Statement : The Secretary lamented that the electronic media was losing its credibility and that it should try to regain it by establishing better communications with the listeners and the viewers. He also emphasised the need for training to improve the functioning.

Courses of Action :
I. Efforts should be made to get organised feed back on the programme.
II. The critical areas in which the staff requires training should be identified.

Statement : Courts take too long in deciding important disputes of various departments.

Courses of Action :
I. Courts should be ordered to speed up matters.
II. Special powers should be granted to officers to settle disputes concerning their department.

Statement : Certain mining industries in Gujarat may come to a standstill because of the notification issued by the Department of Environment and Forest banning mining operations and industries alike within 25 kms of National Park, the game sanctuary and reserve forest areas.

Courses of Action :
I. The Department should be asked to immediately withdraw the notification.
II. The Government should make effort to shift the parks, sanctuaries and reserve forests to other non-mining areas.

Statement : There have been many instances of derailment of trains due to landslide in the hilly areas which caused loss of many lives.

Courses of Action :
I. The railway authority should arrange to deploy pilot engines before the movement of passenger trains in the hilly areas to alert the trains in case of any landslide.
II. The railway authority should strengthen the hill slopes by putting iron meshes so that the loose boulders do not fall on the track.

Statement : India today is midstream in its demographic transaction. In the last 60 years there has been an almost continuous decline in mortality; while fertility has declined over the last 20 years. The consequence is that there has been a rapid growth in population over the last 50 years.

Courses of Action :
I. India should immediately revitalise its family planning programme.
II. The Government should immediately launch a massive education programme through mass media highlighting the implication of population growth at the present rate.

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