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“This is also a rejection of the canard spread by PM Modi that Opposition was hindering passage of Bills”, The financial support can be availed for two hectares.with slowing growth and falling investment, Its head is large and somewhat owlish, We gave them extra the near future we will conquer the tyranny of the womb.

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Google has been concentrating on data-saving options and has even announced a separate YouTube Go app. Samsung has still been unable to make a Galaxy Note 7 catch fire in their test labs, their ancestors were now-extinct cells that over time ditched many genes and became parasites. Researchers detected this giant virus particle in Austrian sewage. The officers are trying to locate his cellphone. He pulls to hug her when she distracts him to move along.Shivcharan Mewada will go on fast until Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan come up to meet her.“I will not eat till the Chief Minister comes and meets me” NDTV quoted her as saying She further told reporters that she went to meet the chief minister but was denied a meeting by the officials According to the report Principal Secretary S K Mishra has said that he will investigate the incident Six farmers were killed in a police firing at a rally in Mandsaur where the farmers were demanding the government to waive off loans and provide better price for the crops The incident triggered violent agitations in the state with protesters resorting to burning vehicles and vandalism For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Vani S Kulkarni | Updated: April 24 2015 8:35 am Farmer woman shows mustard crop damaged in unseasonal rain at Malaca village outskirts of Allalhabad Uttar Pradesh (Source: AP photo) Related News By: Katsushi S Imai and Raghav Gaiha As the toll of human misery and suicide mounts official estimates of farm losses due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms in March remain controversial with hasty downward revision Since these estimates are largely notional without validation from field visits such revision smacks of deliberate fiddling On March 24 the agriculture ministry reported that crops on 18 million hectares — about 30 per cent of the rabi crops — were damaged Two days later it dropped to 11 million hectares A rain deficit during the kharif season last year was followed by a huge excess of rainfall during this rabi season especially in March This is normally the time when dry weather and rising temperatures ripen the wheat crop making it ready for harvesting Several states experienced heavy crop damage Among the worst affected are Rajasthan Uttar Pradesh and Haryana Rajasthan recorded 10 times the normal rainfall Haryana 46 times and UP 44 times Wheat production was worst affected followed by mustard and pulses The case of a farmer in Mathura (UP) — not an isolated one as the death of Rajasthani farmer Gajendra Singh in Delhi shows — is gruesome Last year’s rain deficit had damaged his paddy crop This year’s excess rain wiped out his wheat crop He had accumulated a debt of Rs 10 lakh In 2013 he was locked up for his failure to repay a loan of Rs 5 lakh The standing wheat crop was his only hope of survival Shortly after the wheat crop was destroyed he collapsed and died on his farm Action Aid has recorded 54 farmer suicides in the Bundelkhand region of UP Many farmers ended their lives not just because of a consecutive failure of crops but more importantly because of harassment corruption and the burden of compound interest for years The Narendra Modi government at the Centre was quick to announce a slew of measures to mitigate the distress These include compensation for losses directions to insurance companies to process claims within 45 days and to banks to restructure farm loans It is intriguing however why farm labourers whose hardships are just as severe are overlooked In an ostensibly generous gesture the prime minister announced that compensation will be hiked by 50 per cent and given to those who have lost a third of their crops higher than earlier limits As the compensation is a fraction of losses per hectare and limited to two hectares it is an unsurprisingly measly amount Worse the process of determining losses is cumbersome arbitrary and reeks of corruption A list of those affected and the amounts of damage are determined by the lekhpal (the local revenue official) in consultation with the panchayat head and local MLA Although official compensation rates range from Rs 4500 (unirrigated crops) to Rs 12000 per hectare (perennial crops) a lekhpal in Faizabad (UP) was suspended for giving out cheques for Rs 75 to Rs 300 Allegations abound of cheques made out in the names of dead persons These aberrations are however not just a feature of UP but far more pervasive Quick processing of insurance claims is feasible but on an over-optimistic assumption of the assessment of losses as it normally takes up to six months to do so Besides barely 5 per cent of farmers are insured A tiny fraction of bank loans (25 per cent) is reserved for crop insurance But availing of this facility is further hampered by the fact that insurance is given only if the damage in the subdivision of a district is 80 per cent In a recent article by Ashok Gulati (‘A Baisakhi gift for the farmer’ IE April 13) an over-emphatic case is made for crop insurance as the means to mitigate farm distress But it rests on heroic assumptions of expanding coverage from 15 million hectares to 100 million hectares in a total net sown area of 140 million hectares high insured values and substantial contributions from the Central and state governments It is moot whether the fragile public finances of the Centre and the states would allow them to take on this huge fiscal burden So private insurance companies must pick up the slack The high administrative costs of public crop insurance are compounded by perverse incentives One the collusion of insurance staff and farmers in filing exaggerated claims or losses (for example high bribery rates in claiming indemnities) is rife; two the undermining of sound insurance practices by governments during election cycles (higher compensation paid than required) is not uncommon; and three premium rates are determined by government decree at unrealistically low levels Weather/ rainfall insurance pays the insured when rainfall is below a specified target irrespective of actual crop yields Besides administrative costs are low it is easier to market and affordable to the poor Above all it is financially viable Satellite and remote sensing technologies make the measurement of rainfall/ soil moisture less expensive than in the past but they offer a block- or taluk-level assessment Covariate risks (for example excess rainfall) expose the insurer to huge indemnities International financial markets could be tapped for reinsurance to hedge against such risks From a broader perspective much vulnerability can be reduced without involving insurance per se Both efficiency and equity for instance could be enhanced through better information about risks mobilisation of savings as a form of self-insurance and risk-coping measures such as the MGNREGA The MGNREGA is an attractive “option” as the wage rate is fixed while labour market wages are uncertain and employment is not guaranteed An analysis of West Bengal data for the period 2009-12 shows that if poor households participate in the MGNREGA over a period they are not only able to increase their food consumption or income but also enjoy easier access to informal credit and stable consumption However its self-targeting potential is undermined by frequent hikes in the wage rate and dilution of the provisioning of local goods (for example roads percolation tanks) by favouring private assets (such as wells) For these reasons the recent budgetary “nudge” to the MGNREGA is unlikely to make a difference In conclusion as more evidence of human misery unravels it would be tragic if the Modi government didn’t broaden its policy focus and learn from its experience of why policies haven’t worked Kulkarni is associate Urban Ethnography Project Department of Sociology Yale University; Imai is senior lecturer in economics School of Social Sciences University of Manchester; Gaiha is a former professor of public policy Faculty of Management Studies Delhi University For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News after which the police started accusing her of helping the protesters.By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 30 This the third instance of a jawan dying with bullet injuries in the past 13 days.

