The Institute has decided to launch a programme "Dissemination of Knowledge" under which it will publish Occasional Papers on significant themes of knowledge relevant to society, nation and humanity. This is the first paper under this programme. The paper brings into focus the need for going., back to our perennial and natural resources for regeneralfon of Indian economy. This is a valuable presentation on a theme of national importance. This analysis will be welcomed by scholars and policy planners in the country.
J.K. Bajaj is Director, Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai, and Member of Society of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. M.D. Srinivas is Chairman, Centre for Policy Studies, and Vice-,. Chairman of the Governing Body of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
The Indian Institute of Advanced Study is wedded to the noble task of research on fundamental themes of life relevant to humanity. The mandate given to us is tried to be fulfilled by intensive research by its resident fellows, lectures and talks by eminent visiting scholars and visiting professors as well as by seminars, conferences, workshops organized at Shimla and outside Shimla through its collaborative institutes and centers. The Institute has a distinguished record of publication of books, monographs, proceedings of seminars, symposiums, etc. It publishes two journals-Summer hili-HAS Review and Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences. These publications go a long way in achieving the aims and ideals of the Institute.
The Institute has decided to launch a programmed entitled "Dissemination of Knowledge" under which it is proposed to publish Occasional Papers on significant themes of knowledge relevant to society, nation and humanity. The Institute has undertaken the responsibility for publishing a critical research journal in Hindi entitled "Chetna" with this view in end.
It is a matter of satisfaction to note that the first Occasional Paper in this programmed has been published under the title Restoring the Abundance: Regeneration of Indian Agriculture to Ensure Food for All in Plenty penned by Professor Jitendra Bajaj and Professor M.D. Srinivas of the Centre for Policy Studies, Chennai.
The paper brings into focus the need for going back to our perennial and natural resources for regeneration of Indian economy. I felicitate the learned scholars for their valuable presentation on a theme of national importance. I do hope that this analysis will be welcomed by scholars and policy planners in the country.
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