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Panel Discussions

Panel discussions are discussions conducted by Awaremonk

AwareMonk , Official account of AwareMonk Oct, 24 2016

AMA with Dr. JayaPrakash Narayan


JPNarayan is now live to discuss the Agricultural reforms in India. AskHimAnything

Gopichand Talasila , Student at IIT Madras. Oct, 26 2016


Recently, In Guntur district , There is lot scam in the supply of Hybrid chilli seeds. So lot farmers suffered this year by planting those seeds ( 2nd generation) which having very low productivity. There is no assurance from the government to stop these things into the market from private suppliers because of more demand.

What are actions we can take against them , so these things will never repeat in future?

Recently, In Guntur district , There is lot scam in the supply of Hybrid chilli seeds. So lot farmers suffered this year by planting those seeds ( 2nd generation) which having very low productivity. There is no assurance from the government to stop these things into the market from private suppliers


Avinash Gurijala , Student Oct, 25 2016


Sir, I think ''pulses'' are not water intensive like rice...so why we are facing shortage? what to do?


Avinash Gurijala , Student Oct, 25 2016


sir, pulses can be produced with less effort when compared to Rice (I think).... Pulses are not water intensive like rice...

But what are the impediments to pulses production??? what to do to reduce the prices?



Vamsi Malapati , Hi I am Vamsi Completed my P.G and aspirant o Oct, 25 2016


Sir about drought and famine in Anantapur what can we make it to develop our leaders also lack of knowledge, no questionnaire in parliament regarding drought of Anantapur


Ch Ramakrishna , i am ramakrishna.b.tech electrical .preparing Oct, 24 2016


sir..JP garu.. most of the youth in telugu states want u to work along with JANASENA PAWAN KALYAN.YOU HAVE ENOUGH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE. please reply your openion


Akhil Katpally , Student at USC columbia Oct, 25 2016


Yes, that would be deadly combination. It will definitely create a force which can fight to win election.


Pavan Kumar , keep calm and do your work Oct, 24 2016


Not just Pawan Kalyan, you he has to be part of active politics in any form, AP, TN and India need him. and more people like him,


Hareesh Pendyala , being good all the time Oct, 24 2016


Why we are aiming too much development in the country more than required,

Though the people of metropolitan cities have proper amenities, most of them are well settled and we know everything about their life.they are very efficient and skillful in all the corners but they r not having peace in their life, they must run round the clock all the day.

MORE DEVELOPMENT------- HIGH DENSITY OF POPULATION ------ MORE CRIMES------THE RICH BECOME MORE RICH----- MAY GET MORE JOBS BUT MAINTENANCE ALSO HIGH.----- RUN FOR MONEY------ DAY TO NIGHT----- TENSIONS----- NO PEACE.

but in VILLAGES and TOWNS, there may be no planes and buildings but have peaceful life and survive with what they have.

NO PROBLEM FOR BASIC PROVISIONS---- HIGH BODING IN BTWN PEOPLE----- WORK PROPORTIONAL TO MONEY---- PEACE.

Why we are aiming too much development in the country more than required, Though the people of metropolitan cities have proper amenities, most of them are well settled and we know everything about their life.they are very efficient and skillful in all the corners but they r not having peace in their


Rajesh Padala , Aspiring young politician Oct, 24 2016


Sir Jayaprakash Narayan


Why dont govt give a little salary to farmers. So that there wont be any sucides. Need much debate on solving agriculture problems.



Akhil Katpally , Student at USC columbia Oct, 25 2016


Right prices, better infrastructure in villages and most importantly right irrigation schemes.


Rajesh Padala , Aspiring young politician Oct, 25 2016


We will not demand salary if there is suitable condition provided by govt.


Hareesh Pendyala , being good all the time Oct, 24 2016


Yes, we need some discussion on this. It will be better to save their money rather than giving by cold storage buildings, seeds etc,,


Sai Avinash , just checking the website out! Oct, 24 2016


Sir ,going forward how do we deal with china? What should be our strategy to deal with them so that we get the best collaboration possible with them?And how to deal with possible U.S's concerns over India-china relations?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


India has the potential to convert our farming into a dynamic, globally competitive, fast-growing, job-creating sector. What is seen as a drag on our economy can be a stimulant to growth. We need to choose prosperity over poverty; opportunities over alms; and liberty over state controls. Our farmers have delivered great results against heavy odds and fetters. Even in this atmosphere of State controls, market impediments, poor logistics and storage, and little value addition, Indian agriculture showed great promise. We export more than we import. We have a good grains glut. Indian farmers can do a lot more. Once the fetters are removed and the right incentives are provided, Indian farmer can be globally competitive, and rural economy can be transformed.

Good Night.

India has the potential to convert our farming into a dynamic, globally competitive, fast-growing, job-creating sector. What is seen as a drag on our economy can be a stimulant to growth. We need to choose prosperity over poverty; opportunities over alms; and liberty over state controls. Our farmers


Avinash Gurijala , Student Oct, 25 2016


Absolutely true sir....I wish to present my view

Food products in India are cheap when compared to US, S.korea,etc.........We have 3 crop seasons, unlike in US, europe, Russia where for 3 to 4 months entire land is covered with snow. We have more than 15 lakh milch cattle..If we are able to increase their productivity we can 'SWIM' in that milk..we can export milk products, even domestically we can curb mal-nutrition & adulteration of milk...

We have tremendous potential......A little support from Executive can make wonders on this land

Absolutely true sir....I wish to present my viewFood products in India are cheap when compared to US, S.korea,etc.........We have 3 crop seasons, unlike in US, europe, Russia where for 3 to 4 months entire land is covered with snow. We have more than 15 lakh milch cattle..If we are able to increase


Shantanu Kothuri , Proud BITSian, [email protected] Oct, 24 2016


Thanks for this session Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan


Arjun Prasad , I'm working as a design engineer Oct, 24 2016


I would like to know your action plan for drought hit area. And best practices of saving water in drought hit areas.


pugal raj , fmgf Oct, 24 2016


sir i'm a upsc aspirant. The prime motive behind this carrier option is to serve large people.But always there things pondering in my mind always 1.joinging bureaucracy 2. enterng politics 3. joining policy research institutions . In these 3 options which according to you gives large public good and through which we can expect huge public good sir..
sir i'm a upsc aspirant. The prime motive behind this carrier option is to serve large people.But always there things pondering in my mind always 1.joinging bureaucracy 2. enterng politics 3. joining policy research institutions . In these 3 options which according to you gives large public good and


Nilesh Pathak , Pursuing MS, CMU Oct, 24 2016


Is there a future of soil-less farming in India, I am talking about the hydrophonics.


