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India, Amnesty and UN

therefore, be the provision of employment to all who seek employment, of food, clothing and shelter, together with education and health, for the teeming millions of the underprivileged in our society. This calls for the mobilisation of far larger resources than our present economic advisers recommended. We ought to break away from the dangerous trend of elitist consumerism which has of late swamped the economy, even as large numbers go hungry. We have to hark back to a long- term economic strategy, get back to the moorings of an economic philosophy outlined in our plan programme. If that involves giving primary attention to inward looking' policies, so be it; we do need to look intently at our own house which is in serious disorder.

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