100. SHRI SURESH KUMAR                            †1102. SHRIMATI RAJKUMARI
           SHETKAR:                                            CHAUHAN:
   Will the Minister of POWER                       Will the Minister of RURAL
                                                  DEVELOPMENT
fo|qr ea=h
                                                  xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
be pleased to state:
                                                  be pleased to state:
   (a) whether the Government proposes
to allow upcoming domestic plants to                  (a) the time by which the funds which
obtain fuel from alternative sources in case      were withheld earlier are likely to be
of any shortage in assured supply of coal         released for implementation of Phase eight
from Coal India Limited; and                      and nine of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak
   (b) if so, the details thereof?                Yojana (PMGSY);
                                                      (b) whether there is any proposal to
                                                  approve the proposals of PMGSY
                                                  submitted by Members of Parliament
        Reconstruction of Toilets                 directly to the Ministry on priority basis
                                                  and include them under the proposals of
   1101. SHRIMATI JAYSHREEBEN                     tenth phase; and
           PATEL:
                                                      (c) if so, the details thereof ?
  Will the Minister of DRINKING
WATER AND SANITATION
is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h
                                                            Indian Judicial Service
be pleased to state:
    (a) whether the Union Government is               1103. SHRI AHIR VIKRAMBHAI
willing to support reconstruction of old                      ARJANBHAI MAADAM:
dilapidated and abandoned low cost toilets
                                                    Will the Minister of LAW AND
constructed so far under Total Sanitation
                                                  JUSTICE
Campaign (TSC) programme guidelines;
   (b) if so, the time by which the
                                                  fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
reconstruction will be effected; and              be pleased to state:
  (c) if not, the manner in which the                (a) whether 85 per cent of fresh law
Government intends to achieve the                 graduates of the country are joining the

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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corporate sector and only 15 per cent are         of exorbitantly priced patented medicines
joining the legal profession;                     to make them more affordable;
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                   (b) if so, the details thereof and the steps
   (c) whether the Government proposes            taken/proposed to be taken in pursuance
to come forward to introduce Indian               thereof by the Government in the matter;
Judicial Service on the lines of Indian           and
Administrative Service to attract more law           (c) the difference between the Reference
graduates in the country's judicial field;        Pricing System and the Negotiated Pricing
   (d) if so, the details thereof and the         Model with regard to drugs?
progress made so far in the matter; and
   (e) if not, the details therefor?                           Rationing of Water
                                                       1106. SHRI RAMSINH RATHWA:
  Gauge Conversion in Maharashtra                   Will the Minister of WATER
   †1104. SHRI PRATAPRAO                          RESOURCES
            GANPATRAO JADHAO:                     ty lalk/ku ea=h
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  be pleased to state:
jsy ea=h                                             (a) whether in view of the existing
be pleased to state:                              situation of water availability in the
                                                  country, a proposal to implement 'rationing'
   (a) the details and the present status of      of water in the country has been moved by
ongoing/pending gauge conversion                  the Planning Commission;
projects in Maharashtra;
                                                       (b) if so, the details thereof;
   (b) the total length of metre gauge lines
in Maharashtra, route-wise; and                      (c) whether water availability for
                                                  domestic use is very less even though
   (c) the steps taken/being taken by the         availability of natural water is enough in
Railways for timely completion of the said        the country; and
pending projects and for conversion of the
remaining metre gauge lines along with the           (d) if so, the steps proposed to be taken
time frame set therefor?                          by the Union Government in the matter?


      Prices of Patented Medicines                    Import and Distribution of Methanol

   1105. SHRI RAVNEET SINGH:                           1107. SHRI PARTAP SINGH
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                               BAJWA:
AND FERTILIZERS                                     Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
                                                  AND FERTILIZERS
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
be pleased to state:
                                                  jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
   (a) whether the Government has                 be pleased to state:
evolved any mechanism to control prices                (a) the manner in which the import and