Leela Vedulla , student Oct, 24 2016


sir, what are the ways by which we can change mindset of farmers, to cultivate the crops that we import instead of paddy which consumes a lot of water and area but resulting in less profit


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


Bad govt policy is the cause of wheat and rice glut in India. We produced 52 MT food grains in 1950. Now, during peak time we store more than 80 M t of trains in govt granaries - most of it without cover, exposed to sun and rain. We need to completely revamp our FCI, procurement policies and MSP for wheat or rice. The demand for milk, eggs, meat, fish, fruits and vegetables is rising very fast, and we are not able to meet it. Old fashioned, 50- year old policies cannot suit the needs of a fast-growing society.
Bad govt policy is the cause of wheat and rice glut in India. We produced 52 MT food grains in 1950. Now, during peak time we store more than 80 M t of trains in govt granaries - most of it without cover, exposed to sun and rain. We need to completely revamp our FCI, procurement policies and MSP for


[email protected] , Indian Oct, 24 2016


Sir spreading hatred on people who doesn't stand while national anthem is playing in theaters is right or not? Is playing national anthem in theaters necessary


Leela Vedulla , student Oct, 24 2016


sir, does the special status or special package for andhra pradesh will bring any significant change in common man"s life ?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


I was the one who raised the issue. What AP needs are:

1. Covering revenue deficit.

2. Education and health institutions.

3. Infrastructure

4. Help in Polavaram project

5. Help in Capital facilities

6. Incentives to promote investment

All the first five are being taken care of. Regarding investment, only limited incentives are offered. If AP can persuade Govt of India to give IT and GST / Excise exemption for new industries in at least backward districts, it will help.

I was the one who raised the issue. What AP needs are: 1. Covering revenue deficit. 2. Education and health institutions. 3. Infrastructure 4. Help in Polavaram project 5. Help in Capital facilities 6. Incentives to promote investment All the first five are being taken care of. Regarding investme


Pavan Kumar , keep calm and do your work Oct, 24 2016


splendid. Man with clear thoughts.


Naresh Yalagala , Nothing really Oct, 24 2016


We should minimize chemicals/pesticides/nitrogen fertilizers, usage in farming. In fact we should avoid them completely at some point. We are contaminating soil, water and air. "It’s been said that nitrogen pollution is the biggest environmental disaster that nobody has heard of". Not all of nitrogen fertilizer we give to crop is used by it hence lot of it is run in to rivers, other water bodies creating dead land.
We should minimize chemicals/pesticides/nitrogen fertilizers, usage in farming. In fact we should avoid them completely at some point. We are contaminating soil, water and air. "It’s been said that nitrogen pollution is the biggest environmental disaster that nobody has heard of". Not all of ni


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


With growing global population, we cannot completely stop using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Regarding fertilizers, more scientific application (balanced NPK), use of green manure, and better technical support (soil testing and scientific use of fertilizers) will help. Regarding Pesticides, one great advantage of GM seeds is they reduce pesticide use. Also integrated pest management and better advise to farmers to avoid excess use and development of resistance (as it happened for bollworm in Cotton) will help
With growing global population, we cannot completely stop using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Regarding fertilizers, more scientific application (balanced NPK), use of green manure, and better technical support (soil testing and scientific use of fertilizers) will help. Regarding Pesticides,


Sameer Raza , Learning. Student forever. Oct, 24 2016


What is your view on cauveri issue?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


I always said that there must be integrated use of river waters. Govt of India must take responsibility for managing inter-state waters. It has the power, but is afraid of the political repercussions.


India and Pakistan resolved Baglihar and Kishenganga project differences amicably. Why can’t our own states resolve the disputes without politics and violence? Each state wants to appear to be a hero to impress the voters. Adversity must be shared, and disputes must be resolved amicably without arousing animosities. Otherwise, there will be no nation left.

I always said that there must be integrated use of river waters. Govt of India must take responsibility for managing inter-state waters. It has the power, but is afraid of the political repercussions. India and Pakistan resolved Baglihar and Kishenganga project differences amicably. Why can’t our


Pavan Kumar , keep calm and do your work Oct, 24 2016


vote bank politics created the issue. Agreed


Srinu Surisetti , I'm jst a common man Oct, 24 2016


Sir.

Gvng,

I hve three doubts about agriculture

1:-Every budget provide lot of money to utilise and development for agriculture, so y formers are going to commit suicide,

2:- in abroad agriculture universities and engineers invention lot new tech and breeds

Y not India

If in india already runs dis y shud we not able to take dat resources

3:- y not ask a single amendment for all states

Like rithu bazar, etc..... we shud not allowed brokerage and political background

I don't know English much if used any wrong words pls ...... thank u sir

Sir.Gvng, I hve three doubts about agriculture 1:-Every budget provide lot of money to utilise and development for agriculture, so y formers are going to commit suicide, 2:- in abroad agriculture universities and engineers invention lot new tech and breedsY not IndiaIf in india already runs dis y sh


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


Agriculture is a sate subject. States must allow free markets and investment in agriculture markets. Regarding technologies, ICAR and Agriculture universities did a great job in 1970s-90s. Sadly, in the last 20 years, they are passive. Research and Development institutions have become bureaucratic; and they are underfunded. They need to be revamped like ISRO, and given big funding with clear mandate to deliver.
Agriculture is a sate subject. States must allow free markets and investment in agriculture markets. Regarding technologies, ICAR and Agriculture universities did a great job in 1970s-90s. Sadly, in the last 20 years, they are passive. Research and Development institutions have become bureaucratic;


Gopichand Talasila , Student at IIT Madras. Oct, 25 2016


100%... very well said


Ravi Thej , Works as a senior engineer in mylan Oct, 24 2016


Good evening sir,

Since independence our Indian govt had spent lakhs of crores on agriculture till now,

But we had seen many farmers who had attempted suicide and ended their lives.

Actually where our government is failing in reaching the farmers ?

