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Daily News Digest : Hueiyen Lanpao – 21 October 2011

18 cadres of various UG outfits surrender, society should wholeheartedly adopt them: Chief Minister [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Imphal, October 20: Eighteen cadres of different UG groups including 18 cadres of KNLF, two cadres of PREPAK and one each of UNLF, PLA, KCP, PRA and UPPK surrendered with arms and ammunitions to the state government today at a formal ceremony held at the HQ IGAR (South), Mantripukhri today. The cadres who surrendered to […]

Even IAS officers do not know the value of time [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

 Imphal, October 20: When it comes to the question whether one recognizes the value of time in this society, the answer, definitely will be no. Hardly any function in the state start off at the exact time as scheduled, except those functions attended by the Governor. The interaction programme among the Booth Level Officer(BLOs) of Imphal […]

Pen down strike on in Jiribam [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Jiribam, October 20: Responding to the call of Jiribam District Demand Committee (JDDC), employees working in various Government offices under Jiribam Sub-Division have launched a pen down strike since yesterday. In continuation of its ongoing agitation over the demand for upgradation of Jiribam Sub-Division to a full-fledged revenue district, JDDC had earlier called for a pen […]

Imphal Municipal Council to be upgraded to Corporation [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Hueiyen News Service: Imphal, October 20: A meeting of the State Cabinet today gave its approval to upgradation of Imphal Municipal Council to the status of a Corporation and establishment of Ward Development Committee offices. According to information received by the press, necessary Acts for upgradation of Imphal Municipal Council to the status of Corporation would […]

ADC teachers staged sit in protest [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 20: Teachers under the Autonomous District Council (ADC), Chandel staged a sit in protest at the Indoor stadium ,Japhou Bazar, Chandel Dist Head quarters today. Speaking at the sidelines of the agitation, HT Pollingson Anal, President, ADC Chandel branch said that the arrear for the financial year 2001 to 2005 have not been released […]

Bad weather affects routine ops in JN hospital, washing machine to substitute drying comber machine [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

 N Sanajaoba Meetei Imphal, October 20: Routine operations in JN Hospital could not be conducted today, the reason? As the sun god refused to come out, washed clothes which were to be worn by the doctors, patients and other staffs during an operation, could not be dried. No dry cloths no operations, as simple as that. […]

‘Procure goods at all costs’: Women Organisations [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, October 20: The meeting of the four women organizations held today at Manipur Press club has unanimously resolved that the government should take up every possible step to procure goods from outside the state along the NHs of the state and the economic blockade initiators should come up with other means to achieve their demands. […]

POL Depot at Malom [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

 Imphal, October 20: To be constructed with the stated purpose of ensuring adequate supply of petroleum products in the State, the proposed POL Depot at Malom, Imphal would have a storing capacity of 21,975 Kilolitre of petroleum products. The Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh would be laying the foundation stone of the proposed POL Depot during […]

The 34th Kha-Manipur Drama Festival, 2011 concludes [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

 Imphal, October 20: The 34th Kha-Manipur Drama Festival, 2011 which was jointly organized by Langmeidong Dramatic Union, Langmeidong and Manipur State Kala Akademi, Imphal concluded yesterday. In all 12 theatre groups participated in the festival. The results of the competition held in the festival have been declared and the prizes would be distributed on October 24. […]

KCP (MTF) cadre arrested [Hueiyen Lanpao]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

 Imphal, October 20: Acting on credible information, Imphal West District Police Commandos reportedly arrested one active member of KCP (MTF) from Samurou Bazar at around 9.45 am yesterday. In a press note, Senior SP of Imphal West District has identified the arrested KCP (MTF) member as Naorem Jillagamba alias Jilla alias Hitler (46) s/o late Naorem […]

