Tuesday, July 31, 2012

WHO Organizes World Breastfeeding Week from 1 to 7 August

 Geneva (ABCNIS): The World Health Organization in association with UNICEF is all set to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week from 1 to 7 August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

It is mention here that WHO organizes the World Breastfeeding Week every year from 1 to 7 August to commemorate the Innocenti Declaration made by policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding. 

Breastfeeding is the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. WHO recommends exclusive breastfeeding until a baby is six months old, and continued breastfeeding with the addition of nutritious complementary foods for up to two years or beyond.

Infants should be exclusively breastfed – i.e. receive only breast milk – for the first six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and health. "Exclusive breastfeeding" is defined as giving no other food or drink – not even water – except breast milk. It does, however, allow the infant to receive oral rehydration salts (ORS), drops and syrups (vitamins, minerals and medicines). Breast milk is the ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; breastfeeding is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers.

WHO recommends that infants start receiving complementary foods at six months (180 days) of age in addition to breast milk. Foods should be adequate, meaning that they provide sufficient energy, protein and micronutrients to meet a growing child's nutritional needs. Foods should be prepared and given in a safe manner to minimize the risk of contamination. Feeding young infants requires active care and stimulation to encourage the child to eat.

The transition from exclusive breastfeeding to full use of family foods is a very vulnerable period. It is the time when many infants become malnourished, contributing significantly to the high prevalence of malnutrition in children under five years of age worldwide. It is essential therefore that infants receive appropriate, adequate and safe complementary foods to ensure the right transition from the breastfeeding period to the full use of family foods. 

Source: ABC Live

Jatinder Kaur's Views:

Mother and child are interdependent human beings start from birth to the last day of life, first mother plays all important role in child life and vice versa  in older age of Mother.

The breastfeeding is the best source of all needed natural feeding for a child till first 180 days of his life to enjoy rest of healthy life.

WHO by the World Breastfeeding Week every year from 1 to 7 August to commemorate the Innocenti Declaration is valuable event to note and to write about it.

Dinesh Singh Rawat Says

Jatinder : First of all thanks for posting such an informative post on Winning Shot, I as Research Journalist wants to add some contribution in your worthy post about Innocenti Declaration:

Innocenti Declaration Recognises  

Breastfeeding is a unique process that: 

Provides ideal nutrition for infants and contributes to their healthy growth and development Reduces incidence and severity of infectious diseases, thereby lowering infant morbidity and mortality Contributes to women's health by reducing the risk of breast and ovarian cancer, and by increasing the spacing between pregnancies Provides social and economic benefits to the family and the nation Provides most women with a sense of satisfaction when successfully carried out and that Recent Research has found that: these benefits increase with increased exclusiveness of breastfeeding during the first six months of life, and thereafter with increased duration of breastfeeding with complementary foods, and programme intervention can result in positive changes in breastfeeding behaviour

We therefore declare that: 
As a global goal for optimal maternal and child health and nutrition, all women should be enabled to practise exclusive breastfeeding and all infants should be fed exclusively on breastmilk from birth to 4-6 months of age. 

Thereafter, children should continue to be breastfed, while receiving appropriate and adequate complementary foods, for up to two years of age or beyond. This child-feeding ideal is to be achieved by creating an appropriate environment of awareness and support so that women can breastfeed in this manner. 

Attainment of this goal requires, in many countries, the reinforcement of a "breastfeeding culture" and its vigorous defence against incursions of a "bottle-feeding culture". This requires commitment and advocacy for social mobilization, utilizing to the full the prestige and authority of acknowledged leaders of society in all walks of life. 

Efforts should be made to increase women's confidence in their ability to breastfeed. Such empowerment involves the removal of constraints and influences that manipulate perceptions and behaviour towards breastfeeding, often by subtle and indirect means. This requires sensitivity, continued vigilance, and a responsive and comprehensive communications strategy involving all media and addressed to all levels of society. Furthermore, obstacles to breastfeeding within the health system, the workplace and the community must be eliminated. 

