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Crucial Aspects of Agricultural Development-Problems of the Fourth Plan

It is vital for the success of the agricultural development programme of the Fourth Plan that as large a section of the rural population as possible, including non-owner cultivators, small farmers and farmers in dry areas, are enabled to participate in the technological changes that are being introduced in agriculture.

Changing Basis of Demand for Fertiliser

Gunvant M Desai John W Mellor To attain the need-based targets, fertiliser use in the country must grow by over 600 thousand tonnes per year for at least 6 to 7 consecutive years. What is the likelihood of cultivators* demand growing continuously by this huge unprecedented magnitude? What public policy measures are needed to generate such a growth in demand?

Big Farmers of Punjab- Some Preliminary Findings of a Sample Survey

This paper presents some partial and preliminary results of a sample survey of large farms in Punjab carried out in the summer of 1968-69. An idea of the expansion of large-scale farming in Punjab may be had from the fact that land owned by farmers with more than 20 acres increased by about 9.5 per cent between 1955-56 and 1967-68. This average, again, hides a significant range of variation in the rates of expansion. Farms of the size group 20-25 acres expanded by only 4 per cent whereas those in the size-group 100-150 acres expanded by 40 per cent.

1968-69 Foodgrain Production- Relative Contribution of Weather and New Technology

The New Agricultural Strategy has already made a substantial impact on agricultural growth. This impact becomes the more apparent when the relative contribution of rainfall is included in an analysis of factors explaining the 1968-69 foodgrain output.

Is Economics in Farming Dead

LIKE millions of farmers in the developed as well as the developing regions, the author may discover that she too is ploughing a lonely furrow in the held of agricultural economics. Though at first sight the book's canvas is filled with assorted human portraits of farmers in many different areas, engaged in many divergent agricultural pursuits, at the core is a highly heretical theme that farmers in all parts of the world

Programming of Management by Objectives

A V Srinivasan Management by objectives is an extension of Taylor's philosophy to the level of an organisation. Involvement and participation in management by objectives is possible only at the higher level. Management science, nevertheless, offers effective techniques which could be used in planning the execution of management by objectives.

The Missing Identity

B L Maheshwari THE behaviour of a society, like that of an individual, is determined by its subjective perception of the objective reality. The key symbols, slogans, norms, myths and peculiarities of behaviour of any society are the products of the problems and challenges with which that society is grappling at a given point of time. However, ideology, in its manifold manifestations, provides the frame of reference for perception of the reality and the self-image of the society. Thus, development involves "transition from one set of values and practices to another", and a study of this evolution is an important part of political analysis. Since the elite in any society command the resources in the society and influence the thinking and behaviour at the mass level, the values and practices of the elite arc the dominant factors in determining the evolution of a society. Hence, students of political development concentrate on the study of the nature and significance of the different types of elites in the society.

Role of Advertising in Industrial Marketing

Sanat Lahiri Advertising of industrial products wilt demand far greater attention than has been devoted to it in the past. Some of the basic rules for consumer goods advertising are just not valid for industrial products.

Industrial Planning-Past Experience and Future Tasks

Past Experience and Future Tasks Yoginder K Alagh A specific argument against the industrial planning policies of the last three Plans is that they have led to declining productivity in the industrial sector. This paper argues thai existing evidence does not conclusively prove this contention. Indications of contrary evidence exist, hut further work is necessary before final judgments can he made.

Cash Management in Banks

C Rangarajan J K Satia This article seeks to determine the optimum level of cash holding under two types of decision rules. The authors wish to thank D Abboy and Y P Aneja for their assistance in writing the computer programme for the search procedures.

Asset Selection-Effect of Uncertainty on Income Flows

Effect of Uncertainty on Income Flows N L Hingorani This paper aims at bringing forth the method of asset selection suggested by various researchers in a more practical perspective. There are some significant differences from the approaches suggested and generally accepted till now.

Operations Research-Scope and Exercise

from the Hindus, in appearance and by physical features. But the Negro cannot hide his identity because nearly everything about Irs appearance is different. Moreover, the leadership of the Indian Muslims demanded and obtained a separate "homeland" on the basis of two nation theory but the American Negroes during the period covered by the study (and even now, in spite of the call of Black Power) wanted assimilation with the white society and tried hard to remove the marks of separate identity.

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