Jawaharlal Nehru

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Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964) was the first Prime Minister of India.

"He [Nehru] was successful in keeping India focused on the project of devloping heavy industry in the public sector. At the same time, he continued to push for rural development through land reform, agricultural cooperatives, and community development. He avoided allocating public resources to promote more capital-intensive methods of farming and also stood steadfast against the use of incentive prices to encourage more grain production. Instead he relied on the American P.L. 480 shipments... to keep domestic grain prices low."[1]

His only child was Indira Gandhi.

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  1. John H. Perkins, Geopolitics and the Green Revolution: Wheat, Genes, and the Cold War, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 183
  2. Founding Friends, Temple of Understanding, accessed December 16, 2011.

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