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Nuclear Explosion Limited Prospects of Peaceful Use

ing political constraints. To this was added the remark that none of the experts had so far offered such solutions. The Prime Minister's widely reported call for 'unconventional' measures and solutions indeed hinted at giving up much of the basic assumptions of planning, not merely those contained in the Fifth Plan document but also those underlying the entire planning process since its inception. After the exit of B S Minhas, in individual terms the Prime Minister's remarks could be seen as directed against S Chakravarty who is the only expert Member left in the Commission.

AUDITING-Watch-dogs Grown Fat and Slow

December 1, 1973 ed in the pattern of growth in the Fifth Flan. Take the industrial 'and mineral development programme in the draft. An allocation of Rs 13,529 crores is made, of which Rs 7,830 crores is the public sector's share at the Central level and Rs 5,200 crores are estimated to be the share of the private and co-opera- tive sectors. The public sector outlay at the Central level is composed of Rs 2,812 crores for continuing projects and Rs 4,218 crores for new projects. When one looks at the break-up of this outlay it turns out to be no different from that in past Plans, Where is the change in the pattern and structure of production which, according to the Approach document, was to be the chief instrument of redistribution of consumption and incomes in favour of the weaker sections? Even the target for production of cars follows the established pattern. Equally revealing is the target for fertiliser production and the manner in which it is proposed to be achieved. The Ministries, it would appear, have had their way in the game of target-set ting, without any attention being paid to larger considerations such as, for instance, the need to change the energy' base of the economy or the structure of consumption.

PLANNING COMMISSION- Power without Responsibility

meeting conveyed little. An exception we must mention wag the speech of a Kapad Kamgar Sanghatana cadre who read out to the audience figures of the profits earned by the prominent textile mills. This was virtually the only thing said at the meeting that the workers did not already know, and the immediate response of the workers showed that they were eager to learn.

R and D, Marketing, and Social Goals

One of the central objectives of the Fifth Plan Approach is the eradication of the worst forms of poverty. Thus, if the content and distribution of GNF, rather than absolute increases in per capita national income, are to be the focus of planned development, certain implications follow for the country's research and development effort and marketing structure.

Growth in a Finite World

The Limits to Growth: A Report for the Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind by Donella H Meadows, Dennis L Meadows, Jorgen Randers and William W Behrens; Universe Books, New

Social Sciences and Organisation

Social Sciences and Organisation R S Ganapathy Management and the Social Sciences by Tom Lupton; Penguin Books;
THIS book was written originally in 1966 by Torn Lupton, Deputy Director at the Manchester Business School, at the instance of the British Administrative Staff College. Its main objectives were to provide an overview of the social science of organisations and to elaborate the practical value of the social sciences to managers. The book has achieved these objectives admirably; and now an enlarged and revised edition has been written to take account of the recent developments in theory and practice.

Structural Syndrome in Science Policy

Not a Dull Moment Romesh Thapar SO . . . Khrushchev is dead. With him passes a major catalytic figure of our troubled times. The Soviet press

Cavalier Approach to Fuel Policy

Cavalier Approach to Fuel Policy R S Ganapathy THE Fuel Policy Committee was set up by a Government order in October 1970 with the following terms of reference:

R and D Emerging Identity Crisis

January 2, 1971 Scientists in the country so far have not given any significant indication of social thinking on a scale that could make them a social force for change. In the social sphere they have shows a high degree of conformity to social practices, traditionalism and conservatism, rather than a radical disposition. Some of the savants of science in the country have even advocated the cause of spiritualism, miraculous powers of religious heads, and have publicly advocated ritualism


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