Daily News Digest : Imphal Free Press – 21 October 2011


Civil Society Organisations threaten with stir in case of govt’s failure to address present hardship [Imphal Free Press]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 20: In an attempt to prevent frequent public hardship arising out of blockades, strikes and other forms of agitations, several valley-based civil society organizations today unanimously drafted a number of resolutions urging the government for immediate intervention during any such eventualities.  In the meantime, they have further declared to launch a massive public […]

Cabinet approves upgradation of Imphal Municipal Council to corporation [Imphal Free Press]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 20: The state cabinet meeting held this evening under the chair of Chief Minister Okram Ibobi at his official Bungalow has approved the upgradation of Imphal Municipal Council to the status of Corporation. The cabinet further approved the placement of principals in the higher scale of Rs. 4500-150-5700-200-7300 rectification date of placement, Manipur […]

18 militants lay down arms before Chief Minister [Imphal Free Press]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 20: Altogether 18 militants belonging to seven different underground organizations have laid down their arms before Chief Minister Okram Ibobi today in a home coming ceremony held at HQ IGAR (South), Mantripukhri, Imphal. The surrendered militants were 11 cadres of Kuki National Liberation Front (KNLF), namely army no. 1014 s/s Capt Lunkholal Lalboi […]

READ global inaugurates second community library in state [Imphal Free Press]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, October 20: Tazei community Library and Resource Centre was inaugurated today by Dr Antonia Neubauer, founder READ Global at Sangaiprou Kabui village, Imphal west, under the joint sponsorship of READ India and Sangaiprou Naga Youth Organization . The inaugural function was attended by K Kadudai, village chief and Geeta Malhotra, country director READ India […]

Free medical test conducted for veteran journalists [Imphal Free Press]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 20: Free medical tests were conducted for veteran journalists of the state today at JN School of Nursing, Porompat, Imphal east. A release of Manipur Veteran Journalists’ Union stated that the managing director of the institute Dr Brajamani Mangang and his team thoroughly conducted various medical tests for various veteran journalists, namely Naorem […]

Grenade explosion near minister’s residence @ Nambol [Imphal Free Press]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19: A hand grenade exploded near the residence of social welfare minister N Loken located at Nambol Leimapokpam at around 11:30 pm yesterday. However, there was no casualty during the blast. As of now, the organization responsible for the bomb attack could not be ascertained. Several attacks have been made at the minister’s […]

Martial Arts Manipur team trial selection will be held on October 23 [Imphal Free Press]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19: The 3rd phase Bruce Lee’s fighting method ‘Jeet Kune-DO’ Martial Arts Manipur team trial selection will be held on October 23 at 8 am at Tentha Khongbal Multi Complex, Thoubal district for the 24th sub-junior/junior/senior national Jeet Kune-do martial art championship 2011 on November 26-27 at Talkotara Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. All […]

Sanitation campaign – Swatchhta Utsav’ @ Churachandpur [Imphal Free Press]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

LAMKA, October 19: In the first of its kind in Churachandpur, the District Level Water & Sanitation Committee, DSWC, organized a total sanitation campaign under the code name Swatchhta Utsav today from about 11 am at Synod Hall during which the importance of maintaining proper sanitation with a clean surrounding was emphatically stressed. The occasion […]

RIMS stand-off resolved [Imphal Free Press]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 19: The patient’s relatives who had assaulted one post graduate student in the Paediatric department following the death of a patient-a one year old have tendered unreserved apology. The family members regretted the inconvenience caused to the general public. The settlement was brought about in the office of the medical superintendent, Prof H. Shanti. […]

Daily News Digest : The Sangai Express – 21 October 2011

Gaddafi killed in gunbattle, ‘fighters drag body’ [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

SIRTE/CAIRO, Oct 20: Muammar Gaddafi was killed on Thursday as Libya’s new leaders declared they had overrun the last bastion of his long rule, sparking wild celebrations that eight months of war may finally be over.  Details of the death near Sirte of the fal-len strongman were hazy but it was an- nounced by several […]

12th Plan to focus on NE connectivity [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