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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distribution of Methanol is regulated under           (b) if so, the details thereof; and
the chemical policy of the country;                 (c) the reaction of the State
   (b) the details of sector-wise allocation      Governments thereto?
of Methanol;
    (c) whether the Government keeps the               Alternative Dispute Resolution
record/track of the illicit use of Methanol                      Mechanism
for producing illicit alcohol;
                                                      1110. SHRI SIVASAMI C.:
   (d) if so, the details thereof; and
                                                    Will the Minister of LAW AND
   (e) if not, the reasons therefor?              JUSTICE
                                                  fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
        Minor Irrigation Projects                 be pleased to state:
   †1108. SHRI MAROTRAO SAINUJI                       (a) whether there is a high degree of
            KOWASE:                               public frustration over the complexity of
  Will the Minister of WATER                      the laws, long delays and unproductive use
RESOURCES                                         of their resources in litigations;
                                                      (b) if so, the details thereof;
ty lalk/ku ea=h
                                                      (c) whether the Government has
be pleased to state:                              received any proposal to promote
   (a) the number of minor irrigation             alternative dispute resolution mechanism;
projects sanctioned during the current Five       and
Year Plan, State-wise;                                (d) if so, the details thereof and the
   (b) the amount allocated for the same          action taken/proposed to be taken thereon?
during each of the last three years, State-
wise; and                                                     Shortage of Funds
    (c) the time by which these projects are
                                                      †1111. SHRI HANSRAJ G. AHIR:
likely to be completed, project-wise?
                                                    Will the Minister of MICRO, SMALL
                                                  AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
           Review of old Laws
                                                  lw{e] y?kq vkSj e/;e m|e ea=h
   †1109. SHRI HARISHCHANDRA                      be pleased to state:
            CHAVAN:
                                                      (a) the details of financial assistance
  Will the Minister of LAW AND                    provided to Micro, Small and Medium
JUSTICE                                           Enterprises (MSMEs) by National Small
fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h                              Industries Corporation (NSIC) during each
                                                  of the last three years and the current year,
be pleased to state:                              State-wise;
   (a) whether the Law Commission has                 (b) whether MSMEs in the country are
given any new suggestion to the States for        not being provided adequate financial
reviewing the age old laws and updating           assistance by NSIC due to paucity of funds;
the judicial system;                              and
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  (c) if so, the steps taken by the                       Amendment to Form 24A
Government in this regard?
                                                      1114. DR. P. VENUGOPAL:
                                                    Will the Minister of LAW AND
    World Bank Assistance to Rural                JUSTICE
              Schemes
                                                  fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
   †1112. SHRIMATI YASHODHARA                     be pleased to state:
            RAJE SCINDIA:
                                                     (a) whether the Government has
  Will the Minister of RURAL                      received any proposal to amend Form 24A
DEVELOPMENT                                       which makes it mandatory for political
xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h                                parties to file details of funds/donations
                                                  they receive in excess of Rs. 20,000 every
be pleased to state:                              year; and
   (a) whether the World Bank has                     (b) if so, the details thereof and the
allocated funds for rural development             action being taken thereon?
schemes; and
   (b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise/            Unutilised Lands of PSUs
Scheme-wise?
                                                      1115. SHRI S.S. RAMASUBBU:
Scheme of Leadership Development of                 Will the Minister of HEAVY
          Minority Women                          INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
                                                  ENTERPRISES
   1113. SHRI HAMDULLAH
                                                  Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h
           SAYEED:
                                                  be pleased to state:
  Will the Minister of MINORITY
AFFAIRS                                              (a) whether a large number of Public
                                                  Sector Undertakings (PSUs) including sick
vYila[;d dk;Z ea=h                                units are having huge area of unutilised
be pleased to state:                              lands;
    (a) whether the scheme of Leadership              (b) if so, the details thereof;
Development of Minority Women has been               (c) whether the Government has any
initiated by the Government in the country;       proposal to monetize the unutilise land of
   (b) if so, the salient features of the         PSUs for its revival;
scheme including the number of minority              (d) if so, the details thereof and the
women likely to be benefitted;                    present status of the aforesaid proposal;
   (c) the number of beneficiaries who                (e) whether the Government proposes
have availed of the scheme till date, State-      to set up Public Sector Land Development
wise; and                                         Authority;
    (d) the details of the selection process          (f) if so, the details thereof; and
for the 25 per cent women from the non-               (g) the time by which the said Authority
minority communities?                             is likely to be set up?

