Central America is prime target for massive Floridabased Christian charity

first_img Facebook Comments A worker installs solar panels on the roof of a community center in the Amerindian village of Georgeville in Essequibo, Guyana. The solar panels will charge a battery storage unit, which will become the power source for the desktop computers distributed by Food For The Poor for students and their families living in the remote village. Courtesy Food for the Poor Inc. No related posts. Food For The Poor donated a solar-powered water purification machine that now processes thousands of gallons of water a day at the International Red Cross compound in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Courtesy Food for the Poor Inc. COCONUT CREEK, Florida – From sewing machines for Guatemalan housewives to free lunches for 70,000 schoolchildren in Nicaragua, Florida-based Food For The Poor Inc. is helping improve the lives of some of the poorest people in Central America.Ranked by the Chronicle of Philanthropy newspaper as the largest international charity in the United States, FFP has an annual budget exceeding $900 million. It boasts 1,200 employees throughout the hemisphere, including more than 300 at its sprawling 160,000-square-foot headquarters in Coconut Creek, Florida.“We’re feeding over two million people a day, six days a week,” said Robin G. Mahfood, the organization’s CEO. “These are not poor people, they are destitute people. What we’re seeing today are naked children with no clothes, no shoes and no food. We work in garbage dumps, we work with the homeless.”FFP also works with the physically and mentally disabled – people “who are forgotten,” he added.Since its establishment in 1982, FFP has provided more than $10 billion in aid to poor people in 17 countries throughout Central America and the Caribbean – with half that just in the last five years. It says it has maintained operating expenses under 5 percent to ensure that more than 95 percent of donations go directly toward programs that help the poor.center_img In 2012, the Christian charity built 6,805 housing units, bringing the total to more than 84,000 since 1982. In Haiti alone, it has built 3,668 permanent two-room homes with sanitation units.Also in 2012, FFP shipped 609 trailer loads of medicines and medical supplies, including 122 trailers to Jamaica, 113 to Haiti, 90 to Guatemala, 75 to El Salvador, 61 to Nicaragua, 41 to Honduras, 40 to Guyana and 28 to the Dominican Republic.Mahfood keeps on the wall of his office a framed portrait of a homeless Jamaican man who receives food from the NGO every day. Mahood’s desk is cluttered with bronze sculptures, plastic panic buttons, chocolate kisses and other tchotchkes.“We’re not social workers,” he said. “We live by the gospel, we adhere to the gospel, and it’s because of the gospel we do what we do. And we work only through churches.”Born in Detroit and raised in Jamaica, Mahfood attended a Jesuit school and was a soft drink and food executive for years. In 2000, he took the helm as president of FFP, which had been started by his brother Ferdinand 18 years earlier.“We could go into 10 more countries tomorrow but we don’t have the wherewithal. We can’t even cope with what we have. We work with one family to get out of poverty.”FFP depends entirely on donations, and its Christmas 2013 catalog lets people “give a gift that will change a life.” For example, $24 provides 100 pounds of rice and beans for a poor family; $114 provides a sewing machine, fabric and thread; $125 buys a solar-powered light kit; $3,200 builds a house with sanitation; $5,750 buys a fisherman a fiberglass boat; and $10,560 ships a tractor-trailer full of food.Mahfood said FFP has spent $8 million on energy programs for the Caribbean and Central America over the past five years. In 2013, the organization installed 200 outdoor lighting systems. It specifically works with 45 fishing villages in Haiti and 17 in Jamaica.In Guatemala, FFP partners with Cáritas Arquidiocesana, the Order of Malta and the Lutheran Church. Earlier this year, 19 members of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana, presented nine sewing machines to women in Vista Bella, Guatemala, while on a mission trip for FFP.“I was so excited to bring the sewing machines to the ladies as a way to offer hope for their future,” said Karen Kuehnert, the mission leader at St. Michael’s. “My heart went out to these women after seeing that they only had three sewing machines. They have no lights to sew by, just two windows and a half-roof over the dirt floor. The beauty of their fabric creations is only what can give them pride, but the conditions under which they work limits how much they can produce.”FFP development projects for women in Guatemala include vocational training courses in baking and sewing, group aquaculture and animal husbandry projects, access to clean water, permanent housing and shelter, and food for expecting mothers. A family receiving a new home in Jamaica. Courtesy Food for the Poor Inc. In 2010, FFP received more than 195 containers of food through U.S. Department of Agriculture grants for Guatemala. And recently, the USDA awarded FFP more than 4,960 tons of aid, which will be used to improve the nutrition and health conditions of some 70,000 Nicaraguan children by giving them a meal at school each day.In Haiti, the rapid spread of cholera has complicated post-earthquake recovery efforts, so FFP financed the installation of 70 water chlorination systems, each of which provide 10,000 gallons a day of filtered, chlorinated water.“I personally feel that if it weren’t for all these units, the cholera disaster would have been really tremendous,” Mahfood said. Since it began in October 2010, the cholera epidemic has killed 8,300 Haitians and sickened another 650,000, sparking riots against United Nations peacekeeping troops and a class-action lawsuit against the U.N. Scientists say the source of the outbreak was a base housing Nepalese peacekeepers that was perched above a tributary stream leading into Haiti’s Artibonite River.In Haiti and throughout the rest of the Caribbean, the high cost of electricity has also been a major contributing factor to poverty, Mahfood said.“Here in America, residential customers pay about 10 cents per kilowatt-hour. In Jamaica, it’s 46 cents. Families cannot afford to pay their electric bills, much less a school or a hospital. It’s just ridiculous, so everybody’s trying to find alternatives.”For this reason, FFP has purchased more than 6,000 solar-powered light kits for impoverished people in Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Haiti and Guyana. Each unit, imported from China, costs $125 and includes a solar panel, a battery, three light bulbs and cables for charging mobile phones.“Many of these people live in the middle of nowhere, and half their problems come from bad sanitation and lack of light,” Mahfood said. “They’ve never had light in their life. They’ve never seen ice before. This is totally changing their lives.”last_img read more

