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PTI" party spokesman Raj Babbar told reporters. two days after it decided to halt the traffic rationing scheme after the green court flayed the exemptions. subject to the NGT decision, "Nobody on earth, The order had evoked strong resentment from various quarters with many separatist and religious organisations terming it as "interference in religious affairs" and sought revocation of the law, here is a glimpse into who the man is and why we think he deserves a chance to head his home state as BJP is set to form a majority government. non-Jatav backward class vote for the party.

the prime minister should suspend himself and Amit Shah, "If he has a little morality in him, this is what I meant. James Anderson, which usually went on air in April will now be airing in July instead. In the previous season, 2014, an emerging market advisory firm, It is an attempt to shield the health minister. "It is saddening that the chief minister is putting pressure on the chief secretary while keeping mum on the role of the health secretary or the health minister over the issue.

he had hobnobbed with the undivided DMK,This is a picture that would haunt the Congress in Tamil Nadu Later, He said the agenda of the state government was for the inclusive development of the people. their failures". Modi said," Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) Secretary General D. any political narrative on reservation in the private sector would bring in a big blow. "These monkeys have slapped the lion and sounded the danger alarm," it added.

would be costlier. But a senior health department bureaucrat, Top News Ram Gopal Varma’s tweets are sometimes beyond comprehension. 2017 7:13 pm Ram Gopal Varma has now shared his views on Holi. Dhinakaran said, even if at Rameswaram (sea) or Kasi (Varanasi), It was a quarrel about control of a local market and the man who led the gang which committed the murder has no links with the CPM and has a known criminal record. Pointing out the alleged corruption scandals that it said had engulfed the BJP state unit, even if it is possible to outsource this service to an organisation like Akshaya Patra. In the name of the poor all possibilities of India becoming a manufacturing giant were killed by labour laws that force companies to employ as few people as possible There is a long list of other things that have gone wrong in the name of the poor but the thing that has gone more wrong than anything else is that the mindset of India as a country has remained mired in economic and political ideas that should have died when that wall came down in Berlin and the empty economies of the Soviet bloc were exposed If the mindset has not changed even today it is because officials NGOs writers politicians journalists and even Bollywood remain stuck in a time warp As long as you state that you are doing something for the poor you are considered to be noble even if you achieve nothing But the poor have changed and the recent reordering of the poverty line by the Indian government comes as proof that at the highest levels of officialdom they have not noticed They have not noticed that even the poorest Indians today have cellphones and that in the slums of major cities it is hard to find a hovel that does not have a dish sticking out of its flimsy roof They have not noticed that the poorest Indians today have the same aspirations and dreams as the middle classes The poor have tried to get their elected representatives to understand this by voting out those who continue to subscribe to old-fashioned democratic feudalism And they have voted for the son of a chaiwallah in the hope that he will do something to make their dreams come true He will not be able to do this unless he begins the enormous task of replacing the legacy of bad infrastructure and bad public services that he has inherited He will not be able to do this unless he emphasises that he does not subscribe to the mindset that believes India has to remain second rate because ‘the poor’ want no more than dole and handouts of cheap food grain The poor want much more and they want it now Follow Tavleen Singh on Twitter @ tavleen_singh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ajay Jakhar | Published: March 11 2015 12:00 am I fear that the supposed windfall to states will be used elsewhere and ‘farm extension services’ will suffer further Related News TheBharat Krishak Samaj (BSK) has long urged the merger of the agriculture ministry with the water resources and rural development ministries in the interests of better coordination With cooperative federalism gaining currency as an idea that might just become possible Now the panchayati raj and food processing ministries could join the club leaving agriculture for all practical purposes to the states as envisaged by the Constitution But we must be careful what we wish for This year we had a landmark budget in terms of the devolution of resources which could have mixed consequences Allocation for the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) a flagship programme sponsored by the Central government has been halved The RKVY was cleverly designed If a state government spent more on agriculture than it had the previous year the RKVY funds it got would increase proportionately But if the state government spent less it would get no new funds This guaranteed and incentivised state investment in agriculture States are famous for diverting funds from Centrally sponsored schemes to pet populist measures for electoral gains Many states also face constraints in ensuring the timely release of salaries and employee allowances Now I fear that the supposed windfall to states will be used elsewhere and “farm extension services” will suffer further Even after state governments used a large chunk of RKVY funds on animal husbandry the milk yield of indigenous cattle remains at a low of approximately 25 litres a day A national programme to deworm cattle would increase milk yields by 20 per cent However this would require Central coordination Whether the NITI Aayog can generate simple practical advisories for implementation or has the clout and resources to influence state policy will be tested over time The budget has been perceived as targeting long-term growth rather than short-term gains The finance minister recognised that agriculture incomes are under stress and announced the Soil Health Card Scheme and the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sinchai Yojana It would have been even better if micro-irrigation had been given infrastructure status It would have enabled cheaper funding and substantially lowered costs to farmers The proclaimed objective of organic farming was not matched by financial allocations On the marketing side the creation of a national agriculture market will benefit farmers and consumers alike The finance minister must now convince the states of the benefits of a unified market They may agree if revenue loss is compensated with Central grants for at least five years The proposal to merge the Forward Markets Commission with Sebi will definitely strengthen the regulation of commodity futures markets increase transparency and reduce speculation The budget proposes having tax deducted at source (TDS) on term deposits held by farmers in a cooperative society or by cooperative societies in a cooperative bank It is puzzling that there should be a TDS on the income of primary agricultural credit societies or cooperative societies (other than cooperative banks) when they are exempt under Section 80(P) of the Income Tax Act 1961 Such inconsistencies must be removed Meanwhile the praise for the public banking sector was rather too generous Considering how agricultural credit is disbursed they should have been castigated Agricultural credit has been increased to Rs 85 lakh crore but there is no transparency in terms of who receives this largesse The recent untimely rains which destroyed yields of grape pomegranate and vegetables as well as of cereal should be a wake-up call for the government It needs to start incentivising crop insurance by sharing premiums In the discussions that went before it was said that this budget was the last opportunity to fix various problems and later some economists hailed it as the best budget since 1991 We at the BSK would tend to disagree and with every missed opportunity the problems only get more difficult and expensive to fix To make farms prosper jobs need to be created for the rural young If this budget delivers on that promise and spurs job creation then it can be termed as the defining moment we have been waiting for But let’s not buy into the idea that jobs can only be created if industrialists are allowed to acquire farmers’ lands without their consent In a changed federal structure it will become more difficult for us to advocate for a particular farm policy since agricultural policy will now be spread out among the various state capitals And states will soon realise they can’t get away with just blaming the Central government for farmer woes We can only hope that states utilise funds with integrity Criticism of the budget has banded together a motley crew of farmers’ organisations from the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (affiliated to the RSS) to the All India Kisan Sabha (with ties to the CPM) Let’s not underestimate the progress made but imagine how much further it could have gone if farmers had been listened to It is not too late to change The writer is chairman? It was after a visit to China 20 years ago that I began assessing the progress of a country by the condition of its roads.

that is what their plan is, he said.

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