Accession Number : AD0629223

Title :   INDIAN INDUSTRY: SOME PROPOSED AREAS OF RESEARCH,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rosen,George

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The most important problem in the industrialization of India is claimed to be the interaction of its industrial and agricultural sectors. Apparently, even though India has carried out massive industrial investments, there has been only a minor shift, if any, in terms of total employment from agriculture to industry. Also, while a greatly increased volume of resources has moved into both sectors, there is still apparently a large net outflow of resources from the urban sector (largely industry) to the rural sector (largely agriculture). Questions arising include: What has happened since 1950 with respect to rural demand for industrial products. With higher farm output and rural incomes, have the peasants widened their demands for industrial products beyond the traditional few. Can the government encourage the output of industrial goods for which there appears to be a rising rural demand as opposed to other industrial goods to expand still further the rural consumption of such goods. (Prepared for presentation at the Indian Industrial Development Conference)

Descriptors :   (*INDIA, INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH), (*INDUSTRIES, INDIA), ECONOMICS, RURAL AREAS, URBAN AREAS, AGRICULTURE, LABOR

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE