lok sabha live updates march 22 2022


Lok Sabha to take up discussion on paddy and rice procurement in the present calendar year.

Lok Sabha to take up discussion on paddy and rice procurement in the present calendar year.

Day 6 of the second chapter of the two-part Budget Session of the Lok Sabha commences at 11 A.M. on Wednesday.

The house would discuss disinvestment of the Central Govt-owned Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited. It would also take up discussion on MPLAD funds, import of palm oil, irregularities in paddy procurement and the present status of Food Corporation’s procurement of rice.

Tuesday saw an uproar among opposition benches with regards to the recently announced fuel price hike.

Separately, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav tendered his resignation from the house to focus on U.P. Legislative Assembly.

Here are the latest updates:

6:46 p.m.

TMC corners govt. over increasing imports from China

Calling the BJP’s policy of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ as ‘Import nirbhar Bharat,’ TMC leader Aparupa Poddar said that the increase in imports from China is worrying.

She further added that considerable reduction in budgetary allocation for the tea workers of West Bengal and Assam has had a detrimental effect on tea production as well as the workers.

6:07 p.m.

Assam Congress leader questions the government’s stand on expenditure on Assam tea plantations

Congress leader from Assam, Gaurav Gogoi, asked about the ₹1000 crore for the tea sector of Assam promised by the BJP during the 2021 Assembly elections in Assam. Talking about the tea plantation workers, he said that the workers live in abject poverty and that the ₹1000 crore must be spent on the santitation and healthy working conditions of the workers.

5:32 p.m.

Discussion and voting on demands for grants under the control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for 2022-23

During the discussion, many leaders pointed out that the allocation for the MSMEs is not enough. Some leaders raised the issue of Minimum Support Price(MSP) and said that it should be fixed after assessing the increasing cost of production of various crops.

2:45 p.m.

MP Gaurav Gogoi talks about rise in ULFA recruitment

During the Zero Hour, Kaliabor MP Gaurav Gogoi raised his concerns on the rising recruitment in the ULFA. He told the house that the unemployed youth are able to earn quick money be offering services in the group but they are not wary about their future.

The Congress leader sought intervention of the Home Ministry and Intelligence Services in combating the same.

2:10 p.m.

Sheohar MP Rama Devi in the chair

1:40 p.m.

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi asks Govt to ensure adequate nutrition for children

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi raised the issue pertaining to nutrition among children in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. She said while the Supreme Court and the National Food Security Act have ensured supply of uncooked essentials, it is imperative to understand that children must be provided with nutritious cooked food.

Further, she asked the Govt to restart mid-day meals for students in the reopening Govt schools. Ms Gandhi stated the Govt must ensure children are provided with hot and cooked food through the ICDS scheme. She added the Govt must consider endowing additional allocation for facilitating meals for children.

The Congress leader added the the Govt with the help of Anganvadi network work towards ensuring nutritional needs of children below three years as well as pregnant and lactating women.

12:50 p.m.

6 airports in discussion not being privatised or disinvested but being put on lease structure for a period of fifty years: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

He informed the house that the Govt would get the airports back on the expiry of the lease period with all the improvements made by the entities during their years of operation.

12:40 p.m.

Aspiring to have 220 airports in the country by 2025: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

Mr Scindia informed the house that there were 74 airports in India until. The count now stands at 140, with 66 new airports added in the last seven years. Further, the Ministry aspires to have 220 airports by 2025.

12:25 p.m.

3.82 lakh passengers per day undertook air travel in the last seven days: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

He informed the house that Ministry is targeting to triple the passenger frequency from 14.5 crore in 2018-19 to 40 crore in 2023-24. Additionally, Mr Scindia stated

12:22 p.m.

90 flights sent to five countries evacuated our students in Ukraine: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

Mr Scindia thanked the Indian force which conducted 14 sorties and operated 4 C17 Globe Masters during the evacuation. Further, he lauded private airlines for their contribution during the entire process. According to him, Indigo operated 35 flights, Air India 14, Go First 6, Air Asia 3, Air India Express and Spicejet 9 each for ferrying the students back home.

“I want to thank our airlines, pilots, crew, members of the embassy and our non-resident Indians who did everything possible at their disposable to help during the process,” Mr Scindia stated.

12:11 p.m.

15% of total pilot strength in India women: Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

He added economic multiplier of civil aviation in India is 3:1 as employment multiplier is 1:6.1

12:00 p.m.

House resumes post-adjournment

11:38 a.m.

House adjourned till 12 p.m.

Following protests by members of the opposition parties, speaker Om Birla adjourned the house till 12 P.M. Urging members to return to their seats, Mr Birla assured the members that he would allocate time for a discussion on the issue.

He asked members to exercise restraint from a planned attempt at adjourning the house.

11:20 a.m.

Protesting members near the speaker’s chair. Furore continue in parliament.

11:02 a.m.

Opposition express anger on the recent hike in fuel prices. Members raise slogans and hold placards, demanding rollback of the price hike.

11:00 a.m.

House commences proceedings. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla offers homage to martyrs Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev on the occasion of Martyr’s Day. The house observed a minute of silence.

List of Business

  1. Ministries to lay papers on the table:
    – Dr Jitendra Singh for the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Ministry of Science and Technology
    – Mr Ashwini Kumar Choubey for the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution
    – Mr Danve Raosaheb Dadarao for the Ministry of Railways
    – Ms Anupriya Patel for the Ministry Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  2. Question Hour proceedings


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