ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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BIHAR-Covering Up Corruption

development, a state-sponsored project. And away from public scrutiny, and therefore a non-issue for the state, scientific research has become an irrelevant empire. Interestingly, the people' s science movement has spawned other formations focussing on specificareas for instance, the environment and the drug consumer movements which have challenged, often successfully, industry and the state. And yet the revival of the original impetus of a broad-based people's science movement, to reclaim science for the people, is imperative today. In the absence of a legitimate, well-developed critique of the ' science for development' project, public resources, in funds and even more in physical resources and talented human power created with state funding, are tending to be used for programmes irrelevant to the large mass of the people.

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