THE STATE Government today informed the Vidhan Sabha that the credit deposit ratio (CDR) of Uttar Pradesh had gone up by 14 per cent in the past two years. It also informed that directives have been issued to close 107 polythene-manufacturing units situated in residential areas of Uttar Pradesh.
Replying to a question of Congress member Jagdambika Pal, Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan said the CDR had gone up to 47 per cent in the State from 33 per cent in March 2003. While the CDR of Bihar (30 per cent) and Jharkhand (34 per cent) was lower than that of the State’s CDR. However, MP (60 per cent), Orissa (65 per cent) Chhatisgatrh (50 per cent) and West Bengal (57 per cent) were ahead of Uttar Pradesh, he said.
Environment Minister Ujjawal Raman Singh today said that the Nagar Nigams have been asked to close down the 107 polythene-manufacturing units situated in residential areas by September 30, 2006.
Singh was replying to a question of Bharatiya Janata Party member Lakshmi Kant Bajpai in Vidhan Sabha today. Singh said the directives to close these units were given on July 19, 2006. In all, 287 such units had been identified, he said.
Out of these 67 units were lying closed, while 84 units were registered with the UP Pollution Control Board. The remaining 136 units were unregistered.
Revenue Minister Ambika Chaudhary replying to a question by Ajay Kumar said 14 private sugar mills were generating 194.36 MWs of power. A target for cogeneration of 723.86 MW of power had been fixed, he said.
Meanwhile, the Congress members staged a walkout in the Vidhan Sabha when the State Government failed to satisfy them about the measures being initiated to increase the production of pulses.
Agriculture Minister Ashok Bajpai had said that a scheme was already being implemented since 2004-2005 to increase production of pulses.