Social Scientist. v 1, no. 3 (Oct 1972) p. 66.


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1972 and later in August-September 1972 has now come true. The draft proposal on 'Education in the Fifth Five-Year Plan9 is not only a ^ faithful elaboration of the Naik-formula, but also a well-organised exten* sion of the Naik approach to primary and secondary education.

It would be only in the fitness of things to assert that, to the extent this movement has focussed attention on educational system and has registered an organised attempt on the part of the teachers to resist the education policy now in the offing, DUTA has succeeded in keeping away from economism.

KUMARESH GHAKRAVARTI

Monopoly Control in Reverse Gear

THE top layers of private monopoly houses in India have been expanding cheerfully during the last few years in direct proportion to the 'socialist' professions of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's government. During the years 1969 and 1970 industrial licenses issued to concerns belonging to or controlled by 20 larger houses (including Birlas, Tatas and Mafatlals) numbered 34 and 20 respectively. But, in 1971, the heyday of ^aribi Hatao5, Indira Gandhi's government issued 114 licenses to concerns belonging to or controlled by 20 larger houses, as can be seen from the following table.

Number of licences issued, to concerns belonging to or controlled by 20 larger houses

House 1969 1970 1971

1 Tata 5 6 15

2 ,Birla 8 3 16

3 Mafatlal 2 1 5

4 J K Singhania 1 1 9

5 Goenka 2 1 3

6 Thapar 1 2 10 \

7 Andrew Yule 1 2 1

8 Walchand 1 8

9 Sarabhai 4 1 5

10 Shriram 1 1 8

11 Soorajmull Nagarmull 3 1 1

12 ACC , 3

13 Bangur 1 6

14 Bird Heilgers 5 12

15 IGI 3

16 Killick 2

17 Sahujain 7

18 Kalichand (Tulsidas) - 1

19 Martin Burn

20 Scindia Steam Navigation

Total 34 20 114

Source : Lok Sabhd Debates^ 1972



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