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

Nostrums on Regional Development

the seemingly 'retrograde' change in occupational pattern. The same appears true of the unhappiness about the lack of development of large industry in up expressed in the book. Actually in the book itself there is enough evidence to prove that development of UP has to be based more on agriculture and small industry than on large industry. The bitter lesson from Bihar, where the dropping of a few large public sector industrial projects without commensurate development in agriculture and small industry has left Bihar almost unchanged in its relative position in terms of most indicators of levels of living, does not seem to have gone home. Thirdly, while the author stresses the role of the development of banking in agriculturally less developed regions, on page 214 he bemoans the fact that the co-efficient of correlation between the ranks in terms of agricultural development and of banking facilities is only + 0.5 and almost says that there should be an extension of banking facilities to the agriculturally developed regions.

Subscribers please login to access full text of the article.

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

826for India

$50for overseas users

Get instant access to the complete EPW archives

Subscribe now

Comments

(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top