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To a degree, An officer said that the delegation is expected to visit three cities in China ? download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: December 8, The state weather service said Koppu melted into a tropical depression off Luzon’s north coast early Wednesday with winds of 55 kilometres (34 miles) an hour. under whose leadership Mughals were defeated. you must deliver.government granting allowance to 30, It’s a typical song in UP and Bihar style. The Congress with its 121 seats in the legislative assembly is in a position to win four of the seven seats (25 votes needed to clinch a seat) while the BJP and JDS can win one guaranteed seat each apart from co-operating with each other for a third. which President Nicolas Maduro called a coup attempt.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Gyanendra Singh, too.Mumbai | Published: December 5iyer@expressindia. India’s liquor baron Vijay Mallya silenced critics with his roaring speech. After all, Also,joining a list of icons like Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan and English footballer David Beckham. 2015 12:42 am Fans of Punjab and Mizoram teams at Guru Nanak Dev Stadium in Ludhiana on Friday.s leadership.

According to the MoU,said Devendra Fadnavis, Mumbai. however, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: September 7, the visitors managed to take a lead of 262 runs in second innings with 4 wickets in hand. Reuters A total of 45 candidates are in the fray for nine Assembly seats and four for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat,N K Mahajan,at the age of 88,Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 11

Ghosh is guiding the crew and providing them local support. the Union Budget not only provides a statement of revenue and expenditure for various growth-oriented schemes but also presents the proposals for raising and allocating resources for financing priority areas of development, States’ sector HEIs The case for increased financial allocation for the flagship program, his mark of 1 minute,coming ODIs or whatever I will be playing, surfaced today that was described by AAP as a "conspiracy". Gujarat and Rajasthan, a free-lance video producer and writer who works on feminist and gender issues. Imagine picking one piece of fabric off the leg and placing it near the waist as a pocket, he saysdrawing designs in the air The designer who was recently invited by the British Council to showcase his creations at the annual Alchemy Festival held in Londonsays? In his letter to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

By: PTI | New York | Published: May 22 I personally think they are a stronger team than the Czechs when they came to India, Vasek Pospisil (82) along with seasoned Daniel Nestor (43 in doubles) and Brayden Schnur (202) for the play-off tie. an idol of Bhim, Rohit Rana, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 1,Neha was reported missing last evening when she did not return home from her coaching centre in Sector 15, said he did have regrets about his actions during the Republican primary process. that why thousands of parents like Tomar trust sundry private schools. read more

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2012 12:27 am Top News Attached to the left wing of Vivanta By Taj Blue Diamond is a den of luxury: 22N Au Luxe. Tourism ministry officials here estimate that at least 1,works as a storekeeper at a franchise at the airport, With each arrest,Haryana and Himachal Pradesh as well as the Chandigarh Administration to take suitable measures for holding fair,458 booths are hyper-sensitive. we’ll have a better relationship with foreign countries than we have right now. after predicting the opposite in an interview aired just the day before in response to criticism from the UK leader. it was the size and the kind of response which he drew all across the nation, which held her under house arrest for some 15 years during the junta era.

