collected on identificat- ion of scavengers and

their dependents and their aptitude throught a survey to Welfare Ministry

immediately;

(b) commence training in iden- tified trades for scaveng- ers and their dependents at the nearest local training institutions/centras of

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governmental and non-governmental org- anisations immediately; and

(c) start expeditiously rehabilitation of Scavengers and their dependents in

various trades and occupations by

providing subsidy, margin money

loan actively associate the State

Scheduled Castes Development Corpo-

ration in these programmes.

(d) it was agreed that the scheme would be implemented through SCDCs in the

States. In a state in which there is

no SCDC, another Corporation may be

designated to do the work.

Performance of 3.0 The qualitative performance of SCDCs SCDCs & STCCs shall be constantly reviewed and & their monitored. SCDCs State Tribal linkage with Cooperative Corporations (STCCs), NSFDC NSFDC and and TRIFFED should achieve the TRIFED objective of bringing SCs and STs above the poverty line by improving their

economic standards through training

and provision of institutional finance for viable projects.

Centrally 4.0 The Conference noted the progress made Sponsored in the implementation of Centrally Schemes of Sponsored Schemes of the Welfare Welfare Ministry.

Ministry

(a) About 15 lakh SC and ST students are

benefitting from the Post Matric

Scholarship for SCs and STs.

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(b) Around 58,000 children of whose

parents are engaged in unclean

occupations has been provided Pre-

Matric Scholarship.

(c) The scope of Pre-Matric Scholarship

which was confined only to hostel

students, has been extended to day

scholars also with effect from the

current financial year.

(d) 65,4000 SC and ST girls have been

accommodated in Girls Hostels

constructed under the scheme of Girls Hostels from VII Plan Period onwards.

(e) The Schemes of Boys Hostels

introduced ini 1989-90 has provided

hostel facilities to around 15,000

SC and St boys within three years.

(f) The scheme of Book Banks for SC and

ST students has been revised and

modified in this financial year

extending its coverage to Agriculture, Vaterinary and Polytechnic courses and enhanging the ceiling on cost of one

set of test books for Medical and

Engineering Courses from Rs. 5000 to

Rs. 7500.

(g) Under the Coaching and Allied Scheme

1664 candidates were trained in three years for competing in the Civil

Services Examinations. 138 candidates have been finally selected.

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(h) Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme

of Ashram Schools for ST boys and

girls introduced in 1990-91,49 Ashram schools are already under

construction.

(i) In 1992-93, a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Special Education for SC

girls is being introduced to increase the literacy rate among SC girls which is much below the national average.

4.1 The Conference agreed that:-

(a) there should be qualitative improvement in the implementation of all the

Central and Centrally Sponsored Schemes through systematic monitoring:

(b) Post Matric and Pre Matric Scholarships should be disbursed at the beginning

of the academic year;

(c) the construction of Girls and Boys

hostels should be done at

appropriate locations preferably

within or near the school premises.

(d) the coverage of Coaching and Allied

Schemes should be extended to assist

candidates for Civil Services

examinations and for entrance

examinations and for entrance

examinations into professional

courses, banks, Staff Selection

Commission etc.; and

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(e) make necessary budget provisions in

the State budgets providing the State share of expenditure towards

implementation of these schemes;

(f) demands for grant-in-aid should be

sent to Welfare Ministry in the

beginning of the financial year.

Implementation 5.0 The States agreed to monitor the implementation of SCP and TSP of SCP and TSP to ensure that:-

(a) only these schemes that result in

direct benefits to SC and ST families will be taken up under SCP and TSP;

(b) notional allotments to SCP and TSP

should be avoided; and

(c) the SCP and TSP percentage to the

State Plan Outlay should be atleast

equivalent to the population

percentage of SCs and STs to the State population.

Tribal 6.0 The Conference agreed that:

Advisory

Counsils

(a) the meeting of the Tribal Advisory

Councils (TAC) Should be convened

regularly;

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(c) reports of the Governers should be

submitted to the Centre within six

months of the closing of the financial year without fail.

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STATEMENT

The recommendations adopted at the Conference have been communicated to the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for necessary follow-up action.

