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Operation Flood and Rural India-Vested and Divested Interests

Operation Flood and Rural India Vested and Divested Interests Shanti George This paper seeks to analyse the differential impact of the Operation Flood programme on a village society which is not homogeneous, but is composed of diverse interest groups, structurally in Opposition to each other. We can distinguish between those without land and those with it, and among the latter between those with marginal, small, medium and large holdings. Along with these Class interests, we can demarcate various castes, groups that are differentiated ritually, occupationally and/or socially The author analyses the ' white revolution' into its component facets of production, procurement, marketing and consumption in order to Inquire about each of these components. First, which rural classes/castes benefit from the production strategy of Operation Flood that revolves around crossbred cows fed on green fodder and compounded feed? Second, which classes/castes rural India find Operation Flood's procurement network of Anand pattern dairy co-operatives advantageous? Third, what is the impact on various village classes/castes of marketing through Operation Flood's milk grid? Finally, which rural classes/Castes gain in terms of milk consumption from the 'white revolution'?

Co-operatives in Anthropological Perspective-Report of a Symposium on Co-operatives and Rural Development

Co-operatives in Anthropological Perspective Report of a Symposium on Co-operatives and Rural Development D W Attnood B S Baviskar Shanti George AN international symposium on 'Cooperatives and Rural Development' was held last August near Montreal, Canada, in conjunction with the Xlth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences. This symposium was sponsored by the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, the Canadian International Development Agency, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Xlth ICAES, and McGill University. The symposium lasted for three days and was followed, two days later, by a reporting session at the main ICAES meetings in Quebec city.

Diffusing Anand-Implications of Establishing a Dairy Co-operative in a Village in Central Kerala

Diffusing Anand Implications of Establishing a Dairy Co-operative in a Village in Central Kerala Shanti George This paper describes the findings of a livestock survey carried out in a small village in central Kerala during April 1984. The data is presented as interesting in itself, since the village studied is multi-religious, multi-caste, multi-caste and multi-occupational, situated on the periphery of an area of rapid industrial development The data is also used to weigh one aspect of present dairy policy, viz, the establishment of 'Anand pattern' milk procurement co-operatives in villages, by speculating as to the effect such a co-operative would have on patterns of livestock holding and milk consumption if established in the village under study THE fact that unemployment, poverty and malnutrition typify Indian villages does not need repeating

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