Uttarakhand: Ban on plastic bottle water in Garasain assembly session starting March 3

Plastic water bottles

Assembly Speaker instructed officers to fix the system
Secretary Assembly Jagdish Chand left to take stock of the arrangements

Plastic water bottles will not be used during the budget session starting March 3 in the Garasain (Bharadisain) assembly. Assembly Speaker Premchand Aggarwal directed to completely ban the use of single-use plastic during the session. He was presiding over the review meeting of the arrangements for the session in the Vidhan Sabha.

He also gave instructions to the Assembly Secretariat and police officers regarding security. Meanwhile, the Secretary Jagdish Chand left for Vidhan Sabha Bharadisain to take stock of the arrangements. Security arrangements between the helipad to the Legislature building were discussed during the Governor’s address on Wednesday. The Speaker directed that all arrangements should be completed soon to maintain peace and ensure the supply of electricity and water during the session.

After the meeting, the speaker told media persons that according to the information received from departmental officials in the meeting, the arrangements for the session have been completed to a great extent. RO water will be used during the session. He said that the plastic bottle would be a complete closed for water. Environmentally, single-use plastic has been asked to be avoided.

Instructions for laying of OFC lines have been given to make internet service accessible. Wi-Fi facility will be provided in the assembly constituency. This will facilitate the media and officials to function. He also directed to arrange for temporary mobile toilet.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Assembly Jagdish Chand, Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar, Director General of Police Anil Raturi, Secretary BS Manral, DM Chamoli Swati Bhadauria, Director General Information Meharban Singh Bisht, Director General Health Amita Upreti, DG Ashok Kumar, Additional Secretary Energy AS Tiwari, DIG Bimla. Gunjayal, Additional Secretary (SAD) Pratap Singh, Garhwal Commissioner Ravinath Raman, Additional Secretary Govind Ballabh, ASP Chamoli Yashwant Singh Chau, and authority of other departments were present.

ICU arrangement during the session
The Speaker said that during the session, an ICU equipped with medical facilities will be set up for immediate and better treatment. The Director-General of Health has also been instructed to make adequate arrangements for doctors in nearby hospitals.

They have been informed by the department that the arrangements for doctors have been made. Health mobile van 108 will be deployed for emergencies. Heli service will also be backed up. All nearby CHC and PHC will be on alert.

Full budget will be available in pen drive

The Speaker said that the budget literature will be made available in the pen drive as well as the media will also be provided the budget literature in the pen drive itself.

653 questions reached so far

The Assembly Secretariat has so far received 653 questions from members for the budget session of the Legislative Assembly. These include Starred and Unstarred. Apart from these, 63 less informed questions have also been received. 22 petitions of members have also been received. The Speaker said that the process of receiving questions and other information is going on. More questions and notifications may be received now.

Speaker met courtesy with CM

Speaker Premchand Aggarwal paid a courtesy call on Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat who reached the Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday. There was a discussion between the two leaders about the budget session to be held in Bharadisain. He also raised issues related to the development work of his constituency with the Chief Minister.

Proposal to expeditiously take proposals from the Chief Minister to set up a convention center at IDPL in Rishikesh, to arrange for a trenching ground for waste disposal, to create drinking water schemes in rural areas of Shyampur, to construct motorways in villages adjacent to forests under the Campa scheme.


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