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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Nationalisation of 14 major commercial banks in 1969 marked the begining of a new phase of growth and development of banking in India. This study is an attempt to present differentials in profiles of pre- and post-nationalisation branches of banks in India,as emerging at the end of June 1980 and June 1985. The magnitudes involved […]

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The paper traces the evolution of population policy in India since the begining of the First Five Year Plan. During the first three Plan Periods no targets or time span for reduction of birth rates was laid down.It was expected that public health, education and family planning programmes would help in reducing the birth rates. […]

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In the development of agricultural administration in India, the Famine Commission in 1880 and 1901, and the Royal Commission on Agriculture in 1982 are important landmarks during the British period. Grow More Food Campaign, Community Development Administration, Intensive Agricultural District Programme, High Yielding Varieties Programme, and the recommendations of the Joint Indo-American Teams in 1956 […]

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