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The counting for the election will begin at 8 am on Wednesday. was an attempt to capture the Bengali psyche by rejuvenating industry and IT and setting up new townships, Surjewala said that what made the case "very serious" was that this attempt was made from an IP address of National Informatics Centre, which will lead to higher utilisation of spare capacities, This year marks her 16th appearance at the French Riviera and from her sheer green tiered ensemble by Yanina Couture to blue Cinderella-esuqe ball gown and the red Ralph & Russo number Aishwarya has impressed everyone. they have obtained the LG’s approval and wants its concurrence.and give broken tiles to play. The stringent implementation of the one-child norm has resulted in a sharp spike in gendercide through illegal prenatal sex determination and sex-selective abortions The policy-induced crisis means that the country will have to grapple with a whole set of socialproductivity and fiscal challenges To begin withgrowing gender gaps have set off an intense competition for wives It is estimated there could be as many as 40 million surplus men in China by 2020 unable to find a wife Hence a highly organised criminal network of trafficking in girls and women: anywhere between 2000 and 3000 girls and women kidnapped a year Particularly perverse is the rising incidence of baby bride traffickingwhere armed gangs are kidnapping baby girls for farmers who want wives for their sons when they grow up China is already home to half the elderly in Asiawith those above the age of 65 expected to rise to 320 million by 2040 A fast ageing society will also induce a prolonged period of labour pains It is estimated that Chinas labour force could peak by 2016 and structural shortages of labour could become an endemic feature of the economy Inter-generational tensions are also on the rise as the one-child policy grapples with what has come to be known as the 4-2-1 problem This means that there will only be one child left in a family to care for two parents and four grandparents As these social costs have mountedChina has mounted a campaign to achieve population control through softerless coercive means It is unlikely that course-correction will result in a major reversal in policy Changing course will prove tricky in a country where population control still remains the primary policy goal To expect China to walk away from this will be both unrealistic and unfeasible The writer is an associate professor at the Centre for Policy ResearchDelhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | Published: April 26 2016 4:42 am Senior government officials however confirmed that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had given a go-ahead to open up such lands to construction Related News THE Maharashtra government has decided to amend laws to unlock land in agricultural and no-development zones in peri-urban areas for township projects which could lead to thousands of new homes being built in green belts Government’s town planners had originally marked such land parcels as green belts since they were designed to prevent urban sprawl by restricting construction activity on these Senior government officials however confirmed that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had given a go-ahead to open up such lands to construction Under the proposed new norms for integrated township projects developers will now be permitted to exploit up to 36 times the existing building rights on green belts Following the CM’s nod the revised policy will now be presented to the state cabinet Share This Article Related Article This is the latest in a slew of measures to open up agricultural and no-development zones to construction Last May the government had increased construction rights for industry on farmland Later it extended a similar incentive for wayside amenities such as restaurants and malls and luxury hotels along state and national highways Norms for conversion of green belts up to 25 hectares into residential zones were eased too Official documents accessed by The Indian Express reveal that the government has justified the move by arguing that it was needed to meet the need for housing It has further reasoned that “increasing construction rights on such lands for a township project would lessen the demand for diversion of more agricultural lands for construction purposes” A developer is permitted to set up an integrated township project in a composite plot of 40 hectares or more with necessary infrastructure and amenities Existing norms applicable to such townships permit a floor space index (FSI) up to 17 for residential zones depending on the size and the location of the plot whereas an FSI of 06 is available for such projects on green belts But the revised policy approved by the CM has done away with the distinction within zones Instead it proposes an FSI of up to 22 for both residential and green zones FSI is a tool that defines the extent of construction permissible on a plot It is the ratio of the built-up area to the total plot area This simply means that under the revised policy a development will be able to construct up to 22 times the gross plot area regardless of its designated land use Emphasising the significance of the move a senior official said most of the township projects cleared so far had come up on green belts In fact official documents reveal 31 out of the 33 projects approved since the government adopted a policy to incentivise townships were planned on agricultural and no-development zones Peri-urban areas near Pune account for the highest number of such projects at 20 followed by the Konkan region which includes the Mumbai metropolitan belt (8) and Nagpur (5) Construction work is already going on in 17 out of the 33 projects The government has said the revised policy can be applied even to the existing township projects Under the revised rules a developer setting up a township will be entitled for a basic FSI of 1 But those coming up in green belts will have to pay a premium ranging between 10 and 30 per cent of the ready reckoner rates (depending on the designated use) for conversion of these into residential zones Further depending on the size of the plot a developer will now also be eligible for an additional FSI of 07-1 on payment of another premium also computed at 30 per cent of the land value Besides an additional 02 FSI will be available to the developers against utilising 20 per cent of the basic FSI for building homes for economically weaker sections which is a mandatory norm Promoting the walk-to-work concept the existing township policy makes it compulsory for developers to set aside 20 per cent of the built-up area for economic activity which has been retained in the revised policy too The government has categorised businesses centreed around education hospitality healthcare and entertainment among other activities as economic activity A senior government official said the idea was to create employment opportunities for people near their residences “The move will also de-congest developed economic centres like Mumbai” he added Further replicating the smart cities model for these townships the Fadnavis government has decided to make it mandatory for the developers to build cycling tracks dedicated bus transport services pedestrian pathways Wifi connectivity 24*7 water supply and green buildings among other facilities in these townships Senior officials said a condition that the developers would complete these projects within ten years of obtaining the building permission and continue to maintain it themselves until the township became part of a municipal council had been imposed With some leading developers including those seen to be close to the ruling regime setting up some of these projects sources confirmed that there was a clamour for incentivising such housing projects further The government has argued that such townships will promote planned development and uplift the overall quality of life for locals WATCH INDIAN EXPRESS VIDEOS HERE For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 31 2012 2:05 am Top News Home Secretary G D Gautama has been given additional charge of the Information Commission There is strong speculation that he may be replaced as Home Secretary by Basudeb Banerjeenow principal secretarycommerce and industries For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by SagnikChowdhuy | Published: October 18 2012 3:39 am Related News Despite the Mumbai Polices recent claims that it has no issues in sharing responsibility of securing the citys coastits marine wing has been grossly neglected and left crippled due to shortage of officers Despite repeated requests for adequate manpowerthe police administration has failed to fill posts sanctioned for the two coastal police stations in Mumbai Speaking to Newsline earlier this monthMumbai Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said the police would not shirk the responsibility of deploying its men for coastal policing This was a reversal of stance for the city policewhich has had a longstanding gripe that its men are not trained for action on the sea The police had even asked the state government to relieve it of such duties last year Official police figureshoweverreveal that while 68 police sub-inspector posts have been sanctioned for the Sagari police station at Mahimnot a single one has been filled A similar situation prevails at Yellow Gate police station in South Mumbaiwhere 53 of 57 sub-inspector posts are vacant The sanctioned strength of officers and constables in the marine police is roughly 1200with the total strength of the Mumbai Police around 44000 Officers from the Mumbai Polices marine wing said comprehensive policing of the coastline and effective checks on landing points in the city is virtually impossible due to staff shortage Recentlythe Sagar Kavach exercise a drill between the Mumbai PoliceCoast Guard and Navy to test their preparedness had exposed gaping holes in the polices security arrangements along the coast As part of a raiding teamdummy terrorists from the Coast Guard had managed to breach the police security and entered the city at two sensitive landing points in South Mumbai near the Gateway of India and Marine Drive promenade Repeated requests have been sent to the police headquarters to fill the vacant posts Howevernothing has been done In such a scenariowe can only have makeshift arrangements for coastal security We 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