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Land and Labour in Andhra Pradesh

Socio-Economic Surveys of Three Villages in Andhra Pradesh: A Study of Agrarian Relations edited by V K Ramachandran, Vikas Rawal and Madhura Swaminathan

Karamchedu A Dialectic without Development

south tobacco was raised as a rain-fed crop, Karamchedu: A Dialectic without in the north it was irrigated. Accordingly, the rent of land leased-in varied from Rs 1,000 per acre in the north to Rs 500 in the south. Similar differences were found in D Narasimha Reddy the yields

ANDHRA PRADESH-In God They Trust

article 19 of the UN Covenant on Civil and Political Eights, which India ratified in 1979, lays down: Everyone shall have the light to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and import information (and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice." The Declaration on Mass Media which the General Conference of the: UNESCO adopted in 1978 groups together "the exercise of freedom of opinion, expression and information''.

How to Destabilise the Countryside

D Narasimha Reddy ROBERT WADE deserves to he thanked for drawing our attention to the senseless technology transfer in the form of rice-paddy 'transplanting machines' and 'combine-harvesters' (EPW, August 15). T would like to bring to notice an equally disastrous technology "transfer in the case of, again, rice paddy cultivation

Growth and Structure of Unions in Southern Railway

in Southern Railway D Narasimha Reddy This paper begins with a brief account of theorigins of the trade union movement in the three separate railway systems in South India which now form the Southern Railway, the odds which the founders of these unions had to face, and the struggles through which the unions grew and acquired their strength.

Unionisation in Indian Railways

Unionisation in Indian Railways D Narasimha Reddy This paper describes the degree and structure of unionisation in the Indian Railways. It begins with a brief account of the classification of railwaymen into four broad classes, a classification which does not at all reflect the extraordinary variety of 'categories' and 'trades' in the Indian Railways amounting to over 700. It then goes to describe the various laws that govern the formation and recognition of the trade unions and notes that there is both heavy unionisation of individual railwaymen as well as a multiplicity of unions in the Indian Railways. The administrative and political reasons for such a state of affairs are briefly touched upon towards the end of the paper.

Female Work Participation A Study of Interstate Differences-A Comment

Female Work Participation: A Study of Interstate Differences A Comment D Narasimha Reddy LEELA Gulati's analysis of international differences in female work participation makes interesting reading; however, her analysis of the inter-state differences within India could have been set out in a better perspective.1 Although the average female work participation in India is low (13 per cent), there are wide inter-state variations. The variations in female participation rates are greater for the rural population and relatively narrower for the urban population; while the rural female participation rates range from 1.26 per cent in Punjab to 28.57 per cent in Andhra Pradesh, the urban rates vary from 3.01 per cent to only 11.05 per cent.

Contract Awards for Public Works

all risks of construction. This is a great relief to the public authority. And, what is more, contractors have a quick decision-making capacity. This is a distinct advantage over the bureaucratic delays in departmental decisionmaking. For example, "transport of materials required for the project on contract has proved demonstrably cheaper than departmental work . , . Moreover, with regard to the employment and payment of drivers, loading, procurement of spares, he (the con- tractor) can do this expeditiously as he is his own final authority". (A K Char: "Experiences of a Project Engineer"
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