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The Fading Fabric

Prospects and Policy Options Goutam K Sarkar The continuing jute imbroglio and the renewed state concern for it have naturally focused attention on this traditional agro-based industry which has a dominant bearing on the economy of the eastern region of the country employing as it does around two lakh workers in mills and supporting about four million families dependent on cultivation of jute which is the most important commercial crop in the region. The study, in three instalments, pieces together in an integrated form the basics of the problems, prospects, and policy issues concerning the industry's manufacturing sector, as well as'its agricultural counterpart. The first of these considered the raw jute scene, the second published last week dealt with the manufacturing sector, while this final part identifies the broad policy options for rehabilitating the industry.

The Fading Fabric-II-Jute Manufacturing Sector

Jute Manufacturing Sector Goutam K Sarkar The continuing jute imbroglio and the renewed state concern for it have naturally focused attention on this traditional agro-based industry which has a dominant bearing on the economy of the eastern region of the country employing as it does around two lakh workers in mills and supporting about four million families dependent on cultivation of jute which is the most important commercial crop in the region. The study, in three instalments, pieces together in an integrated form the basics of the problems, prospects, and policy issues concerning the industry's manufacturing sector, as well as its agricultural counterpart The first of these considered the raw jute scene, the second deals with the manufacturing sector, while the last will identify the broad policy options for rehabilitating the industry in the whole.

Jute Economics An Exercise in Futility

for this failure on Prime Minister Nehru: "Though personally irreproachable, as Prime Minister he [Nehru] bore an immediate responsibility for a clean administration, more especially at the political level which alone could set an example for the administrative elites to emulate. It was precisely here that he failed!' Nehru having acquiesced in the Pratap Singh Kairon syndrome, the way was clear in the future for the Jagannath Misras, Bansi and Bhajan Lals, Gundu Raos, and Antulays.

Blurred Vision

of garbage in public places in Manila. Perhaps the most significant step of all is Marcos' laborious efforts to demonstrate that martial law is in fact being administered by civilians. There is not a single tank to be seen anywhere in Manila, Civilian duties are still being carried out by the police and not by soldiers. By and large soldiers are conspicuously invisible.

India s Sugar Exports Re-Assessment of Rationale

India first undertook sugar exports in 1957. From the latter half of 1961, government has been sharing the rupee losses on account of sugar exports. Over the years 1961-62 to 1967-68, these subsidies for sugar export amounted to as much as 60 per cent of the foreign exchange earned thereby. And in certain years
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