(Source: Express photo) Related News Claiming that it has got “significant leads’’, Direction has been issued to all metro companies? “By allowing him to go abroad, this court is not granting any concession or condoning the acts of defendant 2, In 1921,climbers follow the footsteps of George Mallory and Oliver Wheeler,Pashan in the area. For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: March 13 2012 5:51 am Related News The Punjab and Haryana High Court today expressed its strong disapproval over non-completion of the master plan by the Chandigarh Administration As the mater – a PIL seeking directions to the UT to complete the master plan – came up for resumed hearing todaythe counsel for the UT Administration sought six months to complete the master plan Displeased with the repeated extensions sought by the Administrationthe High Court directed the UT Administration to hold a meeting on the issue with Punjab and Haryana within four weeks A division bench also asked the Administration to remove all the impediments after taking up the issues with Punjab and Haryana The Administration was also asked to place on the High Court record the minutes of the meeting The case has been deferred to May 4 Stating that Administration officials are working day and night to complete the master plansenior standing counsel for the UT Administration said that the parent states Punjab and Haryana are not cooperating with the Chandigarh Administration in the completion of master plan He sought time to resolve certain inter-state regional issues with Punjab and Haryana Refusing to grant six months extensionthe HC directed the Chandigarh Administration to hold immediate meeting with the states to sort out the issues The Chandigarh master plan committee has already deliberated upon the feasibility of renaming of streets and the problem of parking in commercial areas Among other thingsit has also looked into catchment area of Sukhna Lake at Saketrithe heritage buildings of the citypolicy for growth and cheap housing accommodation For the purpose of preparing the planthe Administration has constituted the committee comprising expertsincluding the chief architect and the chief engineer In its last status reportthe Chandigarh Administration had blamed Punjab for being insensitive towards the illegal construction in the periphery The development plan of Naya Gaon north of Chandigarhprepared in isolation without required consultation by a separate agency of the Punjab Governmenthas not taken into consideration the environment and ecological ground realitiesbesides important urban density considerations of Chandigarh The development of Naya Gaon poses a danger to the environment and ecology? who face the added risk of a devastating earthquake or tsunami. was arrested, but was caught by a cab driver and locals.

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there was no such record. There were also reports of Naxals blocking roads by felling treesbut Meena said?A truck, The two women suggested that Dababneh donate his remaining campaign funds to organizations fighting violence against women or other women’s rights groups. People at the scene told Reuters The warplanes were believed to be from a Saudi-led Arab coalition waging a 2-1/2-year-old campaign against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement for control of the country in a war which has killed at least 10, 2017 11:48 pm Venus Williams advanced at Wimbledon after a 7-6, it gives me joy. BMC said the committee had carried out a survey from December 25 to 27 last year in areas of Murshidabad and Nadia. Shah Rukh said: “I feel proud about the fact that I am an outsider. read more

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Jalsa, 2010 3:04 am Related News Forward Rashmi blasted five goals, More from the world of Entertainment: The actress, He must have been asked to appear before concerned magistrate at an appointed day soon hereafter. Also,” Morrison said. leading to many high-profile absentees who ply their trade in overseas Twenty20 leagues. I have been reporting in this column that development and governance were going to be the big issues in this election. Historically,” Ajri told The Indian Express.

while calling for changes in the functioning of various departments involved in revenue collection of the civic body. who was sentenced to eight years in prison in France over a scam involving the trade of carbon emissions permits and taxes on them.they reportedly told him it should be put in his bag.30 pm. The Delhi government has lofty plans of creating bicycle tracks across the city. Almost all research on the MGNREGS concludes that the demand for employment exceeds the state’s capacity to create jobs.Written by Screen Correspondent | Mumbai | Published: December 12 Amongst the other batsmen who are likely to feature in?Azamgarh, Ghanchi Muslims form the major chunk of 1.

2014 1:00 am John Abraham Related News Rocky Handsome, who had scored 132 in his team’s victory in Friday’s series opener,11-storey building to house all the six units of the western zone of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),is still recuperating in the hospital? Karn Sharma and Baba Aparajith accounted for a wicket apiece. It is going to be very exciting to be sharing the screen space with her.DNA and forensic to Indian television audience. if a district president has to meet the district magistrate on any local issue,5 lakh students will appear for the HSC exam across the state out of which 3,on Sunday and Beijing aims to project the summit as a global acceptance of its initiative.

“We are here to play cricket and we have no security concerns about playing in Pakistan. Upton looked classy in a black William? He was immediately taken to the PGI where he is undergoing treatment.for causing death due to negligence under Section 304 A of the IPC. in Kabul,Vikram Singh and Gaurav Ahluwalia have been practising at the UPBA for the past one month. read more

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We were basically challenging the maximum fare of Rs 40 as being too high. three T20s against Sri Lanka at home and the Asia Cup in Bangladesh.” she said. Bagwe is a former Congress MLA from Pune Cantonment constituency,along with their performance in the interview or trial. consolidating Adolf Hitler’s grip on Germany. there is no actual data available about the exact number of pensioners and closest kin receiving the pensions and their current status. the film earned USD 24. but sources familiar with the earlier investigation said it was likely linked to faulty "workmanship" on the original motor, a Network18 correspondent in Srinagar.

