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Letters to the Editor — July 23, 2021

Letters to the Editor — July 23, 2021
Oxygen scarcity claimThe Centre’s claim in Parliament that there were no deaths in India due to a lack of oxygen during the COVID-19 pandemic is ludicrous (Page 1, “Govt. claim on oxygen-scarcity deat

Thomas Palocaren, Vellore, Tamil Nadu The penchant for passing the buck and fudging figures by the current dispensation is worrisome.Deepak Singhal, Noida, Uttar Pradesh The conversion of wetlands and agricultural land into housing plots is growing in Tamil Nadu.Perhaps a law that reconverts the land to agricultural use if no building comes up within five years of having bought the land needs to be introduced.Policymakers tend to assume that the government only needs to provide people with clear information and that, once properly informed, they will automatically do the right thing.

The projection of an idealised version of the country — sanitised, curated, united, strong, in the face of manipulated content and modular malware — leads one to ask: ‘Can the general public trust themselves to do the right thing?p p Letters Letters to the Editor — July 23, 2021 The Centre’s claim in Parliament that there were no deaths in India due to a lack of oxygen during the COVID-19 pandemic is ludicrous (Page 1, “Govt.

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