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Regional Development and National Integration

country's steel capacity. And what about management? Is it being readily presumed that there are managers of proven mettle in the private sector to take over the management of the Bokaro and Bhilai giants? In any case, it is a bizarre concept to build gigantic steel plants with Soviet aid and then (to hand over their management to veterans from the private sector. (After all, if the monopolies are fettered, private sector managers have no other way to climb up except by going public!) With Bokaro at 10 million ingot tonnes, the total tonnage to be moved in and out will not be less than 45 million. The railways have proved themselves incapable of properly feed ing the present Hindustan Steel plant at 4 million tonne ingot annual production, which the three plants reached In 1972-73, In the first few months of this year, these plants were not sure whether the coal would be there the day after.

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