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Technology and Development-A Marxian Approach

One of the problems of technological change that has worried economists since Ricardo's famous chapter on 'Machinery' is that of displacement of labour.

Electricity Tariff in a Developing Economy-With Special Reference to India

With Special Reference to India Pradhan H Prasad The many commissions and commit tees that have gone into the question of electricity tariff have uncritically accepted the historical pattern of tariffs and have made almost no attempt to modify it to achieve economic objectives like full utilisation of capital Statistics of load factor and utilisation factor for the power systems in different States show, in both agriculture and industry, widespread underutilisation of capacity created by the consumers to use electricity.

Resource Prospects from Rural Sector- Further Comment

September 27, 1969 the other two classes than to sons of the rest of the classes. The preceding analysis sharpens our understanding of the changes taking place in the occupational structure to a much greater extent than is possible from the analysis of aggregate Census data on occupational distribution of working force. It should, however, be pointed out that the usefulness of the present analysis is somewhat restricted inasmuch as it does not help us in identifying a) certain structural factors functioning as restraints on occupational mobility, b) the extent and pattern of vertical mobility, and c) social and political correlates of a particular pattern of occupational mobility. For a fuller understanding of the phenomenon of occupational mobility and its implications for social, political and economic development, deeper explorations are necessary. NOTES 1 Natalie Rogoff "Recent Trends in Occupational Mobility", (New York: Free Press, 1953), p 19.

Resource Prospects from the Rural Sector- A Comment

August 2, 1969 P Venkatramaiah DHAR and Sastry (Vol IV, No 12, p 535) taking energy consumption as an indicator of industrial growth and using shift technique arrive at the conclusion that regional variations in manufacturing industry have tended to narrow down over a large part of the country. They recognise that a composite index is the ideal one for measuring growth but they do not attempt the construction of such an index because of familiar awkward problems like assigning of appropriate weights. If a conclusion is to be drawn on Inter-State variations on the basis of a single index like energy consumption, it is implicit that the index is given the greatest weight. As such the question of weightage is not avoided.

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