What could be the reasons that are discouraging farmers to practice agriculture?

Thank you

Ravi Thej Dantala

Good evening sir,Since independence our Indian govt had spent lakhs of crores on agriculture till now,But we had seen many farmers who had attempted suicide and ended their lives.Actually where our government is failing in reaching the farmers ?What could be the reasons that are discouraging farmers


Saunika Mahewari , An agri-farming consultant Oct, 24 2016


Why does India still import vegetables pulses and fruits from abroad? I agree few of the products cant be grown in India, but with controlled environment everything is possible. Why are we ignoring that aspect. Israel UAE Saudi US all are using hydroponics and what not. Why is india so hesistant in using hydroponics? Do you think we need these new technologies? or do you feel they are not cost effective and thus is a far of dream?
Why does India still import vegetables pulses and fruits from abroad? I agree few of the products cant be grown in India, but with controlled environment everything is possible. Why are we ignoring that aspect. Israel UAE Saudi US all are using hydroponics and what not. Why is india so hesistant in


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


Our oil seed import costs us $10 B/year; pulses import costs us nearly 7.8 b/year. It is a shame that we import two vital food stuffs - we are the largest importer of both. Our farmers can produce them. In crude cooking oil, there is only 12.5% import duty, and no import duty or pulses. If we impose 20% duty and pass on that money to our farmers producing pulses and oil seeds, in 3 years time we will be self-sufficient. And ICAR and Agri Universities must invest in R&D and give farmers technology. Even US is now planning to impose duty on our shrimp exports to that country!
Our oil seed import costs us $10 B/year; pulses import costs us nearly 7.8 b/year. It is a shame that we import two vital food stuffs - we are the largest importer of both. Our farmers can produce them. In crude cooking oil, there is only 12.5% import duty, and no import duty or pulses. If we impose


Nupur Agrawal , On a spiritual journey of solitude. Oct, 24 2016


You have been evangelist of the thought “bring India's governance from the 16th to the 21st century” Do you see it changing. Has last Lok Sabha election brought a fundamental change in electoral politics, where people have started to at least talk of deliverable than appeasement.


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


Post-2014, a few good things have happened: There is prudent fiscal management (with a bit of luck because of oil price falling!); infrastructure road map is credible; corruption in decision making in Govt of India has substantially come down. All these are good. But a lot more needs to be done. The govt does not have a road map for rule of law (police and judicial reforms). Our education and healthcare are appallingly bad; but there is no direction. Service delivery at citizen’s level has not improved. Bureaucracy at lower level is untouched. There is over-centralization. Local governments are completely neglected. There is no political reform whatsoever. With weak foundations, you cannot build a great structure. We need to go to basics and start building bottom upwards.
Post-2014, a few good things have happened: There is prudent fiscal management (with a bit of luck because of oil price falling!); infrastructure road map is credible; corruption in decision making in Govt of India has substantially come down. All these are good. But a lot more needs to be done. The


Gopichand Talasila , Student at IIT Madras. Oct, 25 2016


100%


Sruti Kante , Entrepreneur; Rationalist; I am because I try Oct, 24 2016


Populist promises like farm loan waivers and free electricity are only digging bigger graves for our farmers to fall into. How can this be prevented? How do we enable farmers to discern the difference between short-term profiteering and long-term sustainability in agriculture?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


The tragedy is, even when subsidies are given, most of it goes waste. Take free power. There is wastage because there is no metering. And yet, to get a power connection, the farmer has to pay heavy bribes! Take drip irrigation. In the name of subsidy, capital cost is escalated, and officials collect bribes. There is rot from foundations. That is why we need fundamental restructuring of our bureaucracy and government. Meanwhile, technology, markets, competition, value addition, retail chains and infrastructure(storage) and credit(pledge loans) will boost farm sector. Not Corruption-ridden freebies.
The tragedy is, even when subsidies are given, most of it goes waste. Take free power. There is wastage because there is no metering. And yet, to get a power connection, the farmer has to pay heavy bribes! Take drip irrigation. In the name of subsidy, capital cost is escalated, and officials collect


Gopichand Talasila , Student at IIT Madras. Oct, 25 2016


100.00%


Jayant Singha , Save the planet Oct, 24 2016


What is your thought in the matter that extreme privatisation should take place in agriculture? Since there is not a lot of income in agriculture thus we should focus on getting the private players in agriculture who can speed us and maximize the profits using machines and automation (like in the rest of the world) and only few of the farmers should be involved in farming. Rest need not migrate to urban areas however can start working in labour intensive places.

This would decrease the % employment in farming and increase the GDP.

What is your thought in the matter that extreme privatisation should take place in agriculture? Since there is not a lot of income in agriculture thus we should focus on getting the private players in agriculture who can speed us and maximize the profits using machines and automation (like in the re


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


Agriculture is already fully in private sector. Wherever government entered agriculture, those nations suffered. Eg. USSR. But there is too much regulation – ceilings, markets, trade, Essential Commodities Act, price controls, procurement, corruption, export bans etc. We need to create genuine incentives to enter agri sector. And our markets need to be completely open and competitive. Retail Chains, production on scale and processing will transform agriculture – In the current climate very few people will invest in agriculture sector which is starved of capital and technology.
Agriculture is already fully in private sector. Wherever government entered agriculture, those nations suffered. Eg. USSR. But there is too much regulation – ceilings, markets, trade, Essential Commodities Act, price controls, procurement, corruption, export bans etc. We need to create genuine in


Rahul Manikaran , Trying to make this world a better place to l Oct, 24 2016


Dont you think the farmers will suffer much more if we privatise agriculture? Farmers as it is are not making money and thus committing suicide, with private companies given incentives they will squish the juice out of the little our poor farmers make.

There has to be a middle ground focusing a lot on how farmers can benifit from private sector

Dont you think the farmers will suffer much more if we privatise agriculture? Farmers as it is are not making money and thus committing suicide, with private companies given incentives they will squish the juice out of the little our poor farmers make. There has to be a middle ground focusing a lot


Akshat Rao , Junior Scientist at BARC, Trying Awaremonk. Oct, 24 2016


Like green revolution or white revolutions don't we need a revolution which is based on adoption of biotechnology all over the country. I am a fellow at BARC and a lot of fellow researchers are doing ground breaking work here in biotech but it is far from the reach of poor farmers.


