In a radius of less than 300 miles of Calcutta, with its concentration of practically the entire iron and steel industry of the country, this great metropolis is still the main production and distribution center of a wide variety of goods and services, and the sources of finance for public and private enterprises. Lives of nearly one-third of the population of the country are inextricably connected with this vast complex.
Within this belt is situated the industrial complex of Durgapur, with a highly developed infrastructure, producing chemicals, steels, machinery, ophthalmic glass and fertilizers. It has still greater scope for progress and development as one of the new growth centers of the state.
The village folk opera-jatra –is finding a new audience in the city. The theatre and the Hindu cinema have invaded the village.
The life of the farmer has changed with the introduction of modern production techniques and new crops. He speaks differently, dresses differently and his food habits have changed. He is today familiar with cold-storage potatoes and seeds, family panning, life insurance and banking. Modern marketing and advertising have invaded the villages with their posters, hoardings, mobile publicity vans and jingles. And the transistor radio TV has brought the outside world to the villager’s room.
Tags: Migrant Labor , Hindu Cinema , Industrial Complex , Inextricably Connected
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