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Liberalisation of Pulses Sector

This paper examines the issues related to the opening up of the Indian pulses sector as well as the relationship between production, prices and imports. Though import duty on pulses has generally been low, it has not depressed prices significantly. However, the option of greater pulses imports has never been seriously considered. There is a strong case for further opening up of the Indian market for pulses, in view of stagnating domestic production and the nutritional significance of the crop.

Industrial Slowdown and Small-Scale Sector

A preliminary survey of small-scale industrial units in and around Pune shows that a large proportion of them have suffered a fall in sales, to which they have responded by cutting down labour but only rarely by reducing wages.

Balanced Growth and Foreign Trade

This paper attempts to establish a link between the maximum attainable rate of growth and the foreign trade sector for the Indian economy in the framework of the balanced growth model. Using six input-output tables, the paper finds that the exports and the imports of the economy would have to rise manifold, for the economy to achieve the technologically given maximum rate of growth. The paper also identifies the 'exportable' and the 'importable' sectors for the Indian economy.

COMMENTARY- Asian Currency Crisis and the Indian Economy

the Indian Economy Dhanmanjiri Sathe IT is many months since the currency crisis hit the south-east Asian economies and what the world saw at that time can best be described in Keynes's words as 'casino capitalism'. However, now the time has come to examine, in detail, the impact which the crisis would have on the Indian economy. There would be two kind of effects on the Indian economy. The indirect effect would he the effect of the crisis on the world economy and then the effect of the world on the Indian economy. Six months ago, the IMF had forecasted a rate of growth of 4 percent for the world economy for the period 1997-98, Now this forecast has been downgraded to 3.5 per cent. Slower rate of growth for the world economy would certainly affect the Indian economy and more specifically Indian exports in a negative way. However, in this note we would be focusing on the direct implications of the south-east Asian crisis, i e, look at the direct trade links between some of the south-east Asian economics and the Indian economy and examine how they are likely to be affected due to the crisis. Thus we have essentially concentrated on the 'real' economy as against the 'financial' economy.

Import Intensity of India s Exports-Some Fresh Evidence

Some Fresh Evidence Dhanmanjiri Sathe This paper examines the export intensity of a sample of Indian industries, the import intensity of their exports and the direct cost of technology imports. An attempt is also made to classify industries on the basis of their export and import intensities.

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