69051. Statement: The availability of imported fruits has increased in the indigenous market and so the demand for indigenous fruits has been decreased. Courses of Action: To help the indigenous producers of fruits, the Government should impose high import duty on these fruits, even if these are not of good quality. The fruit vendors should stop selling imported fruits. So that the demand for indigenous fruits would be increased.
69052. Statement: There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of successful candidates in this year's School Leaving Certificate Examination. Courses of Action: The government should make arrangements to increase number of seats of intermediate courses in existing colleges. The government should take active steps to open new colleges to accommodate all these successful candidates.
69053. Statement: On an average, about twenty people are run over by trains and die every day while crossing the railway tracks through the level crossing. Courses of Action: The railway authorities should be instructed to close all the level crossings. Those who are found crossing the tracks, when the gates are closed, should be fined heavily
69054. Statement: Majority of the students in many schools do not pass in the final examination. Courses of Action: These schools should be closed down as these have become unproductive. The teachers of these schools should immediately be retrenched.
69055. Statement: In spite of the Principal's repeated warnings, a child was caught exploding crackers secretly in the school. Courses of Action: All the crackers should be taken away from the child and he should be threatened not to do it again. The child should be severely punished for his wrong act.
69056. Statement: It is necessary to adopt suitable measures to prevent repetition of bad debts by learning from the past experiences of mounting non-performing assets of banks. Courses of Action: Before granting loan to customers their eligibility for loan should be evaluated strictly. To ensure the payment of instalments of loan, the work, for which loan was granted, should be supervised minutely on regular basis.
69057. Statement: A very large number of students have failed in the final high school examination due to faulty questions in one of the subjects. Courses of Action: All the students who have failed in the subject should be allowed to take supplementary examination. All those who are responsible for the error should be suspended and an enquiry should be initiated to find out the facts.
69058. Statement: A large number of engineering graduates in the country are not in a position to have gainful employment at present and the number of such engineers is likely to grow in the future. Courses of Action: The government should launch attractive employment generation schemes and encourage these graduates to opt for such schemes to use their expertise and knowledge effectively. This happened due to proliferation of engineering colleges in the country and thereby lowered the quality of the engineering graduates. Those colleges which are not equipped to impart quality education should be closed down.
69059. Statement: Every year, at the beginning or at the end of the monsoons, we have some cases of conjunctivitis, but this year, it seems to be a major epidemic, witnessed after nearly four years. Courses of Action: Precautionary measures should be taken after every four years to check this epidemic. People should be advised to drink boiled water during rainy season.
69060. Statement: Every year large number of devotees dies due to severe cold on their way to the shrine located at the top of the mountain range. Courses of Action: The devotees should be discouraged to visit the shrine without having proper warm clothes and other amenities. The government should provide warm clothes and shelter to all the devotees visiting the shrine.
69061. Statement: There has been an unprecedented increase in the number of requests for berths in most of the long distance trains during the current holiday season. Courses of Action: The railway authority should immediately increase the capacity in each of these trains by attaching additional coaches. The people seeking accommodation should be advised to make their travel plan after the holiday.
69062. Statement: The Finance Minister submits his resignation a month before the new budget is to be presented in the Parliament. Courses of Action: The resignation should be accepted and another person should be appointed as the Finance Minister. The resignation should not be accepted.
69063. Statement: A large number of people visiting India from country X have been tested positive for carrying viruses of a killer disease. Courses of Action: The government of India should immediately put a complete ban on people coming to India from country X including those Indians who are settled in country X. The government of India should immediately set up detection centres at all its airports and seaports to identify and quarantine those who are tested positive.
69064. Statement: There has been less than forty percent voter turnout in the recent assembly elections. Courses of Action: The election commission should cancel the entire election process as the votes cast are not adequate to represent people. The election commission should take away the voting rights of those who did not exercise their rights.
69065. Statement: Most of the development plans develop in papers only. Courses of Action: The in-charges should be instructed to supervise the field-work regularly. The supply of paper to such departments should be cut short.
69066. Statement: The vegetable traders feel that the prices of onion will again go up shortly in the State 'P' Courses of Action: The 'P' State Government should purchase and store sufficient quantity of onion in advance to control prices. The 'F' State Government should make available network of fair price shops for the sale of onions during the period of shortage.
