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Oilseed Crop Forecasting-An Operational Approach

The objective of Hindustan Lever's oilseed production surveys is to make available to the company an estimate of production before the arrival of the crop in the market.

Demand Forecast for Dry Batteries

This paper estimates the demand for dry battery cells with the help of end-use and regression analysis. Since such batteries are a small component of consumer expenditure, the demand for them is derived from the demand for two major commodities, torches and transistor radios, to which government and export demand are added.

Estimates of Gross Fixed Capital Formation in Corporate Sector 1966-67 to 1969-70

There is a close correspondence between internal and external sources of capital available for financing investments in a given year, and the actual use of funds in the corporate sector.

Operating by Responsibility

Review of Management is published four times a year, on the last Saturday of February, May, August and November. Manuscripts'intended for publication should reach the Editor at least six weeks ahead of the date of publication.

Taxation of Agriculture-Some Important Issues

The first issue which needs to be debated is whether the agricultural sector is in fact comparatively less taxed than other sectors. The next question, once this issue is settled, is io devise measures which would be administratively feasible, efficient and equitable.

The Agricultural Labour Problem-Past Misconceptions and New Guidelines

The acute pressure of population and the adverse effects of tenurial and tenancy systems have led to much uneconomic subdivision and fragmentation Of holdings. Many landlords have, besides, reduced their erstwhile tenants to the status of farm labourers in order to circumvent certain provisions of the land reform laws.

Weather Service for Agriculture

The salient features of a comprehensive weather service for agriculture should be (i) keeping constantly in touch with user requirements; (ii) rapid and efficient dissemination facilities ; (iii) interpretation of the forecasts to meet the specific operational needs of farmers; and (iv) intensive research for evolving improved techniques and for better understanding of crop-weather relationships.

New Concepts in Irrigation-Necessary Changes for New Strategy

With the introduction of the high-yielding varieties, water management in crop cultivation has assumed a new dimension. It is not merely that timely and adequate supply of water is required, but that a con- ceptual change has to be accepted regarding the factors determining the water needs of plants.

The New Agricultural Strategy-Its Contribution to 1967-68 Production

Review of Agriculture March 1969 ever, is : whether the assorted variety of opportunistic political groupings called united fronts and other Governments that rule the States will ever agree to dilute their powers in the manner suggested by Krishnaswamy, Only a bright optimist will answer this question in the affirmative. Another suggestion of Krishnaswamy relates to the creation of river boards (on the Jines of TVA in the USA) for each one of the major rivers and the linking of major rivers into a water grid. These river boards will be inter-State authorities and would not in any way interfere with the zonal councils. While, in matter of principle, I completely agree with Krishnaswamy's view of river development, none-the-less the accomplishments of DVC, for instance, have not been very satisfactory until now. The last essay "Regulating the Mar- SOMETHING fundamental and dynamic, with far-reaching consequences, has been introduced into the agricultural scene since 1965. However, there were previous periods, such as the end of the First Five-Year Plan, when optimism was similarly widespread. With this history in mind, the first rushes of enthusiasm regarding the New Strategy of Agricultural Development have more recently been tempered with caution. Some analysts are questioning the success of the high-yielding varieties programme at this early date [1, p A-l]. For example, the Agricultural Prices Commission has written :

From Protective to Productive Irrigation

Review of Agriculture March 1969 to meet the management needs of the new materials. Foremost among these is fertiliser. Without nutrient supplies there is no possibility for the farmer to innovate, and there will be no return on the public investment in rice research. The crucial need is for supplies of adequate quantities of the correct formulations to be available when needed at a market convenient to the cultivator. A combination of circumstances that still seems to elude the power of administration to effect.

From Unsteady Infancy to Vigorous Adolescence-Rice Development

A review of the experience with the HYVP thrust for greater rice production strongly suggests that in spite of some drawbacks, farmers have responded well to the production opportunities opened up by the new dwarf plant types.

New Agricultural Strategy and Small Farmers-A Case Study in Gujarat

Review of Agriculture March 1969 Notes 1 For a fuller discussion of the implication of labour productivity in the agricultural sector for a wages policy, see D R Khatkhate : "towards a Meaningful Wages Policy", 2 Agricultural Labourers in Four Indian Villages (mimeographed), edited by V S Vyas, Sardar Vallabhbhai Vidyapeeth, Vallabh Vidyanagar, 1964 3 "Plight of the Landless : Two Million Victims of Paralysis". Times of India, December 30, 1968.

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