Lakshadweep Administrator Patel says no plans for rollback of regulations
Lakshadweep Administrator Praful Khoda Patel has forwarded the contentious draft legal guidelines for approval from the Ministry of Home of Affairs to be applied within the Union Territory.
The 4 proposals — the Lakshadweep Animal Preservation Regulation, the Lakshadweep Development Authority Regulation, the Prevention of Anti-Social Activities Regulation and the Lakshadweep Panchayat Regulation — have been the topic of a public disagreement for some of the authoritarian provisions.
Exuding confidence that he had secured the mandate from the Centre to go forward with growth tasks, Mr. Patel mentioned that proposals could be applied after the President gave his assent to make “regulations of peace, progress and good government” of the Union territory of Lakshadweep below Article 240 of the Constitution.
“ All the draft proposals have been in the public domain for more than two months. Now the Central government will decide on ratification or any changes to the draft proposals. The approval will take some time as the priority of the government is to tackle the covid crisis, “ he told The Puucho.
On the controversial Lakshadweep Animal Preservation Regulation, Mr. Patel said that the law was drafted to provide for the preservation of animals suitable for milch, breeding or agricultural purposes. The draft law bans the slaughter of cows, the calf of a cow, bull and bullock.
“The beef issue should not be viewed on a community basis. There is also no politics involved in the draft. If we had to play politics, we would have opted only for vegetarian food in mid-day meals for children,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that the target of the mid-day meal was to supply important vitamin to the kids from the disadvantaged neighborhood and sort out malnutrition. “ Fresh fish is abundantly accessible in Lakshadweep. Also, altering the noon meal to fish and egg will present extra employment to fishermen, “ Mr. Patel mentioned.
On the contentious provision of two-child coverage within the Lakshadweep Panchayat Regulation, he mentioned that the proposal was for the disqualification of a member of a grama panchayat having greater than two kids after the regulation comes into pressure.
“ No citizen of the nation ought to have any objection to the two-child norm. Many have misrepresented this provision. The proposal doesn’t exempt any individual having greater than two kids to contest the panchayat elections. However, there’s additionally a provision reserving 50 % of the seats for girls. This is just not highlighted, “ Mr. Patel mentioned.
Tenders have already been invited for the operation of upkeep of the eco-tourism resort at Bangaram island. “Liquor permits have been permitted solely for vacationers, ‘’ he mentioned.
Mr. Patel, mentioned that the Capital island of Kavaratti was included within the Smart City mission. “ We have requested the Centre to incorporate 5 extra islands for tourism growth. Thus, we will convert the small islands into world class villages, “ he mentioned including that 5 to 6 inhabited islands have been declared as cities as per 2011 Census of India.
Mr. Patel , who can also be the Administrator of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, mentioned that he wished to completely develop Lakshadweep for the profit of the islanders. “ I don’t know the way lengthy I might be there. But it doesn’t make any distinction to me so long as I’m right here until I obtain orders from the President, “ he mentioned.