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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Fresh Investments in Fertilizer Sector       be pleased to state:
   1116. SHRI RAJAIAH SIRICILLA:                 (a) the criteria adopted by the Railways
                                             for allotment of rake points for fertilizers/
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS             commodities to various States in the
AND FERTILIZERS                              country;
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                           (b) the total number of rake points
be pleased to state:                         functioning and not functioning in the
                                             country, State-wise;
   (a) whether there are no fresh
                                                (c) whether the Railways have received
investments into the fertilizer sector;
                                             proposals from various States including
   (b) if so, the details thereof and the    Odisha for setting up of more rake points;
reasons therefor; and                        and
    (c) the steps being taken by the            (d) if so, the details thereof alongwith
Government for fresh investments in the      the details of action taken thereon by the
fertilizer sector in the Twelfth Five Year   Railways State-wise?
Plan period?
                                                   Activities under MGNREGS
     New Working Norms for PSUs
                                                1119. SHRI S. PAKKIRAPPA:
   1117. SHRI PONNAM                                  SHRI BHISMA SHANKER
           PRABHAKAR:                                   ALIAS KUSHAL
         SHRI RAYAPATI                                  TIWARI:
           SAMBASIVA RAO:                      Will the Minister of RURAL
  Will the Minister of HEAVY                 DEVELOPMENT
INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC                xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
ENTERPRISES
                                             be pleased to state:
Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h                  (a) whether some State Governments/
be pleased to state:                         Stake-holders have requested the Union
                                             Government to include the activities of
   (a) whether the Government has worked     fencing the field/land and guarding the
out new working norms for Public Sector      crops under Mahatma Gandhi National
Undertakings (PSUs) and its working          Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
conditions; and                              (MGNREGS);
   (b) if so, the details thereof and the       (b) if so, the details thereof;
present status thereof?
                                                (c) the reaction of the Government
                                             thereto;
               Rake Points                       (d) whether a request to provide job to
   1118. SHRI RUDRA MADHAB                   all members of a family on demand instead
           RAY:                              of one member per family as per existing
                                             norms has been made; and
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
                                                (e) if so, the details thereof and the
jsy ea=h                                     reaction of the Government thereto?
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    Urea in Decontrolled Fertilizers                  Inspection of Accounts of DDCA

   †1120. DR. MAHENDRASINH P.                         1122. SHRI KIRTI AZAD:
            CHAUHAN:
                                                    Will the Minister of CORPORATE
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
                                                  AFFAIRS
AND FERTILIZERS
                                                  dkWiksZ jsV dk;Z ea=h
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
                                                  be pleased to state:
be pleased to state:
   (a) whether the Government proposes               (a) whether a probe/inspection of
to bring urea under the category of               accounts under section 209 (A) has been
decontrolled fertilizers;                         ordered against Delhi and District Cricket
   (b) if so, the details thereof;                Association (DDCA);
    (c) whether the Government proposes
to revise the secondary freight rate of urea;        (b) if so, the details and the findings
and                                               thereof and the follow-up action taken on
   (d) if so, the time by which a final           the findings of the probe/inspection;
decision is likely to be taken by the
                                                      (c) whether no worthwhile records
Government in this regard?
                                                  including account-books have been kept by
                                                  DDCA;

Model Law to Curb Vandalism during                   (d) if so, the action proposed to be taken
           Rave Parties                           by the Government in the matter;

   1121. SHRI P.C. GADDIGOUDAR:                      (e) whether Members' Register has not
  Will the Minister of LAW AND                    been maintained properly and if so, the
JUSTICE                                           details thereof;
fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
                                                     (f) whether the Register of Companies
be pleased to state:                              has refused to grant any additional time to
   (a) whether the Union Government               DDCA to conduct elections beyond
proposes to make any model law to be              31 October, 2012; and
adopted by the State Governments to curb
the vandalism by irate mobs during rave              (g) if so, the details thereof and the
parties where the unauthorised use of drugs       action proposed to be taken by the
and drinks play big roles;                        Government in view of the serious charges
   (b) if so, the details thereof; and            of malfeasance, maladministration,
   (c) if not, the reasons therefor?              manipulation of records and corruption?

