During the Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Sessions of the Tenth
Lok Sabhha, one Starred Question and twenty-two Unstarred Questions
were admitted and answered. Similarly, during the 170th, 171st and 172nd
Sessions of the Rajya Sabha, two Starred Questions and 11 Unstarred
Questions were admitted and answered. One Rajya Sabha Assurance was
fulfilled during the aforesaid period.
Consultative Committee of Parliament
The Consultative Committee of Parliament for the Ministry of Science
& Technology, Departments of Ocean Development, Electronics, Atomic
Energy and Space reviewed the programmes of 'S&T Initiatives for
Sustainable Development of Coastal Seas' on 26 August 1994.
Parliamentary Standing Committee
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology,
Environment and Forests met on 8 April 1994 and considered the Demands
for Grants and Performance Budget for 1994-95.
The Committee in its meeting held on 21 July 1994 considered the
Remote Sensing Application projects of the Department of Space, which
include MARSIS programme of the Department.
The Committee also reviewed the implementation of the
following programmes viz. (i) Marine Satellite Information Service, (ii)
Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System, and (iii) Potential Drugs
from Ocean at its meeting held on 23-24 January 1995.
A presentation was made before the Sub-Committee (of the
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce) on Marine Products and
Rubber on 24 November 1994 by the Department on aspects related to
potential, exploration of marine resources in the exclusive economic zone of
the country and the technology utilised for identification of potential fishing
zones (PFZ), including network of information and communication system.
The details regarding remote sensing for location of potential fishing zones,
mode, format and number of locations in different States to which PFZ
information gets transmitted were explained. The work done by FORV
Sagar Sampada in survey and location of fishing grounds and variety of fish
was also brought to the notice of the Sub-Committee.