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Education-Chasing the Semester Hare

be got going without far-reaching changes in the production pattern to meet the pattern of demand generated by the additional employment Then there are the real resources other than labour that are used up in the employment programmes. Clearly, a large part of the Rs 2,000 crores which the Committee of Experts expects will create 4 million 'jobs' will be spent on real resources which will have to be withdrawn from other uses. This cannot but have its consequences for the overall investment pattern in the economy. It is in this sense that employment programmes have to be a part of the overall plan of economic development, not in the superficial sense of whether the outlay on them forms a part of the plan or not.

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