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Monitoring of Poverty in Orissa

A recent workshop on monitoring poverty in Orissa threw up key empirical and methodological issues having implications for poverty monitoring. Poverty being a multidimensional phenomenon, it is necessary to have reliable measures that allow for comparisons across regions and over time. Moreover, strengthening monitoring mechanisms would also work in favour of decentralised planning.

Infant and Child Survival in Orissa

Infant/child mortality is not a simple function of the level of economic development, pace of economic growth or material prosperity. Proximate conditions having a direct bearing on infant and child mortality are such that they cannot be influenced through increases in income and purchasing power alone and are outside the market domain. The National Family Health Survey provides rich and variegated data which are useful for studying the early mortality in Orissa and provide a solid empirical foundation for further probing of certain questions such as accessibility and quality of a whole range of public goods and services which have a direct bearing on premature mortality.

Looking Back on Land Reforms

Sakti Padhi Land Reforms in India: A Survey of Policy, Legislation and Implementation by P S Appu; Vikas Publishing House, New Delhi, 1996; pp xxiii+363, Rs 450 (HB).

Historical Paths of Capitalist Development-Some General Implications in Indian Context

in Agriculture Some General Implications in Indian Context Sakti Padhi On the basis of a discussion of the contrasts and convergences in the nature of social property systems, mode of organisation of production, etc, for a set of cases of western countries, this article attempts to identify the general principles underlying the emergence of full-fledged capitalist agriculture, some of which stem from the specific characteristics of agriculture.

Employment Situation of Tribal Population in Orissa-1981 Census Data

Tribal Population in Orissa 1981 Census Data K K Mohanti Sakti Padhi A closer look at the 1981 Census data shows that the tribal population of Orissa is engaged in mostly low-productivity, low income employment, i e, they are invisibly underemployed. In terms of policy, this means that employment creation for tribals must be linked to improved access to land and other resources.

An Approach to the Study of Many Histories, Historical Transitions of Agrarian Societies

An Approach to the Study of Many Histories, Historical Transitions of Agrarian Societies Sakti Padhi Bengal 1920-1947: The Land Question, Vol I by Partha Chatterjee; K P Bagchi and Company, Calcutta, 1984; pp lvi + 276, Rs 100.
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