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Green Revolution and Agrarian Conflict

T K Oommen The prevailing explanation of agrarian conflicts and unrest in (he countryside may be summarised as follows: The strategy of agricultural development adopted so far has been mainly production-oriented and the problem of distributive justice has remained unattended to; the fruits of the 'green revolution9 are pocketed mainly by the rich and prosperous farmers and the disparity between them and the have- nots, particularly landless labourers, has increased; the increased disparity has led to a sense of deprivation among the weaker and poorer agrarian classes and their frustrations are manifest in agrarian tensions, occasionally leading to eruption and violence.

Profitability of HYV Paddy Cultivation

Shyamal Roy Rice is India's most important foodgrain crop, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of total foodgrain production. The success of the Green Revolution and the achievement of the Fourth Plan's foodgrains targets will, therefore, depend to a large extent on whether or not a major transformation takes place in rice production. A primary condition for such transformation is that the area under HYV paddy be pushed up substantially.

Yields of Irrigation

Revolution by Production Function Ranjit Kumar Sau Regional Imbalances in Foodgrains S K Ray Profitability of HYV Rice Shyamaf Roy Farm Size and Productivity l-G R Salni ll-Usha Rani Employment Patterns in Large Farms Ashok Rudra To Quicken Agricultural Development B D Shastry Green Revolution and Agrarian Conflict T K Oommen Review of Agriculture is published four times a year, on the last Saturday of March, June, September and December.

Agricultural Revolution by Production Function

Ranjit Kumar Sau Indian agriculture by now is well-endowed with the estimates of Cobb-Douglas production function. But no one knows as yet whether increasing, decreasing or constant returns to scale prevail in this sector. Rather 'disturbing is the intertemporal instability of production function for the same farms.

Foodgrains Demand and Supply-Projection of Regional Imbalances

Projection of Regional Imbalances S K Ray The aim of planning in food crops is to meet internal needs through internal production. Towards this objective, production at the all-India level must increase at a rate to match corresponding overall needs.

Holding Size, Productivity, and Some Related Aspects of Indian Agriculture

Related Aspects of Indian Agriculture G R Saini The inverse relationship between farm size and productivity is a confirmed phenomenon in Indian agriculture and its statistical validity, the author argues, is adequately established by an analysis of disaggregated farm management data.

Quickening the Pace of Agricultural Development

Development B D Shastry The most decisive factor in agricultural development is the farmer. His behaviour and attitudes towards change can either retard or accelerate the pace of agricultural development. In an experimental programme in Raipur district of Madhya Pradesh, an attempt was made to work with farmers in such a way that they accepted changes readily.

Size of Farm and Productivity

Review of Agriculture June 1971 years' data. Because of the reported changes in the sample of holdings in some cases, the averages may not be entirely free from some bias.

Organisational Development-An Interim Balance-Sheet

An Interim Balance-Sheet This paper has a limited focus. Its conceptual content will be as limited as its descriptive coverage. After providing a bird's eye-view of the concept of Organisational Development (OD) the paper will deal with (a) The progress of the OD approach in India, spearheaded by HM, Calcutta; (b) Some major problems encountered in Indian Organisations which are steadily responding to the OD intervention:

Price Fixation in Public Sector- A Case Study of Insecticides

:A Case Study of Insecticides G P Keshava Production and marketing of insecticides in the public sector has a rather short history. There is only one undertaking in the public sector at present producing and marketing insecticides: Hindustan Insec- ticides. A study of the pricing of insecticides in the public sector would, therefore, be tantamount to a study of the pricing policy of Hindustan Insecticides.

Indian Entrepreneurship in Historical Perspective- A Re - interpretation

Although, in theory, the entrepreneur as the organiser of the factors of production has been recognised as the central figure in economic development, scholars of Indian economic history have tended to ignore this element in their studies. The tendency has been to stress the sociological factors such as caste or religion or to blame the policies of the British government for the backwardness of the country.

Management Convention or Shadow-Play

Review of Management May 1971 ments to increase its revenues and declare a dividend, without increasing its prices. The favourable market situation has encouraged the company to undertake an expansion programme. During the Fourth Plan an additional investment of Rs two crores is envisaged in this LACK of realism and barking up the wrong tree marked the deliberations of the first All-India Management Convention held in mid-February at New Delhi. This could not have been due to ignorance or naivete on the part of those who participated in the convention; most of them are either senior professional managers or hard-headed industrialists or mature academics in the field of management education. Besides, one of the star performers, namely, our Prime Minister, is a consummate politician. The inescapable inference, therefore, is that many of those who spoke did so with tongues in their cheeks for which they must have had their reasons.


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