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Smart SC Issues ‘DROUGHT MANAGEMENT’ Guidelines

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We are fortunate to have in Justice TS Thakur led Supreme Court which is Smartest of All in the world.
What is even more thrilling is in the last lines of the Guidelines –
Humanitarian factors such as migrations from affected areas, suicides, extreme distress, the plight of women and children are some of the factors that ought to be kept in mind by State Governments in matters pertaining to drought and the Government of India in updating and revising the Manual.

As given in the annexure as Gujarat received Deficient Rainfall Empowered Group of Ministers went to Gujarat on August04 2012 to ASSESS THE DROUGHT SITUATION within 5-6 weeks of onset of monsoon all over India.

Entire Gujarat Cabinet met EGoM but no such assessment of Drought was carried out in two consequent droughts.

Lok Sabha debate was most disappointing. LOK SABHA didn’t invite EXPERTS or even CWC to give Presentation on Drought Situation.

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Kerala Assembly Elections candidates analysed

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Dear Friends,
Kerala Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) have analysed the self-sworn affidavits of 1125 out of the 1203 candidates who are contesting in the Kerala Assembly Electionsto be held on 16th May 2016 (78 Candidates were not analysed due to unclear affidavits available on the website of the ECI & CEO, Kerala).

Criminal Background

·         Candidates with Criminal Cases: Out of the 1125candidates, 311 (28%) candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 138 (12%) candidates have declared serious criminal cases including cases related to murder, attempt to murder, rape, kidnapping, dacoity crimes against womenetc.
·         Candidates with cases related to murdercandidates have declared charges related to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-302).
·         Candidates with cases related to Attempt to Murder: 19 candidates have declared charges related to attempt to murder (Indian Penal Code Section-307).
·         Candidates with cases related to Crimes against Women: 11 candidates have declared charges related to crimes against women.
·         Candidates with cases related to Rape: candidate namely Shajahan. S of an Independent fromParassala constituency has declared 1 charge related to Rape (Indian Penal Code Section-376).
·         Party wise Candidates with Criminal Cases: 72 (86%) out of 84 candidates from CPI(M)42 (43%)out of 97 candidates from BJP37 (44%)out of 85 candidates from INC13 (36%) out of 36 candidates fielded byBharath Dharma Jana Sena, 15 (60%) out of 25 candidates from CPI, 6 (26%) out of 23 from IUML, 25 (31%) out of 80 from SDPI and 43 (11%) out of 387 Independent candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Party wise Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases26 (31%) out of 84 candidates from CPI(M),23 (24%) out of 97 candidates from BJP23 (27%)out of 85 candidates from INC(19%) out of 36 candidates fielded byBharath Dharma Jana Sena, 4 (16%) out of 25 candidates from CPI, 1 (4%)out of 23 from IUML, 7 (9%) out of 80 from SDPI and 27 (7%) out of 387Independent candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Red Alert Constituencies*: 48 constituencies in the Kerala assembly elections have 3 or more candidates with declared criminal cases.
*Red Alert Constituencies are those which have 3 or more candidates with criminal cases contesting elections.

Financial Background

·         Share of wealth among candidates : The share of wealth amongst the candidates contesting in the Kerala Assembly Elections is as follows:
Value of assets (Rs.)
No of candidates
Percentage of Candidates
5 cr and above
50
4%
2 crores to 5 crores
60
5%
50 lakhs to 2 crores
264
23%
10 lakhs to 50 lakhs
353
31%
less than 10 lakhs
                                                       398
35%
Table: Share of wealth amongst contesting candidates