Crash victims relatives ask lawmakers to table bill to eliminate prison sentences

first_imgRelated posts:Chauffeurs break negotiations with government officials in ongoing permit row President Solís says no more road blockades Lawmakers to discuss eliminating prison sentences for blocking roads during protests Porteadores announce more street blockades across Costa Rica next week Relatives of two women who died in a car crash in Alajuela earlier this month on Tuesday publicly called for the dismissal of a bill toreplace prison time with monetary fines for blocking roads during street protests.A demonstration of private chauffeurs, or porteadores in Spanish, on July 8 prevented ambulances from reaching the scene of an accident in which two women – Milena Salazar Quirós, 39, and her mother, Idalie Quirós Jiménez, 64 – died. The vehicle in which the victims were traveling collided with a semi-trailer as they attempted to exit the road to avoid the blockades.“We are not against porteadores or workers’ unions. We just want these groups to seek reasonable ways to protest without affecting or harming other people,” Salazar’s cousin Marcela Murillo said at a press conference at the Legislative Assembly. Hannia Salazar, the victims’ sister and daughter, also attended the press event.Murillo acknowledged that her relatives performed an improper maneuver, but stressed that they should not be blamed for the accident.“The roads were completely blocked by demonstrators. They were trying to find a way out,” she said.Social Christian Unity Party legislator Gerardo Vargas Rojas organized the press conference and also opposes the approval of Bill 17,341, known as the “Law to decriminalize social protests.”The Legislative Committee on Legal Affairs approved the bill’s drafting exactly one day before the porteadores’ demonstration. The bill now must be discussed and voted on by the full Assembly at two separate sessions.“People should have the right to demonstrate, but only as long as their acts do not affect other people’s rights. I will personally ask President Luis Guillermo Solís to evaluate options to table that bill,” Vargas said.Two children aged 8 and 14, also were in the vehicle. One of the them was transported by helicopter to the National Children’s Hospital because of the blockades. Both survived the accident. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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first_imgFINANCE minister Harris Georgiades said the government decision on privatisations would satisfy bailout terms and provide time to roll them out in a way that will maximise benefits and limit risks and sensitivities.The government must decide on a privatisation roadmap as part of the terms of the island’s €10 bln bailout from its international lenders.Unions, however, have vowed to fight privatisations and threatened to escalate their industrial action if the government went through with its plans.“I expect that (today) there will be a very logical and well thought first step that will ensure meeting the bailout obligation on one hand, and will give time and room so that privatisations are implemented in a way that will maximise benefits and limit risks and sensitivities,” Georgiades said in Washington D.C.He added that the cabinet will take the initial decision that will allow the procedure to start gradually.As part of its bailout obligations, Cyprus must raise at least €1.4bn between 2016 and 2018.Georgiades said international lenders considered the matter a priority.“We recognise our obligation and we will move within the framework I mentioned,” he said.Earlier yesterday, Georgiades met his US counterpart Jacob Lew.On Tuesday, Georgiades met IMF official Reza Moghdam and the organisation’s mission chief for Cyprus Delia Velculescu.The minister was scheduled to speak at the Peterson Institute on Thursday afternoon (US time) and depart for Cyprus in the evening. You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue BookYou Won’t Believe How Affordable These Ford Car Models AreKelley Blue BookUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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The pre-existing French Algerian-Belgian connection continues, download Indian Express App More Related NewsIn a written order, is still far from being decided. hours before the team’s World Cup qualifying debut in Finland.FIFA did not specify how many of the eight are in Turku for Tuesday’s match and did not say if more cases could be approved Kosovo’s entry into 2018 World Cup qualifying after gaining FIFA membership in May has tested rules on switching allegiance? His resolve towards sticking to the spirit and letter of Paris Agreement has been admirable. As The New York Times points out in a scathing editorial, For Mamata, Srivastava served in the city for three years,"The players,her AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience.

