Thursday, September 7, 2017

US PROPOSES NEW SANCTIONS AGAINST NORTH KOREA

US has proposed a range of new sanctions against North Korea, including an oil ban and a freeze on leader Kim Jong-un’s assets. It has drafted a UN resolution in response to Pyongyang’s latest nuclear test, which will be considered by members of the UN Security Council. The draft calls for bans on supplying a range of oil products to North Korea and purchasing its textile exports.
Kim Jong-un would also have his assets frozen, and be banned from travelling.
The latest move to toughen measures against North Korea follows its latest test in a fast-advancing nuclear weapons programme. North Korea claims to have produced a powerful hydrogen bomb small enough to fit on a long-range missile. Last month, North Korea launched a missile over populated regions of Japan.
It is not known if the latest demands from the US have the backing of either Russia or China, who have expressed scepticism over increasing sanctions. Both countries are suppliers of oil to North Korea, and both wield vetoes at the Security Council.
A further measure in the draft resolution would ban the recruitment of North Korean labourers abroad. Remittance from foreign earnings and textile exports are believed to be two of the country’s most important remaining sources of income.
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HURRICANE IRMA CAUSED DAMAGE ON FRENCH ISLAND TERRITORIES

Hurricane Irma has caused considerable damage on French island territories in the Caribbean this morning. The storm has killed at least nine people so far, most of them in the French Caribbean. At least two people have died on the island of St Barts, and six people lost their lives on St Martin. An infant in Barbuda was killed as the child’s mother tried to escape their home during the storm.
Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Gaston Browne described the destruction on Barbuda is unprecedented in a television interview. He estimated that 60 per cent of the island’s population has been left homeless. He added that Barbuda is barely habitable and it now is literally a rubble. Barbuda, which sits between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is mostly flat, at most 125 feet above sea level, and is home to about 1,600 people.
The category five hurricane, the highest possible level, is now passing over the northern Virgin Islands. The most powerful storm in a decade, Irma, with its winds as powerful as 290 kilometres per hour, is nearing the island of Puerto Rico and is also forecast to hit Florida on Saturday night.
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10TH FARMERS GLOBAL SUMMIT – NO PROGRESS ON CRITICAL ISSUES

September07, 2017 (C) Ravinder Singh progressindia2015@gmail.com
10th Farmers Global Leadership Summit 2017 though well managed – 18-19 hour program was compressed in two days, — yet

many Critical Issues were missed and there is No progress on Critical Issues.

All the ‘Recommendations Over 9 Years Were HIJACKED’ by Resourceful Corporate. The Idea of Village Cooperatives was Substituted by ‘FARMER SERVICE CENTERS’, GoI failed to Dismantle MANDIS and repeal Food Marketing Regulations, Adequate Long Term Loans to Farmers Not Provided, No Value Additions [Storage & Processing] Supported at Farms.   

1.  When population of India increased by about 200m – water storage in Dams for Normal Rainfall decreased by 20%. India didn’t build multipurpose storage dams.

Ø California defines Storage Dam benefits – 1. Storage of Flood Waters, 2. Main Source of Clean Water for Irrigation, Industry & Municipal Supplies, 3. Flood Protection, 4. Power Generation, 5. Recreation, 6. Weather Control, 7. Fish Protection, 8. Environment Protection –.

2.  Crops are harvested in a period of 15-30 days in case of GRAINS & Pulses to be consumed over 12 months and carryover stocks to next year – this requires 100% Working Capital for Storage of Grains & Oilseeds but Farm Loans are FIRSTLY Short Term and SECONDLY 70% Farmers don’t get bank loans.

Ø Instead of DOUBLING Income in Storing Crops, Farmers are Forced to Sell Crops at even below MSP and take MONEYLENDER Loans at 3% Per Month to 1% Per day.

CONNECTING MARKETS or CONNECTING FARMERS to CONSUMERS

3.  Single All India Market vs Local Production and Direct Supply. The idea of SINGLE ALL INDIA Market and Connecting Markets is WEIRD in itself.  

Ø The very idea of Connecting Markets is WEIRD when India need COOPERATIVES like AMUL buy Fruits & Vegetables from Farmers in the evening and Supplying ‘Graded Clean & Semi Processed FARM FRESH Vegetables to Consumers in the Morning’.

Small Scale On Farm Processing vs Few Food Processing Parks.

4.  Farmers were prosperous when there were 1. Paddy, Flour & Dal Mills, 2. Home Churning of Milk, 3. Small Scale Vegetable Oil Extraction, 4. Gur Making at Farms, 5. Home Grown Fruits & Vegetables, Snacks and their Processing, 6. Local Manufacture of Tools, 7. Home Storage of Foodgrains, 8. Own Seed Production, 9. Multiple Cropping and 10. Minimum Trade in Food Products and BARTER Trade. 11. Persian Wheels.  

