--------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 2 3 4 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Andhra Pradesh 31.204 40.98 2. Arunachal Pradesh 4.77 9.05 3. Assam 14.915 38.46 4. Bihar 20.613 52.50 5. Goa 1.19 4.00 6. Gujarat 18.342 54.11 7. Haryana 8.639 23.60 8. Himachal Pradesh 11.49 40.70 9. J&K 30.096 26.00 10. Karnataka 23.846 42.56 11. Kerala 12.607 39.11 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 117 Written Answers Written Answers 118 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Sl.No State/U. T Funds released under Provision Under Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking M.N.P Water mission/ARWSP

--------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 2 3 4 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 12. Madhya Pradesh 31.544 39.85 13. Maharashtra 25.587 95.58 14. Manipur 3.194 8.00 15. Meghalaya 5.23 12.00 16. Mizoram 1.488 4.80 17. Nagaland 2.456 3.98 18. Orissa 20.211 31.85 19. Punjab 22.867 24.50 20. Rajasthan 49.07 53.37 21. Sikkim 3.929 3.82 22. Tamil Nadu 22.397 49.19 23. Tripura 4.152 3.55 24. Uttar Pradesh 55.701 72.32 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 119 Written Answers Written Answers

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--------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 2 3 4 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 25. West Bengal 20.03 21.00 26. A&N island 0.005 3.50 27, Chandigarh 0.00 0.00 28. Dadra, Nagar Haveli 0.001 0.35 29. Delhi 0.103 4.00 30. Lakshadweep 0.180 0.86 31. Pondicherry 0.148 0.54 32. Daman & Diu 0.472 0.50 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 446.406 804.38 --------------------------------------------------------------------- 121 Written Answers

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Per Capita Plan investment in Meghalaya

*549. SHRI PETER G. MARBANIANG: Will the Minister of PLANNING AND PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION be pleased to state:

(a)the per capita plan investment (under hill sub-plan) fixed for Meghalaya during each of the last three years;

(b) the details of criteria adopted in fixing the amount; (c) whether the Union Government propose to increase the amount in view of the difficult conditions in Meghalaya; and

(d) if so, the details thereof?

THE MINISTER OF STATE OF THE MINISTRY OF PLANNING AND PROGRAMME IMPLEMENTATION (SHRI GIRIDHAR GOMANGO): (a) There is no hill sub-plan for Meghalaya as it is not covered by the Hill-Area Development Programme.

(b to (d). Does not arise.

Improvement of Roads of Calcutta

*550 SHRI CHITTA BASU: Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to State:

(a) whether the Government have under its consideration a package of proposals for the improvement of roads of Calcutta with Japanese collaboration ; and

(b) if so, the details thereof?

THE MINISTER OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT (SHRIMATI SHEILA KAUL): (a) and (b). For improvement in the traffic flow in the metro core area of Calcutta Metropolitan District, a feasibility study was

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conducted by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The study recommended construction of five fly-overs, surface grade improvement at four places and construction of one elevated pedestrian plaza at a cost of Rs. 174.23 crores. The proposal has been approved by the planning Commission and furnished to Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs.

The Government of west Bengal has requested financial assistance from overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF) Japan for implementing the project. Discussions were held in March, 1993 by the OECF with Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), Ministry of Urban Development and with the State Government of West Bengal. No final decision has been taken by the OECF in the matter.

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Assistance for Water Supply and Sanitation

*551. SHRI MAHENDRA KUMAR SINGH THAKUR:

SHRI PROBIN DEKA:

Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state; (a) whether any World Bank assistance has been provided to Madhya Pradesh and Assam for water supply and sanitation scheme; (b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) whether the work under the scheme has already started?

THE MINISTER OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT (SHRIMATI SHEILAKAUL): (a) No, Sir,

(b) and (c). Do not arise.

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Incentives for Tiny Industrial Sector

*552. KUMARI PUSHPA DEVI SINGH: Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Union Government is finalising a package of incentives for the tiny industrial sector;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the views of various small scale industries organisations and State Governments have been obtained before finalising the package of incentives

(d) if so, the details thereof; and

(e) the action taken by the Union Government thereon?

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY(DEPARTMENT OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES AND AGRO AND RURAL INDUSTRIES)SHRI M.

