SK/1A/11. 00 The House met at eleven of the clock, mr. Chairman in the Chair. OBITUARY REFERENCE mr. Chairman


SHRI PALVAI GOVARDHAN REDDY (ANDHRA PRADESH



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SHRI PALVAI GOVARDHAN REDDY (ANDHRA PRADESH):

Chairman Sir, Thank you very much Sir for permitting me to speak on the Budget which is growth-oriented, progressive and aimed at fiscal consolidation. It is a balanced Budget with substantial increase in the allocations to health, rural development, education and special fund for women's development. The all- new women bank with Rs. 1,000 crores as corpus shows that it is the only UPA which can think of welfare and well being women and destitute in the country. Sir, even if you look at the Economic Survey released a day before the Budget presented a bright future with GDP expected to reach 6.7% in the coming year. With World Bank's prediction that the prices of global commodities, including oil prices, would come down in 2013- 14, I am confident that our economy would surpass the 7% growth rate. There is no doubt that this year's growth rate would be around 5%. But, if one looks at the overall growth rate since 2009-10, it is 8% which is more than what NDA has achieved during its time.

I welcome that he has taxed the super rich, doubled from 5% to 10% and exempted the low income groups which is a good balancing act from the Finance Minister.

Even if you look at the allocations made, they are very impressive. Finance Minister has increased allocation for food from Rs. 75,000 crores in BE in 2012-13 to Rs. 90,000 for 2013- 14 and an additional Rs. 10,000 crores for Food Security Bill.

Agriculture credit target has been increased from Rs. 5.75 lakh crores in 2012-13 to Rs. 7 lakh crores in 2013-14. In this Budget the Finance Minister has extended the interest subvention to private commercial banks as well to achieve the target. The notable feature of the Budget is a Rs. 500 crore fund for National Mission on Crop Diversification. This would help farmers to switch over to commercial crops such as oilseeds and pulses.

Finance Minister has set aside Rs. 1,400 crores for water purification plants. It is the need of the hour as many States in the country are reeling under severe water problem and important of them are Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal apart from other States. I only request the hon. Minister to set up more water purification plants in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh which is facing a lot of problem with quality of water such as fluoride, arsenic, etc.

I welcome that the Minister has proposed to provide 60/0 interest on working capital and term loan for handloom weavers. He has allocated Rs. 96 crores for this. I request him to increase this to, at least, Rs. 500 crores. It is only then the weavers in the country are benefited. There is a quantum jump in the allocation for health sector from rs. 26,760 crores in 2011-12 to Rs. 37,330 crores for 2013-14. Allocation for education has gone up from Rs. 55,000 crores in the current year to more than Rs. 65,500 crores.

The agriculture loan waiver as must, so that the agriculturist can start afresh with a clean slate. He can be free from the clutches of money lenders and banks and retain self confidence and keep the pride of the nation as a whole. Government banking laws require a re-Iook. The Grameena Banking System is envisaged to cater to the rural people, more particularly the agriculturist, at a lesser rate of interest than commercial bank, whereas, the ground reality is different. The Grameena Banks have been charging 5 percent more rate of interest than the commercial banks. This should be put an end to. On some pretext or the other, the loan recovery has been thoroughly defective and disastrously dangerous to the rural folk.

Chairman Sir,

More than 600/0 of the population in the Country live on Agriculture. The Economic Survey shows that there has been induction of 20/0 of GDP in the Economic growth of the Country in this sector. This is quite alarming the Union Govt will have to take necessary steps to see that there is good improvement. Great importances have to be given to Agriculture. Let us see the reasons for this said state of Affairs:



  1. There has been a great investment by the farmers for some necessary inputs such as the cost of fertilisers which has increased immensely. The loan the farmers take is mostly spent on the purchase of this commodity. Another important input is the Seed. Seed supplied in the market is not only costly but it is normally defective, which does not give the necessary result. A mechanism has to be derived by the Government to ensure better seed. The cost of this input has also increased enormously.

  1. Agriculture Labour has been expensive and scarce to the farmers. The MNREGS introduced is no doubt a

boon to the agriculture labour, but it has increased wages enormously and the works undertaken by them are only in the Agriculture Seasons where the farmer is in need of his assistance. Secondly the wages paid under this scheme has upset the wage structure on Farming. The wages paid are enormous for two or three hours of work. The Budget provided under this is mismanaged and middlemen are sharing benefits. This scheme must necessarily be implemented during non- agriculture season when the Agriculture labours require work. The result is that a small Holder of Land is giving his land on Lease and has taken up work under MNREGS. This has become more profitable. The result is that there has a drastic decline in Agriculture Production.

