bharat ias - DigiYatra , SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters), Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

DigiYatra , SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters), Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES)

DigiYatra The Ministry of Civil Aviation under the proposed “DigiYatra” initiative is looking forward to make boarding pass and security check-ins digital at airports using Aadhaar and mobile phones. Under this initiative, a digital mode for airport entry and verification of passengers would be used. The move is aimed to ease the security and boarding procedure. In a sum, the initiative aims to make the whole air travel experience completely digital. the proposed initiative would not require any paperwork and the traveller will be securely identified through Aadhaar number, passport or other documents. The government has decided to come with a no-fly list in the wake of instances of unruly behaviour by air passengers that endanger the safety of all passengers in an aircraft. By having a ‘no fly list’, the government wants to ensure that the unruly passengers are not able to fly and are appropriately dealt with   SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) The re-structuring the schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) under new Central Sector Scheme called as SAMPADA (Scheme for Agro-Marine Processing and Development of Agro-Processing Clusters) for the time period 2016-20. SAMPADA is an umbrella scheme incorporating ongoing schemes of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) such as Mega Food Parks, Integrated Cold Chain and Value Addition Infrastructure, Food Safety and Quality Assurance Infrastructure, etc. It will also incorporate the new schemes like Infrastructure for Agro-processing Clusters, Creation of Backward and Forward Linkages, as well as Creation / Expansion of Food Processing & Preservation Capacities. SAMPADA with an allocation of Rs. 6,000 crore is expected to benefit 20 lakh farmers and generate 5,30,500 direct and indirect employment opportunities in the country by the year 2019-20 The objective of SAMPADA is to supplement agriculture, modernize processing of agri products and decrease their wastage. renewed thrust to the food processing sector in the country. It aims to develop modern infrastructure to facilitate entrepreneurs to set up food processing units based on cluster approach and provide effective and seamless backward and forward integration for processed food industry. It proposes to achieve this by plugging gaps in supply chain and development of infrastructure facilities for processing and preservation and modernization of existing food processing units. As a result, SAMAPADA will result in the creation of modern infrastructure coupled with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to a retail outlet. It would provide better prices to farmers and would help in doubling their incomes. Implementation of the scheme will result in creating huge employment opportunities, especially in rural areas. From the perspective of the consumer, it would promote the availability of safe and convenient processed foods at an affordable price.   Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme (TIES) The Union Ministry of Commerce & Industry has launched Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme for developing export linked infrastructure in states with a view to promoting outbound shipments. TIES seeks to bridge the critical infrastructure gap and provide forward and backward linkages to units engaged in trade activities. Objective: Enhance export competitiveness by bridging the gap in export infrastructure, which has not been addressed by any other scheme. It would focus on projects like customs checkpoints, last mile connectivity, border haats and integrated check posts. Beneficiaries: All central and state agencies including Commodities Boards, Export Promotion Councils, SEZ authorities and Apex Trade Bodies recognised under EXIM policy of Central Government are eligible for financial support. Funding: The cost of projects will be equally shared by the Centre and the states in form of grant-in-aid. In normal cases centre will borne 50% of the total equity in the project. For projects located in north-eastern and the Himalayan region states, Centre may bear 80% of the cost. ...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:34 PM
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bharat ias - ‘Rich get bail, poor remain in jails’

‘Rich get bail, poor remain in jails’

‘Rich get bail, poor remain in jails’ Context Law Commission advocates relaxation of bail provisions for undertrial prisoners What has happened? Law Commission has come out with its 268th report Observations The rich and powerful get bail with ease while the commoner and the poor languish in jail Prolonged periods in prison where undertrials and convicts were not segregated would only make hardened criminals of the former A majority of the undertrials (70.6 per cent) are illiterate or semiliterate and belong to socio-economically marginalised groups. Sixty-seven per cent of the prison population is awaiting trial The Commission quoted an expert study which said that a majority of the arrests are for “very minor prosecutions.” Over 60 per cent of arrests were unnecessary and such arrests accounted for 42.3 per cent of jail expenditure Pressure on prisons: According to the Prison Statistics of India, the prison occupancy stands at 114 per cent. The prisons have 53,009 officials to take care of 4,19,623 inmates which amounts to one official per eight inmates Recommendations Amendments to bail provisions: The Commission recommended to the government amendments to the bail provisions in the Criminal Procedure Code with emphasis on the early release on bail of undertrials Undertrials who have completed one-third of the maximum sentence for offences up to seven years be released on bail Those who are awaiting trial for offences punishable with imprisonment of more than seven years, should be bailed out if they have completed one-half of their sentence New legal provisions for remission: The Commission said new legal provisions for remission should be included to cover those undertrials who have already endured the full length of the maximum sentence ...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:31 PM
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bharat ias - Govt. orders to favour local suppliers

