with love to indore

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lessons in sewage treatment from Navi Mumbai

Instead of wasting JNUURM money on useless BRTS corridor we could devise something like this and rejuvenate Khan and Kshipra river

Dewas udyog and FCS software

there are news of them inking a pact.

Now FCS is a small IT company which seems to have some connection with DCM group and promoted by an NRI

Dewas udyog is a MP state government unit making pipes.

Collaboration for what??
Something is brewing ::::

Monday, April 26, 2010

24 hour water : pipe dream

after spending crores on 'feasibility' study of metro now this new experiment.

points are?
1.you can't give water for 1 hour in 2 days in 99% of city and talking about 24 hour water?
2. if it is good thing how did you choose a single area?
3. if it is not a good thing why civic bodies should foot bill for same?
4. has anything been learned from experiences of Latin American country?
5. who are these companies? please make their name public...

Bureaucrates like Rakesh Shrivastav...

Gentleman was DM of Indore till yesterday and is now PR head of state government.Another ex DM Manoj Shrivstav held the post for a long time under BJP rule.

Most striking thing was so called anti encroachment drive initiated by this gentleman in wee days of is tenure.

Should we thank him??

Not at all. Someone who says his best achievement was getting four elections done ( that was his role as chief electoral officer not as DM) and getting IIT to city ( except much maligned Arjun Singh I do not think anyone in his right mind can take credit for it) conveniently forgetting that communal riots which happened within few days of his arrival in city tarnished name of Indore far and wide.

Politicians of both sides had a gala time in all constitutional bodies be it IDA, IMC or Panchayats not leaving even poor animals of zoo. Land sharks proliferated and crime rate touched new heights.

Water situation worsened and one good thing which his predecessor Vivek Agrawal had done i.e. City Bus was left to decay to its own fate can surely be called some crowning glories of his tenure.

When his deputy Gopal Dad tried to set house of private schools in order , he was conveniently shunted out. When Sanjeev Shami was fighting lonley battle against rule breakers he was never given a helping hand

and now this attempt at getting cheap publicity by snatching livelihoods of some small shopkeepers but leaving untouched big fish (read Pakiza..)

With officers like this we do not need any enemies.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Food coupons to make entry in MP FPS

from financial express

Shubham Batra, Mumbai
The Financial Express
Sodexo, known best for its meal vouchers in India, could soon make an entry into the neighhourhood fair price shop. The French giant, in consortium with Tata Consultancy Services and Vakarangee Software, has bid for a Madhya Pradesh government tender to supply food coupons under the PDS to 1.4 crore families.
The project is part of a central government initiative to facilitate the supply of subsidised food grains to the poor. The bids were submitted on February 17 this year, and are due to be opened in May. Accor, Sodexo’s competitor in the food voucher business in India, is also bidding for the same project, in consortium with HCL Technologies. The successful bidder will have to provide infrastructure and services to as many as 70 lakh below poverty line families and a similar number of people above the poverty line in the state.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bureaucrates of MP shine

2/5 in personal and 1/5 in group category.

jolly good show but why don't people of state get this feeling that their servants are working for their benefit and not for awards.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the 5th Civil Service Day in the national capital on Wednesday.

Dr Singh, on this occasion, will also give away the 'PM Award for Excellence in Public Administration' for the year 2008-09.

Nine outstanding initiatives in three categories - individual, group and organization - have been selected for the award.

Of these the ones in the individual category are: (i) Removal of Encroachments of Structures of Different Religions - Maintaining of Communal Harmony (Madhya Pradesh) (ii) Involvement of Community under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Naxalite Affected Areas (Madhya Pradesh) (iii) Making medicines affordable(Rajasthan) (iv) River Linking Project at Jalgaon (Maharashtra) and (v) Cervical Cancer Screening Evolving a new methodology - A life saving initiative of Chennai Corporation, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).

In the group category, the award will be given to (i) Implementation of the ST and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (Madhya Pradesh), (ii) Computerization of Paddy Procurement and Public Distribution System (Chattisgarh) and (iii) Integrated Tax Payer Data Management System - A Data Mining Tool, CBDT, Government of India. Project Arrow - Transforming India Post, Government of India bags the award in the organization category.