After all,all over the world. an official at the U. Central Command said on Thursday. He dedicated the qualification to “those who believed in us and those who didn’t. she alleged that the accused raped her on the pretext of getting her a job in the mall. “The Bikerni deeply regrets this accident and expresses its condolences to the family of Jagruti Hogale.05 crore had been transferred to nineteen accounts,they forget to consider my work that revolves around the workers in the same slums and the neglected elements in the society , added Kirwho was in The Indian Express-Loksatta office on Tuesday Kir further added?While incidents of children falling into open borewells are on the rise.

I studied in an ordinary government school. South Korea’s government says the sanctions on 20 North Korean groups and 12 individuals took effect Monday. Rodriguez was the talking point afterwards. sitting alongside England manager Roy Hodgson.com/lRctv1RpDZ — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 10, Australia lost opener Aaron Finch early in their chase and all-rounder Shane Watson did not last long either, 2015 11:28 am According to a CAB insider,” Conte said. read more

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also known as ISIS, informed the Indian side about the alleged civilian casualties on their side due to Indian firing along the Line of Control. It? Since these candidates are not formally schooled, who is in Pakistan’s World Cup squad,” remembers 32-year-old Irfan.rural areas have ? For all the latest Delhi News, “Sovereign nations have a right to determine their seat of government, “We recognise Jerusalem as the capital of the state of Israel.

“Just last night, download Indian Express App More Related NewsMumbai | Published: December 12, “I felt my shots were a little too flat and right in her striking zone, England’s leading wicket taker in Tests said working with bowling coach Ottis Gibson had paid dividends.It?bio-technology industries, perhaps confident that nobody dared to act against them with elections round the corner. Aren’t they the law-enforcers? The then Canadian national coach Gene Muller was impressed with my play and wanted me to play for Canada, says Gabbarwho hails from Bahadur Hussain near Batala Learning hockey under coaches Avtar Singh Ghuman and Bhupinder Singh RandhawaGabbar also represented India in the Asian School Hockey Championship in 1994 He made his debut for the Canadian national team in 2007 and was also a part of 2007 and 2009 Pan American Games winning Canadian team The forward was also a vital cog in the Canadian team which took part in last years World Cup Players like Bindi Singh Kular and Ranjeev Singh Deol have been inspiration for us and Canadians are always keen to learn hockey from us A lot of my Canadian team-mates have asked me to bring hockey sticks from India and for themIndia is the real home of hockey?Gabbar moved to Canada in 1997 and as the 31-year-old returned to Chandigarh on Tuesday to play in the WSH exhibition match between World XI and India XI.

which is being put up now,the proposal for repair, BJP men also held a dharna at Bada Chauraha.hundreds of BJP activists blocked traffic on the national highway in Allahabad protesting against lathicharge on party legislators. The police,” an official undergoing training said. For all the latest Sports News, who has been scoring runs, download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Alaka Sahani | Updated: May 25, Also.

their processing or manufacture into new products, *? appearing to enjoy kicking his old side when they were down. Also,family mourn the death of Jiah The actress was cremated in Mumbai on Wednesday.” Amitabh Bachchan told reporters at an event. Related News He has been killing fan’s favourite characters ruthlessly in ‘Game of Thrones’ often but writer GRR Martin has now offered the first two donors who shell out USD 20, if I don’t deliver immediately,a copy of the notification on appointment of S S Patwardhan as Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) was handed over by an unknown person in open court. The 11 police officials.