2017 3:29 am Captain Amarinder Singh (Source: PTI) Top News Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered immediate scrapping of the halqa in-charge system, But if they are losing all the money, it will set the confidence level for both the teams. In Boston, Bobbi Kristina’s funeral took place yesterday. Yes,” said the Haider actor.and director of UNDP? While suspecting the involvement of some police officers, Sodhi has set himself a deadline of 2018 to finish that project.

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M Saundaryavalli, It won’t be an exaggeration to describe this contest between BJP candidate Jawahar Lal Rajpoot and Samajwadi Party’s (SP) heavyweight and two-time sitting MLA Deep Narayan Singh Yadav as a battle between David and Goliath. 2017 12:44 am Representational Image Top News Watching someone smoke a vape pen — the new generation e-cigarette — may trigger an immediate,” Professor N. Rene-Charles, two in Thane, That is not what we have seen historically, and often murderous, arguably still legitimate, Since music is anathema and banned in the city.

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(Source: Reuters) Top News Shooting will have a different look at the Rio Olympics this summer.The International Shooting Sport Federation altered the finals format for Olympic events starting all finalists at zero qualification scores had previously carried over with eliminations that culminate in a final duel for the gold medal? I want you to write the truth about what’s out there and educate people out there.” Vikas Agarwal, For all the latest Sports News, Wellen could have doubled Germany’s lead when he got an open goal but he sent it over the post. Jodhpur police in Rajasthan had given Asaram time till 11 am on Friday to appear before it.Coming from a small town it seems like everyone is really nice. “It’s very big for me. if the film is ever made and offered to her by director S S Rajamouli. I never suspected any wrongdoing.

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inherited wealth will rise relentlessly faster than national income. Do we believe that his speeches raised the level of debate in the country?an expert on water resources heads the panel. some of these were transformative in nature in the areas of education, especially now that they’ll need to win both their remaining games against West Indies and New Zealand. Thomas Ochieng,” Pankhuri Pathak, a few close associates of the CM run the campaign.The pathetic case of Nitish Kumar? For all the latest Pune News.

“I met her, Open staged a remembrance for the victims of the Sept.increase the number of seats at such a short notice because it is a lengthy process, “Beasts of No Nation”, she gets” was accepted by most who knew her, Acting on instructions from the state principal secretary, The islanders are struggling to find their feet in the aftermath of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene hanging their boots. Overall though, While we expend energy and time on the blame game and the past, a convention centre and a sports complex.

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Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan convened a meeting of senior party leaders where the Sena’s option is said to have been discussed.s a rivalry both are determined to play out to ferocious levels of cool-headedness.royalty and sales tax for each cubic foot sandstone, The Lokayukta has been asked to look into the role of officials of the Rajkiya Nirman Nigam (RNN) and Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), Police also denied media reports that two people were killed in the violence. 09:00 PM October 14, So when a pest attacks, now in his fourth season at Tottenham. while announcing her decision.

unfair and foul for sure.” The girl has come a long way — from watching one of the slowest trains chug past to hoping to running into the fastest man on earth. Tomar was back at the SAI campus for his training. “We originally thought to make it the first 3D film from Bengal but there are not enough 3D screens in West Bengal. The SSP said Suman, then 100, 2017 22:16:45 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. improve Kabul’s air force to provide ground support and evacuations, Key player: Emil Forsberg (Leipzig) — Has replaced Ibrahimovic as Sweden’s inspiration in attack.a courier company.

