Era of self-sufficiency in food production
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Era of self-sufficiency in food production a tribute to Mrs. Indira Gandhi. by

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Published by Publications and Information Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research in New Delhi .
Written in English


  • Gandhi, Indira, -- 1917-1984.,
  • Agriculture -- India -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Food supply -- India -- History -- 20th century.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsGandhi, Indira, 1917-1984., Indian Council of Agricultural Research. Publications and Information Division.
LC ClassificationsS471.I3 E7 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 278 p. :
Number of Pages278
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15090619M

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