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Politics- Jayaprakash Narayan

October 13, 1979 orbanisation is provided with enough funds to enter the market; it has the necessary storage and other infrastruc- turai facilities; and with these advan tages, it can even hold on to relatively large stocks and wait for the prices to rise before selling; it has even a 'captive market' of sorts in the shape of mills controlled by the government; it has full government support, indeed, it is a wing of the government; its staff is not overworked, being kept busy only during the 'season' which lasts about half the year. And yet, the JCI, far from ensuring a fair price to the jute growers, has not succeeded in this objective, and it has even been presua- sively argued by, among others, the chairman of the Committee on Public Undertakings of the Sixth Lok Sabha that the JCl is, at best, indifferent to the interests of the growers and, at at actually working in collusion with the jute industry against the interests of the growers.

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