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NUCLEAR INDUSTRY-Undisposable Dirt

are in the form of on-site services where it is unlikely that either the exporting company or the individual concerned will have any rights over the product developed. In effect what is earned is the fee for the work, and some experience. Does this add to the growth of the software industry in the long run? N Vittal, secretary to the department of electronics defends the fact that a major proportion of Indian software exports is in the form of export of human power thus: "there is no reason why a country with growing technology should not start with the lower end of technology". However, there arc no signs that the industry will move out of the 'lower end' of technology if this trend continues. For, body shopping implies easy money, especially with the sort of encouragement being given by the government to software exporters. Moreover, the fact that a recent, Japanese delegation is reported to have been surprised at the extent of software talent available in India is an indicator that exporters have neglected possible export opportunities in other countries. Software exports to Japan constitute less than 2 per cent and, ironically, it has been reported that the new US visa regulations will affect the completion of many US projects aimed for Japan because of the shortage of Indian professionals.

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