Measures should be taken to ensure that women are adequately nourished for their optimal health and that of their families. Furthermore, ensuring that all women also have access to family planning information and services allows them to sustain breastfeeding and avoid shortened birth intervals that may compromise their health and nutritional status, and that of their children. 

All governments should develop national breastfeeding policies and set appropriate national targets for the 1990s. They should establish a national system for monitoring the attainment of their targets, and they should develop indicators such as the prevalence of exclusively breastfed infants at discharge from maternity services, and the prevalence of exclusively breastfed infants at four months of age. 

National authorities are further urged to integrate their breastfeeding policies into their overall health and development policies. In so doing they should reinforce all actions that protect, promote and support breastfeeding within complementary programmes such as prenatal and perinatal care, nutrition, family planning services, and prevention and treatment of common maternal and childhood diseases. All healthcare staff should be trained in the skills necessary to implement these breastfeeding policies. 

Operational Targets

All governments by the year 1995 should have: Appointed a national breastfeeding coordinator of appropriate authority, and established a multisectoral national breastfeeding committee composed of representatives from relevant government departments, non-governmental organizations, and health professional associations 

Ensured that every facility providing maternity services fully practises all ten of the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding set out in the joint WHO/UNICEF statement "Protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding: the special role of maternity services". 

Taken action to give effect to the principles and aim of all Articles of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes and subsequent relevant World Health Assembly resolutions in their entirety;  

and enacted imaginative legislation protecting the breastfeeding rights of working women and established means for its enforcement 

We also call upon international organizations to: 

Draw up action strategies for protecting, promoting and supporting breastfeeding, including global monitoring and evaluation of their strategies 

Support national situation analyses and surveys and the development of national goals and targets for action; 

and Encourage and support national authorities in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating their breastfeeding policies 

The Innocenti Declaration was produced and adopted by participants at the WHO/UNICEF policymakers' meeting on "Breastfeeding in the 1990s: A Global Initiative, co-sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (A.I.D.) and the Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA), held at the Spedale degli Innocenti, Florence, Italy, on 30 July - 1 August 1990. The Declaration reflects the content of the original background document for the meeting and the views expressed in group and plenary sessions.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Chautala Defends Devi Lal’s Letter Advices Hooda to Learn International Experiences on Nuclear Power

Chandigarh (I-Haryana News): Indian National Lok Dal led Mr. Om Prakash Chautala has defended the letter written by late Ch. Devi Lal as chief minister of Haryana, arguing a Nuclear power plant in Haryana to then prime minister Mr. Chautala while addressing a press conference at his official residence in Chandigarh categorically defended the Ch. Devi Lal’s letter that at that time when he had written letter to Indian Government in 1987, the international experiences regarding Nuclear Power for civil peaceful purposes were not there, when letter in question was written, whereas, now when a Nuclear power plant at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad is being decided to establish, we have recent Global experiences on the basis of these it is not advisable to establish Nuclear power Plants.

Further, Mr. Chautala reminded that , France, the highest Nuclear Power producing  country in Word After the 2011 Fukushima I nuclear accidents has decided to shut its 24 Nuclear Power Plants by 2025 ,replacing  these with renewable energy sources, Haryana Government led by Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda should learn lessons from these international experiences to produce safe power for Haryana.

While replying to failure of Monsoon, INLD chief demanded fresh land mutation to find out exact loss caused in Haryana due to Monsoon failure in harvesting seasons, He also asked Government to disburse Rs 25000 to Rs 30000 per acre compensation to the farmers for damages of their crops.

Stating on rampant corruption in Congress Government, Mr. Chautala pointed out the name of Additional Deputy Principle Secretary to Chief Minister of Haryana, Dr. K K Khandelwal for linking Mahatma Gandhi Name with Corruption in presence of Mr. Hooda and Former Hartron’s MD Mr. Ashok Khemka, who has levelled open corruption allegations on some serving IAS officers and Government has kept mum over these allegations.   

Source: Intelligent Haryana News 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Watch Live Team Anna Hazare’s Do or Die Indefinite Fast at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi (ABCNIS):   Anti Corruption brand ambassador in India, Mr. Anna Hazare and his team is organising “Do or Die” Against Corruption move from July 25 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi.