  1. The M.S.P announced annually does not commissarate with the expenditure the farmer incurs. Normally the

farmer is in great need of money the moment the crop is harvested. He gives it to the traders at a price not conducive to his expenditure. The traders knock if the advantage of N.S.P if the market is dull. There is a great need to make effort to see that the farmer gets the N.S.P directly from the Govt Agencies as it is done in Punjab and Haryana. There is also a great need to allow export of Cash Crops such as Turmeric and Sugar etc .. , to maintain the Standard value of the Cash Crop, if not all it must be at least for substantial stock.



  1. The farmers get good income in Vegetables, Fruits and Flowers. These are perishable Commodities, which needs cold storages. There is a need to encourage establishment of Cold Storage on a large scale, either through the co-operative or by offering subsidy to private sector.

  1. Power and Irrigation are the other two main ingredient to the farmer especially in areas where there is no facility of canal irrigation. Today erratic power supply is the order of the day. Heavy subsidies are being given to Private Power suppliers who do not keep up their commitments. This affects farming in upland areas and both the farmer and the labour are severely affected.

The Union Government must direct the State Government to make better arrangements in power supply and give incentive to those who adhere to the Union Government Directions.

IRRIGATION

Water is agift of humanity by Nature. Irrigation is life blood to agriculture. There are mighty rivers in south India. Godavari, Krishna and Cauvery and several other rivers, which if well, harnessed and used equitably to back ward areas as per their catchment area, is a great boon to the agricultural community.

Unfortunately the union Government left the harnessing of river water to the States, without keeping an effective control, with the result the state Governments are not doing proper justice to people who have a right to utilize the river waters for their needs. For example the state of Andhrapradesh is endowed with the benefit of using the Godavari waters in the North and Krishna River in the South. The AP state Government

is acting in flagrant violation of the awards given by the water tribunals to the disadvantage of some backward regions and backward classes of people. For example the A.P.State Government has taken up a big project namely Polavaram which is to irrigate 7 Lakhs of Acers by storing water. A dam on River Godavari is not possible to get a sound foundation. All experts have continuously opined that only a Barrage may be constructed as a dam on Rock filled Foundation cannot withstand the heavy floods in the rainy season. There are objections to the dam by the Orissa and Chandigarh Governments as their villages would be submerged under a 70 feet Dam. In the State also it will submerge about 3 Lakhs Tribal villages and also 2 Lakh Acers of land of the tribal's in Telangana area. The Famous Sri Rama Temple at Bhadrachalam is likely to be submerged.

Experts such as Sri Hanumanth Rao, Former-Engineer-in-Chief of Andhrapradesh has made alternative design for Polavaram Project to irrigate the same area and generate the same power as envisaged under the dam, by constructing 3 Barrages upstream which would save submergence in Orissa and Chhattisgarh which are regboureng States and also save submergence effecting 3 Lakh tribal habitant and save about a lakh of Acers of tribal land from submergence.

Unfortunately the State Government officials and Engineers and Leaders due to their own vested interests are not ready to even examine the proposal of an eminent Engineer like Sri Hanumantha Rao, which could be done at a lesser cost. I had met the CPWC officers several times to save the Calamity but they for reasons best known to them are not interested to examine the proposal themselves. The affected people in the state are represented through their M.P of the both the houses of Parliament. Therefore I feel it is the duty of Union Government to save the people from catastrophe. Especially the submerging areas is a 5th Schedule area belonging to Tribal's. Another glazing instance of the Andhrapradesh State Government is that when the water Tribunal had ordered that the Rayalaseema Region of the State shall utilise only 150 TMC of water for irrigation, but the State Government which has to divert the 29 TMC for SRBC canal and 15 TMC for drinking water for Chennai State through Pothi Reddy Padu outlet has now increased its capacity from 4000 Cusecs to 40,000 Cusecs per day, thereby utilising about 360TMC of water to One Region at the cost of others. This has badly affected the rights and irrigation projects of Telangana area.- It has been deprived of its legitimate share under the Water Tribunals Award. This

is the only project only to produce the power not for irrigation AP constructed project without planning commission, central water commission and Finance Department with Andhra Pradesh Government funds.

