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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary A M IF it is statistics one is looking for, one can have them aplenty, even though that would be a wearisome iteration of drollness, One or two bits of fact should suffice. Since 1965, industrial output in the country as a whole has moved up by 35 per cent, By most reckoning, this is not much of a progress, but waft, in West Bengal, production in organised industry has actually declined by 25 per cent over the same period. Ten years ago, West Bengal contributed roughly a quarter of the nation's entire industrial production. For the overall figure to come out right, even as this state's industries have begun to wither away, in the rest of the country industrial output must therefore havemoved up by more than 40 per cent in the course of the decade. The contrast in performance could scarcely be more dramatically put across.

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