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Social and Cultural Foundations of Health Services Systems

The new leadership of the health services system after Independence readily committed itself to providing good health services to the vast masses of people of the country, but for this it did not consider it necessary to bring about any basic changes in the system. The colonels of the Indian Medical Service, by then greatly depleted by the withdrawal of the British, and the Brown Englishmen were assigned the very much more challenging task of building the new health services system for India, Medical colleges grew very rapidly and poured out large numbers of physicians who were mostly alienated from the masses of the people. A number of hospitals were opened in the urban areas. Out of the limited resources that were made available for providing preventive services for rural areas, the colonels, with strong "persuasion" from foreign consultants, set aside big chunks for running mass campaigns against specific diseases

The Great Leap Forward in China-An Analysis of the Nature of Socialist Transformation

An Analysis of the Nature of Socialist Transformation Prasenjit Duara To investigate the rasion d'etre of the Great Leap is to examine problems which are common to all post-revolutionary societies undergoing a process of socialist transformation. The primary problem faced in a post-revolutionary situation is the shortage of capital required for industrialisation, which is a basic pre-requisite for the construction of a socialist society.

Bio-Gas Plants Prospects, Problems and Tasks

The initial part of this paper contains a detailed study of whether bio-gas plants will fulfil the demand for a decentralised energy and fertiliser production, particularly in the large number of small villages which, on economic grounds, are going to be by-passed in the rural electrification programmes.
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