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

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Vitamin A and Childhood Mortality-The New Magic Pill

of these contractors so as to establish their monopoly over the contracts awarded by the irrigation department for repair and maintenance of embankments. The provisions relating to award of government contracts clearly envisages that no individual can run more than one company in his name. But the review of the bona fides of contractors showed that 91 contractors had registered themselves in all classes of contractors and thus established a monopoly over the contracts of the irrigation department. Similarly, the department found that hundreds of contractors were running as many as six companies each. Another 124 contractors were found who had been bagging contracts for years but on whom not a single file was available in the irrigation department.

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