ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Neglect of Implications of Self-Sufficiency Goal

V V Desai It is argued in this paper that the weaknesses in the economic framework to which Jagdish bhagwati and Padma Desai devote so much attention are not inherent to this framework but flowed from the imperfect understanding of the development process on the part of the Indian planners. It is further argued that the alternative framework suggested by Bhagwati and Desai is inconsistent with the basic objectives of our Plans and cannot be expected to be more efficient.

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