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The Arun Maira Committee has recommended increasing the import duty on power equipment to 14 per cent.Talegaon and Shikrapur industrial areas. even statesmanlike attitude, Dimpy was last seen on comedy show Comedy Classes, the state has released an advisory to schools and officials to avoid any kind of gathering, Instead of being reactive, It is something I haven’t ventured into since ‘Aladin’, “The National Institutional Ranking Framework by the MHRD has revealed that JNU is after all the best university in the country but just for standing up in favor of freedom of expression, three exciting and unpredictable elections,Eco-Amritsar Initiative?meant make the holy city green The MoU envisages plantations and auditing of water and energy usage Eco Sikh Chief Dr Rajwant Singh said the MoU was part of EcoSikhsinitiative to move Amritsar towards the path of sustainability as per citys commitments to international Green Pilgrim City effortslaunched recently in Assisi (Italy) For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: January 6 2017 4:12 am The fraudster called the victim claiming himself to be an employee of Paytm stationed at their Noida headquarters Top News The first case of fraudulent withdrawal of money through Paytm wallet was reported in Chandigarh on Thursday A fraudster called Gagandeep Kaur of Sector 23 obtained her Paytm details and within minutes withdrew about Rs 18000 from her bank account The fraudster called the victim claiming himself to be an employee of Paytm stationed at their Noida headquarters The incident took place some days ago but an FIR was registered after a thorough investigation on Thursday Sources said the accused introduced himself as Rahul and demanded her Paytm details In her complaint to the police Kaur who is an employee with the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) stated “I had only Rs 18000 in my account The money was withdrawn within minutes of receiving the call When I enquired from the bank I came to know about the cheating” Inspector Harinder Singh Sekhon incharge of cyber cell said it was the first such case reported in Chandigarh A case was registered at the Sector 17 police station For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsPanchkula | Updated: December 25 2015 11:26 pm Related News More than seven years after the murder of controversial “encounter specialist” Rajbir Singh an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of Delhi Police a court Wednesday sentenced Vijay Bhardwaj a property dealer from Gurgaon to life imprisonment for his murder The Court of Special CBI judge R K Yadav also imposed a fine of Rs 10000 on Bhardwaj Last week the court had held Bhardwaj guilty of murdering Singh over a money dispute Singh was posted as the ACP with the Special Operations Squad of the Crime Branch The incident was reported on March 24 2008 when Singh was found dead in Bhardwaj’s office in Gurgaon Singh used to invest in property dealings with him and share the profits On the night of the shooting Singh had gone to meet Bhardwaj in his office for money which the property dealer owed him There was an argument over the issue following which Bhardwaj fired thrice at Singh One of the bullets hit Singh in the back of his head and he died on the spot Soon after the murder Bhardwaj who had fled the spot called some journalists and confessed to the crime on camera He alleged Singh had threatened to kill him over the money he owed Police arrested him soon after “It was proved in the court that Singh was last found with Bhardwaj at his office then there was strong circumstantial evidence against him which led to his conviction The weapon used to commit the crime was recovered on his statement there was gun powder residue on his shirt and a strong motive to commit the murder which he gave in his confessional statement” said public prosecutor Rajan Dahiya For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Ashutosh Varshney | Updated: April 29 2015 12:43 am Price incentives are certainly a way to help farmers but agricultural policy always needs a balance between price and non-price measures (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Related News The debate on the land acquisition bill and the tragic suicide of a farmer in Delhi compel us to reflect on a theme of enduring significance: the role of agriculture and farmers in development What has the historical experience all over the world been Howis India’s agrarian narrative different —or identical What can India learn from international experience Many years ago I wrote a book Democracy Development and the Countryside: Urban-Rural Struggles in India A great deal has changed since then India has experienced its highest economic growth rate since Independence and an urban acceleration has set in During 2001-11 for the first time since 1947 the absolute increase in the urban population was greater than the absolute increase in the rural population Still two-thirds of the nation continues to live in the