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

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Nagaland-Splitting to Unite

and businessmen (for example, for export promotion, for development of backward areas) and large farmers (for instance, on the use of chemical fertilisers). In sum, the Planning Commission's breast-beating about shortage of resources for the Plan is mode a mockery of by the free-play of black money not only in real estate transactions and in the speculative commodity markets but also in run-of- the-mill purchases and sales of industrial products like steel, cement and fertilisers, significant proportions of the output of which occur in the public sector, as well as by the pervasive evidence of rampant conspicuous consumption (which, far from trying to curb, the government, is actually pandering to and encouraging through liberal, market-oriented industrial licensing and import policies). There is thus nothing fortuitous nor unexpected about the resources prob- blem confronting the Sixth Plan; it is the natural outcome of the explicit class-orientation of the government's overall economic policies.

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