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

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On Measurement of Undernutrition

raises two issues of vital concern. First, the share of agriculture in national income Has been "recently declining. The constant proportion of workforce in agriculture, therefore, implies a fall in relative income per worker in agriculture. Second, there has been accelerated growth of urban population and workforce. Urban workforce is mainly non-agricultural. A rise in the proportion of urban workforce without a corresponding increase in the proportion of non-agricultural worker obviously implies a decline in the share of industries and services in rural employment which is contrary to the objective of rural industrialisation. Revaluation of policies aimed at promotion of rural industries acquires Obvious importance in this context.

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