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Power to the Malayalee People

Power to the Malayalee People Richard W Franke Barbara H Chasin Kerala's decentralisation programme is probably the largest of its kind in the world at present. While it does not mean complete abrogation of higher-level responsibilities, the ultimate goal is a substantial relaxation of central control and substantial community empowerment.

Female-Supported Households-A Continuing Agenda for Kerala Model

Barbara H Chasin The highly acclaimed development model of Kerala has left out certain groups, women being one of them. This article based on a survey of female-supported households in Nadur village indicates that despite lower wages and concentration in the lowest paying jobs, women achieve economic parity with their male counterparts. If this performance level is to be maintained then redistribution programmes in the state need to be consolidated and decentralised rural employment made further available.

Feeding Programmes and Food Intake in a Kerala Village

Kerala Village Richard W Franke How well nourished are Kerala's people? This article, a contribution to nutrition research in Kerala attempts to provide some answers to the question by attempting an assessment of the impact of public distribution of food through ration shops and feeding programmes.
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