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

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THE EMERGENCY-For Ever and Ever


back below 1,000 crores in 1975-76 (see Tablets 1 and 2). 1975, a year of world recession will be a year in which capacity and modernisation of basic industries will be an even greater priority if the Government of India wishes to sustain an export growth of 10-15 per cent a year to 1980 after the world economy emerges from the 1974-75 recession. Only a limited number of industries can be priorities for capacity expansion, modernisation and cash THE campaign for ending the Emergency, launched on April 6 by the non- CPI Opposition parties, is a disturbing reminder that what had been provided tor in the Constitution to deal with exceptional situations has become a permanent part of our lives. Of the 25 years of the Republic, the sttate of Emergency has been on for over nine years in all And of the little over nine years that Indira Gandhi has been Prime Minister, the Emergency has been in operation for close to six. Since 1962 the country has known only a brief res- pite (1968-1971) from the state of Emergency.

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