NEW DELHI, Oct 20: Mem-ber of the Union Planning Commission BK Chaturvedi has stated that the 12th Plan will emphasise on connecti-vity in the North East region. Interacting with the media on the concluding day of the Economic Editors’ Conference at Shastri Bhawan here today, Chaturvedi said that road connectivity in the region will be […]

NEDFi attaches farm’s assets [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 20 : Subsequent upon failure of the M/S CRS Livestock Farm, Irilbung to re-pay loans taken from North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi), all assets and properties of the farm including land have been attached by the financial institute.  The livestock rearing farm was established by one Kh Chaoba after taking a […]

Lup flays attack on Sharmila supporters [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 20: Taking grim note of unruly elements disrupting gathering of ‘Save Sharmila Repeal AFSPA’ campaigners at New Delhi yesterday, the working committee of the Apunba Lup cautioned all concerned to refrain from such act in the future. “We condemn strongly the unwanted act triggered by vested interests. It was an act against humanity,” […]

18 UG cadres lay down arms [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 20: Alto-gether 18 cadres of seven different UG groups laid down arms before Chief Mi-nister Okram Ibobi today and surrendered to the Government. The surrender function christened home-coming ceremony was held at Hqs IG AR (S) at Mantripukhri. It was attended by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, Deputy Chairman of State Planning Board Bijoy […]

UNC dares ADC Members, holds protest [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Imphal, Oct 20: The United Naga Council (UNC) on Wednesday dared the Autonomous District Council ( ADC) Members to come in the hill districts of Manipur and campaign for the upcoming polls to the 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly which is likely to be held in February next year. A sit-in-protest cum public meeting was organised […]

MDF (T) appeals to call off eco-blockade [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 20: Expressing the prolonged imposi- tion of economic blockade on the highways and counter-blockade are against the very principle of peaceful co-existence in a multi-ethnic society like Manipur, the armed Military Defence Force (T) has made a fervent appeal to all concerned to call off the ongoing economic blockade. An MDF (T) statement […]

Vehicles leave Jiribam [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 20: Atleast 1717 goods laden vehicles left Jiribam for Imphal today along NH-37, reports our Correspondent. The vehicles were escorted by police commandos and IRB and MR personnel. The goods loaded vehicles included 349 trucks of FCI rice, 322 trucks of cement, 73 diesel tankers, 57 trucks of wheat, 35 kerosene tankers, 24 […]

Plant health clinic opened @ Senapati [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 20: A plant health clinic for Senapati district was opened at District Agriculture Office today. Deputy Commissioner PK Jha, Additional Director of Agriculture  Department, Dr O Nobo Singh and Senapati ADC SL Punia were the chief guest, president and guest of honour of the inauguration ceremony. Speaking at the occasion, PK Jha mentioned […]

CSIR-NEIST – Sericulture workshop [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 20: A two-day workshop cum training programme on ‘Sericulture Development’ organised by Imphal sub-station of North East Institute of Science and Technology Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has commenced from today at the Sub-station’s Lamphelpat premises. Health Minister L Jayantakumar and CSIR-NEIST (Jorhat) Director Dr PG Rao were respectively the chief guest […]

Paddy field carried away by strong water current [The Sangai Express]

October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

IMPHAL, Oct 20: Around 100 hectares of paddy field at Tolloi village has been carried away by strong water current as massive landslide occurred at the origin of Thoubal river due to heavy rainfall. According to a belated information received from Tolloi Village Authority, the heavy rainfall lashed in the village on October 2 and […]

18 cadres of various UG outfits surrender, society should wholeheartedly adopt them: Chief Minister [Hueiyen Lanpao]

An UG cadre surrendering his arms to the CM O. Ibobi

 

Imphal, October 20: Eighteen cadres of different UG groups including 18 cadres of KNLF, two cadres of PREPAK and one each of UNLF, PLA, KCP, PRA and UPPK surrendered with arms and ammunitions to the state government today at a formal ceremony held at the HQ IGAR (South), Mantripukhri today.

