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india Updated: Jun 20, 2013 02:50 IST

Sitaram Yechury in his article Nothing on their plates (Left Hand Drive, June 18) rightly states that an effective and transparent implementation of the public distribution system (PDS) could be an alternative to the much-awaited National Food Security Bill.

Given that the welfare of one section should not be at the cost of another, it is imperative for our policy-makers to ensure the security of farmers through policies like the minimum support price.

Besides this, the government should also focus on the upgradation of education and health facilities for the development of human resource so as to further the goal of food security. The government should also make employment generation a priority.

Sandeep Poswal, via email

With reference to Vandana Ramnani’s article A good start, but miles to go (June 17), in view of the fact that delays in construction of residential projects have become par for the course in India, the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill 2013, if implemented in letter and spirit, will be a boon for those who invest their hard-earned money in a house.

Doing away with the ambiguous concept of super area and preventing developers from putting out misleading advertisments will bring about transparency, boost consumer confidence and rein in dubious property developers.

Komal Jain, Bhopal

The victory of moderate cleric Hasan Rouhani in Iran’s presidential elections is good news for the country (Grasp the nettle, June 17). Besides dealing with a flailing economy, he must ensure that the country’s nuclear process is transparent.

He must also work towards improving the deep historical and cultural relations between India and Iran.

Vijay D Patil, Pune