Treat Madhya Pradesh farmers’ protest with urgency; a contagion could deepen the crisis

Treat Madhya Pradesh farmers' protest with urgency; a contagion could deepen the crisis

The current food crisis is the result of our inability to solve the problems related to agriculture that occur every time the monsoon fails – where we choose to forget gravity once a correction occurs in the weather conditions. With almost 60 to 70 percent of kharif production dependent on rainfall, it is not surprising that farmers face challenges when the monsoon is below normal.

The problems of agriculture are numerous and begin from the time of planting to delivery to the market. These include the availability of high-quality seeds, inputs such as water and fertilizer, pre-harvest and post-harvest finance levels, freight logistics, and finally the marketing where they are sold to consumers. The fact that agriculture is disorganized means that there are several levels of intermediaries that can range to 6-8 depending on crop and location. Gaps in all parts of the value chain tend to be exacerbated when farmers’ incomes are affected without declining. This is well known, but it hit the headlines when there are debates about exceptions to the loan.

The development of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh highlight these problems. Loan waivers are the latest controversy on the farm, especially during the upcoming elections where it was a major win point. This was followed in Maharashtra and will continue to expand to other states as well. The problem is double disclaimers. The first is that if it is not invoked, the whole community suffers, creating social problems, including farmers’ suicides. Moreover, eliminating loans, creating a moral hazard in those dealing with your debt are penalized and encouraged not to repay the loans in the future. Banks have always been against such schemes, for this reason, because the probability of non-performing assets (NPA) increase as farmers choose to faint payments. At present, with a high level of NPA, banks are not able to forgive such loans, but the question raised is whether corporate borrowing can be adjusted, why non-farm loans in which the reasons are more convincing . The route should be the government such provisions should be made in the budget. This becomes an enigma for states because agriculture is a state issue and it is unlikely that the central finance the cost of the Union budget. States have a problem in their hands because of the fiscal responsibility and budget management rules in 2003 (FRBMA) that limit the level of deficit or tax debt they can undertake. The ratio is set at 3 percent of gross domestic product (GSDP) and, therefore, if states are working close to this number, they will not extend this benefit. This is the puzzle that explains part of the controversy that arose in Maharashtra, where farmers require such exceptions. The other problem that is very relevant again in relation to farmers’ incomes. It was noted that agricultural prices tend to be unstable when increased and decreased depending on supplies. While higher prices are useful when accident prices cause distress when income decreases.

PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya in Assam: All you need to know about India’s longest bridge

PM Modi inaugurates Dhola-Sadiya in Assam: All you need to know about India’s longest bridge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated India’s longest period, the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge 9.15 km across the Lohit River, after the further east of Assam May 26

The bridge is 3.55 km more than the maritime link of Bandra-Worli in Mumbai. The opening of the bridge is one of the highlights of the Modi program during its visit to Assam to attend the first anniversary of the Bharatiya Janata state government.

A lot is one of three rivers – the others are Dibang and Siang – which meet to form the Brahmaputra downstream of the bridge site, which connects the town of Dhola and Sadiya city 540 km east of the main city of Assam, Guwahati.

The bridge, designed to facilitate the movement of tanks, should help the troop movements on the border with China in the Walloon-Kibithu sector in southern Arunachal Pradesh. The sector had fallen to Tawang in the north-west of the Chinese during the War of 1962.

The project, worth Rs 950 million rupees, began in 2011. This will reduce travel time for people of all river Lohit bank for at least eight hours.

But Dhola-Sadiya is not the only bridge in the northeast that goes into the log books.

It is also expected to be inaugurated in 2018, Bogibeel, the fourth most east of the Brahmaputra bridge. The bridge near the city of Dibrugarh, 4.94 km long, will be the longest road lane bridge in India.

Like Dhola-Sadiya, Bogibeel will also be of great strategic importance, as it will allow the movements faster troops through the Brahmaputra, in addition to providing a direct link between the people on the opposing banks should take a detour of 500 Km to Through the existing bridge at Kalia Bhomora aval.Bogibeel connects Dibrugarh on the south bank of the Brahmaputra and Silapathar on the north coast.

Tejas Express 1st Mumbai-Goa trip: Passengers steal headphones, damage screens

Tejas Express 1st Mumbai-Goa trip: Passengers steal headphones, damage screens

Although the first Texas Tejas Express, the high-speed train from Mumbai to Goa, began with much fanfare, the train returned to fewer helmets, damaging information and entertainment screens and waste strewn all over.

It was reported that the train Monday at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and returned to Goa Tuesday.

Although railroad officials have anticipated this sort of thing, the extent of the damage left them shocked. They now plan to appeal to passengers to avoid damage to the train.

Capable of operating at a speed of 200 km / h. Texas Express has several unique features, such as automatic doors, 9-inch entertainment screens for each seat, coffee and tea vending machines, vacuum bio-sanitation, Odourless and secure gateway.

At least 12 high-quality headphones intended for information and entertainment displays are missing, railroad sources said. Some screens have been scratched.

A passenger, who was travelling on the train on the second day, said that the train had not been properly cleaned. The food was not as good as the opening race, “he said.

A trip from Mumbai to the Karmali seat of the auto-chair on the train costs $ 1 190, while chair-seat management-Rs 2590

A trip from Mumbai to Ratnagiri in the costs of Rs835 wheelchair safety seat, while the executive office costs Rs 1785.

The train will run on the Mumbai-Goa route five days a week, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the non-monsoon period. The train will depart Bombay at 5 am and join Goa at 13:30. The train will start at 14:30 and will join Goa Mumbai at 11 pm.

During the monsoon season – between 10 and 31 October – it will be operating three times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.