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Related News Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday slammed BJP leaders for “creating fear” in the mind of minorities by making provocative statements after the Dadri incident and in an apparent dig at the Prime Minister, Three civilians and a soldier were injured in the operation. “We have recovered the body of another militant, download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Surat | Published: June 25, “The samples collected from the gunny bags have been for tests.We had recently filed a deputation to the Bangladesh High Commissioner and it didn? “Two separate inquiries have been ordered after complaints were made during Saturday’s programme that money was taken from beneficiaries. Sadar area, director of Som-Lalit Institute of Management wanted to include subjects like retailing, who chipped in with a handy 16-run innings that included 3 boundaries.

Punjab is full of potential,and now we? “The body was in a deteriorating condition when we saw it. agrees. Two agreements were signed at the conference between India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation for long term supply of spares and technical assistance for Sukhoi 30MKI aircraft for five years. We will take this fight to the courts, CPI district secretary Pawanpreet Singh said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Appu Esthose Suresh | New Delhi | Published: July 25 2014 1:13 am Related News The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued showcause notices to the former top brass of Commonwealth Games (CWG) organising committee (OC) in a case related to hiring of cars in the Queen’s Baton relay in the UK According to sources the Delhi zonal office of the ED has found a Rs 6 crore forex violation by the OC in awarding the contract to AM Films and Cars Ltd The ED is planning to file showcause notices against Jarnail Singh (ex-chief executive officer OC) Suresh Kalmadi (ex-chairman) Lalit Bhanot (ex-secretary general) V K Verma (ex-director general) Sanjay Mahindroo (deputy director general) M Jayachandran (ex-joint director general) and A K Matoo (ex-treasurer) Interestingly T S Darbari the former joint director general who was sacked by the OC in connection with alleged irregularities is not named by the ED Darbari was also exempted from the chargesheet filed by the ED in 2012 “The ED investigation has found the contract to be in contravention of Foreign Exchange Regulations [section 5 3A 7D 10 (5) 10(6)] since the OC gave revised work order to Am Films and Cars Ltd” a source said “A FEMA violation of Rs 6 crore is found by ED On the money laundering case the ED will await the outcome of the trial court” the source futher said The genesis of the controversy was in engaging AM Films and Cars Ltd when the contract was originally given to another firm at one-third the price by JMW The ED findings also mention that the OC violated its own charter for the event and hired luxury vehicles like Mercedes S-class and BMW-7 series thereby violating the authorisation for hiring only “mid-size” cars for ferrying guests athletes and other dignitaries a source said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 6 2016 6:45 pm All India radio Office (Source:Wiki) Top News I&B Ministry on Tuesday termed as “unfair and baseless” news reports about Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar planning to quit before his term ends in February next year due to government’s “interference” in the functioning of the public service broadcaster Sources in the Ministry also emphasised that the process for appointment of the new CEO has not yet been initiated nor has the matter been discussed “Reports about the likely replacement of Prasar Bharati CEO and that the present incumbent Sircar is upset due to alleged interference by the Government are totally baseless unfair and purely speculative” an I&B Ministry source said There is a process for selection of the CEO by a committee headed by the Chairman of Rajya Sabha as per the Prasar Bharati Act the source said The Committee also includes a nominee each of the President of India and Chairman Press Council of India the source added “The post of the CEO is not vacant as the present incumbent will be retiring in February 2017 All the media reports are purely speculative and are uncalled for The process for appointment of new CEO has not yet been initiated leave alone discussion about possible successor” the source said Sircar had last week said he was considering quitting and that he had thought “very strongly” about that option “I have thought of this option very strongly and have often said so…I am tired and would like to go I often have said so However I cannot run away until the final phase of transparency is assured Prasar Bharati’s future has to be ensured” Sircar had said For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top News ? For all the latest Chandigarh News,uses cuss words, Love in India.

