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Agricultural Planning and Policy in Draft Sixth Plan-Will Farmers Fulfil Planners Expectations

This paper examines the methodological procedure followed by the Planning Commission for prescribing the target levels of agricultural output in the Draft Sixth plan. It is argued that the procedure followed is inadequate for a number of reasons, and that for a satisfactory matching of plans and policies an understanding of farm supply responses is essential.

Agricultural Resources in Underdeveloped Countries Competition between Man and Animal

Almost simultaneously with the Green Revolution, that widely publicised strategy designed by the United States to 'wipe out hunger' in the poor countries by modernising crop production, great quantities of capital and technology, mainly from the United States, were transferred to the ranching sectors of underdeveloped countries, particularly those located in tropical and sub-tropical areas, for the expansion of beef cattle production.

CAPITAL VIEW- Cabals and Coalitions

his life's ambition, by turning the political life of the Capital into something resembling the spectacle of Haryana's floor-crossing, double-talking and horse- trading, but his ambition will be shorts lived if he does not curb his aberrations. Already, there is much criticism in the press and among the public of the decision to entrust the Government of India to a party of unstable defectors dependent on a number of "outside'' forces. Such a government can become the instrument for all manner of intrigue and conspiracy. Clearly, the way the vote divided, it was mandatory to order a mid-term coIl. The President will be held responsible for what unfolds in the critical months ahead.

Game of Elections

and the rural rich, which is increasingly coming into the open. Given mass poverty and the growing reliance on chemical inputs which has raised the costs of cultivation, government price support at rising levels of support prices has become an accepted means for the larger farmers to sustain their profits. The result is the rising food subsidy paid out of the government budget every year. The industrial sector too has to be subsidised and for the same reason. And so the government now hands over more than Rs 1,500 crores annually to industrialists, businessmen and rich agriculturists in the form of the food subsidy, the fertiliser subsidy and the THE great game of elections is once again on. Fresh elections to the Lok Sabha are to be held "before the end of December", and it is possible that some states too might go to the polls. 1977 was an election year when the unbroken rule of the Congress party was broken and a different, though basically not dissimilar, alliance replaced the Congress at the Centre; that phenomenon was repeated later in the year in the northern states and in the following year in much of the rest of the country. Now, another year and a half later, the nation is once again being asked to elect a new Lok Sabha.

Indian Planning in the Eighties

An attempt is made in this paper to (a) estimate employment in the Indian economy in 1977-78 (the base year of the Draft Plan, 1978-83); (b) estimate the relationship between output growth and employment growth on a sectoral basis; (c) examine the employment potential of the development effort on certain 'reasonable' assumptions of alternative growth possibilities in the future; and (d) introduce considerations of alternative regional development categories in the agricultural sector and of institutional change, particularly land reforms, and examine their impact on the generation of employment potential.

CAPITAL VIEW

The concept of health planning has become grossly distorted over successive five year plans; the Draft Five Year Plan, 1978-83, is no exception.

CAPITAL VIEW

The concept of health planning has become grossly distorted over successive five year plans; the Draft Five Year Plan, 1978-83, is no exception.

CAPITAL VIEW

The concept of health planning has become grossly distorted over successive five year plans; the Draft Five Year Plan, 1978-83, is no exception.

CAPITAL VIEW

The concept of health planning has become grossly distorted over successive five year plans; the Draft Five Year Plan, 1978-83, is no exception.

CAPITAL VIEW

The concept of health planning has become grossly distorted over successive five year plans; the Draft Five Year Plan, 1978-83, is no exception.

Legitimacy and Power

Legitimacy and Power THE options open to the contending sections of the Indian ruling classes to effect placeful transfers of power are rapidly getting narrowed. This has been sharply brought home by the developments just before, during and since the Emergency. The boundaries for the play of the parliamentary game were set long ago: to be precise, in 1959, when the democratically elected Communist-led government in Kerala was overthrown by the Central government headed by Jawaharlal Nehru. It was clear then that the constitutional niceties, observed with greater or lesser degree of scruple in relation to factions of the ruling classes, were never meant to be observed when dealing with others. This lesson was again rubbed in when, following the struggles which culminated in the split of the Congress and the emergence of Indira Gandhi as the most effective political representative of the Indian ruling classes, the country witnessed the engineering of the overthrow of the governments in West Bengal and Kerala, the practice of physical elimination of political opponents, the intensified attacks against the organised sections of the working class of which the high point was the brutal suppression of the railway strike in 1974.

Planning for the Rich

Planning for the Rich 1245 Legitimacy and Power 1247 Macro -Economic Balance of Draft Plan New Delhi: PoliticalSystem Losing Credibility Capital View: Policy-less Prattle

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