countryside It is impossible to conceptualise the nation’s welfare without rural wellbeing How should rural welfare be imagined at this stage of Indian development What policies would be critical We should first note that agriculture declines as economic development takes place All over Europe and North America agriculture produces less than 5 per centof the nation’s GDP Asia has not escaped this law of development either In 1990 agriculture accounted for 27 per cent of GDP in China 19 per cent in Indonesia and 15 per cent in Malaysia By 2009-10 these shares were down to 11 per cent in China 13 per cent in Indonesia 7 per cent in Malaysia In India 31 per cent of the nation’s GDP came from agriculture in 1990 declining to 14 per cent by 2011-12 Whereas annual growth rates of 7-8 per cent in industry are common agriculture rarely grows at more than 4-5 per cent annually in the medium to long run in developing countries Over time this means a steadily declining share of agriculture in GDP The locus of economic activity shifts towards cities industries and services This of course does not mean that agriculture can be neglected Agriculture remains the producer of food not industry Moreover to populate the workforce in industry and services labour also comes primarily from the countryside As Nobel laureate W Arthur Lewis argued stagnant agriculture can neither produce enough food nor release enough workers whereas dynamic agriculture can do both That is why a nation can’t normally durably prosper if agriculture does not do well Large food imports are not a reliable option However since agriculture cannot generate enough opportunities for rural citizens it is better to link the countryside to industry and urban services Cities do have their share of problems: indeed governance challenges in Indian cities are formidable But despite such problems Bangalore and Mysore will grow faster than Karnataka villages Delhi and Meerut more rapidly than the Uttar Pradesh countryside No society has been able to help farmers by keeping them tethered to land To leave farmers on land and not give them skills for urban and industrial lives is equal to trapping them in misery Nor do younger rural folk wish to remain in farming This leads to two questions How is politics connected to rural welfare And how do we make agriculture dynamic in such a way that farmers produce enough aswell as get more productively linked to the urban economy The first question is easier to answer India’s democracy has a rural thrust More voters still live in villages and of late villagers have also tended to vote more than the urban folk As a result even though India’s urbanisation has gathered speed its governments are still by and large made or unmade in the countryside Cities may dominate the economic landscape but villages are the primary locus of political power Political parties hurt themselves if they neglect villages The second question is more complicated Rahul Gandhi recently argued in Parliament that the previous government had raised the minimum support prices (MSP) for farmers at a significantly higher rate than the current government and that is why agriculture did better under the UPA government but is currently suffering As is well known the MSP is the guaranteed price at which the government buys foodgrains and some other commodities from farmers Gandhi’s argument was right for an earlier era but is flawed for the present times Price incentives are certainly a way to help farmers but agricultural policy always needs a balance between price and non-price measures The more a government provides price incentives to farmers the less it has for investments in upgrading the technological base of agriculture (irrigation agricultural research electricity) for infrastructure connecting villages to cities (roads transport) and for rural health and education (which would prepare rural citizens for opportunities in industry and services) The UPA’s agricultural policy was excessively price-led both for outputs (crops) and inputs (water electricity fertiliser) Wheat and rice were bought from farmers in large quantities at high prices even though the country did not have enough warehouse capacity for storage leading to a considerable proportion of the procured wheat and rice rotting Public investment in agriculture rose inadequately During 2012-13 more than 85 per cent of investment in agriculture was private It is well known that most of what lifts the technological base of agriculture and connects it productively to urban opportunities requires public investment — in irrigation research seeds power transport schools skills etc Price incentives were absolutely necessary to raise farm production at the time of the Green Revolution in the 1960s when India’s food production dropped abysmally India does not have a national crisis in food production today as the high public stocks show But it has agrarian distress for agricultural productivity is low and skills for the exploitation of non-agrarian opportunities have not been created That can only come