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

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SOUTH-Confrontation in Tamil Nadu

was nothing that it could do. It is essentially a problem for the political leadership to tackle. All that the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission could offer to do was to sponsor a discussion of this issue at the next meeting of the National Development Council, Multiple Follow-up The Planning Commission is convening on February 15 a meeting of leading economists to discuss the report of the Dantwala Committee on Unemployment Estimates and to work out follow- up measures in the light of its recommendations. Expert groups are proposed to be set up to undertake studies in depth in certain areas indicated as requiring such study in the Commission's report. According to the Planning Commission, "the proposed programme of studies and surveys should aim at defining and concretising a programme of rapid expansion of employment consistent with planning for economic development at desirable rates of growth of the economy as a whole". The Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission has also prepared a paper IN many ways the most interesting of all the electoral confrontations in the country is taking place in Tamil Nadu. And this is not only because of the dramatic withdrawal of all the candidates of the ruling Congress from the Assembly elections. More than this, the compositions and the strength of the challenge from the Syndicate gives the battle there its special character and interest.

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