LPG worth hike figures in Rajya Sabha

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The steep hike in home cooking gasoline worth figured in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday with a CPI(M) MP saying it has put an insupportable burden on the frequent folks already affected by common worth rise.

Raising the problem via a zero-hour point out, Jharna Das Baidya mentioned subsidised and non-subsidised LPG costs have been raised by a steep Rs 125 per cylinder in 4 installments since February.

This along with a reduce in gasoline subsidy has put an “intolerable burden on people already suffering from price rise,” she mentioned.

Calling the value hike “unjustified”, she mentioned free cooking gasoline connections given to eight crore beneficiaries underneath the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana have been rendered meaningless due to the hike in value.

Vivek Tankha of the Congress sought the federal government’s intervention to deliver down the excessive value of a drug used to deal with infants affected by a uncommon illness known as spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

An estimated 2,500 youngsters in India undergo from a point of SMA illness, which might be handled by a drug manufactured within the US, he mentioned, including the ultimate value of the drug involves Rs 23 crore after including Rs 7 crore of import obligation.

While the prime minister had waived the import tax for therapy of 1 little one just lately, the federal government ought to utterly withdraw the obligation and discount and get a greater worth from the producer, he mentioned.

Also, states and the Centre ought to have revolving funds to assist youngsters affected by SMA, he mentioned, including CSR funds of corporates also needs to be used for the aim.

AD Singh of the RJD raised the problem of the Bihar authorities allocating 290 acres of “highly fertile” land for dealing with waste from coal from state-owned NTPC’s Baurani plant within the state.

He mentioned infertile land is offered adjoining to the plant however the state authorities has opted to offer extremely fertile land 5 km away from the plant.

Citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name for fertile land not getting used for industrial tasks, he demanded that the matter be taken up with the state authorities.

While Muzibulla Khan of the BJD demanded Bharat Ratna for Biju Patnaik, Vishambhar Prasad Nishad of the Samajwadi Party (SP) needed the nation’s high civilian honours to be conferred on Ram Manohar Lohia.

Amee Yajnik of the Congress raised the problem of public security of girls and ladies in rural areas, Sukhram Singh Yadav (SP) needed organising of a separate fund to fulfill the event wants of the villages MPs undertake underneath the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana, Mahesh Poddar (BJP) raised the problem of everlasting homes for development employees and Fauzia Khan (NCP) sought creating Sai Baba’s birthplace of Pathri in Parbhani district of Maharashtra as a vacationer vacation spot.

KTS Tulsi (Congress) expressed concern over controversial statements made by folks holding excessive workplaces.

“Reprehensive crime of rape is justified” by statements akin to “boys will be boys”, he mentioned.

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