Chairman Sir,

It is necessary to take up entire Godavari River as National Project and construct 11 barrages to produce power in each barrage and supply to agriculture through lifts. 3500 megawatts power will come through these 11 barrages and through this power we can lift the water during Karif season to cultivate around 20 lakh acres in dry times through irrigation dry crops during Karif season. Navigation of 300 Metric Ton sea going vessels as in Saint Laurence River in U.S is possible and the same is not possible in dam design which has navigation path through a small tunnel.

It is also wonder to construct canals without dam design and approval of Central Water Commission. They had spent 3000 crores on the canal.

I therefore request the Government of India to alter the design of Polavaram project which saves 300 villages, only 70 villages in Telangana and Andhra area will submerge apart from there IS no submersions in Orissa and Chhattisgarh.

Government of India should be brought Irrigation under the union list so that the disputes can be avoided and optimal utilization principle can be implemented so that in future there will be no wars and bloodshed for the sake of water.

Chairman Sir,

You are requested to direct the Government of India to examine all the possibilities to save 2 lakhs tribals and their agricultural land and examine all these possibilities by not depending only on State Government proposals.

I am also laying herewith a copy of Polavaram Project "Why An Alternative Design for Head Works" for the persuasion of the Government of India through high expert committee.

Overall picture, I submit that, I totally and honestly support this Budget with all kudos to the Finance Minister Sri Chidambaram Ji, our beloved Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Sing Ji and Madam Sonia ji for the people's welfare Budget I also thank you all for this opportunity.

JAI HIND!!!

JAI TELANGANA!!!

(Ends)
KGG/1G/12.25



THE MINISTER OF FINANCE (SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM): Sir, I am grateful to the hon. Members. With your permission and with the permission of the House, what I intend to do is, I will cull out all the major points in the speeches and prepare one comprehensive reply and circulate it to the Members. Individual points that are made by Members, which deserve to be examined carefully, will be sent to the concerned Departments. The Departments will examine them and I will try to reply to them in due course.

With these words, I conclude. Thank you. (Ends)



THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (DR. E.M.SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN): I shall first put the Appropriation (Vote on Account) Bill, 2013 to vote. The question is:

That the Bill to provide for the withdrawal of certain sums from

and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the services

of a part of the financial year 2013-14, as passed by Lok

Sabha, be taken into consideration.
The motion was adopted.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (DR. E.M.SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN): We shall now take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clauses 2 to 4 and the Schedule were added to the Bill.

Clause 1, the Enacting Formula and the Title were added to the Bill.

SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM: Sir, I move:

That the Bill be returned.



The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)


THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (DR. E.M.SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN): I shall now put the Appropriation Bill, 2013 to vote. The question is:

That the Bill to authorize payment and appropriation of certain further sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the services of the financial year 2012-13, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.


The the motion was adopted.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (DR. E.M.SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN): We shall now take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clauses 2 and 3 and the Schedule were added to the Bill.

Clause 1, the Enacting Formula and the Title were added to the Bill.

SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM: Sir, I move:

That the Bill be returned.



The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)


THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (DR. E.M.SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN): I shall now put the Appropriation (No.2) Bill, 2013 to vote. The question is:

That the Bill to provide for the authorisation of appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of India to meet the amounts spent on certain services during the financial year ended on the 31st day of March, 2011 in excess of the amounts granted for those services and for that year, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.


The motion was adopted.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (DR. E.M.SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN): We shall now take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clauses 2 and 3 and the Schedule were added to the Bill.

Clause 1, the Enacting Formula and the Title were added to the Bill.

SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM: Sir, I move:

That the Bill be returned.



The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)


(Followed by TDB/1H)

TDB-GS/1H/12.30

THE BUDGET (JHARKHAND) 2013-14,

THE JHARKHAND APPROPRIATION BILL, 2013,

AND

THE JHARKHAND APPROPRIATION (NO. 2) BILL, 2013
THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN): We shall now take up the Budget (Jharkhand) 2013-14, the Jharkhand Appropriation Bill, 2013 and the Jharkhand Appropriation (No. 2) Bill, 2013. The hon. Minister.

THE MINISTER OF FINANCE (SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM) Sir, I move :

That the Bill to authorise payment and appropriation of certain sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of the State of Jharkhand for the services of the financial year 2013-14, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.


Sir, I also move:

That the Bill to authorize payment and appropriation of

certain further sums from and out of the Consolidated

Fund of the State of Jharkhand for the services of the

financial year 2012-13, as passed by Lok Sabha, be

taken into consideration.



