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Who Are the Non-Aligned

 pendent of the Planning Commission to fix targets for industries and to regulate their development. Every development council or board considers the industry it is dealing with as deserving topmost priority and tries to get the maximum resources and favours for it. Moreover, would independent estimates of demand by two boards, say, for caustic soda and paper or rayon textiles (which consume caustic soda) be necessarily consistent? It is, therefore, necessary to have an overall authority to provide a frame within which estimates arc to be made and later to smoothen out inconsistencies. This the Planning Commission does today. The setting up of independent development boards or an industrial commission would detract from the powers of the Planning Commission which, judging from some of the other reports put out by the ARC, is apparently part of the overall design that the ARC is pursuing.

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