Parliament proceedings updates | Lok Sabha discusses Climate Changes, Rajya Sabha passes Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill

Opposition parties' MPs participate in a protest near Mahatma Gandhi's statue demanding revocation of the suspension of 12 Rajya Sabha MPs, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Tuesday, December 7, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Ministry of Home Affairs informed the Lok Sabha that in the past three years there has been “nil” cases of infiltration from the China and Bhutan borders. Taking a dig, Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha tweeted that the reply by the ministry suggested that no soldiers were killed in Galwan in Ladakh.

Here are the latest updates:

Lok Sabha | 6:05 pm

Lok Sabha adjourned for the day

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha will resume at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Lok Sabha | 5:49 pm

NCP's Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil is speaking on the subject of Climate Change in Marathi.

Lok Sabha | 5:40 pm

BSP MP Ritesh Pandey says if we are serious about Climate Change and economic development, we must reduce our dependence on fossil fuel.

He says, the Government spends just 11 paisa per person on the mitigation of natural disasters like floods, heat waves and droughts, and in contrast the Government spends 81% more on advertising. "It's shameful."

Lok Sabha | 5:28 pm

BJD's Achyutananda Samanta says we saw Delhi's AQI improve during the COVID-induced lockdown in 2020. I don't say we have to go back to the lockdown but we need to be watchful.

Lok Sabha | 5:21 pm

JD (U) MP Dileshrwar Kamait says as India moves ahead towards development, the impact of Climate Change is effecting the life.

While irregular industrialisation is the biggest factor, we cannot hold it responsible solely as every citizen of the country and increasing population are play a role, Mr. Kamait says.

Lok Sabha | 4:53 pm

She says that unplanned development, not in keeping with the sustainable development goals, is causing Climate Change.

Lok Sabha | 4:50 pm

Dr. Dastidar says we can't plainly blame the farmers for burning the stubble as they have been doing it for ages. We should teach them alternate ways first.

Lok Sabha | 4:48 pm

Trinamool Congress' Dr. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar says the Rich use air purifiers at homes but the Poor cannot afford the devices.

Lok Sabha | 4:38 pm

Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says Climate Change is the most under-reported failure of Modi government. "The assault on climate began as soon as Modi government took over in 2014."

In June 2014, The Environment Ministry removed the ban on setting up factories in eight critically polluted industrial belts.

Rajya Sabha | 4:25 pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow

Rajya Sabha proceedings will now resume at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.

Lok Sabha | 4:26 pm

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury says on Climate Change, we should think globally and act locally.

Lok Sabha | 4:20 pm

Lok Sabha discusses Climate Change

The Lower House is currently holding a discussion on Climate Change under rule 193.

Lok Sabha | 3.30 p.m.


DMK MP Kanimozhi raises the issue of climate change. She cites the excessive flooding in recent weeks in south India and how Chennai was badly affected again. She said the govt. needs to act on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Lok Sabha | 2:23 pm

Lok Sabha resumes

The Law and Justice Minister responds to the debate on High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021.

Rajya Sabha | 2:17 pm

YSRCP extends its support to The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021. Opposition members continue to raise slogans.

Rajya Sabha | 2:03 pm

Rajya Sabha discusses The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021. Lok Sabha passed the bill on December 1, 2021.

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Rajya Sabha | 2:02 pm

Rajya Sabha resumes

Lok Sabha | 1:17 pm

Lok Sabha adjourned till 2:15 p.m.

Rajya Sabha | 1:02 pm

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2:00 p.m.

Question Hour comes to an end and Rajya is adjourned till 2:00 p.m.

Lok Sabha | 12:18 pm

Members pay respects and recollect Guru Tegh Bahadur Singh's legacy on his 'Martyrdom Day'.

Lok Sabha | 12:09 pm

Zero Hour in Lok Sabha.

Rajya Sabha | 12:03 pm

Rajya Sabha resumes

Question Hour begins in Rajya Sabha

Lok Sabha | 12:01 pm

Question Hour ends

Question Hour comes to an end in Lok Sabha.

Lok Sabha | 11:54 am

Questions concerning prices of cotton yarn are being entertained in the Lower House.

