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Indian Satellite Communications Centre

November 12, 1966 grains. On the other hand, some States with low levels of per capita grains production happen to be characterised by low effective demand. As they do not attract much private supplies from outside, distribution of imported supplies in the cities and villages of these States would raise consumption standards with a relatively small depressing effect on grains production (within the State and in other grain-exporting States), because both price and income elasticities of demand are likely to be relatively high in areas with low grains production and low per capita income. Such States have not actually attracted much Government supply of cereals in India.

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