Showing posts from July, 2009

Mumbai seeing really a Good Signs of Improvement

For the past few days im in Mumbai and it feels so good hearing all the things going around here. Finally i feel there is a room for us to groom in this environment. Accessing information is getting simpler these days, moreover the government started thinking about the masses and are actually taking steps for their improvement. Some recent initiatives will prove my stand.

Gtalk with the RTO officers Imagine having the RTO on your Google Talk list. From August 30, internet users could chat with RTOs with the help of GTalk instant messaging service every fourth Friday of a month. They could key in queries, complaints and feedback and get instant answers from senior RTO officials. The hour-long session will be held between 12 noon and 1 pm. A person need to do is log onto the RTO website——for an interactive chat session with officers of RTOs from the city, they will answer questions and help solve people’s problems.’’ The schemewill eliminate the need for users to fix appoint…

Soaring Prices of Food.

Unseasonal rains and the recent hike in petrol and diesel rates have affected the prices of vegetables and pulses as well. However, wholesale vegetable traders at the APMC market in Vashi say that the food prices are increasing unreasonably in the retail sector while there is only a marginal increase in wholesale rates.
In the grains and pulses market, though, there is a remarkable increase in the wholesale rates of various types of dals, chillies, rice and wheat. The prices of onions may also increase in the next month-anda-half. “Delayed rains are leading to a shortage in the supply of onions and potatoes. The wholesale prices of onions may actually rise to Rs 20 per kg if the shortage continues. The government’s move to hike the fuel prices has also led to an increase in the prices of vegetables as the cost of transportation rises.
Satyawan Waghmare, a trader in the vegetable market, said, “As the monsoon is not yet in full swing in some parts of Maharashtra, it will affect the sowing…