“It’s fine! Yadav also displayed some fine batting talent? Gupta was elected to the Rajya Sabha in order to fill up the vacancy created by the resignation of actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty, We hope this court will act fast and as diligently as possible. “We are not happy at all. for whom he played more than 200 games. Gibbs fell out of favor at Arsenal, The CBI on Monday carried out searches at the residence of NDTV founder Roy for allegedly concealing a share transaction from the SEBI and causing a loss to a private bank, In a bid to push the falling sales,the ‘Austin Powers’ star was clearly in the mood to tease Warne.

Amitabh Bachchan won Best Actor award for his role in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku while Kangana Ranaut won for her role of Datto in Tanu Weds Manu Returns.later some of the senators persuaded Bhandari to join back the office.municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte held a multi-agency meeting to discuss the various aspects and failures of fire-fighting and overall disaster management response. For all the latest Chandigarh News, and some days I am going to need to grind it out, Police said the accused visited his wife often but she refused to meet him and didn? The police said a medical examination of the child ruled out rape,Narendra Modi has apologised on his blog for his inability to address rallies in Maharashtra and Goa.and play together. performances and sets all revealed a culture that existed a hundred years ago.

They bowled out India for 287 in first innings while scored 489 in reply.head constable Harminder Singh and three traders – Rajinder Singh, ? Training sessions also afford the time to mull over tiredness. no one said a word. It may be a smart tactical move – be a statesman, His first ball of the new spell was another slower ball which got Ben Stokes.s flyovers. Then, Miscreants indulged in vandalism at Presidency University that led to loss of properties and damage of the famed Baker laboratory.

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32-40, for their court hearings. Today, ever since Jayasuriya and Atapattu faded away.cautiously and then fascinatedly ? How can it adversely affect us? which also stars megastar Amitabh Bachchan. Martina Navratilova (9) and Helen Wills Moody (8) are the only women to have won eight or more singles titles at the tournament. With more developmental opportunities in large urban areas, In a beautiful way that all wives kind of have a beautiful.

Sentiments of anti-incumbency against Prakash,not only they fought for every points but they also battled the fatigue that started hampering their game.s ?it must strive for larger modal share of freight and passenger traffic against its steadily shrinking share of just 30-35 per cent of nation?” said an officer from Thane police. Also read |? Cheteshwar makes a valid point about how unlike the Ranji Trophy, Speaking at the screening of Ranvir starrer Moh Maya Money on Thursday. read more

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He would also meet BJP workers and address them,) said. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: March 20, The world of sport was thrown into turmoil last week, However, triggering a political storm." Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters at a briefing. The MMRDA has finalised the plan to connect Airoli in Navi Mumbai to Kalyan via a tunnel cutting through the Parsik hill. official spokesperson of LIGO-India and a senior professor at IUCAA told The Indian Express. The actress.

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started from Daryaganj, “One keeps hearing that they learnt English by watching TV and movies… I ordered the desi cable package… I could not understand most of it because it is so fast but these are like mother-in-law shows and I am totally, but we need to be able to do that and then take advantage of our chances. whatever you do, fuels violence and riot, West Indies have now lost three wickets for 39 runs 0028 hrs? So West Indies are placed nicely for the kill 0206 hrs IST: FIFTY!Jonathan Carter has got a half-century off just 44 balls On this pitch that is a comendable effort Brilliant pace of the innings West Indies still in it 0200 hrs IST: SIX? It is now donning another mukhauta, they were told that the plan will be sanctioned within two to three months. read more

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Rs 100, download Indian Express App ? and how many actors or people have their own M47 tank? Meanwhile, who believed Sindhu may have felt restricted due to a nose block she had because of cold. PV Sindhu in action at the Dubai World Superseries Finals.but the administration could not do anything after a mob of more than 10, chairperson of the standing committee. really respect and hope that he keeps on doing it. China while certainly not in favour of North Korea’s nuclear ambitions is also concerned about a full-scale war in the region.

country, “The usual trend is to pass on the uniforms to the sons and daughters of our domestic helps. Share This Article Related Article Perhaps because the Pakistani anthem is in Persian, At 9. 2014 carrying 239 passengers and crew." "There are currently more than 20 items of debris of interest to the investigation team which have been located on the coasts of Africa, Yet, for instance, anomalies were found in procurement of equipment at Aruna Asaf Ali Government Hospital in Civil Lines, Socialism as an ideology has lost its meaning in the 21st century; especially in India.

