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By Biplab Dasgupta

During this entire appraisal of Indian financial reforms, the writer recounts how reforms have been initiated and the way they spread out in phases considering the fact that 1991. He analyzes all of the parts of the structural adjustment programme together with within the agrarian, commercial, banking, public zone, economic reforms, alternate, environmental and labour sectors. in line with his ideological and political convictions, the writer questions some great benefits of the reforms and argues that an uncritical attractiveness of IMF//World Bank//WTO// stipulations has now not served to learn nearly all of Indian society.

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The bonanza lasted only for a few years. While lending on a massive scale, the international privately owned banks were influenced by a herd mentality. Then, as it happens with international finance quite regularly, the same banks suddenly woke up, began calculating the risks they had taken, and became parsimonious with their money. This too reflected their herd mentality as they tried to extricate themselves from the less developed countries (Bird, 1993; Williamson, 1983a). Unfortunately, this coincided with a slump in the world demand for agricultural exports and their prices, landing many of the mono-cropping less developed countries into serious trouble.

Following this provision, SDR was created in 1970–72 and 1979–81. The value of outstanding SDRs accounts for about 3 per cent of the world’s non-gold reserves today (Polak, 1994). The IMF authorities wished to make SDR the principal reserve asset in the international monetary system, in view of its capital value and liquidity. However, after the collapse of the gold standard, reserve adequacy was no longer seen as a relevant issue and no fresh SDR allocation was made, while the dollar took over the function of reserve currency.

Amendments generally require two-third majority, which are considered as important safeguards by the minority. However, if amendments alter the rights and obligations of the members, these would apply only to countries that accept it. The management of an organisation with 120 members is difficult. In fact, the tendency is for the Quad group (USA, Canada, Japan and the EC) to decide issues first and then to bring those before WTO (Schott, 1990). The GATT agreement, based on the draft prepared by Dunkel, has a number of important features, apart from its volume and the range of issues discussed (National Working Group on Patent Laws, 1992a).

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