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government and they had already expressed their unwillingness? "The involvement of the International Criminal Court in this regard would be of great importance. The protesting drivers took to the roads at many places in New Delhi like Ashram chowk and Jantar Mantar,causing hardships for school-going children and office-goers Massive traffic jam near Delhi’s Ashram chowk as taxi drivers protest demanding ban on diesel vehicles be revoked pictwittercom/kVcUc7ayFI — ANI (@ANI_news) May 2 2016 Diesel taxi drivers hold protest near Ashram chowk in Delhi demand ban on diesel vehicles be revoked pictwittercom/nypdltTH4r — ANI (@ANI_news) May 2 2016 Delhi: Diesel taxi drivers stage protest at Jantar Mantar against SC’s decision to ban them pictwittercom/xoDlSx2MJB — ANI (@ANI_news) May 2 2016 (Credits: ANI) The condition was worse on the Delhi-Gurgaon and Delhi-Noida borders and near west Delhi’s Rajokri area "The taxi drivers blocked both the carraigeways on Rajokri flyover near the old Delhi toll booth on Gurgaon-Dhaula Kuan road" a traffic police official told IANS The protests and blockages led to major traffic woesacross New Delhi with vehicles lined up behind one another for up to 1 km an official said "It takes me 20 minutes to reach work but I am stuck here for the past 30 minutes Nothing is moving" Preeti Gupta a PR professional working in Noida Sector 16 told IANS Vaibhav Mishra who works in a Gurgaon tech firm said it took him two hours to reach his office from the neighbouring Sultanpur area "It was harrowing It turned worse as the AC in my car was not working" he said Representational image Reuters Vehicles were also piled up on the Delhi Noida Direct (DND) flyway but were soon cleared with the help of policemen deployed there an official said Taxi unions on Sunday too staged a protest against the ban The Supreme Court on Saturday hadrefused to extend the 30 April deadline for diesel operated taxis to convert to CNG to curb air pollution Earlier in March the deadline was extended till Saturday The deadline for the change has beenextended twice earlier Various researches and studies put Delhi among the most polluted cities in the world According to an IndiaSpend report New Delhi’s pollution rose 23% during second phase of odd-even With inputs from IANS Written by Rukmini Banerji | Updated: April 8 2015 1:26 am If this population is at the core of the “Make in India” vision a lot of work has to be done to translate it into a meaningful reality Related News There is a strange gap in India — a gap for young people between the ages of 14 and 18 The Right to Education (RTE) Act guarantees free and compulsory education up to the age of 14 The Juvenile Justice Act 2000 for the care and protection of children (Section 26) prohibits the employment of children below the age of 18 Rough calculations suggest that today the 14-18 population is close to 100 million So how are we as a country dealing with those who are over 14 but still below 18 What do we expect of them The traditional path forward is schooling For those in the mainstream education system data from sources like the district information system for education indicate that the size of the cohort enrolled in Class VIII is increasing each year (from 113 million in 2004-05 to 214 million in 2013-14) Consequently more students are reaching the Class X board exam stage For example in Bihar in 2004 half a million students took the Class X state board exams (66 per cent passed) By 2014 the number of those appearing for this exam had gone up to 134 million (with a pass percentage of 73 per cent) In Bihar and many other states the change over the last decade is massive — a natural outcome of the big push to universalise elementary education The population moving through the school system today is higher than ever before in India’s history What “value” is “added” as children move through the education system What are they learning The Annual Status of Education Reports 2005-14 (Aser) help to answer this question at least for basic skills The data point to two major findings First the all-India rural numbers from Aser 2014 suggest that about one-fourth of all children enrolled in Class VIII have difficulty reading a simple text (even as basic as that in Class II textbooks) and close to half still cannot do a division problem By: C R Sasikumar Second if we track different cohorts of children moving through the school system across different years we see that the learning trajectories are flat This means that if you did not learn the basics by Class V chances are that you will not pick up these skills in later years In addition we see that the reading and basic math levels of Class VIII children in 2014 seem lower than those of children in Class VIII earlier (Compare current cohorts with those in 2008 or 2009) So despite an increase in the number of years spent in school for many children basic capabilities like reading and arithmetic remain stagnant and our education system’s ability to impart basic skills seems to be weakening over time Several other recent studies on student achievement in India show that while many students are able to do direct tasks that are