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
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     Access to Essential Medicines                 (b) if so, the details thereof and if not,
                                                the reasons therefor;
   1123. SHRI P. VISWANATHAN:
                                                    (c) the details of the proposals received
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                by Government from State Governments
AND FERTILIZERS                                 in this regard State-wise; and
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                              (d) the action taken or proposed to be
be pleased to state:                            taken by the Government in this regard?
   (a) whether the world medicine report
of WHO highlighted the plight of 600            River Islands on the Verge of Depletion
million rural and urban Indian poor without
adequate access to essential medicines;            1125. SHRI J.M. AARON RASHID:

   (b) if so, whether the Prime Minister          Will the Minister of WATER
has appointed a task force headed by            RESOURCES
Mr. Pronob Sen to address this problem;         ty lalk/ku ea=h
   (c) if so, the details of recommendations    be pleased to state:
given by the said task force;
                                                   (a) the number of river islands identified
   (d) the steps being taken by the             across the country which are on the verge
Government to address the drug policy in        of submersion due to floods and soil
the country;                                    erosion, State-wise;
   (e) the performance of Jan Aushadhi             (b) the steps being taken or proposed
Campaign launched by the Department of          to be taken by the Union Government to
Pharmaceuticals;                                protect these river islands from the
   (f) whether the Government is having         recurring problem of floods and erosion;
any data about the number of poor people        and
benefited by this scheme; and                       (c) the amount being allocated to the
   (g) if so, the details thereof?              State Governments including the State of
                                                Tamil Nadu for protecting these river
                                                islands during the current financial year?
   Promotion of Industries in Public
                Sector
                                                  PM's New 15-Point Programme for
   1124. SHRI G.M. SIDDESHWARA:                             Minorities
  Will the Minister of HEAVY                       1126. SHRI ABDUL RAHMAN:
INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
ENTERPRISES                                       Will the Minister of MINORITY
                                                AFFAIRS
Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h
                                                vYila[;d dk;Z ea=h
be pleased to state:
                                                be pleased to state:
    (a) whether the Government proposes
to promote industries especially in rural and      (a) the salient features of the Prime
backward regions of the country in public       Minister's New 15-Point Programme for
sector;                                         minorities;
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   (b) whether any deficiencies and               allocate additional power than its allocated
shortcomings were noticed by the Union            share from the National Thermal Power
Government in the previous Programme;             Corporation Limited (NTPC) power plants
                                                  located in the State;
   (c) if so, the details thereof; and
                                                     (d) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;
   (d) the manner in which the new                and
Programme is likely to improve the lives
of minorities in the country?                        (e) the action taken/proposed to be
                                                  taken by the Union Government thereon?

       Ultra Mega Power Projects
                                                         Shortage of Reserved Seats
   1127. SHRI SANJAY DINA PATIL:
                                                      †1129. SHRI VIRENDRA KUMAR:
   Will the Minister of POWER                                SHRI RAKESH SINGH:
fo|qr ea=h                                            Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
be pleased to state:                              jsy ea=h
   (a) the present implementation status of       be pleased to state:
various Ultra Mega Power Projects                     (a) whether there is an acute shortage
(UMPPs) in the country, project and State-        of reserved seats in express trains;
wise;
                                                      (b) if so, the details thereof and the
   (b) whether financial institutions             reasons therefor including the steps taken
propose to fund UMPPs; and                        or proposed to be taken by the Railways to
   (c) if so, the details thereof and if not,     address the issue;
the reasons therefor including the                    (c) if so, the details thereof and the time
corrective measures taken by the                  by which it is likely to be implemented;
Government in this regard?                        and
                                                      (d) if not, the reasons therefor?
             Allocation of Power
   †1128. DR. KIRODI LAL MEENA:                       Promotion of Innovative Research
          SHRI P.L. PUNIA:                            1130. SHRI ANTO ANTONY:
   Will the Minister of POWER                       Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
fo|qr ea=h                                        AND FERTILIZERS
be pleased to state:                              jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
   (a) whether power is being allocated           be pleased to state:
provided from the Central Power                      (a) whether the Government has
Generating Stations to those States where         instituted an award for promoting the
power plants are set up;                          innovative research in the field of
   (b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;    petrochemicals;
   (c) whether various State Governments             (b) if so, the details thereof indicating
including Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan             the selection process for the award; and
have requested the Union Government to                (c) the funds allocated for the purpose?
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
                                              332