The cadres who surrendered to the government today along with arms and ammunitions are Captain Lunkholal Lalboi Haokip alias Paominlen, s/o late Holmang Haokip of ward number 1 Moreh, Defence PRO Holkam, s/o Tilkosei of Songjei CCpur, Private Jamkholen Khongsai alias Lalen, s/o Thangkhulun Khongsai of Waing, Tubung, Pvt Jongkhohao Vaiphei alias HP, s/o late Helkhosei Vaiphei of ward number 6 Moreh, Cpl Letminthang mate alias Garngam,s/o Zamkhothong Mate of Joupi Chandel, Pvt Thangjapao haokip alis Golngei, s/o Shemkhoulun Haokip of Tubuong, Pvt Thangpao Mate s/o jamkholet Mate of Zoujang Moreh, Pvt Shonlen alias Lendou, s/o late Vumjathang of Vihipijang, Sugnu, Chandel, Rect Officer Thangminieu Baite alias Minlken, s/o Hollet Baite of K Sabi, Sugnu, Chandel, Pvt Lialpu Mate, s/o Ngamkhojang Kuki of Sahumphai, Sugnu and Lt Lhunthong Baite, s/o Jithong baite of Ksabi, Sugnu of KNLF.

Lance Cpl M Jagat, s/o M Ibocha of Nachao Mayai Leikai, Bishnupur of KCP, Pvt Longjam Ratan, s/o Lokendro of Toubal Awang Leikai, Bishnupur of UNLF, L Cpl Hemam Enao, s/o Hemam Angou of Moirang Khunou, Bishnupur of UPPK, Sgt Major Herojit, s/o Thingbaijam Rajmani of Leirikyengbam Leikai, Imphal East of PREPAK, Cpl Jayanta alias Taton, s/o M Biramangol of Wangkhei Ayangpalli, Imphal East of PLA and Pvt Apu Kon, s/o late Pon Kom of Mantak, Kakching of PRA.

The 18 cadres surrendered with four AK 56 Rifles, two AK 47 Rifles, six 9mm Pistols, three .32mm Pistols, one 7.6mm Pistol, 2inch Mortar, one M-16 Rifle, a Radio set and a large amount of ammunition and magazines.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister O Ibobi said that just bringing the misguided youths back top the mainstream would be futile if follow up is not done on their rehabilitation. The surrenderees should be taken care of and wholeheartedly adopted by the society so that they don’t lose hope and get discouraged.

The Chief Minister further urged the authorities of AR and the Army to take initiative for such rehabilitation under their military civic action programmes. He also assured that maximum efforts would be put in for proper rehabilitation of the UG cadres who have shunned the path of violence.

He further went on to say that the struggle based on the ethnic identities coupled with the problem of economic development has posed serious constraints in the state. The continued blockade on NHs has created scarcity of essential commodities. The government has been trying to improve the living standard of the people through various developmental programmes. However due to several disturbances and impediments, people are still unable to enjoy the benefits of development programmes.

No government can bring about a change without the support of the people. While each and every communities may pursue their legitimate aspirations, there should not be any compromise on certain core developmental issues which touch the life of each and every individual, he added.
Bijoy Koijam, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, DGP Y Joykumar, Major General UK Gurung, IGAR (South) and Kailun, DIG/SP, Imphal West were also present at the surrender ceremony. It may be noted that altogether 206 cadres of different UG groups have surrendered to IGAR (South) since April last year.

Source: Hueiyen Lanpao

 

Even IAS officers do not know the value of time [Hueiyen Lanpao]

 Imphal, October 20: When it comes to the question whether one recognizes the value of time in this society, the answer, definitely will be no. Hardly any function in the state start off at the exact time as scheduled, except those functions attended by the Governor.