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


I am completely in agreement. So far more than a billion hectares of land has utilized biotechnology and transgenic seeds cumulatively all over the world. With some safeguards, we should harness the best technology and boost productivity and quality. Otherwise our agri sector will continue to be a poor country cousin.
I am completely in agreement. So far more than a billion hectares of land has utilized biotechnology and transgenic seeds cumulatively all over the world. With some safeguards, we should harness the best technology and boost productivity and quality. Otherwise our agri sector will continue to be a p


Varun ravikant , Work in the field of Agriculture and want to Oct, 24 2016


I went to one of the ministries of agriculture and tried to enquire about new horticulture techniques and funds for the same. There i got to know the government has reduced the total budget as compared to last year for agriculture. Also there are no subsidies being given since sep2015.

How can one implement new technologies without governments support?

I went to one of the ministries of agriculture and tried to enquire about new horticulture techniques and funds for the same. There i got to know the government has reduced the total budget as compared to last year for agriculture. Also there are no subsidies being given since sep2015.How can one im


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


The tragedy is, even when subsidies are given, most of it goes waste. Take free power. There is wastage because there is no metering. And yet, to get a power connection, the farmer has to pay heavy bribes! Take drip irrigation. In the name of subsidy, capital cost is escalated, and officials collect bribes. There is rot from foundations. That is why we need fundamental restructuring of our bureaucracy and government. Meanwhile, technology, markets, competition, value addition, retail chains and infrastructure(storage) and credit(pledge loans) will boost farm sector. Not Corruption-ridden freebies.
The tragedy is, even when subsidies are given, most of it goes waste. Take free power. There is wastage because there is no metering. And yet, to get a power connection, the farmer has to pay heavy bribes! Take drip irrigation. In the name of subsidy, capital cost is escalated, and officials collect


pugal raj , fmgf Oct, 24 2016


recentely i came to know that sir you are yhe main force behind creation of electoral trust. How could this elimate corruption and scams,because big corporates are funding this trust as a reciprocity political parties are in favour of corporates and help them loot people money illegitimately sir...


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


In 2002-03, in the wake of Tehelka scam, I persuaded all parties – in power and opposition – to create a legitimate window with tax exemptions to fund genuine political activity. That is how the law was amended in 2003 giving tax exemptions to political funding. This is necessary. What we need is transparent funding; not black money funding politics as quid-pro-quo. But the real problem in India is not political funding. It is vote buying and illegitimate expenditure for acquiring power, as politics has become big business and abuse of power has become part of the culture. Therefore real reform needs electoral system change. 2003 law is just one small, necessary step.
In 2002-03, in the wake of Tehelka scam, I persuaded all parties – in power and opposition – to create a legitimate window with tax exemptions to fund genuine political activity. That is how the law was amended in 2003 giving tax exemptions to political funding. This is necessary. What we need i


pugal raj , fmgf Oct, 24 2016


sir don't you think ruling parties and corporate nexus,because huge funding by corporates to parties a big problem ex...kingfisher case,sahara case etc...,,,


Ahmed Azab , Interested in history, Political science and Oct, 24 2016


Jayaprakash Narayan, I believe lack of entrepreneurial energy is a reason in agriculture sector is the main reason for its depression. If young and intelligent people start to startup in this billion dollar industry things will change for good. Can VCs be motivated to be interested in the sector?


S , S Ravi Prasad Oct, 24 2016


How can we balance the supply and demand chain and best possible way to resolve this issue?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


It is impossible to match supply & demand in agriculture. World over, agri processing and value addition are the norms. As a result, when production is high and price is low, the processing industry buys at reasonable price. When production is low and price is rising, processed foods enter the market and stabilize prices. Both the farmer and consumer are protected. But we always have knee jerk response in India – Look at the fuss we make when onion prices go up, and see how prices are depressed most of the time!

In case of non-perishable commodities, all farmers need are storage and pledge loans so that they can wait for a good price. No need for distress sale

It is impossible to match supply & demand in agriculture. World over, agri processing and value addition are the norms. As a result, when production is high and price is low, the processing industry buys at reasonable price. When production is low and price is rising, processed foods enter the m


Nani Madhu , Citizen who believes in equality and human ri Oct, 24 2016


Good evening sir, as we are at the time US elections are going ,while observing the issues and problems they are talking mostly revolving around taxation system and education apart from others ,can we bring changes if not reforms in our taxation system like bringing inheritance tax ,and luxury tax ,etc..why because wealthy in India have no limits to display their wealth ,and trickle down economics is not being felt much at the lower strata of society, I feel it is better option because it acts as a measure to retain equality and the phenomena of coming out of a right womb will be regulated a bit ? Thank you sir
Good evening sir, as we are at the time US elections are going ,while observing the issues and problems they are talking mostly revolving around taxation system and education apart from others ,can we bring changes if not reforms in our taxation system like bringing inheritance tax ,and luxury tax ,


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


The real challenge of our taxation is two fold :

1. How to give incentive to people to willingly pay tax. Right now most people have no real faith in government, and feel that their tax money is wasted. They only pay because they cannot avoid it.

2. How to localize taxation and services in a manner that people see where the money is going in their locality.

Until these fundamental changes take place, new taxes and more powers to officials will lead to more corruption and more alienation.

As a principle, I believe inheritance tax is legitimate, and should be imposed to promote equity. But the challenge is a bigger one.

The real challenge of our taxation is two fold : 1. How to give incentive to people to willingly pay tax. Right now most people have no real faith in government, and feel that their tax money is wasted. They only pay because they cannot avoid it. 2. How to localize taxation and services in a manner


Nani Madhu , Citizen who believes in equality and human ri Oct, 24 2016


Yes sir you are the only politician who is talking about taxes and the responsibility of people towards politics I known hope people will realise their duties in paying taxes and know their taxes spend in right manner,I feel people don't mind paying more taxes when they get good services,and there is transparency in spending thank you so much sir
Yes sir you are the only politician who is talking about taxes and the responsibility of people towards politics I known hope people will realise their duties in paying taxes and know their taxes spend in right manner,I feel people don't mind paying more taxes when they get good services,and there i


Sudhanshu , Live and let live Oct, 24 2016


Why don't you contest from Punjab or Goa, or at least one of them. AAP has deviated from its path and sadly stopped any honest new entrant to remove the political garbage. Only option left is Lok Satta. Why don't you plan to scale up fast sir?


sai , Change starts small Oct, 24 2016


There are more educated people there than in Andhra


Ahmed Azab , Interested in history, Political science and Oct, 24 2016


Then they should definitely contest, right?


