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The role of Mihir is being essayed by Nihar Gite, with a lot more to join them in the second Test at coastal town of Vizag. they will have their associations which will guide them. Is India short of either land or water Contrary to what people often thinkwe are short on neither Cross-country comparisons often suffer because of time-lags in data Subject to thatwe have around 510 people per unit of arable land Bangladesh has 1200South Korea has 2275Japan has 3046China has 1217 and Malaysia has 1687 Arable land numbers (as share of geographical area) in India are extremely high It is a different matter that arable land is not optimally used for a variety of reasons lack of irrigationsmall-holder agriculturegovernment intervention in productionstorage and distribution of agricultural productsgovernment controls in land marketsinefficient public expenditure in the rural economyand so on Policies have been designed to keep people in low-productivity and subsistence-level agriculturenot pull them out of farms The CMs of Punjab and Haryana could have told the CMs of Bihar and West Bengal how average agricultural productivity levels could have been doubled without venturing abroad In FDIChina is perceived to be a competitor in Africa The Chinese could have advised all four CMs how average agricultural productivity levels could have been increased by a multiple of sixwithout venturing abroad Much the same can be said of water With Indias levels of precipitationthere should be no shortage of watereither of the drinking or irrigation variety Cherrapunji is in Meghalaya Once upon a timeit used to figure in GK books as the wettest place on earth (If one takes a specific monthCherrapunji still holds the record in July 1861 But if one takes average for the yearHawaii and Columbia are contenders) Is there any logical reason why Cherrapunji should face an acute shortage of drinking water for most months of the year Energy is a different matter and foraying abroad in pursuit of energy is understandable But given Indias agro-climatic conditionsIndia should be exporting agricultural commodities to the rest of the worldnot importing it Provided the internal policies are in place All said and donedomestic agricultural and rural sector reforms may have been talked about since 1991but they have not been implemented Thereforein the aggregatethe supply curve has been verticalinelastic to use the economists expression On thisincreased demand (NREGSfarmers debt reliefhikes in procurement pricesincreased rural incomeshifts in consumption) has been superimposed While there has been mismanagementincluding on external tradethats the underlying cause of food inflation Food security may mean food security for the countryor it may mean food security for the individualand the implications are different Yesmany people in India are malnourished and suffer from hunger We can quote from IFPRI reports and the Global Hunger Index Yeswe need to identify the poor and subsidise them And yeswe are going round and round in circles deciding that But nothere is no food security issue for India In any eventfood security for the country doesnt mean India has to be self-reliant in producing every agricultural commodity under the sun As long as we are able to pay for our imports and dont have a balance of payments problemwhats the issue It is time we gave up PL-480 mindsets and the arm-twisting that followed But for thatwe wouldnt have had the Green Revolution The point about national food security is that there is a question of price competitiveness and for edible oils and some dairy productswe are probably better off importing (Pulses are different) What do we then make of working groups recommendation that government should encourage Indian companies to buy land abroad Does it mean there should be fiscal incentives With contemplated tax reformthats impossible Does it mean capital account restrictions should be relaxed That makes sense Perhaps we should ask those 80 companies why they went abroad They will probably mention easier land acquisition procedureslower pricesavailability of large and contiguous land and increasing consumer markets in Africa Thats a bit like pointing to the high costs of doing business in India (documented by the World Bank in Doing Business indicators) and using that as an argument for domestic Indian investments in manufacturing exiting abroad The best encouragement thus is not to introduce domestic agro reforms and certainly not permit corporate investments in land markets By messing up the education sectorwe encouraged studentsfaculty and even educational establishments to head abroad By not providing opportunities at homewe encouraged migration abroad Instead of the expression brain drain, Officials in Beed district however said last year.

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