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Food Security and Access to Natural Resources-A Review of Recent Trends

A Review of Recent Trends Amita Shah Till now the Indian policies have adopted a cautious approach ensuring that the requisite foodgrains are produced, before launching a massive drive for diversification and exports. However, doubts have been raised about the sustainability of growth in production as well as efficacy of the PDS to ensure food security. Alternatively, a strategy has been advocated to ensure foodgrain self-sufficiency by enhancing access to land/natural resources.

Distorted Scalar Dynamism

37 New Age, November p 74, 38 The Statesman, July 8, 1953. 39 The Statesman, July 9, 1953. 40 Ananda Bazar Patrtya, July 6, 1953, and also New Age, November 1953, p 74.

Ailing Industrial System of India-A Diagnosis.pdf

A Diagnosis S P Kashyap Amita Shah During the four decades of independence the Indian industrial economy has failed to emerge as the leading sector. Sectoral shares in terms of income generation have altered but the relative losses of the primary sector are largely gained by the tertiary sector with only marginal gains for the secondary sector. The industrial econotrty has all the symptoms of a high cost economy, lacking in vitality and prone to sickness. It is argued that the conditions that could make the industrial system the engine of growth are virtually non-existent. Government policy has been excessively preoccupied with spatial and scalar considerations with scant attention te efficiency. This in turn has led to some unhealthy features like a distorted pattern of development, technological stagnation, low productivity and exploitative production relations.

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