Leela Vedulla , student Oct, 24 2016


sir, in the present scenario ,can civil servant help in changing the lives of people,or he will end up as puppet in the hands of the politicians ?


Chaitanya , IT Employee Oct, 24 2016


Sir, I feel NOTA is being abused by the voters. In any constituency there could be many number of candidates contesting, but I strongly believe that the people who use NOTA option doesn't even care to know about all of the candidates but only of the main parties contesting. Using NOTA without even learning about the other candidates makes it even worse in terms of analysis of a voter.

Do you thing there is any quality benefit from NOTA apart from increasing the % of voters participation.

Thanks.
Sir, I feel NOTA is being abused by the voters. In any constituency there could be many number of candidates contesting, but I strongly believe that the people who use NOTA option doesn't even care to know about all of the candidates but only of the main parties contesting. Using NOTA without even l


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


I have always held that NOTA is a minor issue. It cannot reform our politics. It can only remove the excuse of some people that there is no body worth voting for. Our experience is, at best 1-2% people opt for NOTA even with large publicity. Real reform has to be through electoral system change – eg: direct election of Chief Minister in states, proportional representation; and by strengthening local governments so that people know that their vote makes all the difference in issues that really matter to them – road, water, garbage, street lighting, traffic, sewerage etc.
I have always held that NOTA is a minor issue. It cannot reform our politics. It can only remove the excuse of some people that there is no body worth voting for. Our experience is, at best 1-2% people opt for NOTA even with large publicity. Real reform has to be through electoral system change –


Chaitanya , IT Employee Oct, 24 2016


I agree to your point of proportional representation and strengthening local governments. For that to happen, could you please tell us some sort of action steps to follow to help gain the attention of larger public and to finally make it happen. It should some how be programmed into general public who of-course will be busy in their life and could not spend much time thinking about this.
I agree to your point of proportional representation and strengthening local governments. For that to happen, could you please tell us some sort of action steps to follow to help gain the attention of larger public and to finally make it happen. It should some how be programmed into general public w


Rajesh Agarwal , Chief Engineer, Honda Motor Company Oct, 24 2016


Why is India not adopting mechanized farming yet. Small land owners still facing the problems they used to face at the time of independence. Aren't we deliberately leaving our farmers to die.


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


We have a strange paradox of massive unemployment, but shortage of agricultural workers!. We need scale in agriculture to give access to capital, technology, markets and management. Otherwise innovation, capital formation and value addition will not happen. One way may be to allow larger farms on contracting basis or by scrapping ceiling laws, provided farmers pay income tax. In case of plantations this is already happening. Now most young people are fleeing villages. Very few capable, ambitious entrepreneurs are entering agri sector. We need to change that.
We have a strange paradox of massive unemployment, but shortage of agricultural workers!. We need scale in agriculture to give access to capital, technology, markets and management. Otherwise innovation, capital formation and value addition will not happen. One way may be to allow larger farms on co


Abhishek Nair , Inquisitive guy, who isn't too sure about a l Oct, 24 2016


Hello JP Sir, big fan of yours here. I wanted your views on the disconnect the common public is feeling with the system not just in India but across the world.


Let me make my case, with the advent of social media and the drastic drop in the attention span of the public given the amount of information, true and false, being fed to them, short term fixes are being favoured and supported in lieu of long term measure which is what governance and policy is about. Hence, jingoistic statements and favours are in vogue rather than well-thought concrete measures and the impatience in the populace is being fed further.


Keeping this new world in mind, what can the government do to combat misinformation and at the same time maintain the transparency that everyone deserves. Also, the existing setup is inherently resistant to change with lawmakers passing laws and policies which further crony capitalism rather than accept the new realities. How can this mindset be changed and how can we encourage youngsters to not be fatigued by the system and rather motivate them and make them believe that each system has to evolve and it can only do so with everyone's participation and input.

Hello JP Sir, big fan of yours here. I wanted your views on the disconnect the common public is feeling with the system not just in India but across the world. Let me make my case, with the advent of social media and the drastic drop in the attention span of the public given the amount of informatio


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


I completely agree. World over, social media have had very negative impact on public discourse. That is why mainstream media - newspapers and television - need to promote informed, thoughtful, sober discourse. Sadly, our TV has not been helpful.

In addition, if power is truly decentralised and brought to the doorsteps of the people to the extent possible things will improve. In a Resident Welfare Association, people act responsibly since the issues matter to them, the money is theirs and failure to manage things well will hurt them directly and immediately. This logic applies to governance. If at least 50% of public governance is localized with checks and balances, we can insulate decisions from the emotion and transience of skewed debate.

I completely agree. World over, social media have had very negative impact on public discourse. That is why mainstream media - newspapers and television - need to promote informed, thoughtful, sober discourse. Sadly, our TV has not been helpful. In addition, if power is truly decentralised and broug


Sameer Raza , Learning. Student forever. Oct, 24 2016


Abhishek Nair you should try reducing your question to one or two lines making it easier to him to read and respond.


Deepthi Telanakula , Physical Therapist Oct, 24 2016


Sir, i have recently read that Indian government is about to permit GM Mustard farming in India. is this true? how can we stop this from happening. how can we fight for our traditional methods of farming?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


Our farmers need technology to enhance productivity. Otherwise our farmers will be forever poor, and we will continue to be major importer of important foods – Cooking oil, pulses etc. So we need GM technology, but with four provisos

• Independent regulatory authority to prevent abnormal pricing and fixing of reasonable prices is necessary. Fair return on investment to seed producers and developers, and affordable price to farmers - both must be ensured by an independent regulatory authority. Lok Satta has sought such a direction from the Supreme Court in the application made in relation to the case pending before the Court

• Regulatory agencies in bio-technology need to be constituted only with individuals who are known experts with global exposure in the field. In order to prevent vested interest developing and to ensure keeping pace with changes in technology, the experts in regulatory agency should serve a fixed tenure – say, three years. No one should be allowed to continue for long term.