              Land Reforms                        be pleased to state:
  1131. SHRI P. LINGAM:                              (a) whether the Railways have received
        SHRI GURUDAS                              requests from public representatives for
          DASGUPTA:                               providing stoppage of all express trains and
  Will the Minister of RURAL                      other passenger amenities at Dadri and
DEVELOPMENT                                       Dankaur railway stations in Gautambudh
                                                  Nagar in Uttar Pradesh; and
xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
                                                      (b) if so, the details thereof and the
be pleased to state:                              action taken or proposed to be taken by
   (a) whether the Government has signed          the Railways in this regard?
an agreement with the leaders of the Jan
Satyagraha Yatra conducted from Gwalior
to Delhi; and                                          Utilisation of Funds under SJGSY
   (b) if so, the details of the agreement              †1134. SHRI RAJENDRA
and the steps taken or being taken by the                        AGRAWAL:
Government to implement the same?                   Will the Minister of RURAL
                                                  DEVELOPMENT
           Availability of Rakes                  xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
  1132. SHRI KACHHADIA                            be pleased to state:
           NARANBHAI:
                                                     (a) whether all the State Governments
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS                  have utilised the funds allocated to them
AND FERTILIZERS                                   under the Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozagar
jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h                             Yojana (SGSY);
be pleased to state:                                 (b) if so, the details thereof and if not,
   (a) whether the sufficient number of           the reasons therefor;
rakes are available for transportation of            (c) the details of the unutilised funds
fertilizers in various States including           by the States including Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat;                       during the last three years, State-wise; and
   (b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;       (d) the steps taken or proposed to be
    (c) if not, the reasons therefor; and         taken by the Union Government to impress
                                                  upon the States to utilise the allocated funds
    (d) the efforts made or being made by
the Union Government to provide rakes as          under the said scheme?
per the demands of the State Governments?
                                                      Conversion of dry latrines into toilets
 Dadri and Dankaur Railway Stations                     1135. SHRI SANJAY BRIJKISHOR
   †1133. SHRI SURENDRA SINGH                                   LAL NIRUPAM:
            NAGAR:                                  Will the Minister of DRINKING
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  WATER AND SANITATION
jsy ea=h                                          is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
                                              333

be pleased to state:                                  (a) whether the availability of goods
   (a) the number of dry latrines in use as       wagons is far shorter than the demands/
per the latest census;                            requirement, resulting in losing Railways'
                                                  freight traffic to road traffic;
     (b) whether there is any plan to convert
all these dry latrines into proper toilets; and      (b) if so, the details of supply and
                                                  demand thereof during the last three years
   (c) if so, the details thereof and the steps   and the current year upto September, year-
taken by the Government in this direction?        wise;
                                                     (c) whether nearly 300 goods trains
           Development of Railway                 remained idle at various yards in the
               Infrastructure                     country due to lack of demands/orders
   1136. SHRI P. KARUNAKARAN:                     during July to September, 2012;
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                      (d) if so, the details thereof along with
                                                  the details of loss incurred by the Railways
jsy ea=h                                          as a result thereof; and
be pleased to state:                                 (e) the other steps taken/being taken to
    (a) the details of proposals received by      ensure availability of wagons as per
the Railways for development of railway           demands?
infrastructure, stations, stoppage of trains
etc. in the State of Kerala particularly under
                                                         Funding of Political Parties
Kasargod Parliamentary Constituency;
   (b) the details of action taken thereon            1138. SHRI D.B. CHANDRE
by the Railways so far;                                       GOWDA:
                                                            SHRI S.R. JEYADURAI:
    (c) whether the announcements made
in the last Rail Budget for the State of            Will the Minister of LAW AND
Kerala including new trains have been             JUSTICE
started/taken up; and                             fof/k vkSj U;k; ea=h
   (d) if so, the details thereof and if not,     be pleased to state:
the reasons therefor?
                                                     (a) whether the Government proposes
 Availability of Goods Trains/Wagons              to amend the law to make funding to
                                                  political parties more transparent;
   †1137. SHRI ANANTKUMAR
            HEGDE:                                    (b) if so, the salient features thereof;
          SHRI RAJIV RANJAN                          (c) whether the Government also
            SINGH ALIAS LALAN                     proposes to include expenditure from the
            SINGH:                                political party funds under Purview of the
          SHRI SUGUMAR K.:                        law;
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                      (d) if so, the details thereof;
jsy ea=h                                              (e) if not, the reasons therefor;
be pleased to state:                                  (f) whether demands have been made
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
                                              334

