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Administered Prices and Inflation

All increases in administered prices need not be inflationary. Prices of a number of major public sector products, including coal, fertilisers, non-ferrous metals and rail transport, could be raised substantially without triggering much extra inflation. A policy of carefully selected administered price increases can, therefore, help to close the Seventh Plan resource gap without generating high rates of inflation.

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