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He had been arrested in Chandigarh and Panchkula in connection with the cases but was later released on bail, Dinakaran will need to catch up with EPS and OPS, Students’ Jeevan and Nikhil reduced margin 2 – 3 in 30th and 47th minute. Our focus is to help these prisoners so that they can evolve and grow, said P C ThakurAdditional DGP (Prisons) The distance learning courses are offered free of cost by Annamalai University and Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya VishwavidyalayaMount Abu A number of officials from these universities are likely to be present in the jail on Monday For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: January 30 2017 4:15 pm Aromatic cocoa and chocolate on wooden background Top News A doctor working as a fitness consultant with a local gymnasium in Hyderabad was arrested for allegedly selling marijuana (ganja) laced chocolates on a social media platform police said Sleuths of the Special Operation Team of Rachakonda Commissionerate apprehended Mohd Sujath Ali Khan on Saturday and seized marijuana (ganja) mixed chocolate cups chocolate packed box among other things an official release said The accused had completed his MBBS in 2006 After completion of his degree he worked in a state-run NIMS as a research coordinator till 2014 said the release He left the job and started working as a fitness consultant advising people on food nutrition said the release The accused was reportedly facing a lot of financial problems and during this period he got an idea of making weedibles Thus he procured marijuana (ganja) from peddlers and allegedly made chocolates using the same said the release Khan opened a page on social media site for selling these weedibles and the clients used to contact him over phone He allegedly supplied it to his followers and customers on the site and got them addicted to ganja mixed chocolates said the release His followers from different states started placing orders for the chocolates and he started sending them through courier Khan branded the products as X XX XXX 4X 5X and 6X depending on the effect and priced them in a range of Rs 500 to Rs 1800 police said After eating the chocolate a person slipped in a state of drowsiness for about 6 to 8 hours police said adding customers most of them youth got addicted to these chocolate Police nabbed him while he was supplying ganja laced chocolate to customers under Pahadishareef Police station limits For all the latest Hyderabad News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Ashok Gulati Shweta Saini | Published: June 8 2015 12:11 am The current system of crop insurance is also patchy time consuming and corrupt Related News When the provisional estimates of GDP growth for FY15 were released last week showing an overall GDP growth of 73 per cent but agri-GDP at 02 per cent one wondered whether one should celebrate or cry or do both simultaneously The reason is simple: agriculture still absorbs about 49 per cent of the workforce and an average household still spends about 45 per cent of its expenditure on food And it is not just in FY15 but during the first three years of the abandoned 12th Plan the average agri-GDP growth works out to a paltry 17 per cent less than half of its target of 4 per cent So if agriculture is limping and farmers are facing deep stress how could one realise the grand vision of “sabka saath sabka vikas” Now the official Met (IMD) has revised its forecast for the current monsoon to 88 per cent of the long period average (LPA) down from 93 per cent in the first forecast Twelve per cent below the LPA could mean an impending drought almost the same as experienced during the monsoon of 2014 although the government did not officially declare it a drought for reasons best known to itself This back-to-back drought technically a deficit of more than 10 per cent rainfall compared to the LPA has happened only thrice since 1900 — in 1904 1905; 1965 1966; and 1986 1987 This surely does not auger well for the Modi government and could be its mega challenge What is it that the Modi sarkar can do in the short run and also for the medium to long run to put agriculture back on track and bring smiles on the faces of our farmers The standard drill in the government is to prepare a contingency plan asking state governments to ensure ample supply of seeds fertilisers and fodder and give some subsidy on seeds diesel fodder etc if need be How much of it reaches the millions of farmers varies from state to state but the overall situation remains grim although the Central government says it is fully geared to face any problem resulting from drought (Illustration by Pradeep Yadav) The current system of crop insurance is also patchy time consuming and corrupt It needs a major overhaul from raising the sum insured to at least 80 per cent of expected income to using latest technologies from digitisation of land records to satellites drones and all-weather stations to assess damages and Aadhaar-based bank accounts where compensation can be wired within days of the damage and not six to 12 months which is the current practice The prime minister will have to lead this transformation of crop insurance with high priority as he did for the Jan Dhan Yojana and