The poor public response to their call to join them at  Jantar Mantar has disillusioned TRP hungry Indian Media and also Anna Hazare and His team, as three crucial members of his team Arvind Kejriwal,Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai  are sitting at indefinite hunger strike to end corruption.

The usage of Information Technology to spread its move to worldwide through internet is a learning lessons for all such movements, This time apart from using Facebook, Twitter , Team Anna has providing live coverage of its movement from Jantar Mantar using Youtube Platform:

ABC Live also decided to spread their move to worldwide from our portal which you can watch live on right side of www.abclive.in 

Source: ABC Live

Friday, July 27, 2012

WMO to Provide Weather Support in London Olympic 2012

New Delhi (ABCNIS): The World Meteorological Organization and the United Kingdom's national weather service, the UK’s Met Office is all set to play important role during predicting weather in ongoing games hosted in London.
Science and technology developments for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (25 July - 12 August and 29 August – 9 September 2012, respectively) will help to deliver increasing accuracy and detail in weather forecasts during the Games and well into the future.

Working with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), the Met Office has been providing essential weather information for planning and logistics over the past two years.

Dinesh Singh Rawat's Views:

 The World Meteorological Organization and the United Kingdom's national weather service, the UK’s Met Office has already done its home work for London Olympic 2012 with games avenues specific predictions based on high end meteorological technologies.

India's meteorological department should learn lessons from the World Meteorological Organization and the United Kingdom's national weather service, the UK’s Met Office working during London Olympic games.

I as Researcher Journalist would keep tab on this aspect during my reporting for London Olympic games for ABC News & Info Services(ABCNIS).

India to Invest USD 10 Billion National Action Plan for Climate Change by 2021

New Delhi (ABCNIS): The Indian Government has launched a National Mission for a Green India as part of the country's National Action Plan for Climate Change with a budget of Rs 46,000 Crores (approx.USD 10 billion) over a period of 10 years. 

Information to this effect was shared in Annual Report to the People on Environment and Forests released by Ministry of Environment and Forests.

The overarching objective of the Mission is to increase forest and trees cover in 5 million ha (m ha.) and improve the quality of forest cover in another 5 m ha.

Thus, the Mission will help in improving ecosystem services in 10 million ha. of land, and increase the flow of forest based livelihood services to, and income of, about 3 million forest dependent households.

Source: ABC Green News 

Dinesh Singh Rawat 's Views:

.USD 10 billion invest my a developing country is a huge money, so it should be use wisely, as there are reports that this sector is high corruption prone.


Winning Shot: WHO All Set to Organize World Hepatitis Day on 28th July

Winning Shot: WHO All Set to Organize World Hepatitis Day on 28th July

WHO All Set to Organize World Hepatitis Day on 28th July

WHO All Set to Organize World Hepatitis Day on 28th July
Geneva (ABC Live): The world health fraternity is all set to organize the World Hepatitis Day on July 28, 2012 with theme “It’s closer than you think”, WHO is urging governments to strengthen efforts to fight viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that kills about one million people every year.

As per an estimated 500 million people experience chronic illness from their infection with hepatitis; it is a major cause of liver cancer and liver cirrhosis. 

“The vast majority of people infected with hepatitis are unaware, undiagnosed and untreated,” says Dr Sylvie Briand of WHO’s Pandemic and Epidemic Disease Department. “Only by increasing awareness of the different forms of hepatitis, and how they can be prevented and treated, can we take the first step towards full control of the disease and save thousands of lives.” 

Types of hepatitis
There are five hepatitis viruses defined by types – type A, B, C, D and E. Types B and C are of significant concern since a high proportion of people infected with these viruses may not experience symptoms at the early stage of the disease, and only become aware of their infection when they are chronically ill. This can sometimes be decades after infection. In addition, these two viruses are the leading cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer, accounting for almost 80% of all liver cancer cases.

People can get hepatitis from either infected bodily fluids or contaminated food and water depending on the type of hepatitis.
  • Types B, C and D are contracted through the blood of an infected person (e.g. through unsafe injections or unscreened blood transfusions) and in the case of hepatitis B and C, also through unprotected sex.
  • Type D only infects persons who are already infected with type B.
  • Types A and E are typically transmitted via contaminated water or food and closely associated with poor sanitation and poor personal hygiene (e.g. unwashed hands).
Effective vaccines are available for all the virus types, except C. 

