Overflowing godowns

| Updated on March 22, 2013 Published on March 22, 2013

This is with reference to the editorial “Hunger Alleviation” ( Business Line, March 21) The editorial is right in highlighting the irony of hiking rice prices in spite of overflowing grain godowns.

The National Food Security Bill will, of course, be beneficial in that it promises universal coverage under the PDS system, including both urban and rural dwellers. But the need of the hour is that the government bring rice prices under a demand-supply mechanism so that everyone can reap the benefit of the government’s buffer stock.



Interlinking rivers

Some places in India are perennially drought-prone while others face frequent floods. The rivers of India should be interlinked with a canals and dams system. This will enable flood-prone areas to get some relief and assure the drought-prone regions of adequate water supply.

Water can even be made to flow to desert stretches. The Government should generate funds for this by recovering black money or offer a scheme of amnesty to black money holders.

Manmohan Gupta


Twenty IIITs

The move of the Central government to establish 20 more IIITs is ill-thought-out. The trouble is with regard to the quality of instruction/ learning in our engineering colleges. The Government, instead of founding more IIITs, should select existing ones, enforce private-public partnership and upgrade the teaching, learning and research. This would entail much less cost.

T.H. Chowdary


Published on March 22, 2013
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