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 abstrcts of books/articles so received are published. The index therefore is not exhaustive and complete. The limit of 250 and […]

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In the prevailing large-scale industrial sickness in the country,efforts by Kamani Employess Union to receive Kamani Tubes Ltd. stand out as unique and bold. A protracted struggle culminated in a historic judgement by the Supreme Court giving the workers ownership and management of the unit. Restarting it has meant considerable sacrifice for the workers who […]

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This paper takes a comprehensive examination of different facts of the fractile-group-wise distribution of the real levels of living of the rural and the urban population in India from 1970-71 to 1983. These facets include, among others, (a)summary measures of mean level of living and relaative disparity; (b)directional changes in fractile-graphs; (c)directional changes in Lorenz […]

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Highly unequal regional distribution characterises not only loans from financial institutions for investment in agriculture, but also for current production. The induction of the nationalised banks and subsequently of the RRBs into the field of agriculture credit has not restored regional equality: in fact, it has worsened it. There is greater dependence on own saving […]

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The begining of institutional finance for agriculture in India goes back to 1793 when the system of taccavi loans was introduced. Subsequent important landmarks are the Land Improvement Loans Act, 1883, the Co-operative Credit Societies Act,1904,the report of the Rural Banking Enquiry Committee, 1950, the report of the Committee of Direction of the All-India Rural […]

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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 and […]

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An attempt is made here to answer whom did Government expenditures benefit? What category of expenditures benefited whom? And what was the direction of expenditures over a period of time:1975-76 to 1984-85? Issues involved in estimating expenditure icidence are discussed in detail. Some of the important findings are:i)Both in terms of per household benefits and […]

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