The interaction programme among the Booth Level Officer(BLOs) of Imphal East District and the Electoral Rolls Observer of Imphal East, KK Chhetry which was supposed to start at 10 am in the office of the District Election Officer Imphal East began two and half hours later at 12:30 pm today
Since the programme was scheduled to begin at 10 am, many of the Booth Level officers from near and far off places gathered at the place before the scheduled time. But since the Electoral Rolls Observer did not arrive on time, the BLOs waited for him. Among those who waited for the Electoral Rolls Observer, a number of media persons also were on the list.

As the clock struck 11:30 some of the BLOs began to lose patience and started grumbling among themselves. Some of them even left the meeting place disgusted. Finally, the Electoral Rolls Observer, KK Chhetry arrived at 12:30 and started the interaction. Interestingly there were none in the group who dare to speak up against the late arrival of the Observer and unnecessary wasting of precious time.

It is worth mentioning that in almost all the programmes conducted either by the state government, Ministers or any organization, no programme ever starts on schedule. The media persons who have got various other programmes to cover for the day are made to wait for hours.

AIDS consultative workshop held: A one-day district level consultative meeting on National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), Phase-IV was held at the Indoor Stadium of Senapati district headquarters today.

Organised under the aegis of District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit, Senapati in collaboration with Organising Committee on NACP-IV (Manipur), the inaugural function of the consultative meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner of Senapati district PK Jha as Chief Guest and Chief Medical Officer of Senapati district Dr Simpson Sareo as President of the function.

Speaking at the occasion, PK Jha observed that detection of over 30,000 positive cases of HIV in Manipur which has a total population of about 27 lakhs people is very alarming. To minimize the problem of HIV/AIDS in Manipur, collective effort among the NGOs, public leaders and Government officials is essential.

It may be noted here that till August 31, 2010, 36,372 positive cases of HIV have been detected in Manipur, while in Senapati district alone, 1,428 positive cases have been reported till June 31, 2011.

District AIDS Control Officer, Senapati district Dr H Loli, other district level officers and representatives of NGOs and public leaders were present during the consultative meeting.

Source: Hueiyen Lanpao

Gaddafi killed in gunbattle, ‘fighters drag body’ [The Sangai Express]

The leader de facto of Libya, Muammar al-Gaddafi.

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SIRTE/CAIRO, Oct 20: Muammar Gaddafi was killed on Thursday as Libya’s new leaders declared they had overrun the last bastion of his long rule, sparking wild celebrations that eight months of war may finally be over. 

Details of the death near Sirte of the fal-len strongman were hazy but it was an- nounced by several officials of the Natio-nal Transitional Council (NTC) and backed up by a photograph of a bloodied face ringed by familiar, Gaddafi-style curly hair.

“He was killed in an attack by the fighters. There is footage of that,” the NTC’s in- formation minister, Mahmoud Shammam, told reporters.

Western powers, who have backed the rebellion which took the capital Tripoli two months ago, said they were still checking. NATO said its aircraft fired on a convoy near Sirte earlier, but would not confirm reports that Gaddafi had been a passenger.

Several NTC fighters in Sirte said they had seen Gaddafi shot dead, though their accounts varied.

With a final declaration of the country’s “liberation” from 42 years of one-man rule apparently imminent, and crowds firing in the air and dancing in the streets of Tripoli and Benghazi, Libyan television said NTC chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil was about to address the nation.

The two months since the fall of Tripoli have tested the nerves of the motley alliance of anti-Gaddafi forces and their Wes- tern and Arab backers, who had begun to question the ability of the NTC forces to root out diehard Gaddafi loyalists in Sirte and a couple of other towns.

Officials said some of Gaddafi’s entourage had been killed in the same incident, while his son Mo’tassim and other aides were taken prisoner. Another son, Saif — long the heir-apparent — was believed by the NTC to be still at large, possibly in the immense southern deserts of the Libyan Sa-hara. The death of Gaddafi himself became perhaps the most dramatic development since the Arab Spring revolts that have unseated rulers in neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt and threaten the grip on power of the leaders of Syria and Yemen.

