ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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KERALA- Senseless Social Forestry Scheme

Moreover, because of freight equalisation price policies followed in the case of coal and steel, the benefits in terms of income and employment multipliers were derived by the different states mainly in proportion to their levels of (secondary) industrialisation!' An aspect of utilisation of the natural resources located in Bihar vis-avis those in other states has been the inconsistent policies regarding the payment of royalties. While Gujarat and Maharashtra, for instance, have been liberally recompensed for oil resources, royalty for coal, iron ore, mica and manganese has been pegged at such low levels that states like Bihar have not significantly benefited from these natural endowments.

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