Lok Sabha | 11:50 am

Questions pertaining to regulation of internet games are being asked. The Minister has reiterated that it will be done once the demand comes from States.

Lok Sabha | 11:49 am

M.K. Vishnu Prashad, Congress MP asks whether the government intends to censor content on OTT. Minister of Communcations replies that a larger consensus needs to be arrived at by the global community.

Lok Sabha | 11:40 am

Manish Tewari, Congress MP asks whether Huawei asked to be a part of the 5G trial in India and whether the Indian government has refused a permit. Ashwini Vaishnav, Minister of Communication says that the procurement for 5G services is being done through trusted sources. He refuses to take the name of any company.

Lok Sabha | 11:31 am

Questions concerning cyber crimes against children in Lok Sabha are being entertained the House.

Rajya Sabha | 11:30 am

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12:00 p.m.

Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12:00 pm. Chairman Venkaiah Naidu said that by holding protests the opposition is justifying their actions of monsoon session.

Lok Sabha | 11:23 am

Questions concerning food security schemes are being entertained in Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha | 11:21 am

Issues concerning MSP, COVID-19 are being brought to the notice of the House.

Rajya Sabha | 11:13 am

Opposition members are raising slogans in the Upper House

Rajya Sabha | 11:13 am

K.G. Kenye, NPF (Nagaland) brings to the notice of the House the impunities carried out under AFSPA. He also mentions the December 4 killings of civilians in Nagaland.

Rajya Sabha | 11:08 am

Zero Hour begins in Rajya Sabha

Mallikarjun Kharge, leader of Opposition requests the Chairman to Rajya Sabha to revoke the suspension of 12 MPs. Mr. Naidu refuses to do so. Zero Hour begins in Rajya Sabha.

Rajya Sabha | 11:05 am

Committee reports are being laid on the table in Rajya Sabha.

11:00 am

Parliament resumes

Both Houses of Parliament resume for the eighth day of the winter session. Question Hour begins in Lok Sabha. Papers are being laid on the table in Rajya Sabha.

10:20 am

Judicial ‘inaction’ favours those in power: Tharoor

High pendency of cases, large number of vacancies and the Collegium system of appointment were among the key issues raised by Lok Sabha members on Tuesday while debating a bill that seeks to bring clarity on when Supreme Court and High Court judges will get enhanced pension on attaining a certain age.

Opening the debate on the High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor made some critical observations about “the judiciary failing to stem the tide of majoritarianism”.

Judiciary's “inaction” always favours those in power, Mr Tharoor argued as he cited a number of examples such the judicial challenge to the abrogation of Article 370 and Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

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10:15 am

Naga body hurt by Shah’s statement in Parliament

The Konyak Union, the apex body of the dominant Konyak tribe in Nagaland’s Mon district has said Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement in Parliament on the December 4 killings was “misleading, indigestible and false”.

In a statement issued late Tuesday evening, the union said Mr. Shah’s remarks in Parliament on December 6 were “purely from the Indian military point of view”. The union and its frontal organisations were anguished and hurt by the statement, it added.

“The innocent civilians, who were returning to their village from…Tiru coal mine were directly ambushed without any questions asked, not as the Hon’ble Minister stated in the Parliament,” the union said.

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10:10 am

Legislative Business for December 7, 2021 is as follows:

Lok Sabha:

Bills for consideration and passing:

The High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021

Central Vigilance Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Rajya Sabha:

Bills for consideration and passing:

The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill, 2021.

The Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2020.

10:05 am

Day 7 recap

The seventh day of the winter session saw its first adjournment in Rajya Sabha barely within 5 minutes. After repeated stoppages, the Upper House was finally adjourned at around 3.15 p.m. as opposition members continued to protest demanding the revocation of suspension of 12 MPs.

In the Lower House, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi asked the Union Government to provide compensation and jobs for the next of kin of farmers who died during the year-long agitation against the three farm laws on the borders of the national capital.

K. Keshava Rao, a senior leader of Telangana Rashtra Samithi said that TRS MPs will boycott the entire winter session of Parliament because they got a contradictory and ambiguous reply from the government on the paddy procurement policy.

The High Court and Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2021 was introduced in the Lower House by the Minister of Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju.

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