ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Cotton Policy

two per cent of the unreserved seats in 1963-64. In the Council of States (which has no reserved seats) the representation of the Scheduled Castes has been increasing every year but it was only 4.7 per cent of the total strength of the House in 1963-64. Similarly, in the Legislative Assemblies the number of such Scheduled Caste members has been increasing but it is still only 0.4 per cent of the total unreserved seats in all the States. Finally, in the Legislative Councils, the comparable proportion is only 1.8 per cent of the combined strength of the Upper Houses of all States. In the case of Legislative Councils, the number of Scheduled Caste members that were nominated by the Governor has been given in brackets to show that the Scheduled Castes have not fared well.

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