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Agriculture in the Fourth Plan-Feasible Growth Rate

Feasible Growth Rate V V Bhatt In the light of the experience of stresses and strains, both economic and social, in the last few years, it may be presumed that it will be the deliberate policy of Government to achieve growth in real national income in the Fourth Plan in a climate of relative stability. The targeted rate of growth of real national income should, therefore, be such as is consistent with the feasible rate of growth of agricultural output.

Farmers Response to Price Movements-Case of Rape and Mustardseed

Case of Rape and Mustardseed T Maitra Whether cultivators in developing countries respond to price changes in a definite way has been a subject of controversy.

HYVP for Rice-Performance in a Bengal District

Performance in a Bengal District S Sengupta M G Ghosh This paper examines the record of the High-Yielding Varieties Programme for rice in Birbhum district of West Bengal One-fifth of the State target of area to be brought under the HYVP in kharij 1968-69 is in this district. The performance of the HYVP in this district is, therefore, important not only as an indicator of the prospects for the Programme, but also from the point of view of achieving the target of additional paddy production in the State.

New Agricultural Strategy Revisited

The New Agricultural Strategy is based on concentration of high-yielding varieties of seeds and complementary inputs on selected water-assured areas. The decision to concentrate resources marked a major departure from earlier agricultural policies.

Final and Revised Crop Estimates-An Analysis of Discrepancies

Time lags are common in the collection and compilation of crop-production statistics. It takes about two years to revise the 'final' estimates, framed soon after the harvest, on the basis of complete returns of production.

Income Shifts and Recession - A Comment

A Comment Samuel Paul IN his article "Income Shifts as a Factor in the Recession" (July 27, Medhora has argued that the income Medhora has argued that the income shifts in the Indian economy in recent years have led to lower expenditure by government and industry which in turn has brought about the recession. According to him, the income shift has favoured the agricultural sector and more particularly the bigger farmers. Since there are limits to the use of taxes for tapping agricultural incomes and since agriculture does not offer adequate demand for industrial products, Medhora suggests that price policy should be deliberately used to transfer income from agriculture to the spending sectors of government and industry.

Banker as Entrepreneur

T A Pai The banking system can justify itself as an instrument of free enterprise provided it is responsive to the needs of the people and is flexible enough to accept the challenge that growth offers.

Another Starved Cow

S S Khera Estimates Committee (1967-68) Fortyseventh Report (Fourth Lok Sabha) on the Union Public Service Commission; Lok Sabha Secretariat, March 1968; Price Rs 2.75.

Rural Consumer Market as Commercial Priority

M Mathias The task of mobilising rural incomes is as much a commercial as a national priority. In the absence of an agricultural income-tax, mobilisation of resources from the villages can take place only through excise duties on consumer products like textiles and soaps sold in the rural areas.

Public Relations Concept and Practice

J M Kaul The function of public relations is to bring about an adjustment or understanding between the organisation concerned and those segments of society or 'publics' with which maladjustments, arising from the pluralistic nature of modern society, have occurred or are likely to occur.

Organisational Planning-Some Comments

This paper analyses organisational tasks and discusses three approaches to organisations study, and develops an approach to planning organisation of work.

Entrepreneurial Abstinence

Another Starved Cow S S Khera Banker as Entrepreneur T A Pai Rural Consumer Market M Mathias Use of DCF for Valuation M R Batliwala Organisational Planning Ithwar Oayat Wage Boards Bagaram Tulpule Public Relations J M Kaul Review of Management, a quarterly feature, is published on the last Saturday of February, May, August and November.

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