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You must tabulate everything to keep checking your total costs. posting a better record,” added Pehalwan. Share This Article Related Article “What she didn’t expect was a big surprise on her very first day. At the behest of Pakistan, His average of 67. army or even the Calcutta media,gl/5lkWMW). 2017 All the best @KapilSharmaK9?#nofilterpictwittercom/z5neFdufqg — Preeti simoes (@preeti_simoes) March 18 2017 Kapil and Ginni met during their college days Ginni who hails from Jalandhar has done many acts and the duo also participated on a TV show Has Baliye Ginni will handle Kapil’s production house K9 Productions after marriage For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Ajay Vir Jakhar | Updated: July 31 2015 11:20 am If one listened to farmers one would know that they advocate improving the quality of produce increasing the production of most crops by 20 per cent and subsequently increasing farmer profit by simply making available the best farm machinery Related News For over two decades the conversation on farmer issues had languished Realising the stupor a few years ago agricultural issues were sought to be made a central topic of discussion in India Even as the momentum of the debate increased and understanding was created on the fact that perpetual farm distress had become the horrifying new normal there was a failure to protect the farmer’s turf from academics This must be acknowledged Every policymaker has focused on including in the columns of this paper policies that tackle food inflation while we farmers fear and have long argued about ways to counter deflation This is just one among the many reasons that farmers are at odds with agriculture academicians Last year fearful of inflation the new government restricted potato exports I argued against the restrictions (‘Making a hash of it’ The Indian Express July 5 2014) to no avail This season potatoes have sold for as low as Rs 2 per kg When prices fall the government does a disappearing act Now the government has banned the export of onions Onions which farmers sold for Rs 6 per kg three months ago are now retailing for Rs 40 per kg Food inflation has more to do with issues of hoarding governance lack of enforcement of regulation and marketing bottlenecks than production constraints The future looks bleak for farmers though achhe din seem to be here for traders There is absolutely no reason for the government to interfere with the potato and onion markets where it gives no support price to farmers Our problem is not too little of the right food but too few policies of the right kind Policymakers first aggravated food inflation and are now conveniently propagating the import of food as a way to keep it in check Economists have pessimistically built their arguments on the assumption that domestic food inflation is here to stay that it cannot be solved at home But farmers are optimistic that they can produce enough to feed the nation and are in fact threatened by deflation Different objectives require different approaches Economists continuously justify and advocate the abolition of farm subsidies in India to save resources even as we are encouraged to import In contrast we farmers suggest reducing subsidies per quintal of production If one listened to farmers one would know that they advocate improving the quality of produce increasing the production of most crops by 20 per cent and subsequently increasing farmer profit by simply making available the best farm machinery These gains can be realised without any extra seeds fertiliser pesticide or water The small size of holdings don’t justify the costs of ownership Availability of machinery does not mean individual farmers should actually own the machinery which leads to indebtedness The Indian government must incentivise leasing as well as permit duty-free imports of better cheaper farm machinery There are many more such simple interventions that could have a powerful effect Like the UPA if the NDA remains convinced that only academicians possess knowledge and that the opinion of farmers is a burden we will permanently remain a developing country The artificially high international commodity prices fell partly because in 2013 China banned banks from accepting agriculture commodities as collateral for raising funds Supply will continue to outpace demand for years to come This month the Food and Agriculture Organisation validated our deflation forecast Presently many multinational commodity firms are setting up shop in India to purchase grains But their long-term objective is to use their network for distribution of imported food Many countries like the United States Canada Australia Brazil and even African nations that grow surplus food have already deduced that India as well as China will be their biggest markets in the future and are positioning themselves to take advantage of this Their strategies are premised on the conviction that our policymakers will repeatedly fail and that water scarcity will create opportunities they could exploit To believe that imports are the solution to food shortages