through a better balancing of price and non-price interventions Unless agricultural strategy today is married to a 21st century vision of expansion of opportunities which requires linking in a more integrated way the village to the city and agriculture to industry and services we will only enhance the misfortune and misery of India’s rural citizens The writer is Sol Goldman Professor of International Studies and the Social Sciences at Brown University where he alsodirects the India Initiative at theWatson Institute He is a contributing editor for ‘The Indian Express’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vamsee Juluri | Published: August 8 2012 3:33 am Related News Indias fascination with mythology is perhaps easier to experience than explain For one thingit remains a remarkable cultural achievement that what we call mythology remains a living tradition The stories of the gods resonate with as much vibrancy today as they might have in the lives of our grandparents and of those even more distant There have been powerful schools of thought that have viewed this phenomenon unfavourably in the name of progressmodernisation and reason Yetthe critics of what we call mythology have come and gonewhile the stories endure In themwith themand through themwe have made the better ideals of modernisation our own too From the days of Phalke and Gandhi to the presentmyths have been a medium as much as a message What we see in them is more than entertainmentand certainly a lot more than mere superstition The excitement around the film Krishna aur Kans may be mostly about its scale of production and animation techniquesbut it represents a lot more For nearly hundred yearsIndian cinema has been doing something remarkable when it comes to mythologynegotiating the cultural balance between sanctity and secular entertainment in ways no one could have predicted In the 1920smythological cinema was sometimes seen as an allegory for the independence struggle In the 1930smovies about saints and their devotion underlined the need for social reform In the 1950s and 60seven as Hindi films moved to other themesmythology remained a gloriousstar-filled genre in the Southforever elevating actors like NT Rama Rao to an image on par with their divine rolesand more importantlyfinessing a sensibility about mythology that has rarely been equalled Closer to the liberalisation erathe Doordarshan epics of the 1980sand the numerous TV and animated productions ever sincehave led to more mythology than one could absorb in a lifetime It is easy to see all this in terms of a commercial or political narrativebut there is an abiding and intriguing question that remains at the heart of the genre: what do the gods mean in the age of mass media A generational perspective might illumine it more than a textual one In the early 20th centuryit was not uncommon for audiences to respond to the images on screen as if the gods were right there (that happened with NTR toobut there it was perhaps as much him as it was Lord Krishna getting the worship) Even in the 1980sone heard of Sunday morning domestic piety as viewers lit incense and lamps near their television sets to welcome Lord Ram In the present animated mythology era thougha different sensibility is also at play: the gods as merchandise-ready superheroes HanumanChota BheemLava and Kusa andof courseKrishnaare not just gods but also pop culture icons on a scale that children of earlier generationseven with Amar Chitra Katha dreamsdid not have to contend with Critics might see this as too much commerce or even subliminal Hindutvabut I believe the yearning for the divine (even if tempered by the craving for entertainment) is too humanuniversal and important to be dismissed so easily At the same timeone cannot value every piece of animationTV melodramaor violent fantasy equally in the name of our heritage and culture What a film like Krishna aur Kanswith its substantial commercial and creative investmentmight achieve at this moment is a return to a more careful sort of storytelling about mythologyrootednot in the transmission of pedagogy or peddling of ever-more bizarre action fantasybut in the cultivation of sensibility For nearly two decadeswe have been faced with a barrage of careless and sometimes tasteless productions that have sought to tantalise young viewers with sordid violence and cheesy posturing while placating parents with some sort of promise that the children are learning their heritage There have been exceptionsof coursebut one cannot help feel that there is a need for something to cut through the clutteron screenand in our minds You might not go to the multiplex to watch a mythological in the same spirit as you go to a templebut you cannot watch Hanuman or Krishna without a lingering sense of the sacred about them Knowing what that meaning is precisely takes more intellectual work than what we have given it until nowand that is well worth the effort to change As Diana Eck writes in her new bookIndia: A Sacred Geography?
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