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Old Data, Confused Analysis

April 6, 1985 of the imports and exports within EPZs arc infra-firm, with tremendous scope for transfer pricing. More significantly, as soon as tax holidays expire, the industrial processing units are reallocated to more favourable sites in other countries, specially in the context of competition among developing countries to attract these footloose industries. For example, in one of the leading EPZs of the Philippines, at Butan, out of 68 units, 20 have already closed down. Faced with a demand for even a slight increase in wages, these units respond with closures and lock-outs.

Employment in Industry-Seventh Plan Approach

Seventh Plan Approach J C Sandesara UNDER the caption "The Objectives of the Seventh Plan", The Approach to the Seventh Five Year Plan, 1985-90 (AP) states that "the Seventh Plan must emphasise policies and programmes which will accelerate the growth in foodgrains production, increase employment opportunities and raise ... productivity'' (Part I, para 2)*. Elsewhere under the caption 'Conclusions', the point is made tersely: "The strategy . .. will be built on the basis of an emphasis on food, work and productivity" (Part I, para 65).

Gujarat s Economy A Close Look

community have been drawn, much overlapping of interests has taken place between these planners and economists and the rest of the ruling set Some of these elements may now find themselves in difficulty with the current set of rulers; a microscopic minority may now genuinely realise the mistake they had earlier committed. But the sin that was committied was a collective sin.

Estimates of Black Income-A Critique of Gutmann Method

A Critique of Gutmann Method J C Sandesara The Gutmann method based on a certain manipidations of components of money supply yields negative estimates of black income in India for a fairly long recent period. Clearly, the assumptions of the method are irrelevant in the Indian context and the method is too simplistic.

Incentives and Their Impact-Some Studies on Small Industry

Incentives and Their Impact Some Studies on Small Industry J C Sandesara Government of India, state governments, and the agencies sponsored by them, have had a number of special aid programmes for the small industry sector for long. However, before going ahead with the new programmes or with the strengthening of the existing programmes of assistance, they have to be extremely careful Small industry is an easy-entry sector, and the assistance programmes should not make entry too easy. Overcrowding in this sector may nullify the impact of assistance, or, what is worse, make assistance counter-productive.

Estimates of Unreported Economy in India

Estimates of Unreported Economy in India J C Sandesara I PROPOSE to deal with Gupta and Gupta's reply1 to my comments2 on their paper3 in. two ways. I first take up their reactions to my comments, and then reiterate the significant points of my comments, which have not been attended to and finally consider the new data that have been introduced in their reply.

Estimates of Unreported Economy in India

Estimates of Unreported Economy in India J C Sandesara IN their paper (January 16, 1982, pp 69-75), Gupta and Gupta have presented statistics of the size of unreported economy of India for 1967-68 through to 1978-79.l In this paper, we look at these statistics, in the context of other statistics given or implied in their paper and in the light of other relevant considerations, and conclude that their statistics may heavily outsize India's unreported economy.

Small Industry Production in 1982-83-A Quick Comment

THE principal question this paper is addressed to is: are the production anticipations for small industry for the year 1982-83 presented in the Draft Five-Year Plan, 1978-83 (Draft Plan) attainable?1 The comment offered by way of answer is 'quick' in the sense that it is offered so soon after the Draft Plan has become available. Also, it is based principally on the statistics presented in the Draft Plan.

Stocks of Finished Products in Relation to Production in Indian Industry, 1955-67

Production in Indian Industry, 1955-67 J C Sandesara This study of the proportion of stocks of finished goods to output in Indian industry over the period 1955-1967 concludes that (J) a little over three-quarters of the 279 industrial products analysed here had 5 days to less than 50 days of their production in the form of stocks of finished products; (2) stocks of finished products in relation to production showed a declining trend over time, suggesting perhaps better utilisation of that part of finished products inventory in industry; (3) in the majority of the products increases in production are associated with increases in stocks, though the rates of increase of stocks are rather small.

No Ken for Analysis

should have been to go through the private papers of Dufferin before reiterating the worn out tale, Ghose could at least have seen with care what R C, Majumdar ("History of the Freedom Movement in India", Calcutta, 1963, Vol I) and B B Majumdar ("Indian Political Associations and the Reform of Legislature", Calcutta, 1965) have to say to doubt the authenticity of the collaboration theory; though the best repudiation to date seems to be Anthony Parel ("Hume, Dufferin and the Origins of the Indian National Congress", Journal of Indian History, December 1964, pp 707-725). It is further remarkable that Ghose does make use of Dufferin Papers; but he does so second hand through Tara Chand, "History of the Freedom Movement in India", Vol I. That any student of the national movement could take this notoriously unreliable work seriously 15 ample testimony to his discernment; an act of commission that is matched by the equally glaring act of omission in that the most refreshing and stimulating work on the subject, A Seal, "The Emergence of Indian Nationalism", Cambridge, 1968, has not been consulted. Ghose's seems to be a quest for the line of least intellectual resistance, lor the easiest way to authorship. Hence his credulity, the cardinal sin oi a scholar.

The Gujarat Gas Prices Award

that no effort whatsoever is made to deal with the implications of this fact, there remain other grounds for asking how one can label all of this motley crowd of nations as the victims of "neo-colonialism". Perhaps they are, or perhaps some are; but if either is the case there is nothing offered by way of proof by Gough, only the statement that it is so. A remarkable statement indeed for a legatee of fifty years of the anthropological confrontation with complex social wholes! Actually, to the extent that Gough makes any allusion at all to what may be understood by "neo-colonialism" it turns out that she has in mind an application of neo-McCarthyism


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