Monsoon seems to be making its irregular foray into the calendared seasons. On Indian landscape, it was always June/Sept as the monsoon months, October/Jan being winter and Feb/May as Summer. In recent times, with the global climate steadily changing for worse, rain has been playing hide and seek during most of April. This rain has unfortunately affected the standing crop at most parts of India leading to equally unfortunate suicide among farmers. Farmers have been at the receiving end of seasonal ups and downs besides the powers that be in reaching out to them in troubled times. Are we doing enough to the farming community, who provide our food security, in times of need? Its a question lost in the corridors of power in the wrangling between Federal and State responsibilities.
This is unfortunate but true that enough is not being done either by way of price support or when cash crisis hits farmers the visible lack of seriousness in addressing the cries of helplessness. That is indeed sad.
Land Acquisition Ordinance, which the Central government is stuck with, is having a rough ride. It has its apparent grey areas and a draconian aspect of ‘Eminent Domain’ of Dalhousie era of 19th century. Can Indians do this to their fellowmen? The debate is on. The last word is awaited. Hope the government addresses the serious issue of Social Impact Assessment and Consent from land holders which has not been included in the ordinance. Is there a sinister motive behind or else why Ordinance?
Month-in-Perspective as usual has covered many happenings during April. We have expressed our concerns on the happenings with our usual take. Hope our readers shall experience the ringing truth in all those observations.
AAP dream run has suddenly hit the road block after an incredible show at the Delhi hustings. Differences among founding members have exploded in the open. Dirty linen is being washed in public. Arvind Kejriwal drunk with the power of historic win to the corridors of power in Delhi has expelled two of the tallest leaders of AAP. Both Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who were already known across the country, much before AAP was conceptualised, are hoping against hope to save the party. Will that happen? We have taken it up in the Focus, the evolving AAP scenario. Readers are requested to revert with your feedback. Rest are as usual.