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Inter Size Group and Inter State Variations in Distribution of Agricultural Assets

in Distribution of Agricultural Assets H Laxminarayan Livestock continues to be the predominant form of asset, particularly of small cultivators, for a variety of reasons. It is especially important in states where landholdings are small Assets held are more evenly distributed in relation to land area cultivated only for medium farmers, while they arc unevenly distributed in the small and large sized holdings. There is also uneveness among the states

Changing Conditions of Agricultural Labourers

Changing Conditions of Agricultural Labourers H Laxminarayan This paper attempts to throw light on the changes which have taken place over a period of time in the socio-economic condition of agricultural labour households in three villages in Punjab, Haryana and Eastern UP. Attention has been focused on the demographic characteristics of these households and changes in their income, employment, indebtedness, asset formation, etc.

Tenancy Extent and Inter-State Variations

Tenancy: Extent and Inter-State Variations H Laxminarayan S S Tyagi What is the extent of tenancy in India? What is the extent of inter-state variation in tenancy? Are the existing estimates dependable? What are the factors which determine inter-state Variations in tenancy?

Some Aspects of Size-Distribution of Agricultural Holdings

Agricultural Holdings H Laxminarayan S S Tyagi An attempt has been made in this paper to examine some aspects of size-distribution of holdings. The analysis is largely confined to inter-state variations in the size of holdings and changes in the size- distribution of holdings. An attempt has also been made to compare the estimates of the Agricultural Census and the NSS.

Small Farmers Development Programme- A Note

When the Small Farmers Development Programme was conceived, the idea was to create a separate agency for the development of small farmers. This was considered necessary because the existing institutions were thought to be dominated by rich farmers and, for that reason, incapable of providing adequate assistance to small farmers.

Long Way to Development of Nagaland

Long Way to Development of Nagaland H Laxminarayan Like other hill areas of the country, Nagaland too has a favourable land-man ratio, social ownership of property, over-dependence on agriculture, primitive techniques of production, poor facilities for education and health, lack of monetisation, and very limited financial resources available for economic development.

Doing without a Food Policy

further studies. A Japan Science Council report says that to date nearly 1,000 peasants and 13,000 livestock have been killed as a direct result of herbicide poisoning.5 A more macabre result of the herbicides is the enormous number of deformed children born since 1967 in areas of the most intense "defoliant" spraying.6 These dramatic horrors are only the immediately perceptible ones. The anticipated horrors will be more discreet but far more devastating.7 Farmlands are expected to remain sterile for at least fifty years. The effect on forests and plantations is expected to be either permanent or last several centuries. The poisoned top soil from this area through various forms of erosion will be carried for hundreds of miles around and THE Chief Ministers who had assembled in Delhi for a meeting of the National Development Council met on March 22 to consider the Agricultural Prices Commission's Report for Rabi Foodgrains for 1970-71. This meeting took a number of decisions on the recommendations of the Agricultural Prices Commission. Though some of these decisions were not technically sound and went against what the public expected, there were not many surprises in them either. Even last year, the Chief Ministers had not accepted the recommendations of the Agricultural Prices Commission in such matters as fixation of foodgrain prices. Similarly, except for keeping out Maharashtra and Gujarat from the wheat zone, they had expanded the wheat zone so as to include Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal (excluding Calcutta), Bihar and Rajasthan. Nevertheless it would be useful for us to consider the implications of some of these decisions.

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