Saturday, 19 October 2013

Onion prices hit a century

Posted By Kame Daima, Admin BODOLAND


                                                                     Editor’s Message

             To the next talks, Bodoland has remained an apple of discord as the same geographical location has been demanded by the other communities with fewer competencies. Recently, some of our honoured leaders have claimed themselves as the only precursor of Bodoland movement, that they can conceive separate Bodoland state only on the lines of the present BTC which lacks many advantages of administration development. They think of conceiving a full pledged statehood with increased power of home and finance department to be independent and free from state interference. The govt. hinted it and it may also materialize.

          It’s a good idea intertwined with the idea of integrity and understanding. Many of the intellectuals support this idea.

        But, the reality has been quite different at present. The recent up rise of the anti-Bodo elements in the heart of Bodoland has resulted due to the deprivation of their rights and privileges as they asserted and it has crippled the very foundation of the unity that the Bodos had been enjoying under the leaderships of BPF and ABSU. It would be a gross mistake on the parts of BPF to say that they had never been a part of Boodoland movement under the aegis of ABSU in the past. It was a time to establish the greater Bodo nation in the corridors of developed nation, but our lethargic and selfish motive has led to the degradation to the root level.
              As reported and to everybody’s knowledge, the ABSU will assert its continued demand for Bodoland and in parallel the ruling BPF may assert its influence on to promulgate Home and Finance department to the BTC for more efficient governance. Both are a welcome gesture on the part of the all round development of the Bodoland. Narrow criticism, abusive language and threats will never serve the Bodos for unity and understanding rather may create communal hatred, disharmony and bloodsheds. We have to appease the anti-elements by any means!!!
       It’s a time to respond to the call of the day and take a strategic role for the Bodo nation.
Let us shun violence, let peace and unity reign Bodoland.    
        
     
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Centre for changes in dam design: CMSTAFF Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Oct 17 – The Centre has agreed to provide Assam 300 MW of power, in addition to the already allocated 208 MW, and 25 MW of free power from the Lower Subansiri Hydro-electric Project. Besides, the Union Power Ministry has also agreed to effect some changes in the dam’s design along with additional safety measures as suggested by the independent Dam Design Review Panel (DDRP) set up as a follow-up to the recommendations of the Thatte Committee.
The National Hydro Electric Power Corporation (NHPC), which is executing the project, will also be implementing the recommendations of the Joint Steering Committee (constituted in consultation with the State Government) with a total financial implication of Rs 470 crore.
Announcing this at a press conference today, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that the Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Power, Jyotiraditya M Scindia had conveyed the developments to him through an official letter.
The Power Ministry also requested Gogoi to convene tripartite talks with the agitating groups, the NHPC/Government of India and the State Government to resolve the impasse over the project and resume the construction works.
Gogoi said that the continued delay in the resumption of works would cause cost escalation of the project and consequently, an increase in power tariffs that would have to be ultimately borne by the public.
“The Centre has also mentioned this and it is in the interest of Assam that the project is taken to its logical conclusion at the earliest. The Power Ministry has agreed to effect some changes in the project’s design besides incorporating a few additional safety measures,” he added.
The independent Dam Design Review Panel, according to the letter from the Union Power Ministry, “has examined the issues involved viz., foundation competency, seismic aspect, dam design review and existing ground conditions and has proposed some additionalsafety measures. The Ministry of Power has accepted the recommendations and the NHPC has been asked to take the project forward on the lines suggested by the DDRP. With these measures put into place, the safety of the dam from the seismic angle will be adequately addressed.”
The Chief Minister also claimed that the State’s power scenario would improve considerably by 2014 with the commissioning of the Bongaigaon Thermal Power Project. Besides, the State will also get 240 MW from the Palatana thermal power plant of Tripura, he added.

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Result of the last week:

Are Bodos in need of a new student organization? Your opinion?

A. Yes
  1 (9%)

B. No
  8 (72%)

C. Never now
  3 (27%)

D. It may bring another clash amongst Bodos
  2 (18%)

E. It is a must for development of Bodos
  0 (0%)
F. ABSU has failed to meet its commitment
  0 (0%)
G. Can not say
  0 (0%)
H. It is only for benefit of tainted leaders
  3 (27%)














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Posted By Kame Daima, Admin BODOLAND


                                                                     Editor’s Message

             To the next talks, Bodoland has remained an apple of discord as the same geographical location has been demanded by the other communities with fewer competencies. Recently, some of our honoured leaders have claimed themselves as the only precursor of Bodoland movement, that they can conceive separate Bodoland state only on the lines of the present BTC which lacks many advantages of administration development. They think of conceiving a full pledged statehood with increased power of home and finance department to be independent and free from state interference. The govt. hinted it and it may also materialize.