• Under Indian law, holders of patents are allowed monopoly of technology for 20 years from the date of registration in India – not 20 years from the date of first patent anywhere in the world. MNCs are using this provision to register patents in India only after commercialisation of products. Law needs to be amended to reduce such monopolistic tendencies. Also companies may resort to small, insignificant, cosmetic changes in existing technologies and file them as new patents to get extended patent life of 20 years. Safeguards should be institutionalized by patent Authority.

• All these and other necessary steps should be taken to protect our national interest as well as farmers’ interests. However, rejection of technology because of our unease with MNCs is like cutting the nose to spite the face, and is not an option.

Our farmers need technology to enhance productivity. Otherwise our farmers will be forever poor, and we will continue to be major importer of important foods – Cooking oil, pulses etc. So we need GM technology, but with four provisos • Independent regulatory authority to prevent abnormal pricin


Deepthi Telanakula , Physical Therapist Oct, 24 2016


thank you for the information sir. but, is it necessary for us to increase the productivity of mustard. because there are existing local and hybrid varieties as well as farm practices which give as much or more than the yield claims of this dangerous GM mustard. Contamination from GM Mustard is also fast and irrevocable.

i'm afraid that this kind of GM, which involves introducing a poisonous bacteria to the seed for increasing the yield, might kill all the medicinal properties of our traditional mustard.

thank you for the information sir. but, is it necessary for us to increase the productivity of mustard. because there are existing local and hybrid varieties as well as farm practices which give as much or more than the yield claims of this dangerous GM mustard. Contamination from GM Mustard is also


S , S Ravi Prasad Oct, 24 2016


Almost every year we hear the problem of Duplicate seeds and loss for the farmers. How do you see this Problem


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


There is artificial shortage of seeds leading to malpractices and cheating. We need to allow many credible players to enter the market and meet the demand. Government role must be to strictly regulate and monitor standards, not to supply. We also should educate farmers about technology. Often, all farmers want the seed of the same company, and resultant shortage leads to all the malpractices. If the same or equivalent seed is available with other brands, farmers need to be educated. In biological products, it is impossible to exactly match supply with demand, because every season crops and preferences vary.
There is artificial shortage of seeds leading to malpractices and cheating. We need to allow many credible players to enter the market and meet the demand. Government role must be to strictly regulate and monitor standards, not to supply. We also should educate farmers about technology. Often, all f


Rahul Manikaran , Trying to make this world a better place to l Oct, 24 2016


Sir, Israel was a country with dearth of water and almost no way to have a good harvest, however now they are water rich and have an excellent technologies in terms of agriculture. What do you think india is doing to fight the problems with agriculture (farmers suicide due to lack of irrigation water). Is water sallination the answer to this?
Sir, Israel was a country with dearth of water and almost no way to have a good harvest, however now they are water rich and have an excellent technologies in terms of agriculture. What do you think india is doing to fight the problems with agriculture (farmers suicide due to lack of irrigation wat


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


We still do not have sensible water or crop policy. Rice and sugarcane need enormous water. But our policies promote both crops, though demand is low, prices are falling and rice stocks are rotting. We have during peak time nearly 80 mn tons of cereal stocks in India! We must move to high value crops and go for micro irrigation and sensible water management.
We still do not have sensible water or crop policy. Rice and sugarcane need enormous water. But our policies promote both crops, though demand is low, prices are falling and rice stocks are rotting. We have during peak time nearly 80 mn tons of cereal stocks in India! We must move to high value crop


Munish , Oct, 24 2016


Do you have any views on whether there is a real solution to the Kashmir issue? Do you think that issue will die its natural death in another 10-15 years, or it needs a force majeure like demolition of 370, along with killing AFSPA for it to break the logjam?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


There are three levels at which we should examine J&K problem:

1. Day to day governance improvement, reducing corruption & better services.

2. Greater autonomy, local government empowerment to involve people in issues that matter to them most, and a long-term road map for an innovative federal solution

3. Addressing the international problem in the long term and terrorist problem on daily basis.

J&K is a case of missed opportunities time and again. It needs time, patience, clear road map and long-term approach.

There are three levels at which we should examine J&K problem: 1. Day to day governance improvement, reducing corruption & better services. 2. Greater autonomy, local government empowerment to involve people in issues that matter to them most, and a long-term road map for an innovative fe


Chandra Kanth , hi Oct, 24 2016


helo sir. Now a days lot of farmers following traditional ways of cultivation. Latest technologies are not coming to villages why this lack of awareness what is to be done? please suggest the social responsibilities?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


Where technology is available, farmers do adapt to it quickly. Take BT cotton. 97% of cotton farmers embraced it, and India is the largest producer/exporter of cotton now. The problem is ICAR and Agri universities which did a great job decades ago are increasingly passive. We need to give real push to agri R&D in public sector.
Where technology is available, farmers do adapt to it quickly. Take BT cotton. 97% of cotton farmers embraced it, and India is the largest producer/exporter of cotton now. The problem is ICAR and Agri universities which did a great job decades ago are increasingly passive. We need to give real push


[email protected] , Indian Oct, 24 2016


Sir we have seen many incidents in the recent past on the issue that people aren't standing while the national anthem is being played in theaters. Is it necessary to play national anthem in movie theaters?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


I thought they discontinued playing national anthem in movie theaters. It is better to avoid it on festive occasions. Otherwise we will only bring down the prestige of the national flag and the anthem.


Mayank Tiwari , Engineer. UPSC aspirant. Oct, 24 2016


Hello sir I have been waiting for this AMA. I am a UPSC aspirant. I have left my comfortable job with a motive of serving the nation. But is it even worth it? Is system inside so corrupted that one cannot change everything.


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


Bureaucracy has a vital role. We need competent delivery and innovative practices. At the same time we need governance reform and systemic change. All are needed. Each of us should do the best we can.


Mayank Tiwari , Engineer. UPSC aspirant. Oct, 24 2016


While preparing for UPSC, I am asked to not have my own opinion on any issues. Why are we creating civil servants who don't have opinions of their own. Are we afraid of anyone challenging the system?


