ɦ{i ɽn, BE nںɮ i Ex Sɽi E Vɺ n {x E xVɨ] xɽ M, ɽ n E =xxi xɽ E Ei * ] xVɨ] E +iMi Sɽ +bO=b ], ɹ E Vɱ iɽ Vɱ , ʮɮ E Vɱ , Vɤ iE <x ix Vɱ E BE x] xx E E< Vx xɽ xM, EM {x xɽ xɪ VɪM iɤ iE ɽ ɨɺ xɽ Ei * <ʱB n E =xxi Ex E ʱB ] xVɨ] Vɰ * xx E V n ] xVɨ] xɽ E {ɪM, xʶSi { ɽ n ɨxi xɽ Ei * <ʱB < {ɮ Jɺ i vx nx Sɽi *

+{E vx MɮҤ V E iɮ nx Sɽi * {i xɽ +w E E +vɮ xɪ Mɪ * {ڮ n V MbMɱ ɨڱ , V E V] E V +Eɮ xi V Vx ɮ V E ʨɱi , =E

On the basis of internal resources of the state,

* Vɤ iE <]xɱ ʮʺǺ E +vɮ {ɮ V E {x E +Eɮ xM iɤ iE |EiE +{n |ɦʴi V +E]b i M* =E {Uc{x, =E Ebx nڮ xɽ Ei* <ʱB BE ʴɶ {EV E Vɰi * Vɤ iE = V E MɮҤ E +vɮ xɽ xɪ VɪM iɤ iE EU xɽ M* ɨڱ E iɽi = V E {x E +Eɮ n Vi i <ɺ xxɱ ʮ E ұ<V M? V V g +E]b , V V iڡx +E]b Sɽ +w , =cҺ ʤɽɮ , +Mɮ ɽ {x E ɽ +Eɮ M i <]xɱ ʮ ұ<Vx E EM* <E ʱB ɮi ɮEɮ E +{x xɪn S {ʮix Ex M* < {ɮ MƦҮi ʴSɮ Ex M E V {x E +Eɮ , ɽ = ]] E xb, {ɴ] + =E Ebx E +vɮ xE x SʽB iɦ < ɨɺ E E< {ɮx] xEɱ Ei *

+ xxɱ B{<b <ExʨE ʮS <ƺ]]ڶx E Vʮ < n E MɮҤ M E BE ɴIh + Vɺɨ 16 |iɶi M E |inx E +ɪ ix {ɪ +E Mɪ * |i nx ix {ɪ {x ɱ Ei Sɽ g |ɦʴi <Ex |ɦʴi , =E E M?

16.53 hrs.

(={vI ɽn {`ɺx B)

=E b ʺEʮ] E E M? <ʱB <E VF Ex Sɽi E xxɱ B{<b <ExʨE ʮS <ƺ]]ڶx x ɴ E E 16 {ɮ] M E |inx E +ɪ ix {ɪ + 18 {ɮ] M E |inx E +ɪ j {S {ɪ * V |EiE +{n |ɦʴi V , =xɨ V MɮҤ J E xS x ɱ M , =x M E Vx E ɨɺ ҹh * =cҺ E Eɱɽb Ij V Jɨɮ E ʺli i , ɽ < n E ʱB EE *

+V ɮ n E +Vn E 51 ɱ >{ɮ MB * <ix ɶ E n ɽ E M E {ʹ]E +ɽɮ E +ɴ Vx Sɱ Vɪ, i ɽ n E ʱB ɽi MƦҮ ɴɱ * ɽ ɨɺ Vɱi Vɺ {ɮ < nx ɽi ʴɺiɮ SS Ei * ɽ E< ɨɺ+ V <xɺ]ESɮ, n E =xxi Ex {ɮ ʴSɮ Ei Ex ɤɺ xɪn ɨɺ b ʺEʮ] E * < n 35 Ec B M V MɮҤ J E xS i * =xE Vx E ɨɺ E + iE xɽ E {ɪ * Vɽ xS֮ Eʨ] +E]b M =xE iɮ Vn vx nx *

<ʱB < nx E vɨ ɮEɮ E vx +E] Ex Sɽi E V ʺɡ SS E ʱB SS x ʱE E xiV {ɮ {ɽSx SʽB* <E ʱB BE ɺ] {x Sɽ <Ex E Ʀɴx+ E nJE b E Ʀɴx+ E nJE , xx SʽB* < {ɮ ɮi ɮEɮ E E< EɮiE {V] ]{ x SʽB, ɽ M Jx Sɽi *