The questions were proposed.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN): Now, the Motion is moved. I have got five names before me. Kindly follow the same procedure which we followed for the other Appropriation Bills. Kindly lay your speeches on the Table of the House before the rising of the House.

SHRI DHIRAJ PRASAD SAHU (JHARKHAND): Sir, I lay my speech on the Table of the House.

SHRI PRASANTA CHATTERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I lay my speech on the Table of the House.

SHRI PARIMAL NATHWANI (JHARKHAND): Sir, I lay my speech on the Table of the House.

SHRI SANJIV KUMAR (JHARKHAND): Sir, I lay my speech on the Table of the House.

श्री जय प्रकाश नारायण सिंह (झारखंड) : सर, मैं झारखंड बजट पर अपनी स्पीच सभा पटल पर रखता हूं।

DR. PRADEEP KUMAR BALMUCHU (JHARKHAND): Sir, I lay my speech on the Table of the House.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN): I shall first put the motion regarding the consideration of the Jharkhand Appropriation Bill, 2013 to vote. The question is:

That the Bill to authorise payment and appropriation of certain sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of the State of Jharkhand for the services of the financial year 2013-14, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.



The motion was adopted.
SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD (BIHAR): Mr. Vice-Chairman, Sir, I take this occasion to raise one point for consideration of the hon. Finance Minister. Since Jharkhand is under President’s rule, kindly ensure an impartial role of the Governor. There is a serious kind of allegation about the biased approach of the Governor. I am only flagging that issue. The present Governor of Jharkhand; I think, that is the very issue; a patent partisan behaviour of the Governor gives serious cause for concern. That is all I am flagging today.

(Ends)


THE BUDGET (JHARKHAND) 2013-14,

THE JHARKHAND APPROPRIATION BILL, 2013,

AND

THE JHARKHAND APPROPRIATION (NO. 2) BILL, 2013
श्री धीरज प्रसाद साहू (झारखंड): महोदय, झारखंड राज्य को स्थापित हुए 12 वर्ष से ऊपर हो गये हैं, किन्तु इस अवधि में इस राज्य में राजनैतिक असमंजस के साथ-साथ राज्य की पूरी प्रशासनिक एवं ब्यूरोक्रेटिक व्यवस्था चरमरा गई है। इस स्थिति का खामियाजा राज्य की गरीब जनता को सीधे-सीधे भुगतना पड़ रहा है। राज्य की अपनी खुद की वित्तीय हालत गत सरकार ने खस्ता कर दी है। इसका अंदाजा इसी से लगाया जा सकता है कि पूर्वी भारत के सभी 6 राज्यों में 11वीं पंचवर्षीय योजना के दौरान GSDP का वृद्धि दर झारखंड में सबसे कम 7.27 प्रतिशत रहा, जो बिहार, छत्तीसगढ़, मध्य प्रदेश, उड़ीसा एवं पश्चिमी बंगाल, सभी राज्यों से कम है। यूं तो माना जाता है कि झारखंड खनिज एवं प्राकृतिक संपदाओं से भरपूर समृद्ध राज्य है एवं झारखंड में बड़े-बड़े औद्योगिक शहर जमशेदपुर, धनबाद, बोकारो, हजारीबाग बसे हुए हैं। जब बिहार का विभाजन होकर झारखंड का गठन हुआ था, तब हमें बड़ी आशा जगी थी कि प्राकृतिक संसाधनों एवं खनिजों की समृद्धि एवं अपने औद्योगिक आधार के कारण झारखंड भारत का एक चमकता सितारा बनेगा, लेकिन हुआ इसके ठीक उलटा।

