§ 22. Sir George Schuster
asked the Secretary of State for India whether, in view of the great expansion in Indian manufacturing industry which is likely to take place during the war and of the desirability of ensuring a location of industries in India which will, as far as possible, avoid the creation of unwieldy urban concentrations and permit of industrial workers continuing to live in rural areas, he will request the Government of India and the Provincial Governments in India to give special attention to the location of new factories in consultation with unofficial Indian representatives.
§ Sir Stanley Reed
May I ask my right hon. Friend if he is aware that the rapid diffusion of electrical energy in Madras and Western India does present a magnificent opportunity for the diffusion of these new industries, thereby avoiding the danger of crowding populations in urban areas under sub-tropical conditions?