ɽڤ Wɽn (E]) : ={vI ɽn, +{E ֤ɮEn ni E +{ ʡ SxE +B * +{E ɽi FMVɮ E +{x Z ɽi ɽi{h SS x E E n* < iɤn E +Jɮ g, iڡx + ɤn ʨɱ * <ɺ Sɮ V EҤ {S Vx M< , Vɮ-J E]ɮ Vɨx ɤn < + Sɮ ɽx E MB Ex ɱi + iE Jɮɤ * +{x Sxɴ Ij nJ + * ɽ Sxɴ E ɨɪ 18-20 xɴ l xɪ Mɪ l * 22 28 iɮJ EҤ 247 B.B. ʮ <* <ix ʮ {U E< ɱ xɽ < l*

ɽ JֶEi E ]bM E] +x BOESɮ l * iɤ i l E bSV + b + bSV + V E ɮ EU E VB* < ɮ {ʶSɨ Mɱ <ix ʮ <, = ɨɪ g +`ɮ J EʺE ] {x BE l Uc Mɪ* {ʶSɨ Mɱ E 16 {ڮ 14 Vɱ bڤ MB , 243 E bڤ MB + 90 J M <E ʶEɮ B , Pɮ B * Sɮ J Pɮ ɤn MB * ix J Pɮ EU-EU ]] MB * Eֱ ʨɱE Һ Vɮ Ec {ɪ E ɤn < * n ɮ g +< Vɺɨ BE ɮ Һ Vɮ Ec {ɪ + nںɮ ɮ {SҺ Vɮ Ec {ɪ E xEx +* E E Jɤɮ E iڡx =cҺ, Mɱ E ]x iE VBM* =E n E M, ɽ ɱڨ xɽ * Vx + ɱ E V x < , = {ɮ {ʶSɨ Mɱ E ɮEɮ x 63 Ec {ɪ JS EB * EU + nn Ex E Eʶɶ E * {Sɪi uɮ EU Eʶɶ E M< * Ex + E + iE ɮEɮ E + {ʶSɨ Mɱ E BE { xɽ ʨɱ , ʺɡ <xEɮ + EҶx ʨɱ , V + Mɪ * ɽ E +BM + E {ɪ nM, ɽ {i xɽ * E E E x ɽ x l E EEii ɽ xɴ E uɮ ʮҡ Eɪ Ex {cM?

17.00 hrs.

Ex < n + l* ɴc Ex {c, 45 xʺ{ʱ]W Ex {c, B ɱi B * Ex ExpҪ ɮEɮ E + + iE BE { ɽ xɽ Mɪ* ɽ V ɮEɮ E + V 70 Ec {ɪ JS E Mɪ, ɽ JS ɺ ɽ iE * E ɱi + iE ɽ E ɺi, P] EU xɽ , ɤ BEn ]] B * Eʶɶ E V E {Sɪi , E nںɮ vx , `E ڮi =xE x E ʱB Eɨ ְ E * Mɮ ɴɱ ɽ E x E l E E E V 18 J EںE {x Uc Mɪ , ɽ = ]< Uc Mɪ *

x ]bM E] E l, =ɨ xɪb ɽ l, ɽi +SU iɮ Vxi l E {ɽ <x b診 E Eɨ E Ji E* nںɮ i E l E xn ɱ E Vɨɴ * ɤ V * +V Mƴ xS V + xn >{ɮ =` * x E l E <xE E< xnɺi lɪ Ex SʽB * x ɽ E l E nM{֮ V +Mɮ EҤ 35 Ec {ɪ JS EM i 100 Ec {ɪ E +xV Vn ʨɱ VɪM* Mɮ Ex xx ɱ , x EU x Mɪ, x EU E Mɪ* n BOESɮ ]bM E]W E ʮ{]Ǻ ɽ n M< l, Mɮ =x ʮ{]Ǻ E E< ʮEbx Eɮ xɽ E M<* x E l, + ɽ i Ei E ]x Vix Ҩh] E EɮJx , =xɨ V b<] i , ɽ ɤ +E xn xS ɱ Vɨ Vi *

