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Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published: October 25, In a quest to grow and widen its base,demanding procurement of paddy at minimum support price. (Source: Reuters) Related News Despite ending his last 100m race with a bronze,47 per cent), But residents don’t know where the water is coming from. Related News Curtly Ambrose labelled the current West Indies side “embarrassing” and “pathetic” after their humiliating innings defeat by England in the first Test.England went 1-0 up in the ongoing three-match series courtesy of a mammoth innings and 209-run win as the first day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston on Saturday Amid a welter of depressing statistics for the West Indies perhaps the worst was that they lost 19 wickets in under a day on Saturday after being made to follow-on “In the end it was totally embarrassing” West Indies fast-bowling great Ambrose told Monday’s Daily Mail “I never saw any aggression from the West Indies players throughout the three days” added Ambrose who took 405 wickets at an outstanding low average of 2099 in his 98-Test career “There was no belief that they could compete let alone beat England They seemed to be waiting for England to make mistakes and at this level that is not going to work “Trust me it was painful to watch” West Indies have now won just three out of 87 away Tests in the past 20 years excluding matches against Bangladesh and Zimbabwe Ambrose said he had tried to stop the slide as a member of the backroom staff but in the end felt it was a “waste of time” “I was with the team for two years as bowling coach and we tried to educate them about our heritage” he recalled “I talked about the pride and passion in representing the region and our people “I could talk to them all day but once they stepped over that rope they were on their own and if they were not prepared to listen it was simply a waste of time It does hurt “And it has reached a point where it is very embarrassing” Ambrose was now left hoping the West Indies could compete in the remaining two Tests of the England series at Headingley and Lord’s as “what we have seen so far has been pathetic” Meanwhile England great Geoffrey Boycott said the West Indies were the worst Test side he’d seen during his five decades of involvement in cricket labelling their plight a “tragedy” for the sport “This West Indies lot are the worst Test match team I have seen in more than 50 years of watching playing and commentating on cricket” wrote Boycott in his Daily Telegraph column “They can’t bat and can’t bowl” The former England opener whose career coincided with that of such West Indies stars as Garfield Sobers Michael Holding and Vivian Richards added: “I take no pleasure out of saying this as I played against some of the greatest players the world has ever seen wearing the maroon cap of the West Indies “It is a cricketing tragedy to see the West Indies like this and there is no gloating over them losing “It is just sad to see a once-proud cricket Test team lower than any I have ever seen before” The second Test starts on Friday For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Valmik Thapar | Updated: September 25 2014 7:37 am Indian zoos are not driven by education and are among the worst I have ever seen They are driven mostly by bureaucracy and red tape Related News The death of a youth who was mauled by a white tiger at the Delhi Zoo brings to the fore the most irresponsible forms of human behaviour Sadly in this case a life was lost This is an occasion to look at the whole issue of zoos across the country At the moment zoos are advised and their functioning coordinated by a body called the Central Zoo Authority managed by forest officers who serve the respective state governments In my view these zoos are antiquated in concept and are in a mess at the moment Let me state at the outset that zoos are important and nearly 600 million people go to see tigers every year That is a huge captive audience Good zoos are vital sources of education on any species — its numbers its status the threats it faces its future There are state of the art zoos such as Taronga in Sydney the San Diego zoo in the United States and in Singapore to mention just a few Such zoos make the public aware of the plight of our wildlife and our wildernesses They have become centres for conferences and debates Some good zoos also have the best libraries that money can buy They focus on reaching children the future generation on whom the fate of our wildlife depends Unfortunately Indian zoos are not driven by education and are among the worst I have ever seen They are driven mostly by bureaucracy and red tape that makes life miserable for both the animals and the people who go to see them I believe there is a new way forward To begin with disband the Central Zoo Authority which is a statutory body under the ministry of environment and forests It is an ineffective government body made up of so-called specialists serving or retired forest officers and others who are of little use Zoos should not be managed by forest officers It is not their forte The management and planning of our zoos should be outsourced from government control The Narendra Modi government seems to be a believer in public-private partnerships This is a great area for such partnerships The new government is also supportive of the role of business in increasing awareness about our forests and environment and in assessing the impact of climate change This is an opportunity to partner with industry and make zoos in India learning centres for people and havens for the animals We have close to 200 zoos in prime areas across India all waiting to be revamped rejuvenated and cleaned up These places can be turned into models of good governance In our bustling cities they could become oases of harmony between people and nature I see few problems in getting the private sector to sponsor the overhauling of our zoos This is the kind of privatisation that has been successful across the world So what are we waiting for The government’s only roles can be to provide funds if necessary and facilitate private-public partnerships since some rules may have to be amended or clauses in our laws changed This is the need of the hour Non-governmental organisations and individuals have to be empowered to spearhead such reform In the past people from outside the IAS have been appointed as secretaries to the government of India and individuals from outside the IFS have been appointed ambassador People like Sam Pitroda and Nandan Nilekani have been called in to clean up and run enormous infrastructures Surely we can outsource 200 zoos across India and make them the best that talent can create And why should they be run by forest officers if they are not forests Once these changes are made there will be a line of committed people waiting to work for zoos and specialised courses in zoo management are bound to spring up all across the country It will boost wildlife veterinary studies and these zoological parks will become hubs of learning in our cities The focus today is on the tragedy that occurred in a zoo and which could not really have been prevented But our vision for these places must be dynamic and innovative with only a minimum role for government Globally most zoological parks of note have little to do with government and ministries We need to change our mindset and realise that running a zoo is not a talent that lives in government What I am suggesting is only common sense and must be an imperative for the Modi government I am certain that state governments will be delighted to privatise zoos The tens of millions of people who visit our zoos would then have the experience of a lifetime Thapar is author of ‘Tigerfire’ and has spent nearly 40 years working with wild tigers express@expressindiacom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News at least in the early parts of Sunday. 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