ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Employment and Agriculture in the Draft Plan, 1978-83

The targets of agricultural employment set out in the Draft Plan, 1978-83, are unrealistic. They involve questionable assumptions regarding the nature and implications of technical change in agriculture. At the same time, they are inconsistent with the experience of agriculture in India and even in Japan which constitutes the classic case of agricultural development through yield-increasing (and labour-absorb- ing) innovations. They may as well conflict with the Plan's own goals of income redistribution and surplus mobilisation from agriculture.

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