Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Jan 2018 10:59:21










THERE are several areas in the country that are bestowed with rich varieties of flora and fauna but only a few people visit these spots because of lack of information and facilities available there, apart from concerns of safety. Bastar, the tribal-dominated region of Chhattisgarh is one of such areas, which is though beautiful, remains a strict no, no, for most of the tourists for reasons mentioned above. Against this backdrop, the decision of the Bastar police to provide all necessary information and assistance to the people desirous of visiting the area is welcome. This is a pathbreaking decision. Because, tourist-police interface usually happens only when some unfortunate incident happens with the tourists. With the decision of Bastar police, not only tourism in the area will get a boost but the image of the police in the eyes of the people will also improve as the tourists will get authentic information. Though this may increase the workload of many policemen, the experiment is worth undertaking because of its several benefits.


SEVENTEEN innocent lives would not have been lost, had the authorities not allowed the illegal firecracker factory in Delhi to operate. Skeletons have now started falling out of the closet after the tragedy. Not only the factory was being run illegally, but the safety norms mandatory under the Explosives Act, were also not followed. According to some of the woman labourers, there was a thick layer of gun powder floating in the air which they had brought to the notice of the supervisor. But as the supervisor dismissed their complaints, they chose to leave the job, and thus saved from being burnt alive! But others were not so lucky and perished in the fire. As it always happens, a ‘thorough’ probe has been ordered into the tragedy by the Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal. Some heads will roll and everything will be back to normal soon, until the next tragedy occurs. This has happened in Mumbai pub blaze case also. The moot point is, how some people are allowed to bend the law and run businesses illegally. This must be stopped at once.