The DDA's new policy is a case of well begun, half done
The Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) decision to change rules pertaining to the sale of properties is welcome (DDA changes norms, selling property easier, March 28). The decision should have been taken much earlier. Now, the DDA should ensure that unlike its earlier policies, this one is successfully implemented so that it benefits the common man. It should give people the option of paying the conversion charges online, which will eliminate red tapism and corruption.
Brijender Mehta, Delhi
Having a field day in labs
B Ashok's views in Link labs to fields (March 28) are not new. Scientists from Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) have been providing seeds, fertilisers and even equipment to farmers under their lab-to-land programmes for years. They have been working hard in the field of agriculture-based entrepreneurship and helping farmers maximise profits. But there is a need to get more scientists on board and ensure that ICAR is promoted to the status of a regulatory body for all agro-based projects in India.
KMP Singh, Patna
Preserve the national treasure
The increase in the number of tigers as per the latest tiger census is good news for environmentalists and tiger-lovers in India (Track those pugmarks, Our Take, March 29). It's true that the government should not get complacent. It should closely monitor the population of the big cat to ensure that it's pulled out of the category of endangered species.
Pulin Malik, via email