Saturday, February 18, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
आँकड़े बता रहे हैं कि इस मोस्ट पोल्यूटेड सिटी मे, सिर्फ़ पोल्यूशन की वजह से, हर साल, लगभग 3000 लोग काल की कोठरी मे समा जाते हैं. वो पोल्यूशन, जिसने देश की राजधानी को एक मौत के शहर मे तब्दील कर दिया है. वो पोल्यूशन, जिसमे जीवन दायक साँस लेना, मौत के फरिश्तों से दोस्ती गाँठने के बराबर है. वो पोल्यूशन, जो दिल्ली को काल का ग्रास बनाने पर तुला हुआ है. वो पोल्यूशन जो बड़े बुजुर्गों से लेकर मासूम बच्चों तक को अंदर तक झकज़ोर रहा है, कि दिल्ली वालो, अब तो संभल जाओ, अब तो अकल कर लो, वरना तुम ही नही, तुम्हारी आने वाली पीडियों को भी पछताना पड़ेगा. क्या हम सिर्फ़ बातों से ही इस पोल्यूशन को दूर कर पाएँगे ?
2017-2018 Demands For Grants : Andamon & Nicobar Islands : 4263.27 crores;
: 4135.20 Crores; Dadra Nagar Haveli : 1075.61 Crores; Daman & Diu : 1585.04 Crores; Chandigarh Lakshadweep : 1248.91 Crores; Puducherry : 1483.01 Crores; Delhi : 758.00 Crores
TRANSFER OF RESOURCES TO STATES AND
WITH LEGISLATURE : VI Total Transfers to UTs with legislature ( UNION TERRITORIES and Puducherry) : Delhi
2015-16 5139 crores
2016-17 5320 crores, Budgeted
2016-17 5547 crores, Revised budgeted
2017-18 3996 crores, Budgeted
Why Delhi gets the Lowest is really a serious cause of concern for Delhiites.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Please go through the two reports, being reproduced below, to understand the truth behind the New Home for the Mentally retarded persons, at Narela. The New home was to be built to de-congest the existing Asha Kiran, where the inmates had risen to thrice of its capacity. Both the reports tell about a New home for 2000 inmates at Narela.
1. Residential Care Programme for Mentally Challenged: Annual Plan Outlay 2013-14 : ₹ 210 Lakh :
The aim of the scheme is to provide residential care to the mentally challenged for their education, training guidance, medical care and rehabilitation. A piece of land measuring 7.69 acres is available at Narela and construction of a home for mentally challenged persons (children & adults) is likely to be started in year 2013-14. The new home will be a capacity of 2000 inmates. During the financial year 2012-13 an anticipated expenditure of 182.21 lakh has been incurred.
2. Construction of Home for Mentally Challenged Persons: Annual Plan Outlay 2013-14 : ₹ 10 Lakh :
The Asha Kiran Home is presently overcrowded here more than 800 inmates against the capacity of 350 are accommodated hence a decision was taken in the meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister of Social Welfare , to shift the mentally challenged inmates of Asha Kiran Homes to a new home for mentally challenged to be constructed at Narela.
In another meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Minister of Social Welfare ,the issue of shifting of Home for Mentally Retarded persons from Asha Kiran, Avantia to Lampur complex was discussed. Secretary (SW) opined that the possibility of shifting of mentally retarded home from Avantika to Narela / Dwarka may also be explored where some vacant land is available for construction of a full fledged mentally retarded Home at Narela/ Dwarka instead of Lampur because in Lampur, there is problem in easy accessibilities of transport facilities/ medical facilities and even from the security point of view in day to day watch and ward, especially to females during night, odd hours and holidays. Hon’ble Minister quite appreciated the suggestion and felt that Narela will be better as it was close to a hospital. She also suggested a site visit may be done at the earliest to finalize the location.
Accordingly, the officers of the Department after making site visit of the vacant plot of land at Narela observed that the plot under reference was about one kilometer from
of Raja Harish Chandra Hospital Government and about 500 meters from the main road on which DTC buses
Further, it is not too far away from the main road leading to Singhu Border.
Thus, it was considered suitable for the Home for mentally challenged persons
where a new Home of 2000 capacity
can be established. It is conveniently
accessible to the staff also. Subsequently, a team of officers alongwith
Hon’ble Minister (SW) with her Secretary visited the site of vacant plot and
agreed to the proposal and directed to go ahead with the proposal. Delhi
Consequently, PWD the present custodian of the land was asked to survey the total land falls within the boundary marked `A’ & `B’. Accordingly, the PWD engaged a survey agency and got re-measured the land in possession with PWD. The area of land in possession of PWD which is bounded by boundary wall and is litigation free and is in actual possession of PWD as on date comes out to be 40080.30 sq mtr whereas the area of land as per award should have been 40216 sqm. The minor difference of 0.33% may be due to some area being under road, foot path or front road settings. The PWD has stated that practically there is no difference between the land allotted and land in possession of PWD and where boundary wall exists. It has again been confirmed that land as per drawing and in possession with PWD and is litigation free. As per details given by the PWD’s, there is a minor difference of 0.33% which is ignorable. Now, it does not seem any hindrances to take over the existing land for the proposed Home for Mentally Challenged Persons. The building will consists of an administrative block, an auditorium, a library, 20 rooms to accommodate 2000 inmates, besides toilets and other facilities. The above mentioned work will commence during the year 2013-14 and will be completed in the year 2015-16.
My questions are :
1. If the New Home was completed, why the inmates of the Asha Kiran were not shifted to the new home ?
2. If the new Home is not yet complete, what is the status of its construction ?
3. If the New Home is not yet constructed, where the money spent has gone ?
4. Who will be responsible for the deaths of 11 kids at Asha Kiran, in the last 60 days ?
Expecting answer from no where.
B S Vohra
Reports used with thanks to Delhi Govt Links.