·         High asset candidates*:  The 3 richest candidates contesting in  the Kerala Assembly Elections are given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
THIRUVANANTHAPUR
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
AIADMK
1,09,74,82,707
78,44,06,000
1,88,18,88,707
188 Crore+
Y
2
ALAPPUZHA
KUTTANAD
NCP
83,80,68,033
8,56,92,000
92,37,60,033
92 Crore+
Y
3
IDUKKI
PEERUMADE
AIADMK
18,27,88,000
36,35,00,000
54,62,88,000
54 Crore+
Y
Table: Top three candidates with highest declared assets
·         Crorepati CandidatesOut of the 1125 candidates, 202 (18%) are crorepatis.
·         Party wise Crorepati Candidates: 43 (51%) out of 85 candidates fromINC24 (29%) out of 84 candidates from CPI(M)18 (19%) out of 97candidates from BJP18 (50%) out of 36 candidates from Bharath Dharma Jana Sena, 2 (29%) out of 7 candidates from AIADMK, 17 (74%) out of 23 candidates from IUML, 9 (60%) out of 15 candidates from Kerala Congress (M) and 30 (8%) out of 387 Independent candidates have declared assets worth Rs 1 Crore and above in their affidavits.
·         Average assets: The average of assets per candidate contesting in the Kerala Assembly Elections is Rs 1.28 Crores.
·         Party wise average assets: Among major parties, the average assets per candidate for 85 INC candidates isRs 1.83 Crores97 BJP candidates have average assets of Rs 1.03 Crores, 84 CPI(M) candidates have average assets worth Rs 1.51 Crores, 7 AIADMK candidates have average assets of Rs 35.14 Crores, 36 Bharath Dharma Jana Sena candidates have average assets worth Rs 3.19 Crores25 CPI candidates have average assets worth Rs 71.16 Lakhs, average assets of 23 IUML candidates is Rs 4.21 Crores, 15 Kerala Congress (M)candidates have average assets of Rs 3.16 Crores, 7 JD(U)candidates have average assets of Rs 5.25 Crores, 5 JD(S) candidates have average assets of Rs 4.59 Crores and 387 Independent candidates have average assets ofRs. 43.87 Lakhs.
·         Zero asset candidates: 7 candidates have declared zero assets in their self sworn affidavits. The list is given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
WAYANAD
KALPETTA
IND
0
0
0
N
2
ERNAKULAM
KALAMASSERY
IND
0
0
0
N
3
ERNAKULAM
VYPEN
IND
0
0
0
N
4
ERNAKULAM
THRIKKAKARA
IND
0
0
0
Y
5
ALAPPUZHA
CHENGANNUR
IND
0
0
0
N
6
PATHANAMTHITTA
ARANMULA
IND
0
0
0
N
7
THIRUVANANTHAPUR
NEMOM
IND
0
0
0
N
Table: Zero asset candidates
·         Low asset candidates: The three candidates with lowest assets are as follows:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
WAYANAD
MANANTHAVADY
IND
100
0
100
1 Hund+
N
2
KOTTAYAM
KANJIRAPPALLY
IND
100
0
100
1 Hund+
N
3
THIRUVANANTHAPUR
PARASSALA
BSP
100
0
100
1 Hund+
N
 Table: Candidates with declared lowest assets
·         Candidates with high liabilities: The top three candidates with highest liabilities are as given below;
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Total Assets(Rs)
Liabilities (Rs)
1
THIRUVANANTHAPUR
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
AIADMK
1,88,18,88,707
188 Crore+
18,33,42,272
18 Crore+
2
KOTTAYAM
PALA
NCP
28,52,78,630
28 Crore+
13,89,75,143
13 Crore+
3
IDUKKI
PEERUMADE
AIADMK
54,62,88,000
54 Crore+
10,72,00,000
10 Crore+
 Table: Top three candidates with high liabilities
·         Undeclared PAN:   A total of 496 (44%) candidates out of the 1125 analyzed have not declared their PAN details.
Candidates with high income as declared in the ITR*: 5 candidates have declared total annual income of more than Rs 1 crore. These candidates are as given below(Note: – Annual Income & Assets declared by K Muraleedharan amount to an identical figure i.e. Rs 13,04,42,521. This may be a coincidence or could be a possible mistake made by the candidate while filling in his affidavit)
S.No.
Name
Party Name
Constituency
District Name
Total Asset (Rs)
The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate
Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)
Self income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)
1
INC
VATTIYOORKAVU
THIRUVANANTHAPUR
13,04,42,521
13 Crore+
2015-2016
13,04,42,521
13 Crore+
7,45,05,903