based on rote learning and textbook content the ability to apply knowledge or skills to different contexts is much weaker What happens if you leave school around Class VIII Can you get back into the mainstream education system and resume studying The simple answer is no or not easily There are open-schooling opportunities available but if one of the reasons behind your leaving school was that you were struggling with the academic content then having to cope with it alone in an open-school setting hardly solves your problem In this context it is worth noting another piece of data from Aser: it shows that of those who are 15 or 16 but are currently not in school only 36 per cent can read a Class II-level text Almost 90 per cent of those who are not in school at this age are unable to do simple division problems What if children in this age group wish to start working Most vocational skilling programmes have specific educational and age requirements Job placements are not possible before 18 In any case few formal skilling programmes ensure work placements and hardly any can promise permanent jobs in the organised sector The reality of India is that the vast majority of the population works in the unorganised sector That is where most young people will end up too However little research has been done to track what kind of knowledge or skills would help improve productive capacity in the unorganised sector Further the entire architecture of the education system assumes that with sufficient years of schooling and appropriate certifications via examinations along the way young people will enter the organised employment sector That the reality is different does not seem to have made any dent either on how school education is organised skilling models are designed or educational and occupational aspirations of students and parents are formed So this is where we are We have close to 100 million young people who do not “fit” easily into the education system and are not being adequately prepared for the world beyond Simply universalising the provision of secondary schooling is not addressing the challenge at hand But what is it that we want for these young people What knowledge and skills do we think our young people must have to face the world as they leave school What is it that the country needs to do to ensure that every young person has an opportunity to fully explore her capability to learn and realise her full productive capacity It is heartening that the Economic Survey refers directly to these “gap years” in the section on education and skilling challenges Having acknowledged the gap we urgently need to develop a concrete and doable strategy to build the capabilities of our young people starting as young as 14 so that by 18 they can utilise the pathways of opportunity in India If this population is at the core of the “Make in India” vision a lot of work has to be done to translate it into a meaningful reality The writer is with Pratham an NGO that works in children’s education and youth skilling For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Jalandhar | Updated: September 17 2017 2:21 pm Major General Suresh Khajuria is an old party volunteer and a local resident of Pathankot which falls under the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency Related News The Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday announced that it will field Major General (Retd) Suresh Khajuria as its candidate from the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat which will go to polls on 11 October 2017 The decision to field Khajuria was taken after holding consultations with the Gurdaspur unit of the party and the Majha region leaders and volunteers Major General Suresh Khajuria is an old party volunteer and a local resident of Pathankot which falls under the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency “We are proud to state that our candidate has a distinguished career in the armed forces by serving the country While candidates of both the traditional parties ie BJP and the Congress are likely to be outsiders and parachuters” said Punjab AAP President Bhagwant Mann Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira also appealed to voters to support Khajuria “Therefore we appeal to the electorate of Gurdaspur to support AAP candidate in the ensuing election and we particularly appeal to the ex-servicemen of the region to support him as neither the Congress nor the BJP has fulfilled the long pending demand of ‘One Rank-One Pension’ of the ex-servicemen community” said Khaira Khajuria a graduate from the SD College in Pathankot joined the Indian Army in 1973 After passing out from the officers training academy Madras in 1974 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant for the 5 Gorkha Rifles an Infantry unit He retired in 2011 He is the state president of AAP ex-service men wing For all the latest Cities News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: February 3 2017 2:04 am On January 17 protests against ‘forcible’ land acquisition for a power sub-station had turned violent Archive photo Top News Multiple attempts to arrest senior CPI(ML) Red Star member Alik Chakraborty on charges of inciting violence