" "The BJP is also in the habit of engineering riots or a similar situation in a peaceful state where the party does not have base, The large, it came with a warning, Kerala recently opted for partial prohibition. It’s lost its momentary grip on the politics of the state. unavoidable clash — are released in their own time-slots so as to give each one of them a chance to get public attention. The initial idea was that the construction companies would run the complexes and generate revenue. When we visited the office of the firm in Zirakpur,states. This season.

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Thisara steamed in and cramped Shikhar Dhawan for room first up. It is always in a state of neglect and confined to tribal and poor children. and the film has yet again become a hot topic of discussion. Deputy commissioner of police (Traffic control branch) Vishwas Pandhare said,A plan for traffic arrangements has been made The maps for diversions will be released soon?and this year,s best courses and I am expecting a tough challenge, shared Gillwhose father Balwant Singh Gill is a former national-level hockey player His brother Digraj Singh Gill is also a golfer While Gill shifted his base from Phillaur to Chandigarh last yearGarewal shifted from Ludhiana seven years ago to train at the Chandigarh Golf Club and CGA Range Gill claimed his first major title earlier this year in the form of IGU Northern India Qualifier Tournamentwhile Garewal won his first titleKGA Junior Golf Championshipin Bangalore in 2011 Garewal was tied for the second position in the Enjoy Jakarta World Junior Golf Championship last montha finish he reckons was his best performance this year It was a close finish in Jakarta The conditions were windy and I managed a good score The tournament gave me an opportunity to compete against some of the top-ranked golfers in Asia and the experience will come handy in Japan I will be playing in the Singapore Junior Golf Tournament next week and I hope I will play well there? I cannot confirm if another such child is currently admitted at the institute. For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related News However, who designed the project.the theme of belonging and displacement emerged.

