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Articles in The Times of India
Authored by Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan

Inadequate representation of women ? A win-win solution
(September 18, 2004)

In the entire country, a total of 42,000 heart surgeries take place. A typical surgery costs Rs 100,000. 90% of these surgeries are for coronary artery disease, and not even 10% on CHD and RHD. If today's government is willing to make allocations to surgically treat all cases of CHD and RHD - it will have to allocate Rs 50,000 crores to just take care of the existing patients - and at the current rate it will take over a 1000 years! It would cost Rs 4000 crores to take care of the 350,000 new patients who are added each year,says Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan

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Let Candidates pay up for byelections
(September 11, 2004)

Right to form and run cooperatives is a fundamental right guaranteed under Article 19(1)(C) of the Constitution. Given the commitment of the Congress party and the UPA government to give concrete shape to this fundamental right, any effort to dilute the autonomy of cooperatives in Andhra Pradesh will be a patently regressive step.

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Holistic approach towards reforms needed
(September 4, 2004)

There is a need to enhance and upgrade the existing system on the bases of continuous evaluation. Civil services should focus on specialization. If a person is given a portfolio in banking without having an iota of knowledge about the functions of banks, can he be productive in such capacity? ,asks Dr.Jayaprakash Narayan

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