Rama Kumar V

Bio-Data of Prof. (Dr.) Rama Kumar V. Ex. Secretary, Veterinary Council of India Prof. (Dr).Rama Kumar, born on 3rd October 1941 at Trivandrum, India, graduated (BVSc degree) from Kerala University in 1963 and then obtained his MVSc (1970) and PhD (1978) degrees specializing in Veterinary Surgery and Radiology. In 1999, he did a Certificate Course in Disaster Management from Indira Gandhi Open University, New Delhi. After a brief service at the Municipal Corporation, Delhi as Veterinary surgeon from 1964 to 1967, he pursued academic career as Teaching Assistant, in Dept. of Surgery, Punjab Agricultural University, Hissar (1969-70), as Lecturer in Surgery (1970-74), Assistant Professor of Surgery (1974-77) College of Veterinary Science, Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar. India and Associate Professor of Radiology (1978-1985) at the Department of Surgery, Punjab Agri.univ. (PAU) Ludhiana. The most important assignment in his career was at the Veterinary Council of India (VCI); New Delhi as its first Secretary (1991 to 2001). He is remembered for his major contributions to veterinary education in India. His contributions in introducing the regulations for uniform veterinary education in India would be ever remembered in the history of veterinary science in India. He is an orator and continues to his deep commitment to the veterinary profession even after his retirement.

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Right Of Free House

Ramsar convention (at Iran) in1971 brought out the importance and service value of wetland. India signed Agreement in 1975 to conserve wetland. Service value of our wetland is more than forest ecosystem [3,28,402 hectares worth Rs.5,60,000 cr/ year] 1. Between 1991 and 2001, 8% of wetlands in India were lost due to lack of appreciation. A link of Dept. of forest and environment with revenue department, dept.s of industry, irrigation, agriculture, animal husbandry, local bodies etc. could have ensured optimal use of wetland to an extent. 2. Infrastructural development, Special Economic Zones (SEZ) and techno-park establishments organized in isolated pockets in the name of economic development and employment generation should have received an opportunity to be tested against any one the resolutions or rulings of judiciary. There should also have been an opportunity to test projected economic gains against the loss of conventional jobs or social and environment degradation. Economic programs involving revenue or industry departments for acquisition of grassland, agricultural land, filling-up of wetland etc. can be subjected to scientific assessment on their impact on agriculture production, food production, environment and social degradation. This can identify and reduce land use for establishing SEZ on scientific lines and on comparative merit. A social audit to verify the provisions of constitution (article 38) on the right to work for a decent living or the right of future generations for a clean living space can be legally scrutinized. They would automatically get regulated if the environment protection act is tested and law department is engaged to review the publication of notifications for land acquisition for public purposes. Even the modified LA Act of 2013 contains room for misuse. A thrust on sustainability came with the Earth Summit or UNCED [United Nations Conference on Environment & Development], in June 1992 at Rio de Janeiro, where sustainability was identified (in Agenda 21) in terms of continuing to improve human well being, whilst not undermining the natural resource base on which future generations will have to depend. [[email protected]]. In 1996 the Supreme Court of India (SC) ruled that, gifts of nature like land, water & air are, also meant for future generations, and that any development interfering them infringes the right to life enshrined in the constitution. “only sustainable development be followed in future”. Administrative errors can be avoided if value of environment could be accessed through observable and measurable parameters by a co-ordination among revenue department, dept.s of law, industry, irrigation, local bodies etc.

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End The Gassing Of Dogs And Cats In Ohio County Shelters.

Reactions to ethical matters related to human-animal relationships are often ambiguous and are influence by many human-related factors. Because of such variations, there is a need for guidance in this regard. Such guidelines should thus be useful in a universal sense The first explicitly dissident voice was de Montaigne (1537-1592) who wrote against cruel treatment of animals as co-sharers of the planet, but his views virtually had no impact (Braeckman, 1996). The idea of animals as mere thoughtless brutes (automata), which many still adhere to in a revised form, can now be rejected in a stronger as before. One could commit oneself to the high value of animal life and in a particular way move from the “is” towards the “ought”. There is but one way to promote ethical considerations in human-animal relationships and that is by education. This includes parents as adult role models, formal and informal education as well as adult continuing education. It will encourage people to think about life and their responsible roles in life-systems. Such knowledge will affect attitudes to life in a positive way, paving the way for a balanced ethically approach to human-animal relationships where clarity and informed decision-making becomes possible. (odendaal,S.J.S. 1996)

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