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White Revolution in India Facts and Issues

K N Nair This paper highlights the trend and sources of growth of milk production in recent years and analyses the under- lying factors. It discusses the changes in the quantum and quality of feed supply, and the conversion efficiency of milch animal herd due to variations in species and breed composition and the role of Operation Flood Such an exercise, it is hoped, will provide some insights into some of the major constraints on increasing milk production in India against the background of the much debated Operation Flood strategy.

FROM THE CHAIR- Administered Interest Rates in India

L M Bhole The rate of interest is an important price in any economy. If it is determined mainly by the market forces, it may help in taking appropriate decisions about saving, investment, allocation of resources, financial and monetary policy, etc However, the level and structure of interest rates in India have remained very closely regulated by the authorities. The present study examines the working of this administered system of interest rates, and discusses the issues and considerations which need to form the basis of future interest rate and monetary policies for the Indian economy THE plan of the study is as follows: In Section I, after stating the background and the content of the present system, we briefly refer to the nature, criteria' and feasibility of an alternative system of interest rates which, according to us, would be appropriate for India. Section II discusses the features and rationale of the present system by reconstructing its scope, techniques, authority, timing, and its effects on interest rates and credit control mechanism. The reasoning and empirical evidence in support of the case for an alternative system are presented in Section III. The lessons from experiences of some countries in operating the similar systems of controlled interest rates are mentioned in Section IV. Summary and conclusions are presented in Section V.

Concentration and Marketpower in Indian Automotive Tyre Industry

Automotive Tyre Industry Sunil Mani Though industrial concentration at the firm and business house levels has been studied, no attempt has so far been made, in the relevant literature, to relate effects of rising concentration to market conduct variables like the pricing behaviour of firms.

Managerial Trade Unions

E A Ramaswamy Managers and officers are increasingly banding themselves into collectivities of associations which are gaining the aspect of trade unionism. This paper seeks to present the extent of this phenomenon, the underlying factors responsible for it, the problem of recognition and the associations' response, union-association relations and likely trends in the future.

The Macro-Economic Study of the Public Enterprise Sector

'Public Enterprise Sector' Ramaswamy R Iyer Faced with sub-optimal performance by public enterprises and the strains which this imposes on the national plan and the budget, we can either consider how best that performance can be improved, or assume that public enterprises as a class are bound to be less efficient than private enterprises and recommend privatisation. Those who have no doctrinal discomfort with the notion of public enterprises will take the first course; and those who believe that the market is the norm and that any deviation from it (including the advent of the state into business) is a 'distortion', will tend towards the second course.

Corporate Investment in 1985-A Forecast

A Forecast Philip Thomas Ranjana Pendharkar attempt is made here to forecast the growth in private corporate investment in 1985. Corporate investment includes gross capital expenditure of all companies in the private and joint sectors. The study also sheds n the level and composition of corporate investment in 1984.

Organisational Functioning in Public Sector

Organisational Functioning in Public Sector V Nilakant Public Sector Administration: New Perspectives edited by Alexander Kouz- min; Longman Cheshire, Australia, 1983; pp 329.

Impact of Household Contract System on Women in Rural China

on Women in Rural China Govind Kelkar This paper examines the gender-specific implications of the household contract system in rural China. In particular, it aims to fa) show how the effects of the current economic reforms have been largely negative for women; (b) examine the ideological terms in which the woman question has been discussed in China; and (c) discuss the strong reactions which the official policies of mobilising women for the modernisation programmes have evoked from the Women's Federation of China.

Changing Consciousness of Central American Women

Bobbye Suckle Ortiz Recent years have witnessed an awakening of women's consciousness in Latin America as a whole, and a burgeoning of multiform activities arising out of and responding to, their specific, daily, concrete experiences

Wife-Husband Relations-Differences between Peasant Households and Modern Professional-Class Families in North-Eastern Italy

Differences between Peasant Households and Modern Professional-Class Families in North-Eastern Italy Luisa Accati Levi This article compares and contrasts two patterns typically found in the life histories of two groups of women

Women s Employment and the Household-Some Findings from Calcutta

Some Findings from Calcutta Hilary Standing with the collaboration of Bela Bandyopadhyaya The precise effects of women's participation in waged work on the family-based household have received little detailed attention until recently. This is particularly the case in many Third World urban contexts where female labour force participation rates have been traditionally low until the recent emergence of opportunities for women in 'new' gender-segregated industries, such as electronics assembly, for instance.


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