Beginning with this issue, we are introducing a new section called Documentation. Its purpose is to make available to the readers official documents such as reports of committees, commissions, working groups, task forces, etc. appointed by various ministries, departments, and agencies of central and state governments which are not readily accessible either because they are […]

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The paper is concerned with studying the effects of changes in administered prices on the Indian macro- economy, especially budget deficits and growth. Administered prices have been divided into two components, energy prices and non-energy prices, and the effect of changes in each component are studied separately. Our dynamic simulation and optimal control exercises carried […]

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Dairy development through cooperative milk producers societies started with the registration of the Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd. Anand (Gujarat) in 1946. Its success triggered the formation of other district milk producers societies in Gujarat and in 1974 the Gujarat Milk Marketing Federation. The Operation Flood programme commencing in the seventies, and setting […]

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The rapid pace of urbanisation has had serious implications on demand for housing. In 1981, 6-8 million households were estimated to be living in slums .1 n 1970, Government established HUDCO for accelerating the pace of housing and urban development schemes. However, housing finance was the main constraint. In 1978, HDFC, a private sector housing […]

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The Indian tax system has undergone major structural changes since Independence. Besides being the main source of revenue, both at the Central and State levels, it is a powerful instrument to realise various socio-economic objectives of national policy. This paper traces and analyses the evolution of the Indian tax system during the post-Independence period. It […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE These abstracts are prepared by the author of each book/article sent to us voluntarily in response to our invitation through the Economic and Political Weekly. These cover publications after 1st January 1986. Only abstracts of books/articles so received are published The index therefore is not exhaustive and complete. The limit of 250 words […]

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“Pesticides Industry in India: Issues and Constraints in Growth” By U.K. Srivastava and N.T. Patel, Published by Mohan Primalani for Oxford and IBH Publishing Co. Pvt Ltd., New Delhi 1990, Pp. 343 Price Rs 295/-. Together with hybrid. Sr HYV seeds and chemical fertilisers, pesticides constitute the third major input of the Green Revolution technology. […]

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Increasingly, governments in developing countries have been adopting intermediation measures to generate employment, such measures being oriented towards specific target groups. The book under review is a study of such efforts, especially in Maharashtra, The author starts by making the point that planning strategies pursued so far have failed to address themselves to the problem […]

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The late. Professor Ralph Turner, Professor of history at Yale University, used to remark around the ‘fifties that he wanted to read Indian History written by an American scholar because the existing writings on Indian History, mostly by the British and Indian historians’ were so warped by their own preoccupations that, one could never understand […]

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