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Review of Agriculture June 1969 Reply C H Hanumantha Rao THE extension of my welfare analysis by T N Srinivasan and P K Bardhan is useful as it provides a method for identifying empirically the income groups in rural (urban) areas who may be better or worse off than their urban (rural) counterparts, given the assumption of identical preferences. One of the main points of my welfare analysis was that the large expenditure groups may not experience a real income advantage in rural areas as compared to their urban counterparts. The estimates of Srinivasan and Bardhan confirm this proposition as they conclude that "for a given price difference the higher expenditure groups spending a larger proportion on more expensive urban goods are worse off relative to their urban counterparts''. It is important to note this because many of the prevailing studies on tax burden assume that real incomes of the rural rich are higher than those of their urban counterparts.

Resource Prospects from the Rural Sector-A Comment

P K Bardhan Hanumantha Rao ("Resource Prospects from the Rural Sector : The Case of Indirect Taxes", March 29, 1969, pp A-53 to A-58) could have gone further than he did in his welfare analysis of the differential indirect tax burden on rural and urban consumers of similar money income groups.

The Green Revolution in Punjab-A Field Trip

This paper presents the findings of two brief trips earlier this year through two of the principal districts of Punjab. The "Green Revolution" is very much in evidence in Punjab

A Strategy for Ayacut Development under Major Irrigation Projects

Perhaps in no other agricultural or industrial programme is the gestation lag so long as it is in major irrigation projects. The long gap between the creation and utilisation of irrigation facilities depresses returns on investment in these projects and prevents full exploitation of the additional agricultural production potential. Not only that, the reservoirs get silted as a result of non-utilisation of their waters and their life is permanently reduced.

Farm Size, Productivity and Returns to Scale

It is suggested in this paper that Indian agriculture is characterised by constant returns to scale. With returns to scale constant, the explanation for variations in productivity per acre as farm size changes lies in the level of various inputs associated with farm size. The higher output per acre in smaller farms is really a function of the higher input of labour.

Foodgrains Self-sufficiency in Fourth Plan

Foodgrains output is a crucial factor for achieving the Fourth Plan objective of growth with stability. Demand for foodgrains at the end of the Plan, the author estimates, will be 126 million tonnes. To meet it. production will have to grow at the rate of 5.8 per cent per annum compound.

No Breakthrough Here

Prospects of Food Self-sufficiency S S Madalgi Punjab's Green Revolution Wolf Ladejinsky Lessons of IADP D K Desai Urban-Rural Terms of Trade R Thamarajakshi Marketed Surplus Pranab Kumar Bardhan Kalpana Bardhan Ayacut Development Jayakumar Anagol Farm Size and Productivity G R Saini Resources from Rural Sector Comment T N Srinivasan P K Bardhan Reply C H Hanumantha Rao Review of Agriculture is published four times a year, on the last Saturday of March, June, September and December.

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.

Increasing Organisational Effectiveness

Tarun N Sheth THE search for a key to increased organisational effectiveness is unending. Among the various approaches to this problem the utilisation of groups for organisational and individual development is gaining acceptance more widely.

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