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Land Utilisation-A Note

September 4, 1976 port Series No 537, Geneva 1974. 52 WHO, -"The Work of WHO, 1975", op cit. 53 Let me be clear on this point. Although there may be occasional cases of corruption or, more dangerously, of political connivance with government counter-insurgency intelligence forces by the staff of malaria control programmes, I think that we should generally assume, until the contrary has been proved, that public health workers are motivated by humanitarian concern for the welfare of the entire working class (themselves included). We will often find I expect (as in the case of the US I DAB) a situation where top political, business and military leaders (and perhaps some people in higher levels of the health profession hierarchy) will have a fairly clear political conception of how and why they seek to use public health to control the working class. While at the same time, public health workers may be pursuing their own humanitarian ends either in ignorance of the way they are being used, or in spite of it. The point is a politically important one because it suggests LAND is not a timeless, static concept. The 350 million acres of cultivated and that India has is as good as 1,050 million acres, for instance, if it is used three times a year. That is to say, it is the degree of utilisation which determines the effective amount of land resource of a country. In India, however, the intensity of cropping declines as farm size rises. In a sense, then, big farmers are holding back the growth of India's land endowment.

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