Govt. orders to favour local suppliers

Govt. orders to favour local suppliers Context Aims to boost domestic manufacturing thus creating jobs and increasing income What has happened? The Union Cabinet has approved a policy that provides preference to local suppliers in Government procurement. The policy, approved by the cabinet will be implemented through an order pursuant to the General Financial Rules, 2017 to provide purchase preference (linked with local content) in Government procurement The order also covers autonomous bodies, government companies/entities under the government’s control Aim of the policy The new policy is aimed at boosting domestic manufacturing and services, thereby creating employment and enhancing income It will also stimulate the flow of capital and technology into domestic manufacturing and services t will also provide a further thrust towards the manufacture of parts, components and sub-components of these items Defining local supplier Under the new policy, local suppliers are those whose goods or services meet prescribed minimum thresholds (ordinarily 50%) for local content Local content Local content is essentially domestic value-addition Who will oversee? A Standing Committee in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion will oversee the implementation of this order and issues arising out of them, and make recommendations to nodal ministries and procuring entities...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:30 PM
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bharat ias - A flawed rescue act

A flawed rescue act

A flawed rescue act Context The banking regulation ordinance puts its seal of approval on corporate subsidy at the cost of public banks New Licenses The RBI recently granted bank licences to 23 applicants which included Aditya Birla Nuvo, Reliance Industries, Tech Mahindra and Vodafone M-pesa and Airtel These corporates need to invest Rs. 100 crore each to gain entry into the banking sector Source of NPAs In India, corporates rely on banks as the main source for funds. IMF Report: The February 2017 International Monetary Fund (IMF) report states that 65.7% of Indian corporate debt as of March 31, 2016 is funded by banks The 2017 IMF report also states that about half of the over all debt is owed by firms who are already highly indebted (debt-equity ratio more than 150%). These borrowers are simply not earning enough to meet their interest commitments Financial Stability Report: The December 2016 Financial Stability Report states that large borrowers account for 56% of bank debt and 88% of their NPAs Credit Suisse Report: A recent Credit Suisse report highlights the inability of top Indian corporates to make timely interest payments by stating that about 40% of debt lies with companies with an interest coverage ratio of less than 1 contention Grant of loans to even corporates that lacked expertise was made at the behest of RBI and government as some of these major corporate groups are key drivers of growth of the Indian economy. Now, RBI cannot thrust resolution of stressed assets on banks via haircut (a waiver of of a part of the loan without inviting criticism of poor financial discipline) Conclusion Passing of corporate losses into the banking system for the benefit of elite corporate borrowers is not the right way to go about this whole NPA resolution process...

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:29 PM
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bharat ias - Access denied

Access denied

Access denied Context The government needs to engage with Internet companies directly for encrypted data What has happened? An iPhone used by Abu Dujana, said to be among the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s commanders in Kashmir, which fell into the hands of security forces, could be a valuable source of information for the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The odds that the agency is able to break into the device are, however, slim. For now, the government has sent the iPhone to the U.S., seeking assistance from its federal agencies Increasing encryption                                                                                                  Entire article stresses on the increasing trend of encryption by global companies. example the Apple, the encryption technology of whose phones has become virtually out of reach of the law making agencies making such device vulnerable to being used by terrorists and criminals. Challenge for policymakers The distinct trend towards greater adoption of encryption poses a dilemma for Indian policymakers. Strong encryption protocols increase consumer confidence in the digital economy, but the Indian government fears a scenario where criminals or terrorists can easily “go dark” behind secure channels. MLAT Treaty The current process of information-sharing through the India-U.S. Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty suffers from almost irreparable hurdles, ranging from bureaucratic delays on both sides to inconsistencies in domestic legal standards What is MLAT? A mutual legal assistance treaty (MLAT) is an agreement between two or more countries for the purpose of gathering and exchanging information in an effort to enforce public laws or criminal laws. Modern states have developed mechanisms for requesting and obtaining evidence for criminal investigations and prosecutions Solution Perhaps the solution lies in a bilateral data-sharing agreement to help the Indian government engage with Internet companies directly, rather than routing requests through the U.S. government....

Publishes on : 04-Jul-2017 01:27 PM
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