{ʶSɨ Mɱ ɱ g +i + ɱ VnM =E xS Sɱ Vi + ɤ EU =ɨ Ji Vi * <E ʱB ɮEɮ E Sx SʽB* + ʨj x E E x{ɱ , ]x <E ɮ iSi Ex SʽB E E <x xn E Mɽ< E Sɪ V Ei + Mɽ E V Ei iE {x xE Vɪ* ɮ ɽ MVʺ]E ] ɤɺ c * < MVʺ]E ] ɱ n-Sɮ Mƴ MM E iɮ Sɱ Vi * +{ < iɺҮ E nJɪ, <E ʮ{] +{E ʨɱ VɪM* ʶnɤn EE xEE +{ + Mɱ iE Sɱ V< + nJɪ E Mƴ E-E xn E iɮ Sɱ V * <E ʱB x E l E MM BEx {x Vn { nM, Ex + iE MM BEx {x EU xɽ +, EU xɽ E Mɪ*

+ Vn +{E ]< xɽ x Sɽi* {ɺ +Ec , ɽ +{E ix Sɽi * x E l E 10 ɱ E V] |Vx <Mx E ɮ gx SʽB* =ɨ ɽ |Vx l E 3,528 Ec {ɪ JS E Vɪ + <E E< xnɺi E Vɪ* +{E iɨɨ i ɱڨ M, <ɨ + iE n ɱ EҤ-EҤ 1,000 Ec {ɪ JS E * i E E Ei , ɽ g E E Ei , iڡx E E Ei * ɮ {ʶSɨ Mɱ ɮEɮ ɽi Eʶɶ E , Mɮ <E h]ű MɴxǨ] E Ex SʽB* xxɱ <W {ʶSɨ Mɱ E xɽ , ɮ xn {ʶSɨ Mɱ xɽ M* <ɨ ExpҪ ɮEɮ E +M gx SʽB*

={vI ɽn : + ExEb EVB*

ɽڤ Wɽn : ExEb E *

i ɽ E BOESɮ V bV + , =ɨ E E U& J E]ɮ Vɨx ɤn <* {ʶSɨ Mɱ V]ʤɱ ɱ EҤ n J E]ɮ Vɨx ɤn < * 115 Ec {ɪ E 豪 E < n ɤn < * BxҨɱ b, VɺE {ʶSɨ Mɱ ɮEɮ j l, =ɨ EU Eɨ + *

13 Ec {ɪ BxҨɱ ɤc E ʱB nB l* +V ɤɺ Vn Vɰi {x E {x E , <E ɽ Eɡ xEx + , EҤ 15 Ec {ɪ E xEx + * +{ M {xM E, |OʨM E i Ei + Ei E ]ű |Oɨ xx SʽB* Ex E V {ɽ |Oɨ Sɱ + , V b... E Eɪ , =E Vɱn Ji E Vɪ * <x {ɮ Eɡ { JS SE , Ex ɦ EU xɽ +* +{E ɤɺ Vn vx Eʹ, |h {n ʴEɺ + {x E {x E iɮ nx SʽB* <E +ɴ Ex E ʱB { n VB*

{ʶSɨ Mɱ E ɮEɮ x +{x {ڮ iEi ɽ ɽi Eɪ EB , Ex Exp E nn E ʤx ɽ ɽi Eɪ {ڮ ɡi xɽ E V Ei * x 721 Ec {B E M E , ɽ ʨɱx SʽB* +Mɮ ɽ ʶ xɽ ʨɱi i ɽ |EiE +{n B xEx E ɮ{< xɽ E {BM* <ʱB Jɱ EҶx +vɪx n i VB, ʮ{] i x<B, { VB, Vɺɺ ɽ E M E iEҡ E E + =xE VxnM S< V E*

SHRI PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSHI (RAIGANJ): Mr. Deputy-Speaker, Sir, I rise on this occasion to place before the House the very tragic disaster that hit Orissa, certain coastal Districts of Andhra Pradesh, a few Districts of West Bengal specially Midnapore District, and parts of Bihar and a few pockets of eastern Uttar Pradesh which have been affected by floods.

Mr. Deputy-Speaker, Sir, while I sincerely respect concept of Centre-State relations as prescribed in the Constitution of India, I must admit that sometimes we cannot avoid the temptation of doing politics against each other when natural calamities occur.

