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NEW DELHI-Business Lobby Gets Busy

NEW DELHI Business Lobby Gets Busy B M IT is usual for lobbies of various kinds to become" active at this time when the work on budget-making for the coming year is under way. The most active and also the most sanguine of such lobbies is that of organised business and industry. It appears to sense a certain measure of benevolence on the part of the political leadership towards its role and believes that there is no need to worry about all the talk of shift in proprites towards agriculture and greater support for small and unorganised industrial activity. Such talk is regarded, in fact, as a right populist posture with which business and industry should not hesitate even to associate. After all, whenever the present politicians talks of such shifts in priorities, this is always accompanied by fervent appeals to Indian industry and business, especially the big business houses, to help the Janata government to bring about these shifts. The shifts in favour of agricultural development and rural and small-scale industries are, therefore, seen by shrewd representatives of business houses as something relevant to the- deployment of resources in the public sector and not to the private sector. On the contrary, it is expected that the. new orientation in government cy if really carried through, will result in leaving the field clear for private enterprise instead of restricting its growth.

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