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Vishwanath Pratap Singh The Balance-Sheet

Vishwanath Pratap Singh: The Balance-Sheet Arun Ghosh THE Finance Minister of India can always be expected to make a strong impact on the economy. After all, he is the principal architect of economic policy in the country. Through the budget, he affects the lives and living conditions of the people; and no matter what the planners prognosticate, it is he who finally determines the priorities by allocating funds as between government consumption expenditure and government investment as also the outlay on competing projects and programmes, on an annual basis. And though he fashions neither trade policy nor industrial policy directly, he has an important say in the actual working of these policies, for he has the final say on import and excise duties, on subsidies paid out from the Central exchequer, and on the pricing of the products (and services) of monopoly undertakings of the government.

Vasant Sathe Ko Gussa Kyon Aya

Vasant Sathe Ko Gussa Kyon Aya?
Arun Ghosh VASANT SATHE is generally known to be an intelligent, decent and polished person. He has been in the Central Cabinet for quite some time, from the days of the late Indira Gandhi. He has held numerous portfolios- including vital ones like Fertilisers and Chemicals and Energy

International Comparisons of Socio-Economic Development

International Comparisons of Socio-Economic Development Arun Ghosh Measurement and Analysis of Socio-Economic Development by Donald McGranahan, Eduardo Pizaro and Claude Richard; UN Research Institute for Social Development, Geneva, 1985; pp xx + 504.

A Symbol of the Times

A Symbol of the Times Arun Ghosh THESE are times of flux and of rapid change. And in this country, Maruti is the symbol of the present times. Maruti typifies the present thrust for modernising industry, through the import of the latest technology. Maruti also crystallises the thrust for energy conservation in alt our activities, the Maruti car being a fuel efficient vehicle. On the other side, Maruti typifies the aspirations of the middle class

Efficiency and Productivity of Indian Manufacturing Industry- A Few Case Studies

Manufacturing Industry A Few Case Studies Arun Ghosh This paper examines some efficiency parameters of the steel, cement and sugar industries in order to focus attention on the problem of efficiency in Indian manufacturing industry. This micro approach, rather than an overall macro approach, is useful in two ways: first, in highlighting the reasons for the low productivity observed in a few key or important industries, and secondly, in bringing out the absence of any direct link between invest- ment and efficiency.

On the Economic Theory of Socialism-An Exercise in Value Theory and Its Applicability to Indian Conditions

In planning for rapid industrial growth consistent with the maximisation of social welfare, the plan- ning process cannot rest merely an the setting of physical targets (indicative or otherwise). Nor can the objective be attained only by preparing a "shelf of projects", important as this approach is.

Consumption and Savings-Implications for Fourth Plan

Consumption and Savings Implications for Fourth Plan Arun Ghosh The failure of domestic savings to rise to planned levels has been the major cause of the instability that has plagued the economy and disrupted planning in the last three years. Available data indicate that a high rate of domestic saving may not be easily or quickly attainable in the Fourth Plan as well.


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