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Utilisation of Demographic Data for Policy-Making, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation-A Note on Some Critical Issues

Very little effort has been made over the years to streamline the demographic data base by better management of the data systems. The emphasis has largely been on the expansion of the data base rather than on consolidation and improvement in the quality of data. No real efforts have been made to restructure and modernise the data base so as to ensure speedy dissemination and the fullest utilisation of such data.

Exploding Cities

is her tracing of the evolution of the structure of class and caste which characterise contemporary ''Ranipur" from the pre-British period, through the indigo boom and its subsequent decline and the town's revival in the 1930s and 40s as a centre for glass manufacture.

Municipal Socialism

Ashish Bose The sudden upsurge of socialism in India has not yet percolated down to municipalities. It is rather unfortunate that maharajas and not municipalities got all the prominence in the first round of the battle, In fact, the possibility of municipalities getting any attention from the champions of socialism who are alt the time concerned with national issues is indeed remote.

Urban Development with Social Justice

When Edwin Lutyens was commissioned to build New Delhi in 1912, Herbert Baker, one of his associates, wrote to him: "It is really a great event in the history of the world and of architecture, that rulers should have the strength and sense to do the right thing. It would only be possible now under a despotism

New Rich in a Delhi Fringe Village

Pak relations in the UK economy!) As for the general picture of employment, Wrights evidence casts a shadow of doubt on the rigidly-held assumption that, in a recession, it was the coloured worker who was dismissed first. Of course this was statistically true. Thus in 1961, the coloured employment rate was about 5 per cent, against a national average of 1.9 per cent. And it was true also that managers adopted a last in, first out' policy for immigrant labour. But the author suggests that the reasons for this are not wholly due to discrimination. For one thing, immigrants tended to spend more time between jobs, thereby inflating un- employment statistics. Also because they performed unskilled jobs, and were concentrated in the industrial heart of Britain, it was but natural that they were the first to meet the brunt of an economic setback. Similarly, when the economy did recover, coloured unemployment dropped slower.

Housing the Rich in Delhi

Ashish Bose B V Krishna Murti's article on "Power Elite Planning for People's 'Welfare" (May 27,' 1967) should make all thinking persons sit up and ponder seriously over the fate of the millions initials country.

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