“He (Gaddafi) was also hit in his head,” NTC official Abdel Majid Mlegta said. “There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.” Mlegta said earlier that Gaddafi, who was in his late 60s, was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked. He said he had been taken away by an ambulance.

An NTC fighter in Sirte said he had seen Gaddafi shot after he was cornered and captured in a tunnel near a roadway.

The capture of Sirte means Libya’s ruling NTC should now begin the task of forging a new democratic system which it had said it would get under way after the city, Gaddafi’s hometown rebuilt as a showpiece for his rule, had fallen.

As potentially vast revenues from oil and gas begin to roll in again, Libya’s six million people, scattered in towns spread across wide deserts, face a major task in organising a new system of government that can allocate resources across long-competing tribal, ethnic and regional divisions.

Gaddafi, wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of ordering the killing of civilians, was toppled by rebel forces on Aug. 23, a week short of the 42nd anniversary of the military coup which brought him to power in 1969.

NTC fighters hoisted the red, black and green national flag above a large utilities building in the centre of a newly-captured Sirte neighbourhood and celebratory gunfire broke out among their ecstatic and relieved comrades.

Hundreds of NTC troops had surrounded the Mediterranean coastal town for weeks in a chaotic struggle that killed and wounded scores of the besieging forces and an unknown number of defenders.  NTC fighters said there were a large number of corpses inside the last redoubts of the Gaddafi troops. It was not immediately possible to verify that information.

Source: The Sangai Express

12th Plan to focus on NE connectivity [The Sangai Express]

NEW DELHI, Oct 20: Mem-ber of the Union Planning Commission BK Chaturvedi has stated that the 12th Plan will emphasise on connecti-vity in the North East region.

Interacting with the media on the concluding day of the Economic Editors’ Conference at Shastri Bhawan here today, Chaturvedi said that road connectivity in the region will be planned under phase A and phase B.

A total length of 6000 kilometres of road in the region will come under phase A while the next phase will seek to cover 3000 kms.

Chaturvedi further said that under the rail sector, connecting all the State ca-pitals in the region will figure high in the 12th Plan.

The Jiri to Tupul rail line will be finalised by 2014 while the Tupul to Imphal rail line project will be comple-ted by 2016.

Admitting that air connectivity in the region is poor, the Planning Commission Member said that work has been taken up to improve this sector.

Meanwhile, Finance Mi-nister Pranab Mukherjee who opened the two day conference said that four factors have been triggering inflation seizing the country at the moment and identified them as increase in prices of petroleum products, increase in minimum support prices for some agriculture produces particu- larly rice and pulses, rise in non-food manufacturing inflation and seasonal factors.

He conceded that rate of inflation pegged at a high of 9.72 percent as on September this year is threatening to slow down economic growth and the UPA Gover-nment is determined to tac- kle the issue by concentrating on three key options available before it.

The Finance Minister however downplayed the inflation factor and added that growth outlook in the region of 8.1 percent for the current year is still appropriate.

Pranab Mukherjee predicted that inflation will come down by December in the face of the monetary policy starting to have an impact. “A good Monsoon will go on to help,” he added.

The inflation, as calculated through the Wholesale Price Index should remain moderate at about 6 percent by March 2012.

Touching on the same line Dr C Rangarajan, Chairman of Prime Minister Advisory Committee said that inflation in food prices has impacted on other manufacturing goods.

To tackle the issue, the Government has three options before it, he said and enumerated them as relaxing supply constraint, release PDS items in a systematic manner and streamline distribution.

Dr Rangarajan added that inflation should be studied through wholesale price index and consumer price index – the price that the consumer has to pay while making purchases.

Apart from Pranab Mukherjee, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Jaipal Reddy, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, Railways Minister Dinesh Trivedi, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Chairman of Unique Identification Authority of India, Nandan Nilekani were among the personalities to address the media.

Source: The Sangai Express