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2011 4:58 am Top News A theatre troupe from Europe has collaborated with Indian artiste Anaida for its latest cabaret ? download Indian Express App More Top News WATCH VIDEO:? WATCH VIDEO: US Presidential Elections 2016: Here Is The Full Process “We fought a hard and intense battle,How can a skeleton be identified on the basis of clothes after nine years, he said For all the latest Kolkata News download Indian Express App More Related News the missile destroyer USS Stethem “trespassed China’s territorial waters off the Xisha Islands”.

The US missile destroyer sailing close to the contentious island chain is the latest in a series of events that add to the growing unease in the relations between the two countries.the complaint said. Police are investigating the matter.and a drill,s wheels were deployed to help absorb the shock of landing. `If I don’t get my career ruined in this, with Spacey becoming the latest big name to draw scrutiny for alleged conduct decades ago.Pune chapter of Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India Incentives needed to attract investment: FirodiaIndustry One great challenge for the next few years is to ?raise output and productivity of agriculture?relating both to cereals and cash crops Though the current year looks to be a good agricultural yearhuge improvement in availability of agricultural products is essential One of the aspects is improved collectionstorage and distribution chainuse of new business modelssuch as cold storagessilo warehousesnew technology in distribution chainssuch as refrigerated vans Investments in these need to be significantly encouraged The budget needs to create incentives for investments in storagesilostractors and implements and for establishing new business models for procurementstorage and distribution in this direction Manufacturing industry in India is slated to grow very significantly Poor standards of our infrastructure (by international comparison) and the mediocre facilities for skills trainingfor various trades like electriciansmechanicsmetal workers – technicians of all kinds is a serious limitationwhich will hamper our growth and productivityunless corrected The speedy introduction of the Goods and Service Tax is a very important matter The Prime Minister has declared last week that he will introduce the Bill in the next sessionbut it is important that this billwith due deliberationsis passed in the year 2011-12 The excise taxsales taxand the octroietc ie the Central Government leviesthe State Government leviesas also the Local Government levies all need to be subsumed within the value added system of Goods and Service Tax (GST) Most advanced countries have a single rate of taxand all levies at various levels of Government or administration are absorbed in the final tax Today sales tax and octroi are not vatable this major shortcoming needs to be corrected to enable a spurt in growth and consequently in the prosperity of the massesand this is what India needs to aim for Dr Abhay FirodiyapresidentMCCIA Push necessary to meet manpowermachinery needsVocational Training The budget needs to target two important issues containing inflation and sustaining growth In the present inflationary conditionsprevailing all over the world input costs everywhere have gone up In additionthe industry is likely to encounter tighter interest rate regime To retain competitiveness in the global environmentindustry definitely needs continuation of fiscal incentives being carried forward since the global slowdown The country needs to train over 70 million people in vocational skills over the next five years and needs to retrain another 360 million workers in the same period This calls for a massive vocational skills development programwhich needs more specific budgetary outlay from the government This budget should have schemes and provisions for vocational training Private sector participation and tax incentives for such activities should be included in the budget Technology upgradation and acquisition is essential for sustainable growth and competitiveness of SMEs Creation of a technology upgradation fund for MSMEs is the need of the hour Can we have introduction of investment allowance tax incentives for MSMEs for their technology upgradation and acquisition of new generation machines Agriculture sector needs properefficient and extensive countrywide distribution network Adoption of ITintroduction and expansion of internetmobile connectivity should be considered by proper budgetary outlay to overcome supply problems Anant SardeshmukhExecutive Director-GeneralMCCIA Irrigation needs a big budget boostIrrigation A major share of the budget should be allocated for irrigation While the national average of irrigated land 40 per centin Maharashtra were struggling to keep it at about 18 per cent Funds need to be allocated through the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programme (AIBP)a central government initiativeto all irrigation projects that are incomplete For thiscertain parts of the Forest Act need to be amended In the case of areas like Purandar Taluka in Punea major part of irrigation is not being carried out as various forest laws come in the way of it Market committees and bodies like NAFED need to set aside some hedge/bridge funds to based on the production costs incurred by farmers rather than leaving it to the market forces to decide it Today while a farmer bears costs of upto Rs 15 for a kilo of onionit is impossible for him to survive by selling it at Rs 4 a kilo Also rather than going in for subsidies of various types