Given the scale of the epidemic - with 1 in 12 people chronically infected - and recent advances in prevention and treatment, the World Health Assembly in 2010 designated 28 July as World Hepatitis Day. The Day serves to promote greater understanding of hepatitis as a global public health problem and to stimulate the strengthening of preventive and control measures against infection in countries throughout the world. 

New framework
In preparation for this year’s World Hepatitis Day, WHO is launching a new global framework to tackle the disease. The Prevention and control of viral hepatitis infection: Framework for global action describes four areas of work to prevent and treat hepatitis infection. 

Raising awareness, together with promoting partnerships and mobilizing resources constitute the first of the four priorities in WHO’s new framework. The others are: transforming scientific evidence into policy and action; preventing transmission; and screening, care and treatment. 

WHO will work with its Member States and partners on all four priority areas of the framework to help expand access to prevention, care and treatment programmes to people who need it. The framework will guide the development of regional and country-specific strategies to combat hepatitis.

Jatinder Kaur's Views:

 Hepatitis viruses are more serious than any of other, because it start slowly but attacked rest of systems. the World Health Organization organizing World Hepatitis Day on July 28, make alert to all that we should care our liver, the organ responsible to regulate our digestive system.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Haryana Orders Judicial Inquiry into Rewari Farmer Riots

New Delhi (I-Haryana News): Haryana Government has ordered judicial Inquiry into Violence incidence in Rewari Farmers agitation against their land acquisition.

As per information, the decision to this effect was taken during the meeting between, Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Kishan Sangash Samiti, under whose Rewari’s farmers are agitating against their land acquisition.

Dinesh Singh Rawat's Views:

It will kill two birds with one stone for Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, first satisfied farmers, as they are demanding  it, second he can settle scores with Ahirwal leaders, Rao Inderjeet Singh and Ajay Singh Yadav  in cover of judcial probe.

A Woman Murdered in Haryana Agriculture Minister’s Brother Stud Farm at Tohana

Tohana (I-Haryana News): A woman was murdered in stud farm belonging to Brother of Haryana Agriculture Minister, Mr. Paramvir Singh, who is also President, Randhir Singh of Fatehabad District Congress on Wednesday.

As per information, the police have registered case under section 302IPC and arrested the accused and more information on the case still awaited.

Troubles Hit congress found one more issue to defend ??

Maruti Suzuki May Bargain on HSIIDC’s Rs 235 Crore Payment for Reopening

Gurgaon (I-Haryana News): Haryana Government which on June 25, asked India’s largest car making company, the Maruti Suzuki India either pay Rs 235 crore or get ready to vacate Manesar plant land as enhanced compensation for land allotted to company and, now all of sudden fire incidence has made government so defensive that encourages Japanese to settle enhanced compensation in lieu of soon reopening and not shifting of its Manesar plant.

It is to mention that the Maruti Suzuki India have met Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda and  HSIIDC's Managing Director Rajeev Arora before fire at Manesar on payment of Rs 235 crore but flatly  told to obey the Supreme Court order to pay as enhancement to the farmers, as government was at its dictating terms with Suzuki.

After Manesar fire, the scenario has completely, the Maruti Suzuki India, which was earlier, requesting Haryana Government to get some relaxation on Payment of Rs 235 crore as enhanced land compensation, now in position to bargain the best deal for them, as Japanese are considered hard bargainers when they at advantage.

In 2002, the Chautala government acquired 3,000 acres of land for Maruti at Rs. 2.25 lakh per acre.

It is also pertinent to mention here that, the Maruti Suzuki India top management including its Chairman R C Bhargava and Managing Director and CEO, S. Nakanishi met Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda on July 23, in New Delhi, But after meeting both sides did not able to sort out the issue as no one cleared what discussed during the meeting and when we can see production in Plant again. 

