There is no doubt that Kashmir policies for 70 years after have failed miserably. Neither the state was integrated with the Indian union nor did they prevent alienation of local people. The result was that the valley became a playground for terrorists.
The DC (also known as DM or Collector) and the SP have a distinct parabiotic, interdependent relationship, they have to work in tandem, otherwise the district is likely to fall apart, as is happening in Unnao (UP) these days……
Disease surveillance has to go beyond humans and encompass preventive health and hygiene in livestock and poultry. The concept on One Health would really catch the imagination if the critical importance of animal health in human well-being is underscored time and again
Alcoholics deserve a level playing field. Non-drinkers should either pay a cess on the milk they consume, or it should be made mandatory for every teetotaller household to buy at least two units of booze every month.