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Operation Flood A Realistic View

Operation Flood: A Realistic View K T Achaya Vinod K Huria THE discussion note entitled 'Operation Flood; A Different View' by B S Baviskar and Shanti George (EPW, November 1-8) purports to be a discussion of the study entitled 'Rural Poverty and Operation Flood* by K T Achaya and Vinod K Huria (EPW, September 13). Baviskar and George begin by making a comparison between the recent study and an earlier one entitled 'Dairy Development in India: Some Critical Issues' published by the same authors (EPW, November 8, 1980) and claim that "Achaya and Huria seem to have considerably altered their stand in the period between the writing of the two articles". They hail the earlier article as a "sounder and a more balanced assessment' and the recent one as having a bias towards Operation Flood by saying "perhaps Achaya and Huria are insufficiently critical of the claims and arguments put forward by the authorities implementing Operation Flood".

Rural Poverty and Operation Flood

K T Achaya Vinod K Huria Operation Flood, as related to dairy development, is certainly not a panacea for poverty in India, but it will positively improve the economic conditions of 10 million rural families, over 70 per cent of whom will be landless and small farmers, out of an estimated 96 million.

Meeting Basic Needs Through Micro-Planning-Central Role of Essential Forestry

Central Role of Essential Forestry Vinod K Huria K T Achaya This paper argues that, while centralised planning has a great deal to its credit, some of the basic necessities of rural life, such as firewood, water' diet ary micro-nutrients, and better purchasing power, remain unfulfilled. An integrated conceptual approach to micro-planning and to essential forestry, to meet these needs, is therefore called for.

Meeting Basic Needs through Micro-Planning-Central Role of Essential Forestry

Meeting Basic Needs through Micro-Planning Central Role of Essential Forestry Vinod K Huria K T Achaya This paper argues that, while centralised planning has a great deal to its credit, some of the basic necessities of rural life, such as firewood, water, dietary micro-nutrients, and better purchasing power, remain unfulfilled. An integrated conceptual approach to micro-planning to meet these needs is, therefore, presented in this paper, Central to such planning is the concept of essential forestry, designed to furnish fuel, timber, fruits, fodder, and manure, and to serve as a pivotal point to open up ways of meeting other baste human requirements.

Dairy Development in India Some Critical Issues

Dairy Development in India: Some Critical Issues Vinod K Huria K T Achaya A great deal of progress has been made towards dairy development on sound lines, but certain basic questions would still bear emphasis. The chief of these is how the energy input-output ratio can be kept as favourable as possible in the absence of sufficient pastureland by which to reduce the cost of animal feeding. In turn this raises the question of whether grain and concentrate feeds will be available in sufficient quantity and at low enough cost to sustain the genetic potential of high-yielding animals, and whether this can be achieved through a total food system in which animals compete minimally with man for foods that both can consume. The answer to this may well set the limit to the degree of dairy development possible.
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