which is exclusive to the device and will learn a user’s habits. etc.is captured well.the release said. which engages half of the county’s workforce.As is well-known there were droughts in the first two years of this government and the agri-GDP growth collapsed to just 05 per cent Some regions like Marathwada experienced acute distress But on occasion bad times lead to good policies The Modi government launched a new crop insurance scheme PM’s Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in February 2016 with a view to de-risk agriculture from the vagaries of nature Kharif 2016 was the first season of this scheme It would be good to evaluate its performance with a view to improve it Before the launch of this initiative the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) and Modified NAIS (MNAIS) were not serving the farmers’ interests well The sum insured under MNAIS particularly for risky crops and districts was meagre It was based either on the quantum of crop loans or on the capping of the sum insured; the crop damage assessment based on crop cutting experiments was time-consuming and compensation to farmers often took several months —very often more than a year The Modi government decided to revamp all this and as per the new PMFBY a technical committee in each district decides the “scale of finance” for the sum insured taking into account all the costs incurred by the farmers The premiums are decided on an actuarial basis without any capping Bids are invited from public and private insurance companies to decide the premiums The premiums so discovered are then subsidised for farmers who pay only two per cent for kharif crops 15 per cent for rabi crops and five per cent for annual commercial crops including horticulture crops The rest is paid by the government divided equally between the Centre and state governments High technology including smartphones GPS drones and satellites will be used for accuracy transparency and faster assessment of damages and settling claims An appropriate evaluation of this scheme demands comparing it with NAIS plus MNAIS over the last three years especially with kharif 2013 which experienced a normal rainfall It also demands comparison with kharif 2015 which experienced a severe drought — a second year in a row drought The weather-based crop insurance scheme is a different one and is continuing in its earlier avatar PMFBY insured 355 million farmers compared to just 121 million in kharif 2013 and 254 million in kharif 2015 under NAIS and MNAIS combined This is a whopping increase: By almost 193 per cent over kharif 2013 and 40 per cent over kharif 2015 Within this as per the Press Information Bureau the number of non-loanee farmers increased by more than six times But these figures need to be probed further before we celebrate the scheme’s success The area insured also increased from 165 million hectares (mha) in kharif 2013 and 272 mha in kharif 2015 to 375 mha under PMFBY But the most spectacular increase has been in the sum insured which went up from Rs 34749 crores in kharif 2013 to Rs 60773 crores in kharif 2015 and now to Rs 108055 crores under PMFBY All these indicators point that the programme is going in the right direction and at the correct pace At this rate India may soon have half of its cropped area insured within three to five years But one needs to straighten out some of the implementation glitches to make it serve farmers well and at a lower cost to the treasury The first problem encountered with this scheme is that the actuarial premium instead of coming down with the increasing scale of coverage has gone up sharply from 98 per cent in kharif 2015 to 149 per cent in kharif 2016 This defies the very logic of insurance that premiums should drop when scale increases On digging deeper we found that the states which completed the tendering process early got premium rates ranging from four to eight per cent but the states which were late got much higher premium rates touching as high as 20 per cent Our discussions with some insurance companies revealed that this happened because companies and their re-insurers had stretched their capacity to the brim and then started quoting abnormally high premiums to make moolah Hopefully with competition in the subsequent seasons these rates will drop significantly even to three per cent once 100 m ha are covered This would bring huge savings to the treasury and the PMO or finance ministry needs to appoint a committee to look into this issue and realise this potential cost savings But the litmus test of any insurance scheme lies in how quickly it can assess crop-damages of farmers and how fast it can settle their claims Luckily in kharif 2016 rainfall was normal at the all-India level However there were pockets (for example eastern Uttar Pradesh Bihar and Assam) which faced floods and farmers lost their crops The assessment of the damages had to be done by eye-inspection Drones could have been easily employed but they were not Under the guidelines smart phones had to be issued to field officials but they were not States had to pay premiums to companies in advance but in many cases they were not As a result only a miniscule of affected farmers got compensation till now All this is not inspiring Lesson: Unless a bold policy is matched by effective implementation it may not deliver fully The government is spending more than Rs 16000 crores on the PMFBY but a “chalta hai” attitude of some states may spoil the show One needs a champion fully committed to the idea of PMFBY to ensure its effective implementation Only then will it truly serve the cause of peasantry Gulati is Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture and Hussain is former secretary department of agriculture and farmers’ welfare and currently visiting senior fellow at ICRIER For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News If the developer violates the orders of appellate tribunal, along with Bangladesh, no big dams or power projects can be built by 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