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HYV Missing Dimensions

HYV: Missing Dimensions N S Jodha A NUMBER of global research projects, to understand the implications of the green revolution, were initiated by various UN agencies. One such, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, brought out a scries of studies on different aspects of the green revolution. The two monographs by Ingrid Palmer, reviewed here, are part of that series. The first deals with the science and the physical production aspects of HYVs, while the second is devoted to the problems in the nutritional field, resulting from large-scale introduction of HYVs.

Prospects for Coarse Cereals-Permanent Constraints of Jowar and Bajra

One feature of the imbalance in Indian agriculture is the relatively poor performance or complete stagnation of the important coarse cereals and pulses.

On Cobb-Douglas and Related Myths

This note argues that continued analysis of economic efficiency in farming within a framework of cross-sectional production functions is bound to be an unrewarding activity for economists. Particular criticism is directed at the inevitable Cobb-Douglas function, supporting the apparently unheeded plea of R K Sau [10] against uncautious and uncritical use of this restrictive model.

A Matter of Allocation ..

off the fire to boil some tea for me. I had to decline the kind offer because I had a long way to go to the Central Zone where I was staying and it was getting late.

The Farm and the Farm Family

but also be conducive to development (economic and social) according to the genius of the people of the region.
Contrail, it was pointed out that these steps were not the real solution because the problem was not one of lack of participation and regional disparities in development but of the class basis of political power and there was no reason to believe that this class character would undergo any change with smaller states. Fears were actually expressed that regional movements were often whipped up by the very class which rules and are directed in support of the interests of this class rather than the progressive goals of participation and an egalitarian pattern of growth.

Agriculture in the Eighties

Agriculture in the Eighties N S Jodha Agricultural Planning for 700 Millions: A Perspective Study by P C Bansil, Lalvani Publishing House, Bombay, 1971; pp 458; Rs 50.

Indian Agriculture Before and After

Indian Agriculture; Before and After N S Jodha Growth and Instability In Indian Agriculture by S R Sen; Firma K L Mukhopadhyay, Calcutta, 1971; pp 128; Rs 15.

Spread Effects of Amul

India. He himself narrates how India's industry lies prostrate at the feet of for eign capital, and how India is pressurised from time to time by aid-givers.

A Strategy for Dry Land Agriculture

N S Jodha In the wake of the green revolution, the regional disparities in the farm sector threaten to get accentuated. The factor endowments of the regions vary vastly and so also their capacity to take advantage of the new technology which has ushered in the green revolution. The dry areas, in particular, stand automatically neglected under the country's new strategy with its bias for areas with assured water.

Far-Ranging but Superficial

Far-Ranging but Superficial N S Jodha Principles and Philosophy of Co-operation by P R Dubhashi; Vai- kunth Mehta National Institute of Co-operative Management, Poona,

Land-Based Credit Policies and Investment Prospects for Small Farmers

Prospects for Small Farmers N s Jodha Although the problem of small farmers has received considerable attention and several alternatives have been suggested to make their economy viable, most of the solutions suggested require a resource base which is beyond the capacity of the small farmers. Any plan to revitalise the economy of small farmers would therefore require outright financial grants or liberal credit from external sources.

Technocrats as Head of the Block Team-A Comment

Technocrats as Head of the Block Team A Comment N S Jodha IN their article (December 19, 1970, pp 2041-47), Iqbal Narain and V P Gro- ver conclude rather boldly that, "the obsession with the generalist vs the specialist controversy carried into the sphere of Panchayati Raj seems to yield adverse results." The authors further assert that "the replacement of a generalist BDO [Block Development Officer] by a technocrat BDO may in the Indian context militate against the multi-dimensional approach to community development and may also worsen administrative problems without necessarily boosting production". However, a closer examination of the methods and material used by the authors indicate that their effort is an exercise in over-simplification and the conclusions drawn by them are unwarranted.


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