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From 50 Years Ago (12 November 2005)

changed the outlook of the economy and to hope and strive. This is not to say that FROM 50 YEARS AGO even falling agricultural prices, which were the urge has yet become sufficiently strong once regarded, and not without reason, as to result in action among all sections of the an insurmountable difficulty in the path of people. That is not yet. But freedom in the further progress, have been partly checked, eyes of even the lowliest is slowly acquiring, very largely without any special measures however faintly, some semblance of content. of assistance. In any case, falling agricultural As this urge gathers strength, many problems Vol VII, No 46, November 12, 1955 prices have not withheld the progress of which now appear to be insoluble will become industry, and industrial production has set easy of solution, but in what precise mannerBrightest Ever new records, one after another. we do not know yet. But can we forget that industrial produc-Discussion about the Second Plan goes on (Editorial) tion for which we have an index contributes apace. The gap between aspiration and no more than five per cent of the total achievement is not appreciably narrowed With everything made so fluid by the national income? It is the prosperity of thereby, but the will to achieve has been redrawing of the map of India, one should agriculture and the level of activity in this asserting itself in no unmistakable manner.

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