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

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 Food Security and Sustainability A review of recent production trends shows that yield based growth in food has already taken place in many states and the diversification for exports had already set in before liberalisation. Increasing access to land may not be sufficient for ensuring food security of the landless poor; there is need to increase production of biomass through proper investment. A-46 What is the role of watershed programmes in ensuring sustainable development in the dry regions? A-55 In contrast to the Indian experience, in Bangladesh the green revolution appears to have contributed to a greater stability in the agriculture sector. A-84 Hong Kong's Return A resilient China is ready to reap the advantages of the economic reintegration of Hong Kong. 1519 Financial Reform: Learning from Experience As financial liberalisation policies are pursued in country after country they have thrown up a number of controversial issues. How should these issues be perceived in the Indian context? 1533 Missing There is evidence that a small but significant proportion of Mumbai's citizens have not been enumerated in the Census, 1991. 1539 New and High Priced A number of pharmaceutical companies have been introducing new branded products at high prices taking advantage of the vague definitions in the pricing policy. 1521 Costing Water Distribution With the cost of irrigation per hectare of land rising sharply, is large-scale canal irrigation a cost-effective method of water management? A-71 There is an urgent need to include new parameters of value associated with development, growth and environment in conducting cost-benefit analysis of urban water supply schemes. 1542 Colonial Critique Albert Camus has long been seen essentially as a French writer, but this tends to occlude his Algerian connection. An examination of his L'Etranger focusing on his status as a pied-noir a European born and brought up in colonial Algeria. 1528 Constructing Systems An attempt to construct and characterise a rainfed agriculture typology for the dryland arid and semi-arid tropics of India by using the most distinguishing characteristic of the farming system itself, the dominant crops, A-68 Pakistan's Farms The vast differences in the development of agriculture in Pakistan and India may mainly be attributed to inadequate land reforms in the former country. A-90 Sociology of Muslims Sociological and anthropological studies of Muslims and Islam over the List few decades have had a limited focus which may well be distorting people's understanding of the community and its practices. 1547 Mislocating the Problem The Supreme Court Order directing the closure of industrial units in Delhi on the grounds of pollution does not locate the malaise in proper perspective. 1524 Hitkari House 264 Shahid Bhagatsingh Road. Mumbai 400 001

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