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backward classes. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes taken together account for 26 per cent of the population of the State. If we include other communities who are economically or educationally backward, the percentage of population which has not attained the general level of development and still need special assistance would be us large as 30 per cent. Social progress and economic development cannot be achieved if this vast mass of people cannot improve their educational standards and social status. Mere opening of new schools will not serve any purpose. Apart from taking some long- THE Indian Economic Association held its annual conference from December 26 to 28, 1969, under the auspices; of Patau University. After the inaugural session (which included the customary address by the Association's President, S N Sen, devoted to problems of monetary analysis) the conference got down to group discussions on three topics: Balanced Regional Development, Employment Theory in a Labour- Surplus Economy, and the International Monetary System.

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