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

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Tyre Industry- Familiar Refrain

THE revival of monsoon about the middle of July after a dry spell of three to four weeks has considerably relieved anxiety about the outlook for kharif oilseeds as also for other crops. Yet another week's delay would have caused serious irreparable damage to kharif production. While the worst fears have been allayed, few knowledgeable observers of the agricultural scene are inclined to share official optimism about achieving the targets set for 1985-86. On current indications, it seems rather unlikely that kharif production would turn out to be better than in 1984-85 which was by no means a good agricultural year, the overall increase in agricultural production being only about one per cent against 13.6 per cent in 1983-84. This would tend to aggravate inflationary pressures unless adequate steps are taken to improve demand-supply management.

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