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I can see a large number of letters have flooded your desk on the subject of climate change in the offing as perceived in terms of heavy downpours in Delhi and other areas and the serious concerns voiced by your readers. Aside from the travails, sufferings and damages caused on the flip side, however, i believe that Rain God must have been profusely propitiated by the economic priests in Delhi since every year they prophesy that come September a good monsoon will cool off the heat that scorches the middle class from the price rises. Of course the Govt is helpless, so we are told, about the petrol price hikes every 4 months in a year as a matter of routine governance.
But permitted to be a little cynical, jumping to a conclusion about the much feared climate change may somewhat backfire. Dr. Pachauri must be still rankling from the high embarrassment. I recall then Governor Gopal Gandhi's speech in Ghoramara on the occasion of your releasing MSL documentary. Last year we had a very good winter in India. Snowfall was also a welcome event in the global perspective. Perhaps the feared climate change (Damocles' sword) has been staved off for the time being, if that comes at all. But your concern of too much rain as an inkling of a way forward to the dooms day may enrage the economic priests in Delhi who only sit a lame duck on commodity and gold prices soaring and ballooning till cloudbursts someday will cool them off. I take pity on these Great economic priests in Delhi!
15 years of living in Bangalore I suspect I have mild hearing loss. While travelling by public transport, women are seated in the front of the bus - close to the noisy engine and horn. I wonder if this layout aggravated it.
I have now moved to a rural area - but even here the sound of internal combustion engines is ubiquitous - brush cutters, tipper trucks, and tourists - who come to enjoy the quiet countryside but insist on playing their favourite music loudly in their vehicles. The weekends are the noisiest.
Why Govt. take such type of destructive work or progress in the name for the development purpose. We know that construction of dam or large reservoir not only disturb human settlement but also degraded and destruct our ecology i.e nation wealth. On the other site Govt. of India specially President of India address every year in the event of 15 Th Independent day " It is urgent need to protect and conserve our Nature National wealth and it is priority to every Indian Citizen and further also add on humanity". How much our Govt. take initiative for conservation our Natural resources and protection, safeguard for humanity.
With a high threat to severe lung problem and many more, i would be very keen to work for this cause. Kindly supply details.
Dear Richard Bhai,
Many many congratulation for the article 'Why Hirakud dam failed to check flood'. It is an nice article. Here I will use a folk talk used in Odia language that is 'nai padithiba jetiki bele..bidhate mariba setiki bele'. It mean 'hit when the iron is hot'. You have stroked at the right target when the issue is arising in the state and when the there is a question mark on the management system of Hirakud. Hope this article will come under the eye sight of Odisha state department and will take step to stop dam made flood.
Its ashame that they don't have more rules and regulations on these things.
Get Correct with your facts. Binayak Sen's Conviction was not quashed by Justice Katjue. He was just given a bail and reasons for the same were not stated in the bail orders.
Thanks for putting significant amount of data. However article has been exagrating profits and need to check some of shared information on productivity level -
1. How many goats kid twice in a year. In present management condition our surveys from 30 places across country has shown that it is less than 30%. 35% goats has kidding interval (time period between two successive kidding) more than 18 months.
2. Mortality of goats has been more than 22% as per data collected by 22 NGOs across 6 states from selected project areas.
3. Article has been biased to see only meat as goat product. Interetsingly over 4% of our milk production comes from goats with estimated 10% potential. Poor goat rearing families invariably depends on goat milk for nutrition.
Especially talking abour Rajastahn and not looking milk contribution is amazing for those who has worked on grassroots with goat faramers in eastern rajasthan.
A special issue on goat milk can be a timely article to look this business from livelihoods point of view.
At present average profits per goat has not been more than Rs 1000 for average farmers.
So looking increasing grazing land or feed availability (which is constrant for any livestock in fact), emphasis on productivity has not been focussed in any government program. There is surely limited scope of grazing land management given the prevailing conditions but productivity has scope of almost doubling the product from same number of goats if work on it taken seriously. Perhaps goat has been only large livelihoods where technology and management has not seen any input from the people highly educated.
Please contact & involve the experts to formulate the Vaccination Policy.
The Policy adopted is wrong & should not be formulated for whole Nation.
So, what next..!! Will MOHFW act now..? I suppose unless Supreme court orders MOHFW to notify, it won't. I consider we will have to revert back to SC for the proposed notification.