Mechanics Of Change
WINDS OF CHANGE : THE NEW ECONOMIC CHALLENGES by D N Patodia Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1989, 134 pp., 125
Sept-Oct 1989, volume 13, No 5

This book gives in brief the planning events of the last 35 years in India. Yet, as the author himself has pointed out, ‘whatever progress achieved has been largely neutralised by sharp rise in population’, which has made the so-called ‘self-sufficiency’ in foodgrains a mirage for the very poor. He points out that the development of agriculture has not been as intensive as needed with yields per acre still very poor while at the same time terms of trade have consistently moved against agriculture.

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