On 20th March 20, 2020, during question hour in the Lok Sabha, MoS Shripad Naik informed the house that the AYUSH ministry has released the advisory and it is working in the coordination with the Ministry of Family Health and Welfare, and it will further act as per the requirement. Dr. Harshvardhan informed the lower house that the government of India is in regular touch with the WHO, global scientists and ICMR proceedings to monitor and investigate the corona virus thoroughly. We also have defined protocol to decide who should be tested.
Meanwhile the union cabinet minister replying to one the question informed that through Mudra Scheme, government have allocated more than 6000 Cr. for the handloom weavers. The constant dedication continued today as well which helped the productivity to reach 117%.
THE PLEASANT HIKE!
Today 408 written questions were selected in which 116 questions were for the Minister of Environment Forest and Climate Change, 106 questions were for the Minister of Health and Family Welfare and 51 were for the Minister of Women and Child Development.
Today’s hotspot was the Conference on Traditional Machine as 10 MPs asked question about it.
Heartfelt thanks to the unknown motivational source which soared up the performance of the states to new heights today. Parliamentarians of almost all the major states have played unexpectedly well.
Speaking specifically, Maharashtra 39(87%), Kerala 17(85%), Gujarat 18(72%), Karnataka 28(72%) Rajasthan 15(72%) Jharkhand 9(70%) and Andhra Pradesh 17(68%) have played outstandingly well.
Odisha with 80% participation was the highlight of the day.
Another soothing picture was the improved numbers of certain states. The written question asked by the parliamentarians of the states of Telangana 8(50%), Bihar 17(49%), Punjab 5(46%), Madhya Pradesh 12(46%) and Uttar Pradesh 31(43%) have kept our hopes alive.
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER
India is a country of youth and one of the beauties of India is its democracy. The youthful democracy is cherry on the cake and an upper hand for the country. Today out of 55, 34 parliamentarians of the age 25-40 years asked written question which is appreciated but more is expected as youth is full of energy and power which if channelized to its optimum, the country will achieve new heights.
Shiv Sena regained its top position with 15(83%) participation rate followed by DMK 18(75%), BJD 9(75%), YSRCP 15(68%), CPI(M) 2(67%), TDP 3(67%) with their respective representation.
Only 8 MPs of AITC asked written question which reminded of a rotten apple which spoils the bunch.
On Friday The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 bill was introduced by Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in the Lok Sabha. The Five IIITs which are proposed to be given the status of institute of national importance are located in Surat, Bhopal, Bhagalpur, Agartala and Raichur.These 5 IIITs along with 15 other IIITs, which are also build on public private partnership (PPP) mode will now be able to use the nomenclature of Bachelor of Technology (BTech) or Master of Technology (MTech) or PhD degree.
MP Suresh Kodikummil initiated the discussion and mentioned the harassment case of BHU. According to him the professor of the BHU made a dalit student clean a toilet and guard prohibited the entry of the students in the campus because they were dalits. He also stressed upon the dropout rates of the dalit students. He further urged the government to take into consideration the following suggestions:
• To set up a proper mechanism to prevent harassment on the basis on caste
• Facility of the remedial coaching to the dalit students
• Establish a committee to look into the matters of the harassment
• Establishment to stop the dropouts
MP Ram Kripal Yadav supporting the bill said that students from Bihar are forced to travel across the country for the education. We have educational institutions like IIT, IIM but more is required. Prof. Saugata Roy urged the government to look into the curriculum to bring IIITs up to the level of IITs and IIMs. He further asked the government to promote the hardware education in India.
After discussion the bill was passed UNOPPOSED by the Lok Sabha.
PRIVATE MEMBER BILLS
Today discussion on the construction of canals through Ken-Betwa River linking the project to overcome the problem of water scarcity and stray cows in the Bundelkhand Region was held in Lok Sabha during Private Member' Business. Private Members' Resolution was also brought by Ritesh Pandey on welfare measures for anganwadi workers and anganwadi helpers.
Minister Jal Shakti thanked speaker for allowing the discussion on the subject.
Later, the house was adjourned till 1400hrs, March 20, 2020.