Leading Indian think tank PRS Legislative Research, which tracks functioning of the Parliament, said the 15th Lok Sabha has been the least productive of the Houses constituted over the past five decades.

The extended Winter Session of Parliament, which commenced from February 5 and has had six sittings so far, presumably was the last session before the Lok Sabha polls.

The think tank said that the Lok Sabha lost 95 percent time and the Rajya Sabha 92 percent time to disruptions, both the Houses have seen repeated adjournments over protests by the members from the Seemandhra region over the decision to carve a separate state of Telangana from Andhra Pradesh.

PRS Legislative Research said that in terms of productivity of different Lok Sabhas starting from the third Lok Sabha (1962-67) to the present one, the seventh Lok Sabha (1980-84) was the most productive one.

The ongoing 15th Lok Sabha (2009-14) has been the least productive, it said.

(Agencies)

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