to bring the political parties under the ambit       (b) if so, the details thereof for the last
of Right to Information Act (RTI); and            one year;
  (g) if so, the reaction of the Union               (c) the number of cases filed by PSUs
Government thereto?
                                                  during the last one year, PSU-wise;
                                                      (d) the amount of money spent in these
       Study on Fertilizer Subsidy
                                                  litigations during the last one year;
   †1139. SHRI SYED SHAHNAWAZ                        (e) whether these cases also include
            HUSSAIN:
                                                  cases pertaining to employees; and
  Will the Minister of CHEMICALS
AND FERTILIZERS                                       (f) if so, the details thereof?

jlk;u vkSj moZjd ea=h
                                                             Water Use Efficiency
be pleased to state:
    (a) whether a study on the topic                  1141. SHRI PREM DAS RAI:
'Fertilizer subsidy in India—who are the                    SHRI BAIJAYANT JAY
beneficiaries' has been conducted by the                      PANDA:
Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in                     DR. P. VENUGOPAL:
respect of grant of fertilizer subsidy directly
                                                    Will the Minister of WATER
to the farmers and the various other related
issues;                                           RESOURCES
   (b) if so, the outcome thereof;                ty lalk/ku ea=h
    (c) whether as per the proposal of the        be pleased to state:
Government, the study was not in favour              (a) the steps being taken by the
of granting subsity directly to the farmers;
                                                  Government to improve the efficiency of
   (d) if so, the reasons therefor; and           usage of water in agricultural, industrial
   (e) the reaction of the Government             and domestic sectors;
thereto?
                                                      (b) whether the Government is planning
                                                  to set up the National Bureau of Water use
  Expenditure on Litigation by PSUs               efficiency;
   †1140. SHRI TUFANI SAROJ:                          (c) if so, the details thereof;
  Will the Minister of HEAVY                          (d) the timeline for setting up the same;
INDUSTRIES    AND      PUBLIC
ENTERPRISES                                           (e) whether the issue of 20 per cent
                                                  improvement in water use efficiency was
Hkkjh m|ksx vkSj yksd m|e ea=h                    discussed in the recently concluded
be pleased to state:                              conference of Water Resources and
   (a) whether the Public Sector                  Irrigation Ministers; and
Undertakings (PSUs) have spent large                 (f) if so, the details and the outcome
sums of money on litigation;                      thereof?

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
                                              335

           Transfer of Land to NTC                             Flood Reservoirs
   1142. SHRI SURESH KALMADI:                         1144. SHRIMATI ANNU
                                                              TANDON:
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS
                                                    Will the Minister of WATER
jsy ea=h                                          RESOURCES
be pleased to state:
                                                  ty lalk/ku ea=h
  (a) the present status of progress made         be pleased to state:
on the request of Government of
Maharashtra for transfer of railway land at          (a) whether the Government is
Achalpur for National Textiles Corporation        considering any measures to reduce the
(NTC); and                                        impact of floods on certain rivarian areas;