69067. Statement: It is reported that though Vitamin E present in fresh fruits and vegetables is beneficial for human body, capsule Vitamin E does not have the same effect on human body. Courses of Action: The sale of capsule Vitamin E should be banned. People should be encouraged to take fresh fruits and vegetables to meet the body's requirement of Vitamin E.
69068. Statement: Youngsters are often found staring at obscene posters. Courses of Action: Children should be punished and penalized if they are found doing so. Any display of such material should be banned.
69069. Statement: One of the problems facing the food processing industry is the irregular supply of raw material. The producers of raw material are not getting a reasonable price. Courses of Action: The government should regulate the supply of raw material to other industries also. The government should announce an attractive package to ensure regular supply of raw material for food processing industry.
69070. Statement: The Committee has criticized the Institute for its failure to implement a dozen of regular programmes despite an increase in the staff strength and not drawing up a firm action plan for studies and research. Courses of Action: The broad objectives of the Institute should be redefined to implement a practical action plan. The Institute should give a report on reasons for not having implemented the planned programmes.
69071. Statement: India has been continuously experiencing military threats from its neighbouring countries. Courses of Action: India should engage into an all out war to stop the nagging threats. India should get the neighbours into a serious dialogue to reduce the tension at its borders.
69072. Statement: As many as ten coaches of a passenger train have derailed and blocked both pairs of the railway tracks. Courses of Action: The railway authorities should immediately send men and equipment to the spot to clear the railway tracks. All the trains running in both the directions should be diverted to other routes.
69073. Statement: There has been a significant drop in the water level of all the lakes supplying water to the city. Courses of Action: The water supply authority should impose a partial cut in supply to tackle the situation. The government should appeal to all the residents through mass media for minimal use of water.
69074. Statement: The police department has come under a cloud with recent revelations that at least two senior police officials are suspected to have been involved in the illegal sale of a large quantity of weapons from the state police armoury. Courses of Action: A thorough investigation should be ordered by the State Government to bring out all those who are involved into the illegal sale of arms. State police armoury should be kept under Central Government's control.
69075. Statement: Financial stringency prevented the State Government from paying salaries to its employees since April this year. Courses of Action: The State Government should immediately curtail the staff strength at least by 30%. The State Government should reduce wasteful expenditure and arrange to pay the salaries of its employees.
69076. Statement: The cinema halls are incurring heavy losses these days as people prefer to watch movies in home on TV than to visit cinema halls. Courses of Action: The cinema halls should be demolished and residential multi-storey buildings should be constructed there. The cinema halls should be converted into shopping malls.
69077. Statement: Duty free technology parks where foreign firms can manufacture electronic hardware components are proposed to be established at various places in the country. Courses of Action: Government should immediately implement the proposal to augment the foreign currency reserve by exporting the products. Government should not implement the proposal as it will hinder indigenous production of hardware components.
69078. Statement: The Secretary lamented that the electronic media was losing its credibility and that it should try to regain it by establishing better communications with the listeners and the viewers. He also emphasised the need for training to improve the functioning. Courses of Action: Efforts should be made to get organised feed back on the programme. The critical areas in which the staff requires training should be identified.
69079. Statement: Courts take too long in deciding important disputes of various departments. Courses of Action: Courts should be ordered to speed up matters. Special powers should be granted to officers to settle disputes concerning their department.
69080. Statement: Certain mining industries in Gujarat may come to a standstill because of the notification issued by the Department of Environment and Forest banning mining operations and industries alike within 25 kms of National Park, the game sanctuary and reserve forest areas. Courses of Action: The Department should be asked to immediately withdraw the notification. The Government should make effort to shift the parks, sanctuaries and reserve forests to other non-mining areas.
69081. Statement: There have been many instances of derailment of trains due to landslide in the hilly areas which caused loss of many lives. Courses of Action: The railway authority should arrange to deploy pilot engines before the movement of passenger trains in the hilly areas to alert the trains in case of any landslide. The railway authority should strengthen the hill slopes by putting iron meshes so that the loose boulders do not fall on the track.
69082. Statement: India today is midstream in its demographic transaction. In the last 60 years there has been an almost continuous decline in mortality; while fertility has declined over the last 20 years. The consequence is that there has been a rapid growth in population over the last 50 years. Courses of Action: India should immediately revitalise its family planning programme. The Government should immediately launch a massive education programme through mass media highlighting the implication of population growth at the present rate.
69083. Statement: Footpaths of a busy road are crowded with vendors selling cheap items. Courses of Action: The help of police should be sought to drive them away. Some space should be provided to them where they can earn their bread without blocking footpaths.
