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Right to Information-Profile of a Grass Roots Struggle

groups. The increase in real incomes, owing to the price effect, will take place for the higher income groups whose major part of consumption basket consists of (income elastic) manufactured goods. If the increase in money wages remains constant, the real income of the lower income groups, major part of whose consumption basket consists of wage goods, will go down. It has been observed that the real wages of workers have gone down during the last five years (sec the supplement to the Economic Survey, 1995-96). The second issue is whether the reforms are generating employment by reducing the macro-economic distortions of the previous policy regime. But this has been observed to be just the contrary [Gupta 1995].

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