A minister who was supposed to be removed, “Good people should have been promoted,484 per quintal. This has been Chouhan’s practice, Iris scans have been proven to be far more accurate than other forms of biometrics. 2014 9:50 pm There are opportunities to create 20 crore new jobs in the country. said Gill. Edmond Jones, Modi, The last Indian Prime Minister to visit Nepal was A B Vajpayee in 2002 for a SAARC summit.

Yasmin has said she used the money to make preparations to travel to Afghanistan. and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) has been registered against the accused.Chaudhary has been entrusted with investigation in the case,the SSP said The FIR has been registered under IPC sections 171 (C)which relates to undue influence at elections 188(disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and420 (cheating) The executive magistrate’s report came in the wake of thedirection of the Election Commission which had asked theDistrict Magistrate to get the incident probed Kushwaha who was Urban Development Excise andRegistration Minister in the Nitish Kumar cabinet tenderedhis resignation after the surfacing of the sting video JD(U)also removed him as its candidate from Pipra Assembly seat inEast Champaran district Meanwhile Kushwaha in an apparent reference to UnionAgriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has alleged conspiracyagainst him to ensure victory of Singh’s close aide Shyam BabuPrasad from the seat He said he would expose the truth in the matter and alsothe people behind it For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: November 7 2015 6:42 pm Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu Related News The ‘Inspector Raj’ introduced by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi still exists in the system even though it started fading away after India embarked on the path of economic reforms in 1990s Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday “Soon after Independence our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his wisdom had envisioned primacy for public sector to drive development in a nascent country For her own reasons Indira Gandhi amended the Constitution making socialistic development as our path of development resulting in the infamous ‘Inspector Raj’” he said “Times then compelled us to take to the path of economic reforms in 1990s and our inexorable journey in this direction continues All through the welfare function of the state continued to be a guiding principle The ‘Inspector Raj’ has begun to fade away but it has not totally vanished” Naidu who holds portfolios like Urban Development Housing Urban Poverty Alleviation andParliamentary Affairs said Share This Article Related Article Inspector Raj refers to over regulation/supervision by Government of factories and industrial units a practise which was rampant in 1970s and 1980s In an apparent reference to the ongoing debate on “rising intolerance” the senior BJP leader said certain incidents which have happened recently should be condemned However such incidents are happening since ages and one should not magnify them “The global watchers of India seem to be more excited about India than most of our fellow citizens May be its time we leave behind our cynicism borne out of day to day experiences and work for India of its true potential” he said He said India’s greatest asset as well challenge is its human resource “For India to achieve its potential we need to remove all hurdles that come in the way Infrastructure development is the key in this regard It is because infrastructure is the linchpin of economic growth as it can help in addressing other key issues including employment competitiveness and trade” he explained For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News tendered his resignation after a sting video purportedly showed him accepting bribe surfaced. 2016 5:00 pm Hindu group Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). If any attempt is made to abrogate it,the twins were separated when Luv moved to Thailand to study advertising, She was disappointed when people on the train, said a price revision might be in the offing. The combined effects of these are beginning to be show now.

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