In addition, the progress of implementation of the recommendations made in such Conference are monitored by:-

(i) obtaining special or periodical reports;

(ii) reviewing the schemes submitted by State Governments/UTs for release of Central funds;

(iii) Organising Regional Conferences of Welfare Ministers of States/UTs at different regions of the country;

(iv) taking up important issues with the Chief Ministers concerned; and

(v) Discussions on Annual Plan proposals under Special Component Plan and Tibal Sub-Plans.

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Cooperative Group Housing Societies

158.SHRI RAJNATH SONKAR SHASTRI: SHRI MADAN LAL KHURANA:

Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state: (a) whether the Government are aware that vacancies for membership are existing in the Cooperative Group Housing Societies in Delhi;

(b) whether there is any proposal to allow these Societies to fill up the vacancies

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of their own; and

(c) if so, the details thereof?

THE MINISTER OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT (SHRIMATI SHEILA KAUL): (a) Yes, Sir.

(b) and (c). It is reported by Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Delhi that societies can enroll members subject to the provisions of Rule 41-A of the Delhi Cooperative Societies Rules, 1973 as introduced on 2.11.1990 and modified on 19.8.1991. In case of societies where land have been allotted, vacancies can be filled up from register ants OF Solf Financing Scheme of Delhi Development Authority or from amongst the members of the other Cooperative Group Housing Societies which are yet to be allotted land by the Delhi Development Authority.

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National Building Organisation

159.SHRI BARE LAL JATAV: SHRI GEORGE FERNANDES:

Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state; (a) whether the National Building Organisation was set up for a comprehensive national approach to all aspects of housing;

(b) whether N80 has achieved its objectives;

(c) if not, whether the Government propose to reorganise the National Building Organisation; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

THE MINISTER OF URBAN DEVEL

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OPMENT (SHRIMATI SHEILA KAUL): (a) yes, Sir.

(b) While the National Buildings Organisation (NBO) has promoted to a certain extent the transfer of technology in urban and rural housing and started a variety of demonstration projects, it has not been possible for the Organisation to extend the innovative technologies and materials beyond the first stage of experimentation and successful pilot projects because of inherent limitations of a Government Department.

(c) and (d). Keeping the above position in view and also having regard to the current requirements under National Housing Policy to strengthen the management information system and various other related Socioeconomic and statistical functions connected with housing and building activities, and also to ensure more effective and systematic technology transfer at all levels involving large scale dissemination, use and commercial application of low cost and innevative technology by alternative arrangements, the Government has decided to restructure the N.B.O. as follows:-

(i) The restructural N.B.O. will continue to function as an attached office under the Ministry of Urban Development to strengthen the management information system for National Housing policy.

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Building Designs, etc. will henceforth be carried out by the institutions under the Ministry devised for technology transfer and application.

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Paudi Bhuyan and Juang Development Agencies in Orissa

160. SHRI K.P. SINGH DEO: Will the Minister of WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) the year of the inception of the Pandi Bhuyan and Juang Development Agencies in Dhenkanal and Keonjhar districts of Orissa; (b) the amount spent on the development of these agencies under different schemes during the last three years;

(c) whether any evaluation has been conducted regarding achievement made under these schemes; and

(d) if so, the outcome thereof?

THE MINISTER OF WELFARE (SHRI SITARAM KESRI): (a) The years of inception of Paudi Bhuyan Development Agency, Dhenkanal and Juang Development Agency, Keonijhar are 1978-79 (17.5.78) and 1977-78 (10.3.78) respectively.

(b) The amount spent on the development of these agencies under different schemes during last three years are indicated below:- _____________________________________________________________________ Agencies Year

_____________________________ 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 _____________________________________________________________________ (Rs.in Lakhs)

Pasudi Bhuyan Development 9.50 15.73 8.36 Agency Dhenkanal

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_____________________________________________________________________ Agencies Year

_____________________________ 1989-90 1990-91 1991-92 _____________________________________________________________________ (Rs.in Lakhs)

Juanga Development Agency, 5.84 15.40 9.05 Gonasika, Keonijhar

_____________________________________________________________________ (c) The evaluation of Paudi Bhuyan Development Agency Jamardini, Dhenkanal, was done through the State Tribal and Harijan Research-cum- Training Institute in 1989. The evaluation of Juanga Development Agency Gonasika, Keonijhar, was done by the same Institute in 1988.

(d) The evaluation studies showed that 130 households in Paudi Bhuyan Development Agency area and 85 house-holds in Juang Development Agency area crossed the poverty line by the developmental programmes.

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