Under this scheme of awards instituted in 2006, all officers of Central and State Governments individually or as group or as organization are eligible.

The award includes a medal, scroll and a cash amount of Rs. one lakh. In case of a group, the total award money is Rs. five lakh subject to a maximum of Rs. one lakh per person. For an organization this is limited to Rs. five lakh.

An exhibition showcasing the various award winning initiatives will be put up. Books written by the Civil Servants during the last five years will also be displayed.

The day is being observed by all the Central Civil Services to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people.

It provides a unique opportunity for introspection as also chalking out future strategies to deal with the challenges being posed by changing times

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Heads and tails

Indore is no longer a safe place for animals. By animals I mean real animals with four legs not the two legged suit boot clad animals.

I have written about plight of animals in indore earlier also.

Most glaring was case of mayor treating indore zoo like his personal animal farm.

Now this shocking news.

Noteworthy is that this happened when poor elephant was brought from all the way from UP for a function of Jain samaj which harps on non violence.

Is same thing happening in MP

Gujarat settled narmada outstees in better manner than MP

will same story be repeated for DMIC? or shall we learn from this

"Farmers holding big tracts of land on the stretch of Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) and Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) will not be forced to sell their land to the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB). Instead of procuring land from the farmers, which is time consuming and a difficult task, the Gujarat government has asked the farmers to pool their land together and become equity partners in the project.

The GIDB, which is procuring land for the DMIC and DFC project, has set up a special sub-committee that is in discussion with the farmers to become partners in the project. GIDB CEO A K Sharma confirmed this.

This will serve two purposes. One, the load of land acquisition over a larger number of landowners will not become a hindrance. Second, it will give an opportunity to all affected landowners to stay on in the area and participate in the development process.

The GIDB has been explaining the concept to the farmers, where the landowners in the area will hold non-transferable ownership rights of the land, cultivation rights and also receive royalty from the companies that are there in the DMIC and DFC projects, said Sharma.

Amitabh Kant, CEO of DMIC Development Corporation, said: “DMIC will cover 62 per cent of the total area of Gujarat, including 18 districts. This will have an impact on 74 per cent of the population.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tribal love of BJP

depsite MP being a tribal state all important posts of BJP were occupied by upper caste leaders in past like kailash joshi, saklecha and patwa and now OBC have replaced them

Tribals always get a raw deal.

Even if the issue of action against corrupt ministers is concerned almost all powerful ministers in current cabinet viz. kailash vijayvargiya, jayant mallaiya, babulal gaur, anoop mishra, bishnoi , vijay shah are under serious allegations whose enquiry is stalled.

But if it is case of tribal ministers , inquiry is complete and poor souls had to resign as well.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

what is shikshan kalyan samiti sethi gate sudama nagar?

stumbled upon this curious tender in naidunia


is it a cooperative ? then why it is making road?

is it some government department? then why this name?

or is it some private organization getting government fund??

murky indeed...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Indore misses the real estate bus

Bhopal figures in the list of cities for whom real estate price index is to be calculated but indore is absent...

Uttar Udaya

Heard our dear CM in the conclave.

first of all being heart of india , MP hardly is a north indian state but technicalities apart..

1. cameras focussed more on Kailash Vijayvargiya as if even in delhi people knows who carries real money bag.

2. Speech of Shivraj was more like an election speech being given to party cadre. Hardly a vision. just a cacophony of statistics. He sounded like a well taught parrot.
Nitish kumar spoke much sense.

3. Shivrajji very conveniently skipped uncomfortable topics of child and woman health, industry, rail , forest etc by confusing audience with data. It was not an interactive session which helped him get away with all misrepresentations.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bhuria and Lohia

Mr Kantilal bhuria - no time
Shri Ram manohar lohia - people remember him even today


Monday, April 5, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A government for farmers..

Everyone knows about unfulfilled poll promise of debt waiver but this piece of news is more damning. It says that while other governments were able to compel Monsato to decrease price of cotton seeds it charges by as much as 50%, MP government lost the case in court because it had not implemented enabling legislation.

Jai ShivRaj!!!