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Politics of Industrial Location-Indian Federalism and Development Decisions

Indian Federalism and Development Decisions Keshabananda Das Taking the steel plant in Orissa scheduled during the Fourth Plan period as an illustrative case, this article unravels the intricacies of political compulsions shaping major public investment decisions. The second steel plant to be located in the Nayagarh region in Orissa not only fulfilled the requirement of locating public sector units in backward areas but also satisfied major techno-economic criteria for its establishment. But the split in the Congress Party in 1969 forced Indira Gandhi, then struggling to maintain her hold over the party, to relocate the steel plants in three southern states so as to win over the base of the rival 'Syndicate' group within the party.

Small but Not Alone

Keshabananda Das Technological Dynamism in Industrial Districts: An Alternative Approach to Industrialisation in Developing Countries? UNCTADGATE, United Nations, New York and Geneva, 1994; pp xx + 346, price not slated.

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