Telangana Current Affairs 10th December 2015
India -Pakistan to tie up ties, break the logjam
Breaking the logjam in thier ties, India and Pakistan on Wednesday announced that they have decided to engage in a “Comprehensive dialogue” that will include peace and security and Jammu and Kashmir. External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif about India’s commitment to good neighbourly relations during their meet on Dec 9. Swaraj called on Sharif on the sidelines of the Heart of Asia Conference in Islamabad. Swaraj also said that PM Modi is going to visit here in next year in SAARC summit.
Indian Farmer under stress,shows the data
As much as 67% of India’s farmland is the held by marginal farmers with holdings below one hectare, against less than 1% in large holdings of 10 hectares and above, show the latest Agricultural Census. The average size of these holding has been estimated as 1.15 hectare. The average size of these holdings has shown a steady declining trend over various agricultural census since 1970-71. The percentage of area that was actually operated under larger holdings was more than 10 times that actual land held at 10.59%, while for marginal farmers it was three times lower at 22.5%. This clearly show the stress that marginal farmers undergo in India. Another cause for concern is that in 2010-11, the proportion of net irrigated area to net area sown was 45.7% , which shows that for half the country’s farm land irrigation is yet to reach farmers, who rely entirely on rains for their crops. Among the sources of irrigation, tube-wells were main source followed by canals.While the cropped area in India is estimated at 193.76 million hectares, 9 states accounted for 78% of it – A.P.(united), Karnataka, Gujarat, M.P., Maharasthra, Rajasthan, U.P.,Punjab and West Bengal. Out of total 64.57 million hectare net irrigated area, 48.16% is accounted for by small and marginal holdings, 43.77% by small-medium and Medium holdings and 8.07% by large holdings , census shows.
The Agricultural census in India is conducted at five-yearly intervals for collection of information about structural aspects of farm holdings in the country. The basic unit for data is the area under operational holding.
The Agricultural census is collected in 3 phases- first on primary subjects like the numbers and area of operational holdings, followed by a detailed one based on samples from 20% of villages on tenancy, land use, irrigation and finally on pattern of input use. The agricultural census doesn’t include those holdings under livestock,poultry and fishing.
T-Hub Phase II to come up in next two years
Government of Telangana identifies 10 acres land at Raidurg. Innovation fund raised to Rs.600 crore from 100 crore. The new facility will have 4,000 seater capacity and about 3.5 lakh sq. ft. Also, the government is also coming up with a startup policy and it will be released in last week of December. Through the policy, the government proposes to encourage the startups by offering exclusively for product supplies and services to the government departments. The government will become captive consumer for those products and services offered by the startups stationed in T-HUB.
Nagul Meera Urs – Manifestation of Communal harmony
The high note of the Urs is that for over 3 decades the local Muslims and Hindus not only participate in the festivity but also run it with utmost commitment.
At a time when the country is witnessing a widespread debate on ‘intolerance’, here is an urs that glorifies Hindu-Muslim unity . The annual two-day Nagul Meera Urs of Hazrath Nagul Meera Dargah Sharif, which manifests a classic example of communal integrity and harmony, is allset to begin at a forest location near Satyanaravanapuram village under Yellandu mandal in Khammam district on Dec 10.