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From the Ivory Tower

From the Ivory Tower
The impressive growth of the Indian paper industry conceals that the industry has been a major contributor to the increasing denudation of our forest wealth; that it has also contributed heavily to...
Tyranny of Education System Arun Ghosh Our educationists have shown a singular lack of cohesive thinking when planning school and college curricula. Not only are teaching practices uninspiring but...
The union agriculture minister's recent admissions that the level of buffer stocks is far from comfortable runs counter to the prime minister's assurances. This is not only a confession of...
Drought: The Rajasthan Scenario Arun Ghosh Severe drought is stalking Rajasthan. Even if the food stocks with the government can avert famine deaths, the biggest problems are likely to be, first,...
Black Money and Its Impact on Savings and Investment Arun Ghosh The impression, shared even by experts, that the rate of unrecorded savings out of black income is higher than our recorded saving...
The monsoon threatens to be scanty or deficient over more than two-thirds of the sown area in the country this year and a massive Food for Work Programme may become necessary to safeguard the...
The larger aid promised by the Aid India Consortium for the current year at $ 5.4 billion contains seeds of serious problems in the future. Borrowing from abroad can be useful provided the imported...
Liberalisation, Competition and Import Policy Arun Ghosh IN a seminar on industrial policy, industrial performance of different industries, and the efficiency and impact of alternative growth...
The Budget, Inflation and All That Arun Ghosh ONE has to admit that although prices have generally been rising, there is no visible sign of pervasive inflation in the economy as yet. Budgetary...
Savings and Investment: Recent Trends GOVERNMENT spokesmen, at a high policy level, have for sometime been propagating the following view: (a) that our savings rate is already very high by any...
Darkness at Noon: Modernisation of Government Arun Ghosh A VISIT to the room of any secretary to the union government these days is apt to impress you. The private secretary and the personal...
Agricultural Research and Rural Development THE link between the growth of rural India and agricultural research and extension activity is widely recognised. The efforts of the ICAR and of some of...
Winners and Losers in 1987-88 Budget Arun Ghosh THE first question everyone asks you today is: what do you think of the budget? People's attention is riveted to this annual exercise to an extent no...
Water Water Everywhere, and No Management At All Arun Ghosh A CHANCE visit to Madras in late November/early December brings home strikingly the overwhelming shortage of water in this city. This is...
For Official Use Only Arun Ghosh THE other day, a renowned Indian economist narrated a story of his recent experience with a series of senior economic advisers and policy-makers in the Indian...

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