ARUNACHALAM: (a) to (e). Details of the package for the tiny industrial sector are being finalised in consultation with the concerned ministries/Departments and also by taking into account the suggestions received from various organisations.

Respond Project

*553. DR. KARTIKESWAR PATRA: Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) the details of the activities undertaken in different States/Universities by the Inidan Space Research Organisation tinder the "Respond Project" so far,, and

(b) the activities undertaken or proposed to be undertaken in Universities/colleges/ laboratories of Orissa under the Project?

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER OFFICE (SHRI BHUVNESH CHATURVEDI): (a) Under the

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Sponsored Research Programme (RESPOND), Department of Space (DOS)/ Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been providing financial assistance to research projects related to Space Science, Space applications and Space technology at various universities and academic institutions in the country. Since 1975-76 about 250 projects have been funded involving a budget of about Rs. 9.00 crores until 1992-93.

Since, the Space research projects are very specialised in nature, funding in done after a careful review by specialists at ISRO/ DOS centre and also :specialists in the concerned field from academic institutions, The criteria for the assessment of these projects is based on the technical content, budgetary and other special requirements of the project, time schedules, etc.

The various projects funded so far under RESPOND are in the following areas:

i) Space Science: Studies related to Astrophysical plasma, cosmic evolution, cometary dust and plasma processes, solar radiation and its interaction with earth's magnetosphere.

ionospheric phenomena including generation of Spread-F and Plasma irregularities, middle atmospheric processes involving mechanisms of interactive phenomena between radiative, dynamical, chemical and electrodynamical characteristics have been undertaken Meterological phenomena particularly using satellite observations. earth's near environment including atmospheric pollution have been studied.

ii) Space Application: Science of remote sensing &

interpretation of satellite imageries, utilisation of Indian Remote Sensing Satellite data for studies of large number of parameters including those related to agriculture hydrology, snow cover, geomorpholgy, geology forestry,

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etc., have been studied in details. Satellite communications involving propagation experiments and development of subsystems and components have been conducted.

iii) Space Technolgy. Studies related to launch vehicle technolgy including studies of special materials and chemicals and propellants, propulsion systems including liquid propellants. reliability of launch vehicle design, design of launch complex and launch pads, local area network, guiddance and control software, etc., have been undertaken.

So far, about 80 universities from various states of the country, besides the Indian Institutes of Technology at Madras, Bombay, Kharagpur, Kanpur and Delhi and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and other research laboratories under Central and State governments have participated in the RESPOND programme.

(b) Under the RESPOND Programme, following activities have been undertaken in Orissa. (i) Studies on assessment of Photoplankton primary productivity by Remote Sensing Applications at Berhampur University, (ii) Genesis extent and future of biological sedimentation in Chilka region, Orissa an attempt with IRS-IA at Berhampur University and (iii) Application of Remote Sensing techniques in the regional geologic study of the Precambrian rocks of North Orissa at Utkal University, Orissa..,

Additional programmes will be taken up for evaluation as and when new research proposals are received from Universities/ colleges/laboratories in Orissa

Conference On Urban Drinking Water And Sanitation

*554 SHRI B. DEVARAJAN:

SHRIMATI VASUNDHARA RAJE.

Will the Minister of URBAN

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DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether a three-day conference was held recently in New Delhi on Urban Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation:

(b) if so, the details of recommendations made or decisions arrived at in the Conference: and

(c) the concrete measures proposed to be taken to resolve the problem of drinking water in the urban areas?

THE MINISTER OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT(SHRIMATI SEILA KAUL):

(a)to(c).The National Conference on Urban Water Supply and Sanitation was held from 11th to 13th March. 1993. The objective of the conference was to give a new direction in the sphere of urban water supply and sanitation and to identify a set of reforms to enable the sector to attract funds from institutional sources taking into account the increasing demands and the inadequacy of the plan funds. The conference was attended by the concerned Ministers, Secretaries, Chief Engineers, Managing Directors from the State Governments and sector professionals, etc. to deliberate on the issues related to the sector.