Sravan Mandhala , I am what I am Oct, 24 2016


What is your opinion on Pawan Kalyan. He has already announced in Media that he would like to work with you.Are you willing to support him on issue basis. Lot of youngsters are of the opinion both Loksatta and janasena should contest elections together .Are you open to conest if janasena extends support to Loksatta
What is your opinion on Pawan Kalyan. He has already announced in Media that he would like to work with you.Are you willing to support him on issue basis. Lot of youngsters are of the opinion both Loksatta and janasena should contest elections together .Are you open to conest if janasena extends sup


[email protected] , Indian Oct, 24 2016


Sir engineering being the most popular course from the past few years and more and more people opting it,but there are only few colleges offering quality education to students. What should be done to make condition better for students who are mostly going non engineering related jobs due to scarcity of jobs.
Sir engineering being the most popular course from the past few years and more and more people opting it,but there are only few colleges offering quality education to students. What should be done to make condition better for students who are mostly going non engineering related jobs due to scarcit


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


We have too many engineering colleges, 90% of which give substandard training. And we have very few real institutions at every level – polytechnic, ITI etc – improving skills. We need comprehensive changes:

1. Have strict accreditation policy and close down substandard colleges

2. Create autonomous agency for rating and make findings public regularly

3. Allow top class corporates and global universities to establish universities here subject to credibility and quality

4. Scrap current model of AICTE, and revamp regulation, moving from licensing to rating and transparency.

5. Let there be exit regulation at the time of entry into profession.

We have too many engineering colleges, 90% of which give substandard training. And we have very few real institutions at every level – polytechnic, ITI etc – improving skills. We need comprehensive changes: 1. Have strict accreditation policy and close down substandard colleges 2. Create autono


Asmk Naik , pursuing graduation currently .. and have a s Oct, 24 2016


Sir i want to become an IAS officer ? will it be needful to serve the public or joining politics like you would be better? what according to you is the role of students in politics?


Rajesh Agarwal , Chief Engineer, Honda Motor Company Oct, 24 2016


Awaremonk thanks for organizing this.

Sir I heard you at IIM Bangalore couple of years ago. Yous spoke about many reforms that can be taken in the sector. 2 years have passed and we didn't see any of them being implemented.

Is it true that 'Is desh ka kuch nhi ho skta?"



Vamsi Jarajapu , An IT Professional who want to make a differe Oct, 24 2016


Dear Sir,

There are a lot of technological advances happening around the world.

What in your view is stopping us from implementing integrated systems which connect to all the modules in the government related to civic amenities (like power, water, waste disposal, etc) and provide better facilities to the citizens.

This would enable optimal utilization of the resources(both personnel and machinery) and also brings transparency to the citizens on the work that is being done.

Dear Sir, There are a lot of technological advances happening around the world. What in your view is stopping us from implementing integrated systems which connect to all the modules in the government related to civic amenities (like power, water, waste disposal, etc) and provide better facilities t


Aravinth Srinivasan , Planning to start a startup in agriculture Oct, 24 2016


Hello Mr. JP, Is there a'clean' model that can be scaled up nevertheless for political parties which stand for clean governance? AAP has deviated from its path in scaling up and Lok Satta Party is not scaling up.


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


Electoral contest is one way of accelerating change, but it will work only if at least 10% sustained vote is obtained for reform. In large parts of India, reformists are getting only 1-2% support. Therefore, LokSatta decision was tactical. We need to focus our energies productively to push reform agenda. This is especially true because we do not have PR system to translate low vote share into political outcomes.
Electoral contest is one way of accelerating change, but it will work only if at least 10% sustained vote is obtained for reform. In large parts of India, reformists are getting only 1-2% support. Therefore, LokSatta decision was tactical. We need to focus our energies productively to push reform ag


Akshat Rao , Junior Scientist at BARC, Trying Awaremonk. Oct, 24 2016


World over, share of people depending on agri falls with modernisation. US has only 2 per cent. Europe 3 - 5%, . India has over 50 %but sharing only 14 per cent GDP. The challenges are capital formation, productivity, market access, value addition and trade policies we must aim at 25% population in agri sector, with about 20-25% GDP, including value addition.
World over, share of people depending on agri falls with modernisation. US has only 2 per cent. Europe 3 - 5%, . India has over 50 %but sharing only 14 per cent GDP. The challenges are capital formation, productivity, market access, value addition and trade policies we must aim at 25% population in


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


We have 140-160M hectares of agricultural land - 11% of global agriculture land mass, Our productivity is low, potential is high. If we have sensible policies of Research and Development, Marketing, storage, retail chain, value addition and trade, we can significantly enhance incomes. Now 50% India depends on agriculture, and shares only 14% GDP. This must be changed.
We have 140-160M hectares of agricultural land - 11% of global agriculture land mass, Our productivity is low, potential is high. If we have sensible policies of Research and Development, Marketing, storage, retail chain, value addition and trade, we can significantly enhance incomes. Now 50% India


[email protected] , Indian Oct, 24 2016


Sir I saw a news in paper couple of days ago. That your party will be contesting in upcoming elections and the decision taken by you to quit politics is an emotional one does that mean you will be contesting in upcoming elections


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


The challenge is to make ethical and rational politics sustainable. In the present model of politics of vote buying (particularly in the South and West), freebies and divisions, given our FPTP electoral system true reform parties have a long fight ahead. We need to push for electoral system change, local government empowerment and service delivery in govt offices (to reduce dependence on party cadres) in order to accelerate political transformation. That is what LokSatta is actively pursuing.
The challenge is to make ethical and rational politics sustainable. In the present model of politics of vote buying (particularly in the South and West), freebies and divisions, given our FPTP electoral system true reform parties have a long fight ahead. We need to push for electoral system change,


pugal raj , fmgf Oct, 24 2016


The main problem in agriculture in india is ,no proper implementation of AFMC,farmers are forced to sell their products at lower prices in local market sir...what is the remedy for this according to you sir?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


In agriculture we have many imbalances. Because of wrong policies, cereals are overproduced. We are the biggest importers of cooking oil (14 Mt) and pulses (now it will be almost 10 Mt). Unless market chain is compressed by retail chains, free market is allowed, judicious incentives are given for some crops and value addition is promoted, both farmer and consumer will suffer. Demand for milk, meat, fruits, vegetables and fish is rising. We need rational policies to promote production f those commodities. As you pointed out, access to fair markets and good price are the keys. Govt monopoly over markets, political control, corruption and poor infrastructure are hurting farmers and agri sector.
In agriculture we have many imbalances. Because of wrong policies, cereals are overproduced. We are the biggest importers of cooking oil (14 Mt) and pulses (now it will be almost 10 Mt). Unless market chain is compressed by retail chains, free market is allowed, judicious incentives are given for so


Ravindra Babu , Cool always Oct, 24 2016


Sir,, i am ravindra we got independence in 1947, still now we unable to remove caste inequalities still higher caste lower caste is built in the blood of all people, what is the solution for this sir? Is God created by caste is it a blood or any identity?


