Actions

  Print Article
  BookMark Article

Categories    Category List

  Advice
  Aging
Arts
  Arts And Crafts
  Ask An Expert
  Automotive
  Banking
  Break-up
  Budgeting
Business
  Business Management
  Cancer Survival
  Career
Cars And Trucks
  Casinos
  Causes And Organizations
  Cell Phones
  Cheating
  College And University
Computers
  Computers And Technology
Cooking
Crafts & Hobbies
  Culture
Culture And Society
Current Affairs
  Dating And Relationships
  Death
Disease & Illness
  Domain Names
  Drop Shipping
  E-Commerce
  Electronics
Entertainment
  Environment
  Etiquette
  Ezines And Newsletters
  Family Concerns
Fashion
  Fiction
Finance
  Finances
  Financial Planning
  Food And Drinks
  Forums
  Gadgets And Gizmos
  Gambling
Gardening
Health & Fitness
Home
Home & Family
  Home Business
  Home Improvement
  Home Management
  Human Resources
  Import Export
  Infants And Toddlers
  Innovation
  Inspirational
  Insurance
  Intellectual Property
Internet
Internet Business
  Jobs
  K-12
  Medical Business
  Medicines And Remedies
Men Only
  Motivational
Motorcycles
  Nature
  Opinions
Our Pets
  Personal Development
  Pets And Animals
  Podcasting
  Pregnancy And Family Pla
  Presentation
Product Reviews
  Quotes
  Recreation
Recreation & Sports
  Recreation And Leisure
Reference & Education
Relationship
  Religion And Spiritualit
  Screenplay
  Search Engines
  Self Help
Self Improvement
  Selling
  Shopping
  Short Stories
  Society
  Speaking
  Sports
  Structured Settlements
  Supplements And Vitamins
  Team Building
  Technology
  Telecommuting
  Telesales
  Television
  Tools & Resources
  Travel
Travel & Leisure
  Video
  Web Development
Weddings
  Wellness, Fitness And Di
  Womens Interest
  Work Life Balance
  World Affairs
Writing & Speaking

Online Now    Online Now

Guests Online (76)

Baiduspider (36)

Bing (3)

Googlebot/2.1 (3)

Baiduspider (1)

Goo (1)

Bing (1)

Yandex (Russia) (1)

Author Login    Author Login

Welcome Guest! Please login or create an account.

Username:

Password:



If you do not have an account yet, you can register ( Here ), or you may retrieve a lost user/pass ( Here ).

Navigation    Navigation

   10 newest articles RSS

Author Highlights    Featured Author

William Clarke
Aurora

View My Bio & Articles


M J Tomas
Will clayton

View My Bio & Articles


Wayne Delport
Will clayton

View My Bio & Articles


DisclosureDisclosure

You should assume that the owner of this website is an affiliate for the provider of goods/services mentioned on this website. Sometimes the owner may get paid a commission if you purchase the product when following a link.

Green Talk Alone Doesn’t Suffice

Author : million dollars

Submitted : 2010-07-08 04:17:12    Word Count : 438    Popularity:   40

Tags:   green talk, war, peace

Author RSS Feed   Author RSS Feed

On May 18, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) completed four years in power in Kerala. Its Public Relations Department (PRD) came out with a four-page pullout in every leading newspaper with each of the 19 ministers elaborating on their achievements. The PRD started this campaign a fortnight preceding the anniversary and the bombardment with full-page ads continued even after a month.

The Left had been in power in Kerala several times in the past, but such indulgence in self-advertisement is unprecedented. Stepping into the election year, is this a sign of nervousness and is Left’s confidence ebbing?

The LDF, a coalition of seven political parties led by the Communist Party of India (CPI-M), was swept into power in the 2006 Assembly elections bagging 98 of the 140 seats in the Legislative Assembly. Veteran communist V S Achutanandan, who became a hero of the masses due to his interventions in crucial public issues as the Leader of the Opposition, lead electioneering from the front. He was sworn in as CM along with 19 ministers.

Revenue collection up

While assessing the performance of a government, comparison with the previous regime becomes inevitable. The governments in Kerala have always been cash-starved and bogged down by innumerable instances of empty treasuries that could not pay salaries and pensions, amounting to almost 90 percent of the state’s revenue.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) refused to allow overdrafts due to mounting debts. Old-age pensioners, agricultural labourers, widows, etc., used to be the first victims. Dearness allowance enhancements to the government employees were never paid in time. Naturally, maintenance and development of basic infrastructure was affected too. All these were true for not only the previous United Democratic Front (UDF) regime, but also for the earlier LDF government which was in power from 1997 to 2001.

But now, these issues have become a thing of the past and although the government coffers are not exactly overflowing with money, revenue collection has increased from Rs 9,783 crores in 2004-05 to Rs 23,198 crores in 2009-10. Welfare pension has been enhanced to Rs 300 from the previous Rs 120-200 and Rs 500 crores have been spent for debt relief schemes for farmers, fisherfolk, and others.

One of the first exploits of the new government was to bring succour to the farmers of Wayanad district. During the preceding five years, Wayanad was tormented with a maximum share of the 11,516 farmers suicide cases reported in the state and was declared ‘distress-affected’. Consequently, a ‘Debt Relief Commission’ was set up.

Author's Resource Box

brought to you by : India Video
Read more about him at : his rss

Article Source:
www.1ArticleWorld.com

 

  Report Article
Badly Written Offensive Content Spam
Bad Author Links Mis-spellings Bad Formatting
Bad Author Photo Good Article!