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R and D Planning and National Plans

A Rahman K Sundaram N R Rajagopal A V Raman Ever since 1951 when India adopted the path of planned economic development, the role of R and D as an instrument of social change has been recognised; and in recent years, there has been a conscious attempt to plan and orient R and D efforts to the achievement of national objectives. This paper which focuses attention on the inter-relationships between the R and D plans and the National Plan shows that there has been a broad conformity between the orientation of efforts in the R and D sector and the orderings of different socio-economic objetives-in the National Plan, though this broad conformity itself cannot be viewed as entirely a planned outcome.

Politics of Hunger

white over 80, per cent of Pakistanis live in villages. These villagers have little time to keep up with urbanised religious rituals and are occupied in hard and honest work for daily survival.

Indian Science Policy

Indian Science Policy A Rahman Building Scientific Institutions in India: Saha and Bhabha by Robert S Anderson, Occasional Paper Series No 11. Centre for Developing-Area Studies, McGill University, Montreal, 1975; pp x + 121.

Scientists and TheirCommitment to Organisational Goals

It is not enough for a country to pump in more monetary investment into scientific research; it must create a climate that is conducive to the flowering of creative talents. For this, scientists must be made to feel committed to organisational goals. This cannot be done just by changing the organisational system or providing more facilities.

Indian Science A Polite View

Indian Science: A Polite View A Rahman Science in India by Ward Morehouse, Administrative Staff College of India and Popular Prakashan; pp xvi + 144; Rs 25.

A Contextual Role for Scientists and Technologists

A Contextual Role for Scientists and Technologists A Rahman Though it was the third conference of its kind, the Scientists and Educationists who assembled in Delhi to confer on the implementation of the Science Policy Resolution, merely repeated once more the complaints and general recommendations of the earlier two conferences without getting down to analysing the follow-up that had been done on the recommendations made earlier. They thus lost another opportunity to become effective levers of change, and in so failing reflected the basic weakness that plagues the body of scientists and technologists in this country.
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