    (b) the time by which the requested land          (b) if so, the details thereof;
is likely to be transferred to NTC?                   (c) whether the Union Government is
                                                  considering to construct large scale
                                                  reservoirs to store flood waters for future
               Losses of NTPC                     irrigation use or planned diversion of the
   1143. SHRI YASHVIR SINGH:                      flood waters; and
         SHRI NEERAJ SHEKHAR:                         (d) if so, the details thereof?
   Will the Minister of POWER
fo|qr ea=h                                                 Categorisation of Ganga
be pleased to state:                                  †1145. SHRI DHARMENDRA
                                                               YADAV:
    (a) whether the National Thermal Power
                                                             SHRI ANANDRAO ADSUL:
Corporation Limited (NTPC) has suffered
losses due to its poor logistics plan for coal      Will the Minister of WATER
and its failure to ensure that imported coal      RESOURCES
is supplied with least transportation cost        ty lalk/ku ea=h
during 2008 to 2011;
                                                  be pleased to state:
   (b) if so, the details thereof;
                                                      (a) whether the Inter Ministerial Group
   (c) whether the Government has                 (IMG) has placed the holy river Ganga
enquired into the matter and fixed                under the Category-C (poor) on the basis
responsibility in this regard;                    of a study conducted by the IIT, Roorkee;
   (d) if so, the details thereof and if not,         (b) if so, the details thereof;
the reasons therefor; and                           (c) whether the Union Government has
    (e) the details of steps the Government       gone through the said study of IIT,
proposed to be taken by the Government            Roorkee; and
to improve logistics plan for coal by the            (d) if so, the details thereof and the
NTPC in future to avoid such losses?              reaction of the Union Government thereto?

†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
                                              336

  Centres for Solid and Liquid Waste                           Coal Blocks to NTPC
             Management
                                                      1148. SHRI MADHU GOUD
   1146. SHRI TATHAGATA                                        YASKHI:
            SATPATHY:                                        SHRI KISHNBHAI V.
  Will the Minister of DRINKING                                PATEL:
WATER AND SANITATION                                         SHRI PRADEEP MAJHI:
                                                             SHRI P. KUMAR:
is;ty vkSj LoPNrk ea=h
                                                      Will the Minister of POWER
be pleased to state:
                                                  fo|qr ea=h
   (a) whether any centres for Solid and
Liquid Waste Management (SLWM) have               be pleased to state:
been set up under the 'Nirmal Bharat                 (a) whether the targets of power
Abhiyan' Scheme;                                  generation during the Twelfth Five Year
   (b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;    Plan is likely to be affected as a result of
                                                  the de-allocation of coal blocks;
    (c) the total number of villages where
the scheme is presently being implemented;            (b) if so, the details thereof;
   (d) whether any NGOs or professional               (c) the details of coal blocks allocated
agencies have been sought to assist in the        to the National Thermal Power Corporation
implementation of SLWM projects; and              Limited (NTPC) along with the details of
                                                  coal blocks withdrawn in the recent past,
   (e) if so, the details thereof?                block-wise;
                                                     (d) the reasons for withdrawal of coal
      Accidents at Level Crossings                blocks from the NTPC;
                                                      (e) the reasons for failure of NTPC to
   †1147. SHRI HARI MANJHI:
                                                  start mining operations from each of such
          SHRI RAMESH BAIS:
                                                  coal blocks along with the extent to which
   Will the Minister of RAILWAYS                  power genration from NTPC power plants
jsy ea=h                                          has suffered due to delay in mining
                                                  operations; and
be pleased to state:
                                                     (f) the details of steps taken by the
   (a) whether the large number of weavers        NTPC to restore such coal blocks along
and their families are committing suicides        with the outcome thereof?
due to their pitiable condition;
   (b) if so, the details thereof and the
reasons therefor, Statewise including                     Implementation of SGSY
Andhra Pradesh; and                                   †1149. SHRI JAI PRAKASH
   (c) the steps being taken by the                            AGARWAL:
Government to announce financial and                Will the Minister of RURAL
debt-waiver packages to weavers in the            DEVELOPMENT
Twelfth Five Year Plan period to stop such
suicides?                                         xzkeh.k fodkl ea=h
†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
                                              337