69084. Statement: Some serious blunders were detected in the Accounts section of a factory. Courses of Action: An efficient team of auditors should be appointed to check the Accounts. A show cause notice should be issued to all the employees involved in the irregularity.
69085. Statement: Researchers are feeling agitated as libraries are not equipped to provide the right information to the right users at the right time in the required format. Even the users are riot aware about the various services available for them. Courses of Action: All the information available to the libraries should be computerised to provide faster services to the users. Library staff should be trained in computer operations.
69086. Statement: Many medical and engineering graduates are taking up jobs in administrative services and in banks. Courses of Action: All the professionals should be advised to refrain from taking up such jobs. The government should appoint a committee to find out the reasons for these professionals taking up such jobs and to suggest remedial measures.
69087. Statement: Due to substantial reduction in fares by different airline services, large number of passengers so far travelling by upper classes in trains have switched over to airline services. Courses of Action: The railways should immediately reduce the fare structure of the upper classes substantially to retain its passengers. The railways should reduce the capacity of upper classes in all the trains to avoid loss.
69088. Statement: The Meteorology Department has forecast that a severe cyclonic storm would hit coastal Andhra Pradesh and Orissa in the next forty-eight hours. Courses of Action: The local administration should advise the fishermen not to go to dangerous area in the sea. The local administration should alert the people of coastal areas of these two states and they should be prepared to shift to safer places.
69089. Statement: There has been large number of cases of internet hacking in the recent months creating panic among the internet users. Courses of Action: The government machinery should make an all out effort to nab those who are responsible and put them behind bars. The internet users should be advised to stay away from using internet till the culprits are caught.
69090. Statement: The Union Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has fixed an annual target of Rs 10,000 crores by way of tourism earnings towards the end of the current decade. Courses of Action: There is no need of development of further new tourist spots to meet the target. The Ministry should evolve attractive packages to woo the foreign tourists to meet the target.
69091. Statement: A large number of students have been caught using unfair means during the final-year degree examination. Courses of Action: All these students should be debarred permanently from appearing for any examination conducted by the authority. The guardians of these students should be called by the authority to inform them that any such behaviour in future will not be tolerated.
69092. Statement: The alert villagers caught a group of dreaded dacoits armed with murderous weapons. Courses of Action: The villagers should be provided sophisticated weapons. The villagers should be rewarded for their courage and unity.
69093. Statement: The employees union of the Municipal Corporation has decided to strike work for indefinite period in protest against the management's refusal to grant bonus. Courses of Action: The government should immediately pay ex-gratia grant to the Municipal Corporation to grant bonus to its employees. The striking employees should be persuaded to defer the strike notice.
69094. Statement: The killer entric fever has so far claimed 100 lives in some tribal villages in M.P. during the past three weeks. Courses of Action: The residents of these villages should immediately be shifted to a non-infected area. The Government should immediately send a medical squad to this area to restrict spread of the killer disease.
69095. Statement: There is a substantial increase in the number of accidents causing deaths and severe injuries due to malfunctioning of the traffic signals. Courses of Action: The traffic police should immediately post traffic personnel at the junctions. The signal system should immediately be repaired or replaced.
69096. Statement: India's performance in the recent Olympic Games was very poor. Not even a single medal could be bagged by the players. Government has spent Rs. 5 crores in training and deputing a team of players to participate in the Olympic Games. Courses of Action: India should stop sending players to the future Olympic Games. Government should immediately set up an enquiry commission to find out the reason for India's dismal performance.
69097. Statement: Three persons were caught with huge arms and ammunition in the city. Courses of Action: Police should be instructed for night patrolling. The three persons should be set free and their movements should be carefully watched to nab the other criminals.
69098. Statement: Majority of the students have failed in one paper in the first semester examination. Courses of Action: All those students who failed should be asked to drop out of the course. The faculty teaching the paper should be asked to resign.
69099. Statement: Mr. X, an active member of the Union, often insults his superiors in the office with his rude behaviour. Courses of Action: He should be transferred to some other department. The matter should be referred to the Union.
69100. Statement: The weather bureau has through a recent bulletin forecast heavy rainfall during the next week which may cause water logging in several parts of the city. Courses of Action: The bulletin should be given wide publicity through the mass media. The civic authority should keep in readiness the pumping system for removal of water from these parts. The people should be advised to stay indoors during the period.