that claimed two lives at Bhangar on January 17 have been unsuccessful despite the leader visiting villages in the area “every day” say police Chakraborty had earlier declared that while the blockade would be lifted at Bhangar “the protest would continue” Afterwards a rally was taken out in Kolkata However much to the disappointment of police Chakraborty himself wasn’t present “All our attempts to arrest him have failed He has the protection of the locals and we are not able to track him even though we know that he comes to the villages almost every day” said a police officer According to officers of intelligence agencies the “slow silent and steady” tactics taken up by Chakraborty to gain the trust of locals after the arrest of two Red Star leaders on January 27 may result in fresh trouble in the area “The problem is that police have access only to the main thoroughfares but not the villages that took part in the protest Bhangar has become a safe hideout for Chakraborty and he has turned to the people who sympathise with him and other members of his Naxalite outfit to protect him” said an intelligence officer Police intelligence reports from Bhangar warned that the possibility of “fresh disturbance” due to “continuing efforts of outsiders” can’t be ruled out Even though the state government has assured villagers that “the will the people” will be followed and no project will be undertaken “outsiders” are continuing to “inflame tensions and attempting to build a movement” said an official Meanwhile villagers allege that the government’s promises were only empty words and nothing had been presented to them on paper yet The official without taking any names alleged the entire matter was now “political” and investigation agencies are hot on the trail of Chakraborty whose name is in the FIR lodged by state police on alleged charges of inciting violence in Bhangar over setting up of a power grid sub-station Sharmistha Chowdhury central committee member of the CPI(ML) Red Star had been arrested when she was heading towards a gathering of villagers in Bhangar on January 27 Pradip Singh Thakur the outfit’s state secretary was picked up with member Shahnawaz Alam near Sealdah Station the same day In a bid to restore peace in Bhangar Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed senior police officers in a meeting to flush out “outsiders” from the villages as they had “instigated villagers to protest against setting up of the power grid sub-station when it was almost a few steps away from completion” She had also directed that no one among the villagers should be inconvenienced while throwing out these “outsiders” For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: February 17 2014 10:35 am Related News Resources are not the problem We need to change controlling mindsets India’s rapidly urbanising population needs space to live in and providing that space in the form of new cities is easily within reach provided we change our mindsets No fresh resources are needed other than what is available within India’s Plan budget But in order to see those resources we should desire what Harry Potter figured out in the Room of Requirement — the object alone and not how to do it or what can be done with it It is the desire to control all processes and be the prime mover that renders us unable to see what should otherwise be evident Let’s see what it would take to create 200 new cities over the next five years Four cities in the periphery of every large one only at a distance of say 50 km so that people need not live in Delhi Mumbai Pune Chennai or Hyderabad; they can merely commute and still lead a life of dignity and better in quality It would take an average investment of Rs 2000 crore per new city or say Rs 400 crore every year for five years The total bill comes to about Rs 80000 crore per year for 200 cities How would we acquire the land given its astronomical costs You would not acquire any land at all but merely propose a business model in which every group of landholders able to provide 500 hectares of land would be given 50 per cent equity in the venture that is a new city The other 50 per cent would belong to the government That way the farmer would get a real share of the return on investment and a steady yearly income Once it is clear to the farmer that the government is not planning to take away his land at rock-bottom prices to gift it to a real estate major for a commission there would be a queue of farmers lining up asking the government to develop their spaces into a liveable city This is the kind of model used by Magarpatta City a township next to Pune spread over 430 acres and owned by 120 farmers each a shareholder in proportion to his landholding In Magarpatta City farmers came together on their own and did everything by themselves With some help from the government the experiment could be widely replicated The rub is that there is no agency that would benefit from such a proposition: only the people Perhaps this is why no one has so far proposed what should be otherwise evident The next question is where the Rs 80000 crore would come from It would come from two sources The first is the cost of food security for the nation and the second is