Leela Vedulla , student Oct, 25 2016


sir,when you are questioning caste system ,you should question religion also, you should question regional feeling also,you should question, one's love towards his language ,one's love towards his country etc,because the blood of pakistan people is same as blood of indian people.If you say one should love his own country ,then it comes to one should love his own caste,it is as simple as that .loving your country doesn't mean that we should hate other country or we should not help other country .It is as simple as that one should love his caste ,language,region ,country etc but it doesn't mean that we should hate other caste ,language,region, country etc.At the end of the day all these system should turn in helping others ,which is called humanity .so if these systems are making the people to help others ,then whats wrong with these systems.But i agree that these systems are exploited by people especially by politicians in wrong way for their personal benefits.so the problem is not in these systems but in the thinking of people.so people should aware of that and behave gently.
sir,when you are questioning caste system ,you should question religion also, you should question regional feeling also,you should question, one's love towards his language ,one's love towards his country etc,because the blood of pakistan people is same as blood of indian people.If you say one shou


Ravindra Babu , Cool always Oct, 26 2016


Sir, What you are saying is correct country religion region caste everything have their own groups but am talking to the context of indian development in diff sectors economically, socially; and culturally,, one of the main problems which i got to know by experience is caste system, region religion it doesnt effect our devlp to that extent as caste system do,, caste is injected to the blood of our people it doesn't showing cooperation at all, when u goto some parts of our country even now also they say their children not to talk vth low caste people, they will see marriage proposals in their own community,, y all these things happening after getting independence,, is it their sin to take birth in low caste?? Do we have any solution to eradicate this? Or else it s not a problem at all??
Sir, What you are saying is correct country religion region caste everything have their own groups but am talking to the context of indian development in diff sectors economically, socially; and culturally,, one of the main problems which i got to know by experience is caste system, region relig


Leela Vedulla , student Oct, 26 2016


sir, I agree to the fact you mentioned that caste is treated different from religion ,region ,language ,country etc.But the problem is in thinking of people sir ,because they are thinking that their caste is better than other caste. My opinion is If they treat caste like remaining things like region, religion ,language ,country etc there won't be any problem.So,the problem is in execution of caste system,but not in caste system.If people are aware of this then there would be no problem.
sir, I agree to the fact you mentioned that caste is treated different from religion ,region ,language ,country etc.But the problem is in thinking of people sir ,because they are thinking that their caste is better than other caste. My opinion is If they treat caste like remaining things like region


Rajshekhar , student at BITS goa. I am here to learn. Oct, 24 2016


I am excited for this AMA, Sir, What needs to be done to make agriculture profitable for more farmers in India?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


We have 140-160 M hectares of agricultural land - 11% of global agriculture land mass, Our productivity is low, potential is high. If we have sensible policies of Research and Development, Marketing, storage, retail chain, value addition and trade, we can significantly enhance incomes. Now 50% India depends on agriculture, and shares only 14% GDP. This must be changed.
We have 140-160 M hectares of agricultural land - 11% of global agriculture land mass, Our productivity is low, potential is high. If we have sensible policies of Research and Development, Marketing, storage, retail chain, value addition and trade, we can significantly enhance incomes. Now 50% India


Asmk Naik , pursuing graduation currently .. and have a s Oct, 24 2016


SIR recently telangana got divided into 31 districts . will it really provide good governence ? or is that a mere symbolism and what about the power of a district collector?


Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 Oct, 24 2016


There is a case to increase the number from 10 about 18-20; 31 are too many. Generally districts in TS and AP are larger than in other states. Smaller districts will help focus on small towns and rural areas. But there will be personnel problems in the short term, as we don’t have enough senior officers in IAS and IPS for districts.
There is a case to increase the number from 10 about 18-20; 31 are too many. Generally districts in TS and AP are larger than in other states. Smaller districts will help focus on small towns and rural areas. But there will be personnel problems in the short term, as we don’t have enough senior of


Pavan Kumar , keep calm and do your work Oct, 24 2016


I agree with the point small districts will provide good governance, but is that all true when our leaders double standard and corrupt. If you state of goa which is smallest sate in India, I visited goa in last rainy season and I was shocked by seeing the how worse the roads are , we stuck in roads for more than hours. I don't think small or big matters most, great leaders with great vision makes the difference.
I agree with the point small districts will provide good governance, but is that all true when our leaders double standard and corrupt. If you state of goa which is smallest sate in India, I visited goa in last rainy season and I was shocked by seeing the how worse the roads are , we stuck in roads



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Jayaprakash Narayan , Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan served in IAS for 16 years. After resigning from IAS in 1996 to build a reform movement, he served in several capacities – as a MLA, and as member of National Advisory Council, Second Administrative Reforms Commission and Vigilance Oct, 24 2016


India has the potential to convert our farming into a dynamic, globally competitive, fast-growing, job-creating sector. What is seen as a drag on our economy can be a stimulant to growth. We need to choose prosperity over poverty; opportunities over alms; and liberty over state controls. Our farmers have delivered great results against heavy odds and fetters. Even in this atmosphere of State controls, market impediments, poor logistics and storage, and little value addition, Indian agriculture showed great promise. We export more than we import. We have a good grains glut. Indian farmers can do a lot more. Once the fetters are removed and the right incentives are provided, Indian farmer can be globally competitive, and rural economy can be transformed. Good Night.

Guru , Straightforward Oct, 24 2016


Sir when r u sitting for fast until death for special status to AP. All reforms will hapen when we hav suffuicient funds and tax reforms

Guru , Straightforward Oct, 24 2016


We talk abt reforms in agriculture n GDP share. But when thr r no human resources and income compared to services sector, how can it progress.