134 Villages in Rajouri Given Backward Status: Sakina

Srinagar – In a reply to a question of Dr. Mustafa Kamal which was aked by Chowdhary Mohammad Ramzan on his behalf, the Minister for Social Welfare, Ms Sakina Itoo  said that several areas of District Rajouri,   including Budhal block have already been notified as backward areas vide some SRO’s issued by the Government she said that 134 Villages of District Rajouri have been included in the category of RBA, including 48 villages of Budhal Tehsil.

She said that the representation of inhabitants of village Rehan is under examination before the J&K State Commission for Backward Classes.

Mr. Vikar Rasool, Mr. Aijaz Jan,Chowdhary Zulifikar Ali, Mr. Nazir Ahmed Gurezi, Mr. Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami,Mr. Ghulam Ahmed Mir, Mr. Krishen Chander, Mr. Khalil Band Mr. Abdul Haq Khan and Mehbooba Mufti  also moved the attention of the Minister for declaring some villages of their respective constituencies.

The Minister assured the members that after examination of the representations of the respective areas by the Backward Commission would be considered after fulfilling the norms prescribed by the Government.

On approval of Competent Authorities Medical Institutions being upgraded: Sham

The Minister for Health, Mr Sham Lal Sharma today informed the House that the proposals of upgradation of Sub Centre Qoil, Ratnipora, Banderpora, Litter and establishing of Sub-Centre at Chakoora are being processed for taking up with appropriate quarters for consideration.

The Minister was replying to a question raised by Mr. Mohammad Khalil Bandh in the House.

Mr. Sharma said that soon after the approval of the Competent Authority, the Medical Institutions shall be up-graded. However, he said that Sub Centre Reshipora does not qualify for upgradation as per norms in vogue. The Minister said that PHC Wasoora, Parigam, Newa, Panjgam, Lajoora and Gulzarpora do not qualify for up-gradation to the level of CHC’s as per norms in vogue.

Bhalla presents details of encroachments in the House

The Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Mr. Raman Bhalla in reply to a question by Ch. Zulfikar Ali today informed the House about the tehsil wise details of encroachments on state land.

The Minister said in pursuant to the enactment of J&K State land (vesting of ownership to the occupants) Act -2001 and in view of the provisions of J&K Land Revenue Act, appropriate action is being taken on cases to case basis, in respect of eviction of the state land.

Mr. Bhalla said that so far as state land is concerned, it is to mention here that with the inception of J&K state lands (vesting of ownership to the occupants) Act, almost all the occupants have applied for vesting of ownership, which is still under implementation and in cases where either the applications have been rejected or the occupants have not been found fulfilling the prescribed conditions, the eviction proceedings have already been initiated against the illegal occupants, by the revenue field agencies, as prescribed under the J&K state lands (vesting of ownership to the occupants) Act, 2001 and Land Revenue Act.

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