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New Economic Policy: Implications for Water

With the new economic policy new priorities are emerging in agriculture, industry and urbanisation that will bring changes in both water availability and use. Water has always been a common property resource, which if now privatised or even considered as an economic good will give rise to new kinds of tensions.

Srisailam Project Oustees Left in Lurch

is revealing. In the original schedule of employments, there is an employment under the heading Employment in public motor transport'. The last revision of wages was made on November 16,1984. Since then no revision has been made though 13 years have elapsed. Take another example; the rate of minimum wage in tanneries or leather manufactories was revised on December 29, 1978. Since then no revision has been made though 19 years have passed. Let us lake some other examples of employment which have been included in the schedule. The rate of minimum wage was last revised in silk printing on July 2, 1979. Another example is chaki mill where the rate was revised on April 11, 1980. In the plastic industry the rate was fixed on July 20, 1975. More such examples can be given. In fact out of 24 employments, in a majority of employments the minimum wages have not been revised for five years.

Weather and Water in Urban Areas

Weather and Water in Urban Areas C Ramachandraiah The available evidence suggests that cities are becoming warmer with every passing year Life in cities can be made more livable if sincere measures are taken to preserve the green belts ('lung spaces'), grow more trees, and improve public transportation. By polluting the existing sources of water supply, cities are resorting to excessive withdrawal of groundwater causing land subsidence in some of the big cities, and transportation of water from longer distances with enormous cost Water conflicts are also arising because of competing uses like irrigation, industrialisation and urban water supply.

Revenue Village vs Real Village-Under-Enumeration and Non-Enumeration under Srisailam Project

Under-Enumeration and Non-Enumeration under Srisailam Project C Ramachandraiah By blindly following certain concepts such as that of 'revenue village , the Census exercise has in certain areas resulted in under-enumeration and non-enumeration. In areas affected by the Srisailam project in Andhra Pradesh, for instance, entire villages have been left out.


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