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India at midpassage

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If economic development cannot outstrip population growth in India, if the Indian plans do not succeed, then the world campaign against hunger, disease and ignorance is more than half lost.

The Third Plan is halfway through and even though it is missing its targets, there is room for optimism. William Clark suggests that the West needs to support the Forth Plan for development as a whole instead of giving aid year by year.

Yet, as Robert Neild explains, if the population grows, the progress might be nullified. He argues that a policy for population control is necessary.

E.F. Schumacher argues that an intermediate technology to devise low-cost industries in rural areas is needed to control unemployment.

Finally, K.B. Lall discusses the possibilities of expanding Indian trade with Britain. 

William Clark, K. B. Lall, Robert Neild, E. F. Schumacher