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Impact of Agricultural Development Only recently have agricultural economists been examining the impact of the pattern of growth in the crop sector on rural ecology directly and indirectly through its impact on livestock development. An analytical framework for understanding the problem. A-142 A recent survey in the command of the Kal Irrigation Project in the Konkan, a region of high rainfall, challenges the prevailing notion that the returns on the high investments required to develop irrigation resources in these wet areas are not satisfactory. A-173 Usar lands (alkaline soils) are uncultivable and lie barren. In Uttar Pradesh which has large tracts of usar land, a pilot project to reclaim these lands was started in 1986 in Hardoi district, using indigenously developed technology. Do programmes for reclamation of alkaline lands yield the results they promise? A-181 Problems of Perestroika To Beijing and Back Rajiv Gandhi's visit may have opened a new channel of communication between lndia and China. But we still don't have a China policy 2721 Gorbachev's programme for reforms is a pervasive plan for action, and an extremely urgent call for that. It is most welcome not only in the interests of the USSR but also of the entire human society. However; certain basic digits of thought uncritically taken over from the past carry in them germs of a possible neo-Stalinist development in the future. 2745 Women in Rural Movements What is the nature of women's participation in rural movements? What has been the pre-condition for their mobilisation? Would it be correct to talk of rural women's movements in India today? 2754 Small Farmers and Markets Is there a price bias in favour of any particular class of farmers who come to the market to sell their produce? Is this bias specific to particular crops or choice of market outlets? An analysis of marketing activities of small farmers from farm- level data in Kerala. A-163 The phenomenon of marketable surplus cannot be examined in terms of size-classes of holdings but with the acreage of individual crops separately against each size-class. A-151 Benazir's Pakistan Democratisation in Pakistan would be very much a Ia Inde: democracy as ratified and guided by a group of select families 2723 lt is the liberal approach of seeming to take account of caste oppression while refusing to acknowledge the existence of oppressor castes, that is at the- root of the stand taken by most of the Naxalite groups opposing the backward castes and Dalits in Dalelchak-Baghaoda incident. 2727 Oppression without Oppressors?

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