social security schemes Else this will remain in limbo for years and farmers will keep suffering But the real answer to droughts is developing our water resources and learning to manage them well In reality however the water sector is already in deep crisis and this crisis is going to deepen unless bold and urgent steps are taken to reform it The culture of free (or highly subsidised) water and power is depleting our groundwater fast and surface irrigation schemes are embroiled in long delays with a thin spreading of resources due to the paucity of funds And whatever funds are allocated a substantial part of that simply disappears like water disappears in sand without any tangible increase in irrigated area No wonder even after spending lakhs of crores of rupees on irrigation more than half of India’s cropped area is still rain-fed With climate change and erratic rainfall this rain-fed area is exposed to high risk and this risk is going to become increasingly more intense But despite being water-stressed India is a net exporter of water One kilogram of rice uses 3000 to 5000 litres of water for irrigation depending upon where it is being grown In the Punjab-Haryana belt it inches towards the upper limit of about 5000 litres of water for every kilogram of rice In FY15 India exported more than 10 million tonnes of rice which means anywhere from 30 to 50 billion cubic metres of water It is almost a similar story for sugar where one kilogram of sugar uses about 2000 litres of water If we have to learn to use water more rationally there has to be economic pricing of water and power But none of the state governments will be willing to touch it with it being a politically sensitive issue especially in a drought year The alternative for the Centre is to put say a 5 per cent tax on exports of common rice and sugar to recover a part of the subsidy that flows to these crops and discourage exports of water-guzzler crops in a way restricting exports of “virtual water” But our policies are perverse subsidising exports of sugar (read water) Another key issue in a drought year is what happens to food inflation and how consumers can be protected from spikes in food prices The fundamental principle for that is to create an all-India market for all food products keep the taxes and levies on food items to less than 5 per cent compress the value chains by allowing direct buying from farmers and have a liberal import policy to augment domestic supplies wherever there are shortfalls Currently there are ample stocks of wheat rice and sugar The problem is likely to emerge in the case of pulses oilseeds and fruits and vegetables In the short run liberal imports can help but in the medium to long run we need to invest in raising the productivity of these on a per unit of land and water basis This is a huge agenda for reforms in agriculture It requires massive resources from resurrecting crop insurance to stepping up irrigation to investing in markets and value chains And time is running out How will the Modi government garner enough resources to accomplish these Humongous food and fertiliser subsidies (more than Rs 200000 crore a year) hold the key to this puzzle The management of food and fertilisers hides massive inefficiencies and leakages in the system Streamlining these through direct cash transfers can unlock at least Rs 40000 to 50000 crore a year without giving up on the objective of helping consumers and farmers It is these savings that can be used to overcome various bottlenecks in agriculture Will the Modi sarkar have the time to focus and undertake these bold reforms Only time will tell Gulati is Infosys chair for agriculture and Saini is consultant Icrier For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Seema Chishti | Published: May 3 2013 3:41 am Related News Sarabjit Singh’s deathas it happened late at nighthas not been reported in the Urdu press on Thursdaybut there were editorials about the attack on him earlier Qaumi Salamatiedited by Mohammad Ahmad Kazmiaccused in the case of the bomb attack on an Israeli diplomats car last yearin an editorial on April 29 writes: There are theories that behind the attack on Sarabjit are the same elements who want revenge for the hanging of Afzal Guru… The attack has raised the question of why two jail inmates awaiting a death sentence would attack Sarabjit It is probably not wrong to think that even if the Pakistani government was not directly involvedit was directed by elements with access to jails and other arms of the governments machinery There is weight in this allegation… Inquilab editor Shakeel Shamsiin his signed column on April 29writes: Restlessness [in India about the attack is natural as Sarabjit is an Indian citizen But this restlessness seems to be artificial and there is a political tinge to it Because if an attack on an Indian citizen in a jail was so regrettablea similar protest would have been made at the killing of Qateel Siddiqui in the Pune jail last June Family members of Qateel would have received the same type of sympathy… In Sarabjits casehis lawyers were not able to prove his innocencewhereas Qateels crime had not been proved and he had not confessed about his crime No court in this country had sentenced him? 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