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Cultivate the agrarian sector to increase national wealth

With reference to the editorial Keep up the momentum (Our Take, December 1), the government should use the agricultural output to reduce national debt.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2010 22:44 IST

Cultivate the agrarian sector to increase national wealth

With reference to the editorial Keep up the momentum (Our Take, December 1), the government should use the agricultural output to reduce national debt. It should not repeat the the mistake of letting thousands of tonnes of foodgrain rot in silos. If Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar can work towards improving grain management and grain storage facilities, there will be a marked increase in farm output, and consequently the national income, in future.

Bal Govind, Noida

In the same leaky boat

Pankaj Vohra in his article Bihar a wake-up call for Congress (Between Us, November 29) rightly argues that the 2014 parliamentary polls will not be a cakewalk for either the Congress or the BJP. While the Congress doesn’t have a roadmap for the upcoming assembly elections in UP, West Bengal and Kerala, the BJP is marred by intra-party politics.

Mohammad Ashyam, Aligarh

Putting words in BCCI’s mouth

It was shocking to read the article titled Royals get relief, BCCI to challenge order (December 1). The story allegedly quotes a top BCCI official saying “An arbitrator’s order is never final, there is always scope for both parties to challenge it in court. And this is a ridiculous order anyway. What does it mean to have the termination stayed for six weeks?". We strongly deny that anybody from the BCCI said anything of this sort. It’s a false report.

N Srinivasan, Secretary, BCCI

Our correspondent replies:

We would like to reiterate that the comments attributed to a top BCCI official in the article are genuine. We spoke to a BCCI official who spoke on the condition of anonymity given the sensitive nature of the issue.