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In this issue Vol. 5. No. 8. October 1975

M. A. Swaminathan

B. B. Vohra

J. C. Kapur

Adi Doctor

M. K. Gandhi et al

Editor's Note

PART ONE - THE RURAL SOLUTION

India's Agricultural Balance Sheet The nature o f India's climate, soils, rivers and forests provides her wit h both great assets and great liabilities

A Policy for Land

A Policy for Water

What measures can be taken to preserve India's most valuable assets — her soil and her water?

India in the Year 2000 — A Vision and a Strategy A Blueprint for India

PART TWO - THE RELEVANCE OF GANDHIISM

Gandhi's Political Philosophy Mahatma Gandhi designed the ideal socio-political framework for a decentralised society.

Excerpts The writings and speeches of Mahatma Gandhi and his associates provide a coherent philosophy for life i n a de-industrialised and decentralised society.

BOOK REVIEW

CLASSIFIED

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS ISSUE ARE IN EACH CASE THOSE OF THE AUTHOR AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THOSE OF OTHER CONTRIBUTORS

This Month's Cover: Govardhan Dharan (The Upholding of Mount Govardhan, by Mola Ram (1743—1833) Note: While every care is taken with manuscripts submitted for publication, the Editors cannot guarantee to return those not accepted. Articles published in the Ecologist do not necessarily express the views of the Editors. Editor: Edward Goldsmith. Assistant Editor: Ruth Lumley-Smith. Associate Editors: Robert Allen, Michael Allaby, Peter Bunyard, Brian Johnson, Jimoh Omo Fadaka,

Andrew McKillop, Robert Waller, Lawrence Hills, John Papworth, John Davoll, Richard Willson, John Milton (U.S.A.), Peter Freeman. (U.S.A.) Henryk Skolimowski (U.S.A.)

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