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The government must invest in proper storage of grains

india Updated: May 16, 2012 22:29 IST
Hindustan Times

The government must invest in proper storage of grains

With reference to the report Problem of plenty behind grain storage issues (May 15), I am amazed to read that officials of the Union government are blaming the procurement process for the largescale wastage of grains. Why can’t our expert planners assess the expected yield and figure out how many storage facilities India would require to store the total output? Moreover, this wastage of foodgrains has become a yearly phenomenon and yet the government is not doing anything about it. There are many new materials available for storing grains for longer periods. Why is the government not exploring these new products?

Taposh Bhattacharya, Bhopal

All’s not well with Kashmir

This is with reference to Hilal Mir’s Quiet, but not peaceful (May 14). I completely agree with the author’s views on Kashmir that despite the claims made by the self-appointed Kashmir experts, the situation there continues to be vulnerable. Normalcy can return to the state only when displaced Kashmiri Pandits are allowed to return to their homeland without any fear and as per their legitimate geopolitical aspirations.

Kamal Hak, Noida

A perfect health facility

Kudos to the Delhi government for setting up Delhi State Cancer Institute (Modern cancer care, free of cost, May 15), a state-of-the-art cancer facility. This proves that the government can provide proper healthcare at moderate rates. This institute not only has the look of a posh hospital but also has modern facilities for cancer treatment. There is a need to create many more such institutes.

Sirikrishna, Noida

First Published: May 16, 2012 22:27 IST