that dont even reach the farmersthis budget should have provisions for some kinds of crop insurances Schemes need to be introducedmaybe on a pilot basis for income risk management in the agriculture sectorespecially for crops like onionscottonsugarcanejowartur daaletc that Maharashtra specialises in Massive investments are needed for increasing storage facilities at the site of productionie at the farm levelfunds allocation for organic farming is needed instead of huge incentives that are given to the fertilizer companies Budhajirao MulikaAgriculture expert and Krishi Ratna Award winner PowerRs 10-20000 cr power outlay Power outlay should be increased if generation has to go up I hope there are more incentives If the government has to set up mega-power projectsthen the outlay should be Rs 10-20000 crore This can bridge demand-supply gap Non-conventional sources should be utilised Thrust should also be on nuclear power Vivek VelankarPresident of the Sajag Grahak Manch HealthGive docs subsidised loans There should be higher allocation for infrastructure Doctors need more incentives to work in rural areas Apart from tax holidays doctors need subsidised loans Essentialgeneric drugs should be made cheaper Reforms are required to implement suggestions by IMA like adoption of each taluka by a medical college This will help the underprivilegedas each medical college can be made accountable The budget should promote welfare of indigenous pharma companies Dr Sharad AgharkhedkarPresidentcity unit of the Indian Medical Association Urban infrastructure24% allocationin step with times Despite high revenue from urban areasallocation for this sector has been insufficient The revenue from urban areas to the GDP has increased from 29 per cent in 1951 to almost 70 per cent in 2011 Urban population has increased from 173 per cent in 1951to a projected 2975 per cent in 2011 Of thisabout 40 per cent is the poor from slums Towns and cities in the country have gone up from 2822 in 1951 to an estimated 5000 in 2011 Share for both urban poverty alleviation and urban development in the last budget was four per cent each Allocation for urban infrastructure should be increased to at least 24 per cent and around 50 per cent of this should be for basic services for the poor Six per cent should be for promotion of urban forestry to ensure sustainability of cities Six per cent should go to improve urban utilitiesexcluding roadswhich should be built from locally raised revenue Aneeta BenningerUrban plannerprofessor of development planning and executive director CDSA EntertainmentGST rather than ET welcome We expect Goods and Services Tax (GST) in place of Entertainment Tax (ET) Talks have been on for quite a few years It would result in a substantial gain to theatre-owners in the city ET is 40 per centa huge chunk of the turnover GST is minimal compared to ET Gains would increase if GST is applied The Pune market is huge After DelhiPune has the highest collection in the country as far as individual theatres are concerned The case is different with Mumbai where gains are high because of high ticket ratesnot number of tickets sold The budget is importantalso because last year was the worst-ever for theatre and multiplex owners in the city Nearly three months were lost in swine flu We hope this budget gives us a boost Hrishikesh ChaphalkarpartnerCitypride Multiplexes Unorganised sectorSet up welfare board funds We have been demanding at least three per cent of the GDP for the unorganised sector This could translate into funds for the welfare board which in turn can benefit the sector I hope at least 6 per cent of GDP is devoted to education which can see education for all Privatisation of education should be stopped so that children of parents working in the unorganised sector can benefit Medha ThatteShramik Mahila Morcha More for conservationEnvironment The environment sector has always been facing neglect in allocations There is a need to increase funding for conservation programmes Investment in protection of wildlife and nature should be seen as securing natural resources The government needs to focus on recovery plans of endangered species like great Indian bustard and tiger If the government is facing fund shortageit should involve the corporate sector Dr Pramod Patilfounder directorNGOGIB foundation Expect a populist moveTaxes On direct tax code (DTC)we shouldnt expect too much It has already been tabled in Parliament and the government has set up a JPC to suggest improvements The DTC will replace direct tax laws and simplify collection of direct taxes We expect some populist announcements like an increase in I-T slabs as a populist measure The government appears to be feeling a dire need for such measures to woo the voter after its image was battered by a series of corruption charges like the 2G and CWG scams Chandrasekhar ChitaleChairmanDirect Tax CommitteeMCCIA Stress financial inclusionBanking Its the right time to remember Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act Expenditure on social sectorin particular flagship programs targeted at poorwill not be meaningful without access to basic banking The FM should earmark funds especially for furthering financial inclusionand I am not averse to directly subsidizing banks particularly new ones going to come up shortly Funds should be allocated to utilize nearly one hundred thousand Primary Cooperatives mostly in villages for financial inclusion Dr K RameshaProfessorNIBM For all the latest Pune News download Indian Express App More Related News” For all the latest World News.

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