Houseful of Business

June 8, 2016 0 Comments EDITORIAL 226 Views
Houseful of Business

Minister for Cooperative, Chering Dorjay has said that he was being ignored and not allowed to speak over the Demand for Ggrants of his Ministry in the Legislative Assembly. After the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, had talked about the priorities in the horticulture sector while replying to the demand of grants of the agriculture department, Dorjay rose up and asked the Speaker that he should be also allowed to speak in the Assembly. “Last year also I was ignored and not allowed to speak,” he said as the Speaker had ordered that the cut motions would be taken up after the CM’s reply. Over this CM, Mehbooba Mufti, asked the Speaker that that the Minister should also be allowed to speak. However Dorjay said that he was barred from speaking about his own department last year as well in the legislative assembly. Agriculture Minister, Ghulam Nabi Lone, had moved the clubbed grant of the co-operative department, horticulture department and the co-operative department, seeking that he should allowed defraying the charges towards the expenses that would be made by the end of current financial year. Later when Dorjay spoke about the co-operative department, he presented a grim picture of the sector. He said that a large number of co-operative societies in the state were defunct and the elections have also not been held. He said that the holding of elections for the co-operative institutions will turn them into the democratic entities. He said for the year 2016-17, an amount of Rs 5.80 crore is proposed for taking up new works under capital budget. The grants of the agriculture department were later unanimously passed in the Assembly amid the absence of the MLAs from NC and Congress. Only 5 Congress MLAs and 2 NC MLAs were present in the house when the grants were taking up for voting. Dorjay said that the RBI has also taken a strong note of the poor financial health of the 3 co-operative banks in the state. He said that the 3 banks were among the 23 banks in India over whose functioning the RBI has raised concerns. He said that the deposits of the co-operative banks have reached Rs 3187 crore. He said during the year 2013-14, 2014-15, 733 Kissan credit cards have been distributed by the Banks despite their weak financial health. Earlier Independent legislator and AIP chairman Er Abdul Rasheed was marshalled out of the Lower House over his demand of releasing a Muslim leader from Jammu who has been slapped with Public Safety Act (PSA). As soon as the proceedings, Rasheed created uproar over booking Shah under PSA. He demanded his immediate release. The

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