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and more, chiefly for mobile application, will be in production shortly. Roplas has started marketing its side-cars for scooters and its fibreglass reinforced plastic is being used as building material and also in chemicals.

Reporting and Non-Reporting

April 6, 1968 THE sad demise of Professor D G Karve on December 28, 1967 removed from the Indian scene a distinguished educationist, an economist of high repute, a selfless worker in the field of co-operation, an able administrator and, above all, an inspiring and imaginative teacher. Some students and friends of late Professor D G Karve have felt that a suitable Memorial should be raised for him as a token of their deep gratitude and regard. A Committee has been set up with Shri G L Mehta as the Chairman and Professor R D Choksi as the Vice-Chairman to collect donations from the late Professor Karve's friends, admirers and numerous students, Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper we appeal to all of them to send their contributions to Shri P V Agashe, Treasurer of the Professor D G Karve Memorial Committee, Bank of Maharashtra, Bombay 1.

Throb of Inaction

cals and plastics division are under negotiation with the Government. The expansion programme already in hand has made satisfactory progress. The olefins plant was completed last year and facilities for producing chemicals and polyethylene at Trombay were expanded. The battery plant launched last November at Hyderabad, the company's seventh plant around the country, which has an installed capacity of 60 million cells per annum will help to overcome the current shortage of flashlight batteries. The premium brass flashlights marketed for the first time have met with good response and the flashlight-case capacity at Lucknow has been increased.

D G Karve Memorial

April 6, 1968 THE sad demise of Professor D G Karve on December 28, 1967 removed from the Indian scene a distinguished educationist, an economist of high repute, a selfless worker in the field of co-operation, an able administrator and, above all, an inspiring and imaginative teacher. Some students and friends of late Professor D G Karve have felt that a suitable Memorial should be raised for him as a token of their deep gratitude and regard. A Committee has been set up with Shri G L Mehta as the Chairman and Professor R D Choksi as the Vice-Chairman to collect donations from the late Professor Karve's friends, admirers and numerous students, Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper we appeal to all of them to send their contributions to Shri P V Agashe, Treasurer of the Professor D G Karve Memorial Committee, Bank of Maharashtra, Bombay 1.

Hindi as Link Language

 declaimed against the present agitation. Meiyappan now argues that entertainment should not be made a scapegoat for political agitations. This realisation dawned upon him only when he was faced with an agitation against his film. He never took up this attitude (nor do his co-producers in South do so even today) when the student movement against Hindi films started in the South. Now Meiyappan has decided to insist on showing his film in Bombay theatres to, as he says, make an experiment of "a study in civic psychology". He does not propose to conduct a comparable experiment in the South itself by backing the release of Hindi films and seeking their free exhibition. Should not Mciyappan's experiment in mass psychology start, like charity, at home?

Film Drama

lakhs loss at Rs 6 lakhs. The exchange gain of Rs 68 lakhs on dollar equity as a result of devaluation has been transferred to capital reserve. To finance the increase in the estimated cost of the project, arrangements have been made for raising an additional Rs 5 crores, Rs 3.91 crores from AID and the, rest from equity shareholders.

The Chief Executive

 declaimed against the present agitation. Meiyappan now argues that entertainment should not be made a scapegoat for political agitations. This realisation dawned upon him only when he was faced with an agitation against his film. He never took up this attitude (nor do his co-producers in South do so even today) when the student movement against Hindi films started in the South. Now Meiyappan has decided to insist on showing his film in Bombay theatres to, as he says, make an experiment of "a study in civic psychology". He does not propose to conduct a comparable experiment in the South itself by backing the release of Hindi films and seeking their free exhibition. Should not Mciyappan's experiment in mass psychology start, like charity, at home?

Middleman Is No Ogre

Middleman Is No Ogre A D KARVE's thesis in (Growing Industrial Crops under Contract' in your Agriculture feature {Economic and Political Weekly, January 27) is naive. He appears to have swallowed hook, line, sinker and all, the traditional concept of the middleman as ogre, complete with horns and cloven hoofs.

Caste and Communism in Maharashtra

did not lose a single man-day on account of staff or labour problems. During the year to October last, Asso- ciated's sales expanded 19 per cent to LETTERS TO EDITOR Caste and Communism in Maharashtra THIS letter is by way of clarification of certain wrong impressions about the Communist Party of India evident in the mind of your correspondent from Maharashtra. ("Caste and Communism",

This Time Rakha

did not lose a single man-day on account of staff or labour problems. During the year to October last, Asso- ciated's sales expanded 19 per cent to LETTERS TO EDITOR Caste and Communism in Maharashtra THIS letter is by way of clarification of certain wrong impressions about the Communist Party of India evident in the mind of your correspondent from Maharashtra. ("Caste and Communism",

The Governor and His Ministers

THE cement supply position has been easy in the South and in Saurashtra and, to a lesser extent, in Madhya Pradesh and Orissa. Ordinarily, the surplus in these areas would have found its way to other parts of the country, but just now demand in the country as a whole has shrunk as a result of the reoession and, the fall in government demand. The overall slackness in demand for cement may not last very long, but it is necessary to locate additional production capacity in areas where demand exceeds supply and where demand is likely to grow in the coming years. In his annual statement circulated to shareholders of Associated Cement Companies, the largest cement producer in the country, Dharamsey M Khatau, Chairman, has pointed out that expansion of capacity already planned and under way will be adequate to meet the demand up to about 1974. What is cause for concern however, is that the new capacities are again concentrated in certain regions so that the existing regional imbalance between supply and demand will be worsened.

AIR Commercials

NMDC made a loss of almost Rs 70 lakhs in 1965-66. In the , circumstances, one wonders whether a project of the size and technical sophistication of the Khetri- Kolihan scheme is not beyond the NMDCs capacity to shoulder.

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