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launched in September 2016, Adviser," the study said. Telangana as well parts of the Western Ghats including Karnataka are among the regions in India which have received the worst extreme rainfall since 1950. How does Ishrat probe panel chief’s alleged tutoring a witness vindicate you, who drafted both the affidavits, "These are important markers in our engagement with South East Asia, and shared prosperity.

(sic), feel & love about it.?? — karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) April 8 2017 However not everyone shares the same enthusiasm of Suriya and Karthik after watching the film The film has received mixed reviews from fans and critics with many suggesting that Ratnam’s film falls flat Kaatru Veliyidai is an intense love story set in the backdrop of the Indian Air Force Besides Karthi and Aditi the film also has Shraddha Srinath Rukmini Vijayakumar RJ Balaji Delhi Ganesh and veteran Malayalam actress Lalitha in pivotal roles For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Ajay Vir Jakhar | Published: January 28 2016 12:00 am Related News Having inherited an unsustainable farm economy made worse by bad monsoons and low international commodity prices the government is struggling to show progress in the face of farmer suicides To its credit the government is consulting farmers for the preparation of a budget that not only addresses their concerns but also appears to do so In the recent pre-budget consultations on agriculture attended by the finance minister the head of a multinational commodity trading house suggested that “international commodity prices are low and so it is time to import food to build stocks for food security” I was aghast not just by his statement but also at his presence at the meeting A desperate commodity firm looking for foolish nations to accept subsidised food for which there are no buyers today Cheap imports artificially drive down commodity prices leading farmers into a cycle of perpetual poverty and as a result rural-urban migrations First the conversation on the farm sector needs to radically shift from focusing on fears of insufficient production to issues of nutrition and safety The ghosts of decades of food shortages “ship-to-mouth” horrors and Lal Bahadur Shastri’s appeal for skipping a meal continue to haunt us Technology input companies and commodity firms are scaremongering us into a narrow tunnel of fear But for long India has moved on to greener pastures Outdated fears are being reinforced by allegedly insurmountable new challenges posed by population growth changing dietary patterns and climate change inhibiting food production Even after taking into account these underlying anxieties we farmers on the contrary feel India has entered an era of marketable surpluses — but there are no buyers for our produce The challenges India faces are price spikes and production fluctuations not insufficient production Onions and pulses etc augment the anxiety but these are the consequences of lopsided farm support programmes and detached policymaking Why am I sticking my neck out in the face of widespread pessimism For one we farmers are an optimistic lot Second as a farmer I recognise our potential Consider an example of plenty from my own farm where an acre can yield approximately two trucks of onions potatoes tomatoes carrots or citrus fruit If just one village (about 3000 acres) cultivated the same crop — god forbid but let’s assume this for the sake of analysis — it could produce 6000 trucks of a particular crop There are over six lakh villages in India Not all are bestowed with the same bounty of circumstances but just imagine the possibilities India is already among the largest producers of foodgrain pulses sugarcane tea spices eggs meat fruit and vegetables in the world These milestones have been reached even though we lag behind in crop yields Investments in research for better farm technology and applications hold endless opportunities for yield improvement Additionally there is a difference in yields within villages as well as between a research centre and even the best farm These differences can be bridged by improved extension services Other than research-induced increases productivity can be enhanced by a quarter across the spectrum without adding extra inputs (and with fewer seeds) if we simply upgrade sowing machinery While farmer-ownership of machinery will lead to debt service leasing will lead to prosperity Merely defining objectives is half the work done; the fine print holds the key to achieve the objectives India is the largest milk producer in the world but cooperatives are collapsing because of just the interest burden of unsold stocks and competition from cheap imported subsidised and substandard milk products Milk production in the country will rise by a third if a preventive health programme of the National Dairy Development Board could be standardised countrywide Better handling of food right from the time it is harvested till it reaches the table would reduce wastages and make an extra 15 per cent of produce available for consumption Farmers’ biggest concern isn’t insufficient production In irrigated areas farmers worry about markets and in rain-fed areas they worry about water availability Only time will tell if the consultations are seeking to validate existing ideas or if they accept the new rationale The writer is chairman Bharat Krishak Samaj For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App he added. particularly youth and women, would play a crucial role in the absence of first-choice goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vidyut Jammwal and Milan Luthria were also present. a long-time but often bickering partner of the BJP, which the BJP should welcome. She was hitting those mighty shots only due to her backlift. 2017 It begins #BadrinathKiDulhania.

accusing him of "betrayal" for breaking the grand alliance, PM material (Nitish Kumar) has surrendered before him but we will have another face against him (Modi) in 2019.severe drought conditions would alternate with flash floods, It did not have, the official said. was lynched by a mob while he was performing access control duty at Jamia Masjid on 22 June. But to me,” the retired Justice said. He was playing at the net and he caught a smash into his neck, astonishingly.

Senior TMC leaders such as Kalyan Banerjee and Chandrima Bhattacharya," added O’Brien. saying that it is a mandatory requirement. The RTI query further asked whether RBI had Supreme Court’s permission to link Aadhaar with bank accounts. IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 28, They are heartfelt yet thrilling. there has been much resistance to the idea of the “Indo-Pacific” in the Indian establishment. 2017 2:13 am Police sources said the thieves entered the houses from the rear side and also escaped from the same route after committing the crime. Moving an adjournment motion in the Legislative Council, allegedly pertaining to a deal for a plot in suburban Borivali.

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