Presidential Elections: Support Dr.Meira Kumar

Bihar and Jharkhand governments have no choice but to support Dr.Meira Kumar. As defeat of "Bihar ki Beti" will invariably bring Shame to the Biharis and Jharkhandis (or erstwhile unified Bihar). Do you think that, people of Bihar will leave Nitish Kumar Scott - free, if Dr.Meira Kumar loses ? So, Nitish Kumar has very little option left but to support, Dr.Meira Kumar.

Moreover, if Nitish Kumar wants to fall in the BJP's well calculated electoral TRAP no one can save him in the next election.

Also, I am surprised to see Mr.Navin Pattanayak, so easily chewing the RSS bait. Orissa is a state, where there is large chunk of Tribal Christian voters loyal to the BJD (Biju Janata Dal). I am still to fathom, BJD's sudden electoral gamble of siding with the RSS and the BJP; when Mr.Pattanayak has been maintaining distance from them since some time.

Besides, the election of Dr.Meira Kumar, who is educated, experienced and very sober, might also correct some of the historical mistakes of not making her father, the Prime Minister of India.

Also, I don't think all the Muslim and Christian MPs and MLAs from the TDP and TRS will ever support a RSS backed Candidate, who acted against Dalit Christian and Muslin reservations. Therefore, invariably cross voting will take place, which might give the underdog, Ms.Kumar, a win. Support Dr.Meira Kumar, give a conscience vote and make her the 2nd Female President of India.

All the best to Dr.Meira Kumar.....👍✌

Monday, December 01, 2014

Panel suggests speedy green approvals in mining, power sectors
[Editor: This is a very good news for the mining sector. Already, the mining stocks like Resurgere Mines and Minerals Ltd (Rs.1.52 up 2%) are up, while most others are either marginally down or flat]
New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) A high-level panel constituted by the government to review various environment laws has recommended speedy green approvals in mining and power sectors as it feels that these sectors play a key role in national development.

In its report, the four-member panel, headed by former Cabinet Secretary TSR Subramanian, has recommended creation of National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) at central level and State Environment Management Authority (SEMA) at the state level as full time processing, clearance and monitoring agencies.

“In view of the key role played by the power sector, as also mining of various minerals in national development, NEMA may have a suitable cell, with specialisation, to speedily deal with environmental approvals in these sectors, with due regard to environmental considerations,” says the report submitted to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

The panel has recommended identification and pre- specification of ‘no go’ forest areas, mainly comprising Protected Areas and forest cover over 70 per cent canopy.

“It should be made clear that no activity will be permitted which threatens the environment and biodiversity of these areas.

This will exclude such areas from expressions of interest by user agencies (UA) thus saving valuable time and litigation,” said the panel.

With 2.3 per cent of the world’s land area, India accounts for 7.8 per cent of recorded species, it said.

It noted that India has 668 protected areas, 15 biosphere reserves and 26 Ramsar Convention sites.

There are four biodiversity hotspots — the Western and Eastern Himalayas, northeast India, parts of the Western Ghats and Nicobar.

In addition there are other areas of rich biological diversity along parts of the coastline and elsewhere.

The committee viewed that areas which are rich in biodiversity must be strongly protected and activity allowed in these areas only when there is an overwhelming advantage in terms of economic development.

“It is the committee’s view that looking at the parameters indicated above a list of ‘no go’ areas, comprising ‘protected areas’, in addition to forest with over 70 per cent canopy, along with their geographical co-ordinates should be notified for public information,” it said.

The panel, however, said that where there are considerations of national interest and issues relating to safeguarding the territorial integrity of the country, activities should be permitted in such areas subject to the prior and specific approval of the union Cabinet.

Courtesy: NITI Central
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