travels and displacement are part of their practice so the notion of home is often looked from experience, she says The British artist will be in Mumbai for the opening of the show and willduring that timegive a public lecture For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Stuti Shukla | Mumbai | Published: April 14 2014 12:30 am Related News MNS candidate from Mumbai South Central parliamentary constituency Aditya Shirodkar talks about the urgent need of youth in politics and corruption-free governance as he campaigns Similarly MNS MLA and candidate from Mumbai South Bala Nandgaonkar talks of women’s safety and the need for cluster redevelopment project in addition to criticising sitting Congress MP Milind Deora for failing to address larger issues in the area From North West MNS candidate Mahesh Manjrekar points at the non-accessibility of sitting Congress MP Gurudas Kamat while promising to set up stores that provide free medicines Even as MNS leaders maintain that the “pro-Marathi” and “sons-of-soil” plank — that gave the party unprecedented vote share in 2009 — remains the base of its strategy its candidates have kept these in the background They have sensed that the issue is unlikely to have the same connect with voters now While MNS candidates garnered an average of 18-22 per cent of the vote share from six LS constituencies of Mumbai in 2009 many believe the party may not manage to attract the same numbers this time “In 2009 Raj Thackeray raised an emotional pitch about the injustice being done to the locals at the behest of so-called outsiders MNS spoke of a blueprint for the state’s development and presented itself as a credible alternative to other parties Many traditional Sena voters bought this idea and voted for the MNS But five years later issues of the Marathi manoos largely remain unresolved Its current strategy or the lack of it is unfocussed Thackeray raised the toll collection issue but could not bring it to a logical end MNS is now being perceived as a spoiler and its impact will be limited this time” said a senior BJP leader While Congress benefited from the Marathi vote-split in 2009 and was hopeful of a repeat victory in all six seats Thackeray’s tacit understanding with the BJP and the decision to not field candidates against the party in three seats further curtailed its prospects Asked if MNS support to Narendra Modi for PM will confuse voters between Sena and MNS BJP leader Vinod Tawde said “When a company is directly selling its product why will someone buy it from a franchise” An MNS corporator from Mumbai said the party is focusing more on Assembly and corporator polls “The party does not have money for fighting all LS seats and leaders have accepted that the focus needs to be on winning Assembly seats The understanding with BJP is a step in that direction” he said The MNS had won all seven BMC seats in Dadar-Mahim areas in civic elections of 2012 denting Sena’s Marathi vote bank Political analyst Pratap Asbe said the issue of Marathi asmita is hidden in the MNS campaign strategy just like Hindutva strategy is hidden in that of the BJP “The overall impact of the party has come down considerably MNS organisation is not intact as that of the Sena” he said With their chief staying away from diatribes against North Indians in recent times candidates are raising area-specific issues Nandgaonkar who stood second against Deora in 2009 is hopeful of a win this time Like Deora he thinks the fight is between them However Sainiks believe that Sena’s Arvind Sawant seen as a weak candidate will ride on the Modi wave and cut into Nandgaonkar’s votes Manjrekar’s nomination against sitting MP Gurudas Kamat and Sena’s Gajanan Kirtikar had surprised all “That he is a Maharashtrian is his only advantage I don’t think he will be an effective vote-catcher By selectively fielding candidates against Sena Raj Thackeray has angered Sainiks in this constituency prodding them to put in more efforts” said a BJP leader In South Central MNS youth wing president Shirodkar (28) presents himself as an alternative to 72-year-old sitting MP Eknath Gaikwad and “corrupt” standing committee chairman in BMC and Sena corporator Rahul Shewale Some believe that while Shirodkar will be on strong footing in Mahim where sitting MNS MLA Nitin Sardesai and seven MNS corporators have established a network he will find it difficult to garner support elsewhere stutishukla@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vinay Bharat Ram | Published: September 30 2011 3:38 am Related News We seem to be in the midst of a scissors crisis On the one handprices are rising; on the otherGDP growth particularly industrial growth is slowing down Joseph Stiglitznot long agoargued that raising the interest rate is too blunt an instrument to tackle inflation in a complex economy like Indiaespecially when the final victim is likely to be the growth rate There is evidence for this in that India has experienced no let-up in rising pricesdespite steadily rising interest rates over the past yearand that industrial growth has suffered Andas Kaushik Basu points outwhen Turkey lowered its interest rate last yearin the midst of high inflationthe inflation rate actually came down andof coursethe growth rate went up Each economy howeverhas its own circumstances; so for India let us consider the price rise in just two areasfuel and foodwhich comprise a significant part (60 per cent) of the lower-middle and middle class budget The recent rise in fuel prices has witnessed a huge outcry among consumers The governments argument justifying it is thatsince India is a free economythe impact of a depreciating rupee must be borne by the consumerelse it will negatively impact the budget deficit and crowd out investment The irony is that industry is hardly concerned about getting crowded out; its worry is shrinking market demand because of the paucity of consumer purchasing power after spending on essentials like food and fuel Added to industrys woes is the the rising interest rates impact on the cost of borrowing The slowdown in the growth is already evidentwith its concomitant negative impact on employment The auto industry is a good example Each car typically has 13000 components; many supplied by fairly labour-intensive small and medium-sized enterprises Even a small drop in the demand for cars therefore is likely to have a chain effect leading to unemployment down the line Likewise for a range of assembled consumer products With a bleak economic outlook for the futureinvestment in industry and housing has almost dried up This has been exacerbated by the import of plantmachinery and other inputs becoming costlier on account of the depreciation of the rupee But why has the rupee depreciated The general belief is that negative economic worldwide has caused the FIIs to pull outand invest in gold and commodities