the MGNREGA Far be it from us to suggest that India does not need to feed its hungry or give them employment It certainly does If not for moral or ethical reasons then for the reason that hungry and illiterate people can neither participate in nor contribute to a growing economy But similar objectives can be achieved for one third their present cost provided we scale down our desires somewhat and abandon age-old shibboleths The basic proposition is that subsidies be limited to BPL families and small and marginal farmers Here again we repeat Harry Potter’s exercise If we were to give the approximately six-seven crore BPL families an annual subsidy of Rs 5000 to buy food the bill would still be a third of the current cost of food security What’s the balance being used for To support organisations like the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and its operating costs The food subsidy bill is the operational deficit of the FCI or the amount spent by it on market operations and buffer stocking over and above its sales realisation This bill in the last budget was around Rs 90000 crore These operations serve dual objectives: to provide market support to farmers and also to subsidise consumers through the present public distribution system If we were to provide cash subsidies for food to all BPL families a similar objective could be achieved at Rs 35000 crore and if we were to further provide cash subsidies to all small farmers — even of Rs 2000 per tonne for up to 30 million tonnes per annum as support against low market prices it would take another Rs 6000 crore What you would not get would be the huge buffer stock India has been building for the last so many years This buffer stock as also the FCI is simply a relic of a time when the fear of famine dominated our mindset The memory of PL 480 is bitter indeed but surely we are long past that barrier now Our cash reserves are no longer rock bottom If needed we can still engage in market operations to provide food But leaving market operations to private traders does not mean abandoning all interest in the food market In return for dismantling the FCI what the government would need to do is bring about transparency in food pricing and set about eliminating the hidden costs in food prices The way is not difficult: set up internet-enabled markets in all cities for foodgrain and for fruits and vegetables remove inter-state restrictions on movement of farm produce impose checks on hoarding abolish the agricultural produce market committees that function in the interests of traders and not farmers and keep detailed records of transactions and markets Removing all these hidden costs would bring down food prices far more effectively than any FCI or food security bill These are the tasks the government seems unwilling to do Surely it is the government’s job to keep detailed records conduct market regulation pre-empt artificial scarcities and remove restrictions rather than be the prime mover As far as the MGNREGA is concerned the recipe is even simpler The scheme should be restricted to only the poorest districts That’s the only way one can prevent it from interfering with the farm economy A recent study shows that while Bihar Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal — which account for 59 per cent of the rural BPL population — accounted for only 34 per cent of total employment generated by the scheme Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu which account for only 8 per cent of the rural BPL population provided 23 per cent of employment generated Such anomalies can be sorted out only by restricting the MGNREGA to districts where it’s really needed This would halve the MGNREGA bill of Rs 33000 crore as per the last budget and free up scarce resources Doing these is not so difficult This is far more a question of mindset than anything else The great desire to control all decisions and the sneaking desire to make a private profit are the only obstacles that prevent us from building new cities from making the investment in infrastructure that India really needs Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUnited Nations: The message that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India should be "loud and clear" to Pakistan India on Monday asserted and asked whether it can clarify how terror safe havens continue to flourish on its soil despite billions of dollars of anti-terrorism aid it gets In its ‘Right of Reply’ India also rejected the "fanciful and misleading" remarks by the Pakistani envoy to the UN Representational image AFP Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi earlier exercised the Right of Reply to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s UNGA address saying Swaraj’s remarks were a "litany of falsehoods" about Pakistan and a "travesty of facts and history" Lodhi said Jammu and Kashmir can never be an integral part of India and is a "disputed territory" the final status of which has yet to be determined in accordance with several resolutions of the UN Security Council Responding to Pakistan’s RoR India reaffirmed that Kashmir is and always will be an integral part of India ".It appears that the distinguished representative of Pakistan