महोदय, जहां पूर्वी भारत के अन्य सभी राज्यों ने अपने कर एवं गैर-कर राजस्व में 200 से 300 प्रतिशत की बढ़ोतरी की, ग्यारहवीं पंचवर्षीय योजना के दौरान झारखंड राज्य अपने राजस्व संग्रह में दूसरे राज्यों के मुकाबले आधी बढ़ोतरी करने में भी सक्षम नहीं हुआ। फल यह हुआ कि वर्ष 2012-13 के लिए झारखंड की योजना का आकार मात्र 16,300 करोड़ रुपए पर सीमित हो गया। इससे भी लगभग साढ़े चार हजार करोड़ के मार्केट Borrowing एवं लोन तथा 600 करोड़ के एडिशनल रिसोर्स मॉबोलाइजेशन के विरुद्ध प्रगति बहुत धीरे होने के कारण यह 16,300 करोड़ रुपए का प्लान सफलीभूत होने के कोई आसार नहीं हैं। इसके कारण राज्य की कई योजनाओं का विकास अवरुद्ध हो गया है। इसके चलते केन्द्र सरकार द्वारा दी जाने वाली सहायता राशि में भी राज्य के मैचिंग ग्रांट के अभाव में प्रगति अवरुद्ध हो गई है। उदाहरण के तौर पर योजना आयोग द्वारा बार-बार झारखंड सरकार पर यह दबाव दिया जाता रहा है कि राष्ट्रीय कृषि विकास योजना, जिसका सीधा-सीधा लाभ झारखंड के गरीब कृषकों को होगा एवं जिससे नक्सलवाद रुकेगा, इसका पूरा फायदा उठाने के लिए राज्य अपने कृषि क्षेत्र की योजना का आकार बढ़ाये, लेकिन गत राज्य सरकार को उसकी कोई चिंता नहीं रही एवं फल यह हुआ कि राष्ट्रीय कृषि विकास योजना के अधिकांश मदों में झारखंड वंचित रह गया। मुख्य मुद्दा यह है कि गत वर्षों में राज्य सरकार के प्रशासनिक तंत्र में पूरी जड़ता आ गई है एवं किसी भी योजना के कार्यान्वयन करने की शक्ति ही इस तंत्र में अब नहीं बची है। हमारे भारत सरकार के ग्रामीण विकास मंत्री के अथक प्रयासों के बावजूद भी राज्य सरकार महात्मा गांधी रोजगार जैसी महत्वपूर्ण योजना में भी अपने आवंटन का आधे से अधिक पैसा जनवरी, 2013 तक खर्च नहीं कर पायी थी। इन्दिरा आवास योजना, राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य मिशन, सर्वशिक्षा अभियान, सभी की हालत यही रही थी। राष्ट्रपति शासन लगने तक मात्र 32 प्रतिशत ही व्यय हो पाया था। अभी राष्ट्रपति शासन के दौरान हमारे महामहिम राज्यपाल महोदय के विद्वान सलाहकारों के अथक प्रयास से वित्तीय संसाधन में तेजी से सुधार हो रहा है एवं योजनाओं की प्रगति में भी काफी सुधार हो रहा है। हमें आशा है कि अगर इसी गति से झारखंड में प्रशासनिक चुस्ती बनाने का माहौल जारी रखा गया तो राज्य की गाड़ी फिर से अपनी पटरी पर आकर सरपट दौड़ने लगेगी।



महोदय, मेरा सदन के माध्यम से वित्त मंत्री जी से आग्रह होगा कि झारखंड की स्थिति में सुधार लाने के लिए एवं विकास की गाड़ी जो पहले पटरी से बिल्कुल उतर चुकी थी, उसको फिर से चलायमान करने के लिए केन्द्र सरकार के स्तर पर भी गहन मॉनेटरिंग की व्यवस्था हो। वित्त मंत्री जी से यह भी अनुरोध होगा कि तेरहवें वित्त आयोग एवं एआईवीपी, जिसमें सीधे-सीधे वित्त मंत्रालय से राज्य सरकार को पैसा दिया जाना है, राज्य का पूरा आवंटन रिलीज करना सुनिश्चित किया जाए। सुवर्ण रेखा बहुउद्देश्यीय परियोजना जैसी महत्वपूर्ण परियोजनाएं जो काफी विलंब से चल रही हैं, किन्तु जिनमें गत दो माह में केन्द्र सरकार द्वारा पूर्व में दी गई राशि का सदुपयोग तेजी से बढ़ा है, उनको चलायमान रखने के लिए फंड का अभाव न होने दिया जाए, ताकि झारखंड, उड़ीसा एवं पश्चिमी बंगाल के लाखों नए किसान जो इस वर्ष इनसे लाभान्वित होने वाले हैं, वास्तव में लाभान्वित हो सकें।

महोदय, मेरा माननीय वित्त मंत्री जी से यह भी अनुरोध होगा कि झारखंड सब्जी का सबसे बड़ा उत्पादक राज्य है, इसके मद्देनजर सब्जियों के पोस्ट हार्वेस्ट प्रोसेसिंग एवं वेल्यू एडिशन के लिए राष्ट्रीय फूड प्रोसेसिंग मिशन में झारखंड को शामिल करते हुए विशेष दर्जा देने के लिए फूड प्रोसेसिंग मंत्रालय से विशेष रूप से अनुरोध करें। धन्यवाद।

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