As per information with IHN, Maruti Suzuki and Chief Minister, Mr. Hooda are all set to meet on Wednesday in New Delhi after President Oath again to struck deal for reopening of Manesar plant, there both Parties would try to bargain hard.

As on Tuesday, Haryana government has tried to show some flat indicators to Maruti Suzuki India, when first, the information about Rs 235 crore due against it was released, and after that Special Investigation Team prima facie finding leaks that Maruti Suzuki Management ignored police and intelligence reports warning about flaws in contract labour system of the company, and was even asked to overhaul its recruitment process, which company did not heed the advice which resulted into fire at Manesar on July 18.

After, Fire Haryana government has first time tried to show Maruti Suzuki Management that the fault is also lay with them that also just before a day meeting with Chief Minister but with care as HSIIDC, junior level officer shared information on Rs 235 crore due against Maruti Suzuki and after that SIT told media about flaws made by Company, which bring MSI in dock with view that if to put some pressure on them to come on compromise stage to this impasse.

The Flaws on account of Maruti Suzuki Management were purposefully leaked to convey them that there was incompetency in management part, which leads to mayhem at Manesar.

The last not the least, both sides know their interests, first Maruti would like to get relief in Rs 235 crore payment in lieu of any deal for reopening, if will able to get, than it could stop deceasing net profit of Maruti Suzuki further, which had came down to Rs 16,351 Millions in 2011-12 from Rs 22,887 Millions of 2010-11, whereas, Haryana Government led by Mr.Hooda knows if this industrial impasse was not solve amicably and soon than it can hamper industrial investment in the state in days to come.

Both have their interests, hopefully, we could see decision of reopening of Maruti Manesar plant after tomorrow meetings.

Source: Intelligent Haryana News

Dinesh Singh Rawat's Views:

As lines have been drawn  by both sides, what to give or what not to give, now only matter remains is when and how, if tomorrow meeting will  held between Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Maruti Suzuki India over Manesar restart than it should be the conclusive on the matter, we will hope to end impasse soon.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

HC Declares T C Gupta IAS Guilty in Contempt of Court

Chandigarh (I-Haryana News): The Haryana Town and Country planning department Director. Mr. T C Gupta, IAS was declared guilty by the Punjab and Haryana High Court acting Chief Justice, Justice Jasbir Singh for disobeying high court order in Public Interest Litigation (Civil Writ Petition) Filed by Mr. Bimal Kumar Datta.

As per information, the High Court asked not to grant colony developing licence in sector 63A of Gugaon till court decide on the matter, but the Town and Country planning department headed by Mr. T C Gupta, IAS granted the licence after ignoring the High Court directions, which High Court conceded as contempt of court in its interim order passed by acting Chief Justice, Justice Jasbir Singh on Monday.

Dinesh Singh Rawat's Views:

Haryana Town and Country planning department is a most lucrative government department, which remains under direct control of the state chief minister, Mr. bhupinder Singh Hooda for last seven years.

Change and Land Use popularly called CLU , which most of Haryana politicians know and devopment of private colonies are bane of corruption is this department .

As fur as Mr. T C Gupta, who holds charge of director Town and Country planning department since Mr. Hooda started his Chief Minister tenure  have many contempt of court proceeding against him , but today court declared him guilty for disobeying court directions.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Ahirwal Farmers Challenge Hooda’s Land Acquisition Policy in Rewari

Rewari (I-Haryana News): The Farmers agitating against land acquisition in district Rewari under banner of Sangharsh Samiti turned violent when police tried to use force and injured a woman DSP along with 80 person including more than 40 policemen.

As per information from our Rewari based reporter, farmers were organizing a Mahapanchayat against land acquisition at village Aasalwas and blocked National Highway No.8 when police used force on agitating farmers, the mob started throwing stones on ill equipped police force and badly injured policemen after that took all controlled of the National Highway and cut trees and dig road with JCB machine and blocked National Highway.

Two Haryana roadways buses, a truck and a fire brigade vehicle were burnt by a mob. Eight policemen were also taken hostage by the angry villagers who chased away cops from the spot.

