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Energy Demand Forecast for Agriculture in India

intensive. The principal agricultural outputs by volume in India are foodgrains and sugarcane. Output of most commodities continued to grow during the Sixth Plan period due mainly to improved seeds, fertilisers, and irrigation.

The Match Industry in Sivakasi

This case study of the match industry in Sivakasi suggests that technical knowhow and skills per se would not help a worker to benefit from his contribution to the value addition in an economic activity. To do so he needs to be able to undertake by himself all functional operations such as procuring raw materials, finance and marketing. This is highly unlikely to happen with the individual efforts of resource-poor workers, especially if their product is a day-to-day consumer item to be marketed amidst severe competition. External support in terms of finance, raw material supply, organisational umbrella, and market assistance is crucial to them.

Seeds of Development in a Delhi Village

Brian Lockwood T K Moulik When, in 1965, it was decided to release for the market two, tried, Mexican high-yielding varieties, Lerma Rojo and Sonora 64, and to include them in the major agricultural development programme that was being considered for the Fourth Plan, Jounti village in Delhi State was selected to specialise in seed production.

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