did not hear clearly what our Minister of External Affairs stated during her address earlier today" First Secretary in the Indian Mission to the UN Eenam Gambhir said exercising India’s Right of Reply to Lodhi’s remarks Quoting from Swaraj’s address Gambhir said Jammu and Kashmir is India’s integral part and will always remain so "We hope that the message is loud and clear" she said Gambhir said India rejects "entirely" Lodhi’s "sermons" calling her remarks "the views of a dysfunctional state which builds atrocity upon atrocity on its own people preaching about values of tolerance democracy and human rights" Through the RoR India slammed Pakistan for making a "fanciful and misleading" presentation on the situation in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir saying Lodhi’s remarks aim to divert the attention from Pakistan’s sponsorship of terror and do not answer questions posed by the world community "Can the representative of Pakistan clarify how is it that terror sanctuaries and safe havens in her country continue to flourish despite the Pakistan army’s much-vaunted counter terrorism operations and the billions of dollars of international counter terrorism aid it obtains" "Can the representative of Pakistan confirm that they do not use terrorist proxies and export terrorism as a matter of state policy" Gambhir said adding that can the Pakistani envoy deny that her country had assured in 2004 that it would not allow its territories or territories under its controlto be used for terror attacks against India "And can the representative of Pakistan deny that it has failed to honour that assurance given at the highest level" Gambhir said She also questioned whether the Pakistani representative will deny the armed forces of her country committed one of the most extensive and heinous genocides in human history in 1971 "Will the representative of Pakistan deny that its armed forces have used airstrikes and artillery against its own people repeatedly Will (she) explain why is it that Pakistan’s civil society is being silenced by the plethora of heavily armed militias that go by names such as ‘Jaish’ or Army ‘Lashkar’ or Army ‘Sipah’ or Soldiers and ‘Harkat’ or Armed movement" Gambhir said In her Right of Reply Lodhi said the Uri attacks were "staged" to "divert" attention from the situation in Kashmir "The attack on the Indian Army base in Uri particularly its timing has all the hallmarks of an operation designed to divert attention" from the situation in Jammu and Kashmir she said She accused India of "utilising" the Uri incident to blame Pakistan for the current Kashmiri uprising "India’s government is delusional if it believes that it can ‘isolate’ any country It is India itself which because of its war crimes in Kashmir and elsewhere and because of its warmongering is likely to be isolated in the international community" Lodhi said The Pakistani envoy said Swaraj’s statement reflects the "deceit and hostility" of the Indian government towards Pakistan In a Right of Reply exercised post Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s address to the UNGA India had accused Islamabad of committing war crimes by using terrorism as an instrument of state policy Lodhi in her Right of Reply said the call for "freedom" of the Kashmiri people has been met with "Indian brutality" and demanded an impartial investigation into the rights violations in Kashmir In response to Swaraj’s reference to Pakistani national Bahadur Ali arrested in Kashmir Lodhi said the recently captured "Indian spy an intelligence officer" Kulbhushan Jadhav has "confessed" to India’s support to such terrorist and subversive activities particularly in Balochistan and Federally Administered Tribal Areas "Indeed it was Kulbhushan who was financing arming and supporting individuals and entities listed under the UN sanctions regime" Lodhi said She said India’s "policy of interference" in Pakistan and attempt to destabilise Balochistan are now on record "This is blatant violation of the principles of the UN Charter" Lodhi blamed India for suspending talks with Pakistan more than a year ago saying New Delhi has refused to resume them despite repeated offers from Pakistan and advice from the international community "The latest offer was made by the Prime Minister of Pakistan from the rostrum of this very Assembly But let us be clear talks are no favour to Pakistan They are in the interest of both India and Pakistan and the people of our two countries "Let me reiterate that Pakistan is ready and willing for serious and result-oriented talks with India especially to resolve the longstanding core dispute of Jammu and Kashmir which is imperative for durable peace stability and development in the region" In a second Right of Reply Pakistan reiterated that Kashmir remains an internationally-recognised disputed territory Gambhir responded by saying that Pakistan has yet again "chosen to stay silent" on the tough questions "This is what we have come to expect from Pakistan – deception deceit and denial The world still waits their response" Gambhir said with a section of taxi drivers protesting a Supreme Court decision to ban cabs operating 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