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India s Surplus Cattle-Reply

Reply C H Hanumantha Rao IN his article "Sacred Cattle and More Sacred Production Functions''[1] V M Dandekar raises two important questions. First, he observes that for a test as to whether there exists surplus cattle in relation to the given resources, what is relevant are not output riasti- cities for an animal with respect to resource inputs as formulated by me[2] but marginal productivities of inputs. Secondly, he argues that the choice of the Cobb-Douglas production function is inappropriate for this purpose.

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