7 Crore+
2
AIADMK
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
THIRUVANANTHAPUR
1,88,18,88,707
188 Crore+
2014-2015
9,60,50,674
9 Crore+
4,21,49,503
4 Crore+
3
CPI(M)
BEYPORE
KOZHIKODE
30,41,45,261
30 Crore+
2014-2015
3,05,91,768
3 Crore+
2,87,98,277
2 Crore+
4
Kerala Congress (B)
PATHANAPURAM
KOLLAM
22,21,33,032
22 Crore+
2014-2015
2,11,85,490
2 Crore+
11,85,490
11 Lacs+
5
Kerala Congress (M)
KOTHAMANGALAM
ERNAKULAM
17,42,87,488
17 Crore+
2014-2015
1,93,69,400
1 Crore+
1,90,33,890
1 Crore+
 Table: Candidates with high income as declared in ITR
*Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents
·         Candidates who have not declared Income Tax Details*: 834 (74%) out of 1125 candidates analyzed have not declared income tax details.
* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns
·         Candidates with high Assets who have not declared Income Tax Details*:68 candidates with assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore have not declared Income Tax details. The top three candidates with highest assets who have not declared their IT returns are as given below:
S.No.
Name
District
Constituency
Party Name
Total Income (Rs)
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
Self Income
1
KASARAGOD
KANHANGAD
Bharath Dharma Jana Sena
0
8,01,93,574
1,41,20,000
9,43,13,574 
9 Crore+
Y
ITR not filed
2
PALAKKAD
SHORNUR
CPI(M)
0
32,66,764
6,35,00,000
6,67,66,764 
6 Crore+
N
ITR not filed
3
ALAPPUZHA
AROOR
INC
1161183
54,33,633
5,20,23,000*
5,74,56,633 
5 Crore+
Y
ITR not filed
 Table: Top three candidates with highest assets who have not declared ITR details
* Some candidates may be exempted from filing Income Tax Returns
Other Background Details
·         Education details of candidates: 669 (59%) candidates have declared their education qualification to be between 5th pass and 12th pass, while380 (34%) candidates have declared having an educational qualification ofgraduate or above29 candidates have declared themselves to be simpleliterates and 7 candidates have declared to be an illiterate.
·         Age details of candidates: 656 (58%) candidates have declared their age to be between 25 and 50 yearswhile 461 (41%) candidates have declared their age to be between 51 and 80 years. While candidates have disclosed to be older than 80 years of age, 2 candidates have not disclosed their age details.
·         Gender details of candidates: 104 (9%) women candidates are contesting in the Kerala assembly election this year.
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India Country Programme Evaluation

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IFAD is doing wonderful work for development of agriculture development both in funding and science to bring the sea change in the spectrum of value chains. Q to depleting soil and water the farmers are provided adequate knowledge for high-value products.IFAD is active in Maharasthara Madhya Prasesh and the North Eastern States .
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) of the Ministry of Finance of India hold  a workshop on the India Country ProgrammeEvaluation conducted by the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD. The event is taking place in New Delhi on Thursday, 12 May 2016. The venue of the workshop is the Regency Ball Room at the Hyatt Regency Hotel,Bhikaiji Cama Place, Ring Road, New Delhi. 
Thobjectives of the above workshop are to: (i) discuss the main findings and strategic recommendations emerging from the recent IFAD IndiaCountry Programme Evaluation and; (ii) provide an opportunity for reflecting on key issues and strategic priorities for the forthcoming India Country Strategic Opportunities Programme. 
The workshop will be attended by representatives from the Government of India, IFAD Management and Staff,NGOs and civil society organizations (national and international), directors of IFAD-funded projects and programmes, academics and research institutions, private sector and foundations, international donors and selected resource persons.
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