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Pre-planned Investment Loans

September 20, 1969 only two-thirds of the total cultivating households operating loss than 5 acre holdings is uneconomic. About two- fifths of the land under small-sized holdings is uneconomic. This disproves the widely held contention that all holdings below 5 acres arc uneconomic. Further, regarding the holdings above 5 acres, at the all-India level, the extent of cultivated land in the holding sizes of 5 acres and above coming under the purview of uneconomic holdings is a little less than half of the total uneconomic holdings in small sizes of holdings, In Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Mysore, the total cultivated area in uneconomic holdings is greater (due to low productivity of land) in holdings of the size of 5 acres and above than below 5 acres.

Red Light for Iron Ore

 IV Our discussion of the problem thus reveals some important characteristics of Scheduled Castes' situation. First, the Scheduled Castes are a minority group and have been traditionally deprived of being equal members of the community. The caste distinctions in India have played a major role in this regard. Quite apart from the fact that mere legislation is no adequate remedy for prevailing social practices, such legal safeguards against ascriptive caste statuses as have been provided to protect the low castes ie, the Scheduled Castes

Struggle for Survival in the South

development process. Bank credit, which is to be allocated by the National Credit Council however, forms but a small fraction of the huge volume of non-institutional and non-banking credit circulating in the economy. The latter is outside the pale of control and regulation by the monetary authorities. Further, the magnitude of credit required to finance even the priority sectors and targets, which themselves are liable to frequent changes by every shift in political pulls and pressures, is colossal as compared to the disposable resources of commercial banks. The crisis of 'resources' which has been hamstringing our planning effort is not peculiar to Government alone. Banks are also facing the same problem. The rate of growth of their deposits has slowed down from 17 per

Who Owns Offshore Oil

February 10, 1968 of largescale multi-product units whose products would compete with a vast range of other industrial products. This new type of competition would be much more complex in nature. To appreciate the requirements of the new situation, the emphasis of policy will have to shift from abhorrence of the large size of individual units to prevention of concentration of market power through horizontal and vertical combinations of large groups.

Australian Success Story in Iron Ore

ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLV considered a commercially feasible proposal and, given its integrity and competence, Tata can be relied on to discharge its commitments. However, it requires technical expertise and vision to judge the Tata proposal. Our bureaucrats totally lack such capacity. It is necessary that the Government take the advice of capable and independent consultants to vet the Tata scheme.

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