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Rural Development through SFDA

Rural Development through SFDA Ratan Ghosh Intervention for Rural Development; Experiences of the Small Farmers' Development Agency, edited by B M Desai, Centre for Management in Agriculture, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, 1979; pp viii + 244; Rs 25.

Agrarian Programme of Left Front Government

Government Ratan Ghosh Keeping in mind the Left Front government's own declaration that it can at best try to implement some modest reforms under the present social structure and the constraints and limitations imposed upon its functioning under the present arrangements, this paper describes the broad features of the agrarian programme of the Left Front Government. Specifically, it discusses Operation Barga, the programme of distribution of vested land, the measures taken to provide alternative sources of credit in the rural areas and the various employment generation schemes. The paper finds on balance, that the Left Front government has in the last four years of its rule tried its best to come up to the expectations it had raised. While the economic benefits the poor of West Bengal have gamed in these four years is notable, the political gains they have made, and which they can use to make further advances, is substantial GOSTO BEHARI GHOSH used to own 1.70 acres of land, out of which 0.64 aere was cultivable (low) and rest was high land where managoes were grown. His homestead land was 0.12 acre. All this land was inherited from his father Kedar Ghosh who had 3,09 acres of land.

Land Reforms and the Draft Five Year Plan 1978-83

Ratan Ghosh Document after official document acknowledges that fundamental changes in agrarian relations are essential for any improvement of the conditions of the rural poor; that existing legislation on land reforms is inadequate; and that the implementation of even these inadequate measures has been unsatisfactory. The latest Plan document, Draft Five Year Plan, 1978-83, too acknowledges these facts and proposes, among other things, the setting-up of committees of potential beneficiaries in villages to ensure the implementation of existing legislation.

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