ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Appellate Tribunals for Customs

October 15, 1966 development has to be ploughed back into the process. For agriculture this has never really happened in the post-war era. While cash crops have been encouraged, enormous investments made in irrigation and agricultural reorganisation, and agricultural production improved markedly over the Plan period, this has not been reflected in the revenue from land, agricultural income tax, and irrigation rates during these years. Between them, land revenue and agricultural income tax account for no more than two per cent of income from agriculture. Surely agriculture can afford to contribute much more to the resources for development? This, when the States' vast recurring deficit and increasing dependence on the Centre has been causing serious concern to the Planning Commission and putting severe strain on the Centre.

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