Dinesh Singh Rawat's View:

I see imbalance created due uneven development and share in government jobs have developed anger among dominated districts and caste in Haryana, the political leaders of Ahirwal area, who played dominate play in forming Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, as chief minister of the state in 2005 have turned hostile to him different personal reasons and now joined opponent camp.

After Jats, Ahir in southern districts of Haryana are one single caste which have its political cantonment as like Jats in Rohtak, Sonipat, Jind etc districts.

The over dose of casteism in Haryana has started to show its ill effect, where a small incidence could smash law and order in a second as leaders in every caste, religion and regions never miss opportunity to use them for their political gains and losses for their political foes.

The Rewari incidence is an alert for all, if this casteism politics does not end in coming days than we have to get ready for daylight street fight in state in the name of politics. 

INLD to Protest Against quoting Mahatma Gandhi’s Name in Corruption

Chandigarh (I-Haryana News): The Main Opposition Party of Haryana, Indian National Lok Dal led by Mr. Om Prakash Chautala has decided to launch state wide agitation on July 23, 2012 against using the name of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi in corruption by a senior bureaucrat posted in Chief Minister Office, Haryana.

Information to this effect was shared by Dr. Ajay Singh Chautala, National General Secretary, INLD that the party has decided to protest in all districts against quoting the name of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi to refer an incidence of corruption in state the by a senior bureaucrat posted in Chief Minister Office in presence of Chief Minister, Haryana, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda during a meeting of DCs and SPs and all the senior officers at Haryana Niwas, Chandigarh on 7th july.

Dinesh Singh Rawat's Views

To protest against using the name of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi in corruption by a senior bureaucrat posted in Chief Minister Office, Haryana is a political move by Om Prakash Chautala's INLD,the senior IAS officer of Chief Minister Office, who had quoted the name of the name of Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi to depict the rampant  corruption prevailing in officialdom that categorically stated in the presence of Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda and all senior officers that despite his reference the person for whom he telephoned the officer told him flatly that  senior officer's favor  made him reached there, now onwards Mahatma Gandhi(Indian Currency on which the Photograph is imprinted ) will for him.

The above mentioned incidence primarily established the handicappness of present political system and government machinery  to check corruption prevailing in its officialdom, because here question arises that, Had the senior officer, who had narrated Mahatma Gandhi linked corruption tale to high powered audience(Chief Minister and all senior IAS officers) made compliant against corrupted officer?

If Senior officers in Government do not have courage  to bring corrupt officers/officials under  in purview of law, and think their responsibility only to quote the corruption cases in close doors meetings, than what we should expect from common man who is struggling to meet both ends of his life and  reeling under all directions attacks by corruption in his day to day life.

Last not the least, quoting Mahatma Gandhi's name corruption case as mode of corruption is some thing serious for Indian polity where such quotes and misquotes bring political storms, that  I  think Mr. Chautala has smelled and trying to politicize the issue to dent Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda's Political fort.


Friday, July 20, 2012

Anand Sharma Rules Out Relaxation in Land Norms for NIMZs

Chandigarh (I-Haryana News): India’s Minister for Commerce, Industry and Textiles, Mr Anand Sharma has categorically stated that it is not possible to reduce the land size of National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) as per National Manufacturing Policy.

In reply to a question Mr Anand Sharma said that since the implementation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy a huge investment has been received, which reflects faith of foreign investors.

When an online journalist asked Mr. Anand Sharma about his decision on Haryana’s Government demand to relax the Land size norm of 5000 hectares to establish National Industrial Manufacturing Zone, Union minister along with Chief Minister of Haryana, Mr. Hooda confirmed that they have discussed the issue in detail and Commerce and Industry Minister further told that it is not possible to give relaxation in size of NIMZ as it is based on National Manufacturing Policy for whole of India.

As National Manufacturing Policy of India, the National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs) will be developed as integrated industrial townships with state-of-the art infrastructure and land use on the basis of zoning; clean and energy efficient technology; necessary social infrastructure; skill development facilities, etc., to provide a productive environment to persons transitioning from the primary sector to the secondary and tertiary sectors. 

These NIMZs would be managed by SPVs which would ensure master planning of the Zone; pre-clearances for setting up the industrial units to be located within the zone and undertake such other functions as specified in the various sections of this policy. 

