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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.

Some Aspects of Rural Industrialisation

T S Papola V N Misra The rationale for the emphasis on rural industrialisation in the development policy in India lies primarily in the following objective conditions. First, agricultural growth, even if rapid to the extent feasible, is unlikely to be able to provide productive employment to all the labour force in the rural areas. Second, underemployment among even those engaged in agriculture would continue following from the very nature of agricultural activities. Third, the organised industrial sector, mainly concentrated in urban areas, has not been growing fast enough to absorb the growing labour force in the cities, let alone the rural workers migrating to seek work in the urban industrial sector.

NEW DELHI- Who Needs Institutions

NEW DELHI Who Needs Institutions? B M INDIRA GANDHI in her second spell as the Prime Minister is obviously very much in a hurry. She is anxious, it appears, to accomplish things in as many months as it took her years during her first tenure in that capacity. The environment right now is very much reminiscent of what prevailed in 1974-75 before the formal Emergency was proclaimed. This is, of course, not to say that there will be a repeat performance in that direction in all its formal details. There can be variations of sorts.

Little Nationalism Turned Chauvinist-Assam s Anti-Foreigner Upsurge, 1979-80

Assam's Anti-Foreigner Upsurge, 1979-80 Amalendu Guha There is inadequate understanding of the logic as well as irrationality of Assam's current movement It is undoubtedly related to the national question, the weakest link of the Indian polity today, which intervenitionist foreign conspiracies find worth exploiting. In this article, the author of "Planter Raj to Swaraj: Freedom Struggle and Electoral Politics 1826-47" (New Delhi, 1977), looks beyond his period and attempts at analysing the movement in its several aspects and draws some conclusions.

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