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

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To be Lauded and Suppressed

in a high-cost state, resulted in the high productivity regions as well as farmers enjoying substantial differential rents. The process was worsened by the prevailing practice of allowing the rise in (imputed) market rental values of owned land to be transmitted to the purchase prices fixed by the commission!' We may add that the principle of the transmission of such imputed and other marked-determined costs to procurement prices is now sanctified in the renaming (in 1985) of the body as Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices. Gone probably are the days when the commission was exhorted to keep in mind the overall interests of the economy.

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