To enable the NIMZ to function as a self governing and autonomous body, it will be declared by the State Government as an Industrial Township under Art 243 Q(c) of the Constitution. 

In sum, the NIMZs would be large areas of developed land, with the requisite eco-system for promoting world class manufacturing activity. They would be different from SEZs in terms of size, level of infrastructure planning, and governance structures related to regulatory procedures and exit policies. 

 Land for NIMZs
(a) Size of land for NIMZ – An NIMZ would have an area of at least 5000 hectares in size.
(b) Availability of land- The State Government will be responsible for selection of land suitable for development of the NIMZ including land acquisition if necessary. The land may constitute:
i. Government owned land;
ii. Private lands falling within the proposed NIMZ, to be acquired by the State Government;
iii. Land under existing industrial areas/estates/sick and defunct units including PSUs.
Guiding principles- Following guiding principles will be applied by the State Government for the purpose:
i. Preferably in waste lands; infertile and dry lands not suitable for cultivation;
ii. Use of agricultural land to the minimum.
iii. All acquisition proceedings to specify a viable resettlement and rehabilitation plan;
iv. Reasonable access to basic resources like water;
v. It should not be within any ecologically sensitive area or closer than the minimum distance specified for such an area.
(c) Ownership – It is left to the State Government to adopt a model that it considers most workable. It may:
i) Keep the ownership with state government itself;
ii) transfer the ownership to a state government undertaking;
iii) Have joint ownership with a private partner;
iv) Adopt any other appropriate model.
(d) Irrespective of the model adopted, the state government will ensure that the land can be mortgaged by the prospective allottees for securing financial assistance from banks/FIs.
(e) After identification of the land, it will be the responsibility of the state government to get the environmental impact study conducted for a prospective NIMZ. DIPP in consultation with Ministry of Environment & Forests will notify designated agencies for conducting the study.
(f) At least 30% of the total land area proposed for the NIMZ will be utilized for location of manufacturing units. The states may reserve a certain percentage of the land as appropriate, in a zone, for MSMEs.
(g) The State Government will bear the cost of the resettlement & rehabilitation package for the owners of acquired lands, if any. An arrangement to recover the costs could be put in place in collaboration with the SPV.
 Administrative Structure for NIMZs

The administrative structure of NIMZ will comprise of a Special Purpose Vehicle, a developer, State Government and the Central Government.

While answering a question on Target set by Commerce and Industry Ministry to double the export of India during 2011-12 to 201-14( Three years), Mr. Minister told that his ministry is working hard to meet the target set by strategy document released in 2009 in present economic, still here is around two year to meet the target.

As per strategy document following targets for various sectors were made:
    Source: www.commerce.nic.in
As per above table the prioritize sectors from which the Commerce and Industry Ministry has eyed were Engineering goods and Gems and jewellery, where in 2013-14 it has projected their respective share in Country total export would be 25percent and 14 percent. 

Dinesh Singh Rawat's View:

As an online Research Journalist I was present on the press conference addressed by  Mr. Anand Sharma , union minister for Commerce and Industry and Mr. Bhpinder Singh Hooda , Chief Minister, Haryana on Thursday.

When I asked Mr. Sharma about demand made by Haryana to relax the land norms to establish National investment and manufacturing zones in Haryana, as present National Manufacturing policy requires 5000 hactres land , the union minister and Haryana  Chief Minister both confirmed that they have discussed the issue in detailed.

Further, Minister for  Commerce and Industry told that it is not possible to relax land norms to establish NIMZs mandated by National policy.

Here, I am of view that agricultural hub states like Haryana and Punjab which have maximum of their land as fertile land  should get land size  relaxation in establishing NIMZs  keeping in view their contribution in national food basket.
As land in these both states are more valuable for nation than those rest of the states.

On doubling the export of India in three years(2011-12 to 2013-14) Mr. Anand Sharma accepted that in present economic condition in India, his ministry is trying hard to meet target set in strategy document released by Ministry of Commerce and industry in 2009. 

I, as researcher sees that doubling the export could not be achieved in timeline fixed in released document in 2009, but still India is perform fair in present situation.