ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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NEW DELHI-Planning without Policies

NEW DELHI Planning without Policies B M THE conventional round of talks held by the Union Food and Agriculture Minister with the chief ministers on the price policy for the rabi crop have concluded. There is some hope among the officials of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture that the Agricultural Prices Commission's recommendation against any change in last year's prices will be upheld. But the concerted pressure mounted by the chief ministers of the wheat producing states led by Punjab and Haryana for a further increase in what are euphemistically called procurement prices may not be found so easy to cope with and a compromise might be considered necessary and a marginal increase in the wheat price might be granted as has happen- ed again and again in recent years.

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