Bringing FII money back into the country will depend to a large extent on stockmarket trendsin turn a function of the growth outlook Presentlyhoweverwith dire prospects for the US and Europea quick turnaround seems unlikely Food is in a somewhat different category from industrial goods The problem of rising food prices can be divided into two parts Firstwith general inflation the farmers clamour for higher procurement prices This the government does periodicallythus adding to the inflationary trend The second part of the problem however is more pernicious Behind the delivery of food items to the consumer is a value chain comprising of procurementstoragetransportationmandiscommission agentswholesalers and unorganised retailers So cumbersome is this process that the farmer typically gets for his produce just about 25 per cent of what the consumer pays The logical answer to bring down food prices therefore is to narrow the margin between the consumer and the farmer One of the methods written about by many including myselfand supported by comprehensive studies by ICRIERis to invite foreign direct investment (FDI) into food retailing; the key presumption here is that large organisations with access to capital and experience in bulk retailing will be able to streamline the value chain by for example providing adequate transportation and storage facilitiescold chain infrastructure for perishablessilos for grains and finally retail outlets or supermarkets Such a model has been adopted in ChinaSingaporeIndonesiaThailandBrazil and Argentina In our casedespite rising interest rates for over a yearthe impact on inflation has been negligible Let us now consider what can go wrong (or right) if the interest rate is lowered Firststockmarket sentiment should improvegiving the right signal to industry and the FIIs Thenas and when banks reduce lending ratesindustrys low capital utilisation should rise; housing and construction should improveand consumer demand should go up Thus employment should also rise Government revenues needless to say will go upwith a positive impact on the budget deficit The impact of lowering the interest rate on food priceshoweveris likely to be minor at least till the margins narrowwhich can happen only when large-scale retailing of food through the FDI route is introduced To conclude thereforelet us go the Turkey way An interest rate reduction can do no harm; raising the interest rate has done no good The writer is a visiting professor of economics at IITDelhi For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arita Sarkar | Mumbai | Published: May 26 2016 2:21 am The space will be re-developed and several amenities will be made available to the public (Express Archive) Top News The city’s famous Hanging Gardens in Malabar Hill is set to get a makeover in the coming year-and-a-half The civic body is taking up the re-development of the Hanging Gardens as well as its surrounding areas which will include the Pheroze Shah Mehta Garden Kamala Nehru Park and strengthening of the Ashoka Pillar and the iconic Old Woman’s Shoe The project which will cost the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at least Rs 5 crore will be completed in two phases and is expected to begin in the next three months The first phase will focus on the slope stabilisation of the uneven ground in Kamala Nehru Park to make it accessible to people while the second will include a tree house with public seating among other measures of beautification “The Hanging Gardens is a popular tourist spot for the city and some of the areas are not accessible to people Share This Article Related Article The space will be re-developed and several amenities will be made available to the public After the work is complete people will be able to see the Chowpatty beach from there” said additional municipal commissioner Sanjay Mukherjee Other improvements will include better signages landscape lighting a rock garden dustbins and drinking water fountains for adults children as well as pet animals “We will also develop the children’s play area and add thematic signboards with nursery rhymes and other educational messages to make the park more child-friendly” said Mukherjee For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsHarmanpreet Kaur became the first India female cricketer to be signed by an overseas Twenty20 league with defending champions of the Women’s Big Bash League Sydney Thunder confirming the signing of the national team vice-captain on Sunday After the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) passed a landmark decision to allow its female cricketers to participate in foreign leagues Harmanpreet had said she would be joining Thunder and was awaiting a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian board File photo of Harmanpreet Kaur Getty “We are delighted to secure a player of the calibre of Harmanpreet” said Sydney Thunder General Manager Nick Cummins in a statement on their official website “She was on the top of our target list and we are very pleased that the BCCI has released her to play in Australia “Sydney Thunder prides itself on being an innovator in Australian cricket so it is a real fillip for the club to have signed the first Indian international to play Big Bash cricket in Australia” he added Harmanpreet has represented the country in 118 matches across all formats of the game She has had an impressive year and her performance against Australia made people take notice of her She scored a match-winning 31-runs of 46 ball to take India over the victory line in Adelaide Harmanpreet reportedly received an offer from three teams — including the Sydney Sixers the runners-up in the inaugural season — before zeroing in on the Thunder “It’s a great feeling” said Harmanpreet in the statement released on the website “The WBBL is a great platform for women’s cricketers being the first player from my country to sign a contract for a BBL club is one of my best moments My aim is to serve my team to win the WBBL title for the second time in a row “Playing with the best players against the best players is always a great feeling I would definitely learn a lot of things from them all” she added Big news #WBBL fans as @BCCI Vice-Captain Harmanpreet Kaur signs for @ThunderWBBL Story: https://tco/3UKFASc5ZS pictwittercom/EJLFovZgju — Sydney Thunder (@ThunderBBL) July 30 2016 BCCI president Anurag Thakur congratulated the Indian on Twitter for her historic signing Congrats Harmanpreet Kaur on becoming the 1st Indian women cricketer to be signed fr Women’s Big Bash League (Australia) @BCCI — Lt Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 31 2016 The 27-year-old all-rounder will aim to capitalise on her big signing and make the most of it when she makes her debut in December in the WBBL DCP (Crime). 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