MP lifts ban on transfer of officials till July 5

first_imgBhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday lifted the restriction on transfer of its employees till July 5. The transfer of staff of third and fourth grade at tehsil, district and state level will be done with the approval of the Minister in-charge. While first and second class officers’ transfer will be approved by the department Minister. The transfers of officials within the district will be coordinated by the Minister and the Collector. According to the official information, the cadre which has 200 employees, 20 per cent of them will be transferred. In case there are between 201 and 2,000 employees, 10 per cent will be transferred and for more than 2,000 employees 5 per cent.last_img

UN agriculture chief lauds key role of family farmers in foodsecure future

Speaking today at the opening of a two-day Global Dialogue on Family Farming in Rome, Director-General José Graziano da Silva said that family farmers are “central to what FAO does, to what the world wants and to what the world needs: a sustainable and food secure future.”Addressing the paradox facing family farmers worldwide, Mr. Graziano da Silva underscored that the rural areas susceptible to food insecurity are the same areas that serve as the breadbaskets for their communities and the world at large.The Director-General stressed that governments, farmers’ organizations and the private sector must galvanize concrete action to look beyond production and acknowledge family farms as transmitters of knowledge and central allies in providing healthier diets, including through strong local food systems that link farms to schools and communities.Mr. Graziano da Silva also noted the attention that family farming is receiving in the post-2015 development agenda, adding that “perhaps the greatest success of the International Year is the strong political commitment we achieved.” He said that the success could be seen in the attention that family farming was receiving in the post-2015 development agenda.The Global Dialogue brings together family farmers and their organizations, government representatives, civil society, private sector, academia and development agencies to take stock of progress thus far and identify key areas of work and international collaboration related to family farming beyond 2014.Also in attendance at the opening were Sándor Fazekas, Minister of Agriculture of Hungary; Carlos Casamiquela, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fishery of Argentina; Nicos Kouyialis, Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of Cyprus; Amadou Diallo, Minister and High Commissioner of the 3N Initiative of Niger; and Ana María Baiardi, Minister for Woman of Paraguay.The Global Dialogue on Family Farming comes two weeks after governments agreed on a 60-point Framework of Action on Nutrition that is expected to be adopted at the upcoming Second International Conference on Nutrition, which will be held in Rome from 19-21 November. The closing of the International Year of Family Farming is scheduled to take place on 27 November in the Philippines. read more