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Operation Flood and Social Scientists

Operation Flood and Social Scientists J George BEING a social scientist endeavouring to study dairy development and dairy in- vestment planning in India, I have been closely following the debate going on in EPW and elsewhere on this topic. The latest piece by B S Baviskar (July 2) rightly points our the difficulties faced by a social science research worker as a result of effectively blocking of dissemination of basic information on dairying in India and specially on the Operation. Flood (OF) project Bavis- kar has been championing the cause of social science research for a long time now and anybody would envy his contribution on dissemination of knowledge on milk co-operatives, EPW too had rightly raised a pertinent query troubling, many minds in its editorial note of January 22, Kurien in his rejoinder (April 2) conveniently avoided touching on the live question of incremental procurement as a result of project implementation.

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