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Export Obligation, Technology Transfer and Foreign Collaboration in Electronics

Foreign Collaboration in Electronics I S Gulati Swaraj K Bansal The government has laid great store by export obligation as a policy instrument in the case of the electronics industry.

Development of Decentralised Industries-A Review and Some Suggestions

A Review and Some Suggestions L C Jain This paper discusses some policy and programme measures necessary for the fuller development of decentralised industries. The paper is in three parts.

Capitalism in India and the Small-Industries Policy

Industries Policy Nasir Tyabji It is instructive to look at the genesis of what has come to be known as the small industries development policy and to see whether it was at all possible in the early 1950s, given the already existing strength of large industry, for any government to have appreciably increased the strength of cottage and other small industry

A Silk Market in Karnataka

S R Charsley The Karnataka Silkworm, Seed, Cocoon (Supply, Distribution and Control) Distribution and Control Amendment Act, passed in September 1979, requires producers of raw silk to sell only through an official silk exchange established in Bangalore.

Poised for a Fall

THE return of the Congress party under Indira Gandhi to power at the Centre in the beginning of this year was facilitated as much by the failures of the Janata party government as by the promise by the Congress (I) was that unlike the Janata, the party would provide a government that worked. That promise, even while it was being made, did not possess much conviction; now, eight months after the party's return to power, not merely is there no sign of a government that works, but what little work that has been attended to has been almost solely devoted to the completion of the "unfinished tasks' when the party lost power in March 1977.

Third World Industrial Enterprises-Export of Technology and Investment

Export of Technology and Investment Peter O'Brien This paper examines some of the causes and consequences of the growth in international operations of LDC enterprises.

Troubled Waters

rule with greater legitimacy, the prime minister has been blaming all her failures on the 'mess' that the previous regime is supposed to haveleft behind, ignoring that the Janata too-had inherited a 'mess' from the Congress.

US Food Complexes and Multinational-Corporations-Reflections on Economic Predation

Corporations Reflections on Economic Predation Frederick F Clairmonte Oligopolistic capitalism in its ultimate conglomerate phase is marked by its omnidirectional predatory qualities, its inherent and irreversible annexationist thrust. The giant 'food' industrial complexes in the United States have thus, over time, absorbed enterprises engaged in farming, agrochemicals, farm machinery, food processing, wholesaling and retailing, transport and real estate and even multinational banking.

CAPITAL VIEW- The Merry-Go-Round

In this kind of functioning, it is possible, of course, that West Bengal should experience difficulties with allotments of foodgrains from the Central pool for its public distribution system and food-for-work programme because the Union Agriculture Minister is annoyed with the West Bengal government for not showing due courtesy when he visited that state. This has been stated in a knowledgeable report, But questions of larger public policy cannot be decided by such personal pique and annoyance. The real and ominous position is that in such an environment, only those interests which have influence over and access to the power establishment for whatever reasons and with the use of whatever means

Rural Credit Market in a Backward Area

A Kerala Fishing Village J Ph Platteau J Murickan A Palatty E Delbar This paper, based on fieldwork in a traditional fishing village in South Kerala, attempts to understand the working of rural credit markets.

Inter-Regional Variation in Calorie Intake

P G K Panikar The National Sample Survey Organisation has recently published estimates of calorie intake for 1971-72 and 1973-74 based on the results of the Twenty-sixth and Twenty-eighth Rounds of the NSS. According to these estimates, the per capita intake of calories in 1971-72 for the country as a whole was considerably lower than the level in 1961-62; though the national average registered some increase by 1973-74, it was still much below the level in 1961-62. The extent of decline in calorie intake has however varied significantly between different regions.

The Lessons and Non-Lessons of Kerala-Agricultural Labourers and Poverty

Agricultural Labourers and Poverty Joan P Mencher Kerala is today being pointed to by a number of economists and others as an exceptional instance where, without either a radical revolution or a major increase in industrialisation or production, things really seem to be getting better in terms of the 'quality of life' of the common people.

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