Based on the presentations of four Working Groups, the gist of the the recommendations adopted are as follows:-

I. FINANCIAL ISSUES AND COST RECOVERY

Adoption of the principle of full cost recovery and to treat water supply as utility service with a provisio that subsidies should be provided in a transparent manner and with better targeting to meet the basic requirements of the poor and in locations where capital costs are very high.

Funds for cost reduction, full autonomy to the concerned institutions for tariff fixation, separation of water supply and sanitation accounts and switch to commercial accounting system, repayment of lending

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agencies to be prescribed on an annuity basis over longer repayment period and initial moratorium with necessary Government assistance.

The newly launched scheme of Accelerated Urban Water Supply Programme for towns with population less than 20,000 should be kept separate and allocations stepped up.

II. INSTITUTIONAL AUTONOMY, HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL ISSUES, ETC.

Institutional arrangements at the State level under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister for integrated planning and utilisation of water resources; separate single Indepartment for drinking water supply and sanitation for both urban and rural areas at the State level; greater funding management and operational autonomy to the sector institutions; association of local bodies and community participation right from the stage of planning: possibility of using the plan funds as an incentive lfor better performance; privatisation initially in O & M; new installations and to be gradually extended to other; uniform policy and guidelines as regards human resource development; national data bank of manpower requirement; availability and training needs; identification of national regional institutes with adequate facilities; State local body level training plans; HRD for enhancing user sensitivity of O&M staff; increase public awareness; promote NGO and consumer participation; training for elected representatives at various levels; the design of individual projects with reference to source potential and affordability; standardisation of bidding documents; third party inspection for quality control of materials; alternative sanitation technologies;regular unaccounted for water supply management programme; no augmentation without proposals for rehabilitation of existing systems; development of suitable meters; long term river basin master plans as per guidelines of Ministery of Water Resources; inter-sectoral committees at the State level to implement

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the National;water Policy; proper legislation and effective implementation to control and regulate ground water extraction; city level infrastructure for monitoring drinking water quality; activising city level consumer forums and voluntary agencies to prevent contamination of identified sources; re-use of sewage after treatment; rain water harvesting; incentives for re-use and recycling processes; and special problems of hilly and desert areas would require special attention especially for preserving the environment.

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Export of Khadi Items

*555. SHRI RAJENDRA KUMAR SHARMA: Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to State:

(a) the details of items which are being exported by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission at present;

(b)whether the export of these items has declined in the recent years;

(c) if so, the reasons therefor; and

(d) the steps taken/proposed to be taken to boost the export of these items?

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY(DEPARTMENT OF SMALL SCALE INDUSTRIES AND AGRO AND RURAL INDUSTRIES) (SHRI M.

ARUNACHALAM): (a) According to the information furnished by KVIC, the following goods manufactured in KVI Sector are being exported:- (i) Palam leaf fancy articles;

(ii) Fibre fancy articles;

(iii) Handmade paper;

(iv) Khadi silk;

(v) Fibre extraction machineries;

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(vi) Oil Extraction Machineries;

(vii) Soap Base;

(viii) Pottery items; and

(ix) Tandoors.

(b). No, Sir.

(c) Does not arise.

(d) KVIC has taken following steps to encourage the export of KVI products:

(1) KVIC has undertaken market surveys on Handmade paper in USA and Canda by International Market Expert in order to explore the avenues and potentialities to export of Hand Made paper;

(2) To explore the possibilities for marketing of KVI products in Canda, UK, Japan, USA, KVIC officials visited these countries.

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Technological Upgradation

*556 SHRI SANDIPAN BHAGWAN THORAT: Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) the details of the steps/measures taken for technological upgradation to keep pace with the global trends in economy and to boost exports during the Eighth Five Year Plan;

(b) the details of incentives provided to private sector and multinationals in this regard;

(c) the response from private sector and multinationals in regard thereto;

(d) whether some offers from abroad have been received in the recent past for import of Indian technolgy; and

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(e) if so, the details thereof and action taken thereon?

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRONICS AND DEPARTMENT OF OCEAN DEVELOPMENT) AND THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS. (SHRI P.R. KUMARAMANGALAM): (a) to (c). Government's economic policy includes liberal import of technology to make our industry internationally competitive for both the domestic and export market.

Speedy procedures including automatic approvals for foreign collaborations alongwith foreign investments are being adopted.


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