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india Updated: Jun 16, 2013 23:52 IST

Government must motivate people to earn their living
With reference to the report Food Bill may head back to House (June 14), the food security Bill is an election gimmick by the UPA. Theoretically, it is a sound proposal, but with the Bill the motivation to earn a livelihood is dampened. This will weaken the government’s financial prowess and will also affect the GDP. Instead of welfare handouts, the government should come up with a scheme that will motivate people to earn their living. Moreover, a scheme of this proportion is bound to lead to greater corruption.
Mahesh Kumar, via email

Communication made easy
I don’t agree with the observation made in the editorial Having the last word (June 14) that the invention of quicker means of communication was a quest to ‘make the world smaller’. For example, the email is a fast, cheap and efficient mode of communication. The quest here is to make communication easier. In this regard, the greatest challenge at present is to make government officials realise the advantages of e-communication, which, other than it being quicker and cheaper, is also environmentally friendly and helps in improving work efficiency.
SN Bhargava, via email

Far from being civilised
This refers to the editorial Govern better to ensure peace (Our Take, June 15). It is unfortunate that after six decades of Independence India is far from being called a ‘civilised’ nation. Violent protests and agitations, like the May 25 Maoist attack, are the order of the day and the government should handle such burning issues with utmost care. Only through economic freedom and equal opportunities for all people cutting across sections can the people of the country be empowered.
P Senthil Saravana Durai, Madurai

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