ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Subcontinent-Happy States, Hapless Peoples

and poor peasants, most of them Adivasis, in the Shahada and Taloda talukas of Maharashtra's Dhulia dis- trict. Accounts of the effort to organise the Adivasis in this area have already appeared in these columns ("Organising the Landless in Shahada", March 10, 1973, and "The Bhil Movement in 1972). Since the beginning of this year, morchas have been regularly organised on issues like corruption and irregularities in the running of scarcity relief works, the starting of more relief works and enhancement of foodgrain quotas supplied through the fair-price shops. The other focus of activity in the two talukas has been the demand for higher wages for agricultural workers employed on yearly contracts (saldars) and casual agricultural labourers.

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