The Forum of Free Enterprise is a non-political organization founded in 1956 by A. D. Shroff, and has been established to educate public opinion in India on free enterprise and a democratic way of life. The Forum publishes booklets to further its objects. The following booklet is titled “Why Scarcities?”. The booklet is divided into four parts. First part, written by D. R. Pendse is an introduction to “Scarcity and Inflation” and what the general situation of inflation was in India. Next three parts are case studies that best represent the general situation of scarcity and the policies that are responsible for causing the then existent situation.