The India Economy: Problems and Prospects: Selected Writings of D.R Gadgil

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EditorSulabha Brahme

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D.R. Gadgil (1901-1971) was an eminent economist and an intellectual pioneer of planning in India. This volume, which comprises of his writings and speeches between 1951 and 1970, has both historical value as well as contemporary relevance. The writings provide a critical assessment of Indianeconomic problems and the Indian development experience in a historical perspective, and are firmly grounded in the specific characteristics of Indian social reality. The basic principles advocated by Gadgil - planning with regulatory frame, food self-sufficiency, and employment orientation ofplanning - are significant even today for achieving 'inclusive growth'. The essays are organized into eight sections and are arranged chronologically within each section. The first three sections deal with the rationale of planning, approach to planning, issues and challenges to planning in India, and the different aspects of planning at the regional level. This isfollowed by three sections that cover specific questions in the sphere of industrial development, village industries, agricultural development, price policy, income policy, cooperative finance, sugar cooperatives, and cooperative social order. The seventh section discusses social and economicchallenges in relation to change and development in new states. The last section includes reflections by eminent scholars on the relevance of Gadgil's social philosophy and approach to planning under changing conditions in India. This volume also includes an introduction to Gadgil's socialphilosophy and economic praxis and a biographical note.

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D.R. Gadgil (1901-1971) was an eminent economist and an intellectual pioneer of planning in India. This volume, which comprises of his writings and speeches between 1951 and 1970, has both historical value as well as contemporary relevance. The writings provide a critical assessment of Indianeconomic problems and the Indian development...

Sulabha Brahme, a noted economist and writer-activist, is Secretary of the National Committee for Celebration of the Birth Centenary of Professor D.R. Gadgil.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:503 pagesPublished:February 1, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionBiographical NoteP.R.Brahmananda: Political Economy of D. R. GadgilSection I: Planning in India: The Issues1. Indian Economic Organization2. Notes on the Government of India's First Five Year Plan3. Prospects for the Second Five Year Plan Period4. The Approach to the Third Five Year Plan5. An Approach to Indian Planning6,. Planning without a Policy Frame7. Towards Self-RelianceSection II: Institutions and Planning8. The Role of the Planning Commission in Indian Planning9. The Finance Commission and Development Planning10. Planning and AdministrationSection III: Regional Planning11. District Development Planning12. Some Aspects of Development Planning in Kashmir13. Development of Backward AreasSection IV: Problems of Industrial and Agricultural Development14. Public Interest and Big Business in India15. Socio-economic Implications of the Existing Institutional Structure in Modern Business in India16. Notes on Rural Industrialization17. Planning for Agricultural Development in India18. The Problem of Agricultural Labour19. Price Policy for Food Grains: Its Implications20. Economic Aspects of Irrigation Water Management21. Problems Relating to Land ReformSection V: Income Policy22. Existing Differentials in Salaries and Wages and Their Relation to a Socialistic Pattern23. Ex-Colonial and New income Differentials in India24. Stabilization of Agricultural IncomesSection VI: Issues in Cooperation and Economic Development25. A Note on Cooperative Farming26. Cooperation and the Transformation of Economic Society27. The Pravara Sahakari Sakhar Karakhana28. Prospective Development in Cooperative Finance29. Reflections on a Cooperative Social Order30. Role of Cooperation in Planned DevelopmentSection VII: Socio-economic Development in New States31. Social Change and Liberal Democracy in New States32. Economic Challenges on World ScaleSection VIII: Social and Economic Thinking on Gadgil: An Appraisal33. A.I. Levkovsky: Introductory Article to Planning and Economic Policy in India34. S.A. Dange and H.K. Paranijpe: Gadgil and the Economics of Indian Democracy; Gadgil's Basic Approach to Indian Development35. Tapati Sanyal: Relevance of Economic Thought of Professor D.R. Gadgil even after a Quarter Century37. Tarlok Singh: Gadgil's Impact on Planning, Economic Policy, and Cooperation: Some Highlights38. K.S. Srikantan: Gadgil's Vision39. Suhas Palashikar: Towards Radical Social Sciences: Lessons from Gadgil