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Sectoral Balance, Economic Policy and Indian Economic Development

chairman's tenure was shelved because it did not adequately take cognisance of the real politik that sugar policy has to face upto. It is believed that the last BICP study recommended a virtual restructuring of the industry in certain regions. One wonders what ideas the present study will come up with. It would also be shelved if it does not incorporate the political compulsions that government is subject to particularly in the case of sugar which, given the recent developments in Maharashtra Congress(I) politics, will once again become important parameters for any policy. On the other hand, it would be a futile exercise if it were not to confront boldly the problems facing the crop and the industry.

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