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Struggle for Panchama Lands-Dalit Assertion in Tamil Nadu

in sensitive areas. The BJP too was expected to resort to celebrations thereby provoking riots. Fortunately, the government's preparedness for any eventuality served to prevent law and order problems. The flag hoisting was a private affair. The BJP was not permitted on the site. The police had to lathi-charge and open tear gas shells to disperse a crowd of 300 for not being allowed" to participate in the event. The Anjumane- Islam president publicly stated that they had taken the decision to establish the patriotism of the Muslims. The community wanted "to teach a fitting lesson to the communal and anti-national forces''.

TAMIL NADU-Government Employees and Teachers Strike

domestic computer applications will enjoy the least priority, with all available manpower being devoted to the export effort. In this context, the liberalised import 'stock and sale' policy would only widen the gulf between domestic software requirements and the capabilities of the local industry. The DoE annual report mentions that four firms were licensed last year for stock and sale of standard software package from abroad. The easy availability of proven software from abroad would virtually eliminate whatever little incentive Indian companies had to venture into the high-value addition categories of standard software. The contribution of the domestic software industry would be confined to those interstices of the market, where software from abroad cannot penetrate.

College Teachers Strike in Tamil Nadu-An Interim Report

country, while the two communist parties in India have, at least in some of their recent pronouncements, come to hold Rajiv Gandhi responsible for contributing to a large measure to this growing threat. Indeed, this distinctive perception of the CPI and CPI(M) is at the root of a fundamental dilemma in their tactical formulations and operations. But of this, later The second presumption of the Indian commentators about the existence of some enforceable obligation on the Indian communist parties to toe the Soviet line is completely baseless. This only once again vindicates the truth of Marx's statement that "the traditions of all the dead generations weigh like a nightmare on the part of the living", in this instance, the critics of the Indian communist parties. They forget the fact that much water has flowed down the Volga, Yangtse, Tiber and Ganga since the time when monolithism was the order of the international communist movement. More particularly, they forget the facts that the CPI(M) was born as a separate party with the outspoken condemnation of the CPSU as 'revisionist' and that the CPI some years ago nonchalantly decided to suffer a second split when it parted company with S A Dange, a founder-member of the pre-split CPI, on the issue of purported loyalty to the Soviet line on Indira Gandhi and her government.

TAMIL NADU- Drought Situation View from a Village

today lack enough people with the required analytical capabilities to harness this advantage. Increased budgetary provisions, more interaction with university departments and other institutions and provision for visiting economists to the centres are a few of the possible remedies.

TAMIL NADU-Waiting for the Rains

TAMIL NADU Waiting for the Rains Brindavan C Moses TAMIL NADU is experiencing an um- precedented .situation on the power front. With the south-west and north- east monsoons failing last year, hydro- power generation has been adversely affected. Thermal power generation is also far from satisfactory, thanks to poor maintenance by TNEB and the unhelpful attitude of the Centre on the supply and transport of coal from the Bihar-Bengal coal mines. Tamil Nadu has a capacity of generating l,369 mw of hydro-power from its 18 hydel projects and 1,740 mw of thermal power from the four thermal stations including the Central government-operated 600 mw Neyveli plant. It could have very well managed to tide over the power crisis if thermal generation had been properly maintained.

TAMIL NADU-Noon Meals Scheme

Noon Meals Scheme Brindavan C Moses ON July 1. 1982, the Tamil Nadu government introduced a scheme for providing daily a nutritious free meal of 400-odd calories to lakhs of poor children in the age group 2 to 10. The scheme was formally named "The Chief Minister's Nutritious Noon-Meals Programme", On the day of its introduction, 55.96 lakh children were fed in 20,747 child welfare centres and 32,470 elementary schools. Though this programme, costing Rs 120 crore per year, has been widely publicised as the brainchild of MGR, it was Kama- raj, the late chief minister of Tamil Nadu, who had introduced the Midday Meals Scheme for school-children throughout the state in 1956 for the first time. MGR has only developed and extended that scheme.

TAMIL NADU-Textile Bonus Issue

Textile Bonus Issue Behind Facade of Legalism Brindavan C Moses ALL trade unions representing textile workers in Tamil Nadu and Pondieherry have given a Joint call for an indefinite strike in all the 200 odd mills from November 11 to press their demand for payment of bonus as in the previous three years. The decision for direct action by the textile workers numbering about 1.50 lakh in these two states came on October 18 as a sequel to the failure of two rounds of bipartite' talks between the managements and the eight trade unions comprising the HMS, AIADMK, INTUC, CITU, AITUC, DMK, DTLU and the TNTUC.

TAMIL NADU-Verdict at Periakulam

October 9, 1982 where there are no curbs on over-the- counter sale, a convenient but cynical argument that a drug is cheap and essential enables governments to allow the unhampered sale of dangerous products.
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