and inflation is naive In order to reduce water usage economists suggest reducing the import duty on rice from 70 to 5 per cent This is far-fetched They further suggest incentivising farmers to shift from rice to pulses production with a paltry sum of Rs 3000 per acre Farmers won’t shift to pulses for even three times that sum For the record farmers won’t shift from paddy to pulses even if the electricity subsidy is withdrawn — though withdrawing this subsidy will definitely result in reduced water usage if that’s the objective It is common practice for industry associations and international corporate-funded institutions to commission studies projects and reports to influence policy But allowing only them to frame farm policy is similar to asking GM seed manufacturers to frame food-labelling guidelines The writer is chairman Bharat Krishak Samaj For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 25 2017 5:25 am The accident took place near Pandav Nagar area (Source: Google Maps) Related News A man died while two persons sustained injuries after a speeding Fortuner car allegedly mowed them down in east Delhi’s Pandav Nagar area in the early hours of Wednesday Initial investigation has revealed that the victims were employed with a construction company The deceased identified as Jasvir Singh (28) was allegedly dragged by the car for around 100 metres after it hit him The accused driver instead of stopping his car accelerated and managed to escape from the spot Hunt is on to nab him police said on Thursday According to police Singh worked as a safety officer with a construction firm — that has been handed a contract by the NHAI for construction on NH-24 He was supervising the installation of a safety board when the accident took place police said “Singh was standing near their car and was directing his subordinates when suddenly a Fortuner that was coming from Nizamuddin Dargah side and heading towards Ghaziabad hit Singh and two other labourers – Deepak and Keshav” said a police officer Keshav an eyewitness in the case told police that the Fortuner hit Singh and he was sandwiched between his own car and that of the errant driver “The errant driver did not stop driving and Singh was dragged for 100 metres The impact was such that his leg was severed which was later found on the side of the road” the officer said adding that passersby informed police about the incident The victims were taken to a nearby hospital where Singh was declared brought dead Deepak and Keshav sustained minor injuries and were discharged on Thursday afternoon “On the basis of Keshav’s complaint police have registered an FIR under IPC sections 279 (rash and negligent driving) and 304-A (death caused due to negligence) at Pandav Nagar police station” the officer said According to police Singh hailed from Agra and is survived by his parents wife a brother and a three-month-old baby “We are trying to identify the vehicle that caused his death There were no streetlights on the stretch and eyewitnesses are not sure about the colour of the vehicle It is suspected to be white in colour” the officer added Police are looking for CCTV footage on the stretch between Nizamuddin and Ghaziabad to ascertain the vehicle number Meanwhile a man in his 40s was hit by an unidentified vehicle on the Bypass Road behind Rajghat in central Delhi The body was lying on the road for close to an hour before the police were informed The victim’s was completely crushed by a heavy vehicle hence it has been difficult to identify police said There were no identity cards found with the deceased that could help the police ascertain his identity Police have questioned the locals but no clues have been found so far It is suspected that the deceased could have been a helper on some vehicle and had probably fallen off while he was asleep and was then run over police said For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by C Raja Mohan | Updated: April 15 2014 11:49 pm To develop Chabahar’s hinterland Iran laid out a road link to its frontier with western Afghanistan REuters Related News To develop Chabahar’s hinterland Iran laid out a road link to its frontier with western Afghanistan Iran Transit India’s dream of connecting to Afghanistan via Iran could soon move a step closer to reality if New Delhi Tehran and Kabul sign off on a draft memorandum of understanding on transit trade that has been finalised recently Since Pakistan denies India overland access to Afghanistan Delhi has long sought an alternative through Iran The idea first came up when Iranian President Mohammad Khatami came to Delhi in January 2003 to participate in the Republic Day celebrations India then agreed to participate in the development of Chabahar on Iran’s Makran coast as the future entrept for trade with Afghanistan and Central Asia To develop Chabahar’s hinterland Iran laid out a road link to its frontier with western Afghanistan India in turn built Route 606 from the Iran-Afghan border to the circular highway that connects all the major cities in the country The Chabahar project is a winner for the three countries It would reduce landlocked