be pleased to state:                              be pleased to state:
   (a) the current status of implementation          (a) whether the Union Government is
of Swarnjayanti Gram Swarozgar Yojana             aware that many districts of various States
(SGSY) in various States, State-wise;
                                                  have been badly affected by drought during
   (b) the total amount allocated, released       the last three years;
and spent under SGSY during the last three
years and till date, State/Year-wise;                 (b) if so, the details thereof;
   (c) the number of unemployed youths               (c) whether the farmers in the drought
given self-employment under the scheme,           affected areas are being encouraged to
State and year-wise; and                          adopt lift irrigation;
    (d) the targets fixed under the scheme,          (d) if so, the action plan formulated or
State-wise and the success achieved so far
                                                  being formulated by the Union
in this regard?
                                                  Government in this regard;

              Lift Irrigation                        (e) whether the Indira Lift Irrigation
                                                  Project meant for providing water to Sawai
   †1150. SHRI SURENDRA SINGH                     Madhopur, Karauli, Dausa by lifting
            NAGAR:                                Chambal water is presently pending with
         DR. KIRODI LAL MEENA:
                                                  the Union Government; and
  Will the Minister of WATER                         (f) if so, the reasons therefor and the
RESOURCES                                         action taken by the Union Government
ty lalk/ku ea=h                                   thereon ?



  NEW DELHI;                                                          T.K. VISWANATHAN,
November 23, 2012                                                         Secretary-General.
Agrahayana 2, 1934 (Saka)




†Original notice of the question received in Hindi.
                                    INDEX
                                  (Ministry-wise)
Chemicals and Fertilizers               :   922, 927, 947, 953, 960, 963, 966, 973,
                                            974, 975, 986, 998, 1022, 1024, 1025,
                                            1040, 1052, 1059, 1060, 1066, 1075, 1079,
                                            1089, 1092, 1105, 1107, 1116, 1120, 1123,
                                            1130, 1132, 1139
Corporate Affairs                       :   925, 984, 1009, 1039, 1051, 1078, 1088,
                                            1122
Drinking Water and Sanitation           :   921, 926, 928, 934, 939, 956, 988, 999,
                                            1006, 1101, 1135, 1146
Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises :   936, 983, 985, 993, 1005, 1050, 1085,
                                            1099, 1115, 1117, 1124, 1140
Law and Justice                         :   940, 946, 950, 952, 958, 969, 978, 980,
                                            1026, 1048, 1058, 1063, 1070, 1071, 1103,
                                            1109, 1110, 1114, 1121, 1138
Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises     :   944, 951, 961, 972, 989, 996, 1002, 1004,
                                            1015, 1019, 1023, 1044, 1111
Minority Affairs                        :   943, 995, 1042, 1072, 1082, 1113, 1126
Power                                   :   923, 942, 948, 954, 962, 976, 982, 990,
                                            1007, 1021, 1027, 1030, 1033, 1065, 1067,
                                            1074, 1083, 1084, 1094, 1097, 1098, 1100,
                                            1127, 1128, 1143, 1148
Railways                                :   930, 938, 945, 949, 957, 968, 971, 977,
                                            994, 1000, 1003, 1008, 1010, 1011, 1017,
                                            1018, 1029, 1037, 1038, 1045, 1053, 1055,
                                            1061, 1076, 1077, 1080, 1093, 1096, 1104,
                                            1118, 1129, 1133, 1136, 1137, 1142, 1147
Rural Development                       :   932, 933, 935, 937, 959, 965, 979, 981,
                                            992, 1012, 1013, 1014, 1032, 1034, 1062,
                                            1087, 1102, 1112, 1119, 1131, 1134, 1149
Statistics and Programme Implementation :   1020
Water Resources                         :   924, 929, 931, 941, 955, 964, 967, 970,
                                            979, 987, 991, 997, 1001, 1016, 1028,
                                            1031, 1035, 1036, 1041, 1043, 1046, 1047,
                                            1049, 1054, 1056, 1057, 1064, 1068, 1069,
                                            1073, 1081, 1086, 1090, 1091, 1095, 1106,
                                            1108, 1125, 1141, 1144, 1145, 1150.

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