Graveyards to figure in revenue records
MINISTER FOR Revenue Ambika Chaudhary announced in the Vidhan Sabha today that orders had been issued to register all graveyards, Idgahs and mosques in revenue records and to mark their boundaries.india Updated: May 18, 2006 01:16 IST
MINISTER FOR Revenue Ambika Chaudhary announced in the Vidhan Sabha today that orders had been issued to register all graveyards, Idgahs and mosques in revenue records and to mark their boundaries.
Chaudhary said orders had been issued following reports that the land of graveyards, Idgahs and mosques was being encroached upon. Separate orders would be issued about other waqf properties in consultation with Urban Development Minister Mohammad Azam Khan, said Chaudhary.
When the BJP members began demanding that similar orders be issued for temples and ‘gaushalas’ as well, Chaudhary asked them to give him in writing and said he would take appropriate action on the issue.
Later, members demanded a CBI probe into the incident of fire at Meerut consumer fair even as the State Government admitted that use of JCB machines (scraper) at the spot was a mistake that the Meerut administration committed.
Replying to the debate on Meerut fire incident , Minister for Revenue Ambika Chaudhary said the State Government was committed to conducting a judicial inquiry into the incident.
The State Government would again send a request to the Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court, urging him to send the name of a sitting judge to conduct the probe, said Chaudhary.
Earlier, participating in the debate, the members demanded a CBI inquiry in the incident. BJP Member Dr Laxmi Kant Bajpai, CLP leader Pramod Tiwari and BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya were among those who spoke on the occasion.
Minister for Energy Shiv Pal Singh Yadav, on the other hand, announced in the Vidhan Sabha that the prevailing power crisis would subside to a certain extent in the days to come. He said some units of Pareechha and Vishnu Prayag projects would start functioning soon. He also declared that the State Government was buying power to the tune of Rs 25 crore from the Centre. The minister said the State Government was taking strict action against those involved in power theft.
Govt on Mandi Parishad staff
PWD Minister Shiv Pal Singh Yadav on Wednesday assured the members in the House that the Government was sympathetically considering the case of thousands of the Mandi Parishad employees, who had lost their job due to a High Court order. He informed the House that a legal opinion had been sought and a decision would taken about the employees soon.
First Published: May 18, 2006 01:16 IST