Ø It was Rightly Observed at the Summit – For Every Rs.1000 of Crops Sold, Farmers Spend Rs.2000 on Purchase of Foods.
UBERization of Farm Machinery or Farmers Sharing Machinery

5.  Farmers are WISE and Intelligent – Farmers shared ‘Fire’ for example before Safety Matches were introduced but CRITICAL for survival, Tractors and Farm Machinery were put to Maximum use particularly in early years, Land Line Phones of Surpanch were used by entire village, Potato Planters, before Harvesters were introduced ‘Portable Corn Sheller, Rice Sheller, Wheat Threshers’ were common. FARMERS EVEN SHARED WELLS, POOL LABOR IN DIGGING WELLS.

MANDIS ARE NOT MARKETS – MAFIA OF EXPLOITERS ADD NO VALUE

6.  Mandis are Not MARKETS. In a Market SELLER determines the Price of Commodity He Sells but in Mandis it is the TRADERS WHO SECRETLY FIX prices. MANDIS don’t have STORAGES and Don’t Have CLEAN & HYGIENIC STORAGE, HANDLING & SORTING FACILITY, NO FREE RUNNING WATER. NO FIX PRICE FOR EVEN SINGLE DAY.

Ø Mandis Cost Farmers 15% in Commissions & Transport, Generate Food Waste & Contaminate Foods, cause 30% Waste or Garbage.

Data CRITICAL for Farming Not Provided

7.  Critical Data for FARMERS & AGRICULTURE – Dam Water Storages, Area Planted, Expected Food Production, Turnover of Mandis, Reliable Weather Report, FORECASTING of PRICES, International Prices of Farm Items etc are not provided to Indian Farmers.

8000 FARMERS MARKET IN USA – 20,000 REQUIRED FOR INDIA

8.  USA has 8000 Farmers Markets – 25 Per Million. India too need Farmers Market where farmers can sell their ‘Clean & Graded, Semi Processed or Processed Foods directly to Farmers at Prices determined by Farmers Alliance’.  

IOWA State HARVEST ANIMAL FEED – REAR PROCESS ANIMALS

9.  Developed Counties and many states Largely Produce Animal Feed than Crops for Human Consumption, Farmers Cooperate in Selling Meats, Egg, Poultry, Milk & Milk Products etc.  
Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS
Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 9871056471,
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CAG HAS DETERMINED ON NTBCL

CAG HAS DETERMINDED THAT COMPANY HAS NOT RECOVERED TOTAL COST OF PROJECT UNDER THE CONCESSION AGREEMENT AND IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO RECOVER THE SAME WITHIN THE CONCESSION PERIOD
The Company is bringing the following Press Release to present correct facts pertaining to the report o f the comptroller and auditor General(CAG) in relation to the Delhi-Noida Bridge Project that has been submitted before the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
This has been necessitated because a certain newspaper and website have carried erroneous representation of the contents of the said CAG report based on statements of certain representatives of FONRWA, which itself is a Respondent in the pending appeal of the Company (NTBCL) before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
The Correct facts relating to the CAG Report are as follows:
(i) The Hon’ble Supreme court of India, vide its Order dated 11.11.2016, had required the CAG to verify whether under the terms of the Concession Agreement, the Company has recovered the Total Cost of Project or not.
(ii) The finding of the CAG in its report on the specific remit given by the Hon’ble Supreme court is clearly that the company has not recovered the Total Cost of Project and returns under the Concession Agreement. The CAG has further observed that it is not possible to recover the Total Cost of project in the original 30 years concession period of Concession Agreement but also through the useful life of the Noida Bridge.
(iii) It was to rectify these circumstances, that the Company had proposed a detailed amendment to the Concession Agreement to Noida in July 2015, namely that the Concession to terminate after 30 years in 2031, But the same was not considered by Noida.
(iv) The CAG has, in fact determined that even after reducing the Total cost of project as at the date of commissioning in February 2001, the Total un-recovered Total Cost of Project under the Concession Agreement, still works out to be around Rs. 1966 crores. The Finding of the CAG is that the Total cost of Project remains unrecovered and is not going to be recovered in the original Concession Period.
(V) The CAG has then processed to develop various scenarios including changing the stated rate of retun of 20% to formulate potential scenarios as to how the total Project cost can be considered to be recovered.
(vi) The Statements being made by the respondent (FONRWA) of recovery of the total cost of project by the Company related to these scenarios formulated by the CAG.
The matter is sub-judice before the Hon’ble Supreme Court and company will place all the applicable correct facts and its detailed position on the CAG Report before the Hon’ble Court.
Warm Regards,
Bhavisha
+91-9819872745
Sujoy Kumar Chowdhury
+91-9810629170
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A PRESS CONFERENCE, 8TH SEPTEMBER 2017 

A press conference will be addressed by S. Paramjit Singh Sarna, President, Shiromani Akali Dal Delhi Tomorrow i,e  Friday 8th September 2017 at 2: 00 pm at party office, Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib Complex, New Delhi-110001. 
you are requested to please attend the aforementioned press conference alongwith your team of cameraman.
Regards 
HARVINDER SINGH SARNA 
SECRETARY GENERAL 
SHIROMANI AKALI DAL DELHI 
CONT: 9810172761, 9810640061 
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Regards 
 
Kulwinder Singh Mattoo
Advocate
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