          It’s a good idea intertwined with the idea of integrity and understanding. Many of the intellectuals support this idea.

        But, the reality has been quite different at present. The recent up rise of the anti-Bodo elements in the heart of Bodoland has resulted due to the deprivation of their rights and privileges as they asserted and it has crippled the very foundation of the unity that the Bodos had been enjoying under the leaderships of BPF and ABSU. It would be a gross mistake on the parts of BPF to say that they had never been a part of Boodoland movement under the aegis of ABSU in the past. It was a time to establish the greater Bodo nation in the corridors of developed nation, but our lethargic and selfish motive has led to the degradation to the root level.
              As reported and to everybody’s knowledge, the ABSU will assert its continued demand for Bodoland and in parallel the ruling BPF may assert its influence on to promulgate Home and Finance department to the BTC for more efficient governance. Both are a welcome gesture on the part of the all round development of the Bodoland. Narrow criticism, abusive language and threats will never serve the Bodos for unity and understanding rather may create communal hatred, disharmony and bloodsheds. We have to appease the anti-elements by any means!!!
       It’s a time to respond to the call of the day and take a strategic role for the Bodo nation.
Let us shun violence, let peace and unity reign Bodoland.    
        
     
                                                    Please log in and read more:  www.bodolandtimes.com

                                                             R E G U L A R   F  E A T U R E s
Onion prices hit a centuryMAMATA MISHRA
 GUWAHATI, Oct 18 – The worst fears in the case of onion prices have come true in Guwahati with the bulb hitting a century, the highest price ever commanded by the humble onion. Whereas a huge gap between wholesale and retail rates has made theunfair trade practices most evident, it has forced the State machinery to come into the scene for a direct market intervention from tomorrow.
Retailers, mostly the small vendors and local shopkeepers, are selling onion at an eye-watering rate of Rs 100 per kg. Though the rate graph of this essential kitchen staple has been constantly showing an upward swing since the past couple of months, a fall was predicted after the arrival of fresh crop from Nasik.
In Guwahati, the gap between the wholesale and retail prices is noticeable with the former being Rs 60 to 65 per kg in Fancy Bazar wholesale market. With two rake-loads of onions stuck up on way due to unfavourable weather conditions, a visible scarcity gripped the markets during the past couple of days.
Meanwhile, swinging into action, the Food and Civil Supplies Department has decided to sell onions at the wholesale rate through 60-odd notified fair price shops called ‘Amar Dokan’ from tomorrow. According to sources in the department, the situation is likely to improve by Monday or Tuesday, when the onion consignment arrives in Guwahati.Wholesalers have agreed to provide onion at the rate of Rs 56 per kg to such shops and the common people could buy it at the rate of Rs 59 per kg.
“Action could not be taken against the vendors selling onion at the rate of Rs 100 per kg, because both potato and onion do not come under the legal purview of essential commodities due to their perishable nature. Also, it is not easy to monitor the activities of small retailers as they are a scattered lot whereas we keep strict vigil on the wholesale trade and bulk rates of commodities,” said a senior official of the department on condition of anonymity.
“This situation has emerged from supply shortage and the unrestrained trade practice of taking undue advantage in the festive season,” said a consumer.
Currently, onion is coming to the Northeast from Bangalore and a normalcy in its rates could only be expected after Nasik, the bulk supplier, fills the demand-supply gap. Vinod Surana, secretary of the Guwahati Potato Onion Merchants’ Association said, “We are constantly getting customer feedback after the rates soared up to Rs 100 in Guwahati. But still, we are selling bulk onion at a rate of Rs 60-65 per kg. We expected a fall by November 15, when fresh crop from Nasik would arrive, but now, we have heard continuous rains have damaged 40 per cent of the crop, which would elongate the wait for cheaper onions.”
Reacting to the retailers’ allegation about bulk trade of onion without cash memo, he said that it is a must for the wholesaler to give cash memo to the retailers. “If anyone denies a cash memo, the purchasers should immediately approach the government authorities for redressing their grievances,” he said.

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Result of the last week:

Are Bodos in need of a new student organization? Your opinion?

A. Yes
  1 (9%)

B. No
  8 (72%)

C. Never now
  3 (27%)

D. It may bring another clash amongst Bodos
  2 (18%)

E. It is a must for development of Bodos
  0 (0%)
F. ABSU has failed to meet its commitment
  0 (0%)
G. Can not say
  0 (0%)
H. It is only for benefit of tainted leaders
  3 (27%)














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