We all know that in Orissa, the BJP-BJD combine got a massive mandate. We respect the Members of Parliament who have been elected by the people of Orissa to represent them in this august House. We sincerely admit that the sufferings of people should not be viewed in terms of our political terminology.

Sir, we met hon. Prime Minister on behalf of the Indian National Congress the other day. The Prime Minister did admit to us that we were not sufficiently equipped like the United States of America and other countries to give advance cyclone warnings to the people living in cyclone-prone areas. It is true that we are not sufficiently equipped. Imagine the situation in the affected area on the 16th of this month. The warning came after the sunset, at six o'clock, when all the administrative offices were closed. The cyclone hit the area the next day exactly at five o'clock. In the intervening period, 25,000 people have been evacuated, whatever be the mechanism used. I am not going to support or criticise anybody. I would like to talk about what happened afterwards.

The Prime Minister visited the State following the disaster. At the end of his visit he addressed a Press conference there. I would like to quote a few lines from what he said in that Press conference. It was published in The Hindustan Times. The Prime Minister gave a very correct message to the people of Orissa there. He said:

"I wish to assure all, that in such an hour of crisis we will forget our political differences. I request all to join me in consoling the bereaved families and assuming that all sections of the society and different shades of political opinion are united in providing prompt and effective rehabilitation to those who have suffered serious losses."

The Prime Minister said this in a Press conference at the end of his visit.

But interestingly, the same news media reported that while the Prime Minister said such laudable things to the people of Orissa, it is customary that whenever a Prime Minister visits a State in such a disaster, he is accompanied either by the Chief Minister in the aerial survey or the Finance Minister. I remember, during floods, when Rajiv Gandhi visited Bengal he was accompanied by the Finance Minister Shri Asim Dasgupta to do an on-the-spot survey.

Here in this case, the Chief Minister of Orissa is a tribal. He was left in the lurch. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Shri Naveen Patnaik in the aerial survey, and in his presence the Press Conference was held.

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SHRI KHARABELA SWAIN (BALASORE): Sir, the Chief Minister of Orissa... (Interruptions)

SHRI PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSHI : I am not yielding to you... (Interruptions)

SHRI KHARABELA SWAIN : The Chief Minister of Orissa was present at the time of Press Conference... (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY-SPEAKER: Shri Kharabela Swain, you are a senior Member. He is not yielding.

SHRI PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSHI : And, the Prime Minister instantly agreed on our delegation's visit that an additional amount of Rs. 50 crore should be granted. But let us understand that this amount of Rs. 250 crore is an advance. I say that a calamity of this nature just cannot be handled by a District Collector or a State Government alone unless the entire Government of India and the State Government join together.

Now, this is the situation in Orissa. We have to understand that it is not merely an issue. From 17th October onwards, there was a truckers' strike. The movement of the transport was totally stopped in most of the roads in Orissa. It was shown on televisions throughout the world that the entire communication network was not only closed due to cyclone but thousands and thousands of trucks were on the road. And, it was such a delicate situation that even the Prime Minister admitted to us that it was very difficult to deal with the situation unless all join hands. So, with the tune of the hon. Prime Minister, I join in this House to say that this is a situation where simple visit or inquiry is not so important. It is imperative that the magnitude of the problem should not be handled casually but for a long-term solution, as some of the hon. Members have suggested, an Institute of Disaster Management with the latest developed science and technological equipment, which are now available all over the world, should be created. India should prepare and gear itself for future because in the States like West Bengal, Bihar, Orissa and Arunachal Pradesh such things will occur tomorrow also.

Sir, today after the lunch-break, when I was coming to the House, I saw in the Doordarshan that today at 3 o'clock from Paradeep to a coast of the Bey of Bengal, again with the speed of 360 miles per hour, another severest cyclone will be coming with the waves, seven metres high. Therefore, this magnitude of calamity is so serious that it is beyond the management of authorities either at the Centre or in the States. So, let us not do politics here. But certainly, I would submit, Mr. Deputy-Speaker, Sir, that on one point I agree with some of my colleagues from the Ruling party that in such matters if the Government of India feel that the money they allot is not spent in time or in a proper manner, let them have a permanent monitoring agency in the State itself to see that the money allotted is spent for the purpose for which it was meant. I do not mind that. It helps every State. But we cannot disturb the Centre-State relations in the management of the affairs and in its own economic distribution of resources in such cases.


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