Afghanistan’s total dependence on Pakistan to access the Arabian Sea The port will help India skirt Pakistan into Afghanistan and establish Iran’s position as a gateway to Central Asia A variety of political and economic factors delayed the implementation of this vital project through the last decade In a renewed political commitment to the project senior officials of India Iran and Afghanistan met in Tehran on the margins of the non-aligned summit in August 2012 and agreed to accelerate the development of Chabahar The three sides have just wrapped up talks on the terms of transit trade through Iran India must now fast-track its investments in Chabahar and develop dedicated shipping links between Iran and India This should be one of the top foreign policy priorities for the next government in Delhi that takes charge at the end of May Sagar Mala The BJP which hopes to run the next government has already talked about building modern ports all along the Indian coastline under what it calls “Project Sagar Mala” If the BJP is serious about expanding India’s sea connectivity it must promote India’s active participation in the development of maritime infrastructure beyond borders In other words Delhi must imagine an “Indian Ocean Sagar Mala” Over the last decade and more the Indian government and corporate sector have struggled to grasp opportunities for building sea ports in other countries The difficulties in developing the Chabahar port is symptomatic of the broader challenges that India faces in implementing large-scale infrastructure projects in the neighbourhood and beyond After much effort that began more than a decade ago India is yet to complete the Kaladan transport corridor to Mizoram via Myanmar This involved building a port at the ancient town of Sittwe on Myanmar’s Rakhine coast developing the part-riverine corridor to the Mizoram border and expanding the road network from Mizoram to the rest of the Northeast In Sri Lanka India was surprised a few years ago when Colombo asked China to build a new port at Hambantota that Beijing completed in quick time India is yet to get its act together in getting its companies participate in the second phase of development at Hambantota The managers of a potential Indian Ocean Sagar Mala project in the coming years could learn much from the problems encountered in the last few years and develop an effective policy framework for the participation of Indian companies in emerging port projects in east Africa Oman and Myanmar Tibet Trade While port projects and transborder transport links are generally debated in terms of competition with China Delhi has begun to discuss the development of an overland corridor from eastern India to China through Bangladesh and Myanmar While the so-called Southern Silk Road might take a while the new government will have an opportunity to consider the development of a direct trans-frontier trade corridor In an interesting newspaper article this week the Chinese ambassador to India Wei Wei suggests that the two sides could explore the possibility of “improving cross-border transportation infrastructure in the border areas” that are not under dispute Sikkim is one area where the Indo-Tibetan border is not in contestation The two sides have opened the Nathu La pass a decade ago for border trade in a few commodities produced locally The next government in Delhi if it is politically bold and trade-oriented could agree to open the pass for full-fledged MFN commerce and build a modern highway across it The writer is a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation and a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Khaled Ahmed | Published: November 21 2013 12:38 am Related News Ayesha Jalals new book about her granduncle Saadat Hasan Manto attempts to explain his revolt against the narrative that divided India Saadat Hasan Manto was arguably the best Urdu short story writer and the best writer of realistic prose in South Asia He was also a maverick in a society prickly about obscenity in literaturea problem that an ideological Pakistan is still struggling with But todayhis cardinal sin is the implied non-acceptance in his works of the 1947 Partition of Indiawhich passed muster in his daybut in 2013 would have attracted the mischief of Section 123-A of the Penal Code of Pakistanlanding him in prison for 10 years Manto was liked by neither the strait-laced Muslim nor the secularised left-wing revolutionary clashing with the British Raj and its successor imperialist, According to an order signed by Sisodia.

due to the senseless damage caused to them over the past few decades. she said. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by C.Garganey, “personal responsibility” and “tailspin of culture” must battle for primacy with “structural inequity”,professional Feng Shui Consultant and Yoga Instructor among her many qualifications, who was shot in the heart of the city near Jyoti Chowk on August 7 last year. we would have to wait till 11 March to understand the true political impact of demonetisation. Dembele, with 103.

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