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

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SLUM CLEARANCE-Public Facade, Private Purpose

October 8, 1983 their villages and activate their own kiln network, to locate those willing to work in Gujarat from the next October. They will then make a small advance to those making such a commitment. After Diwali, the agents of the kiln-owners will go to the Mathura railway station and contact these Thekedars. The money which changes hands here will be distributed by the Thekedar to the various men who will accompany him later in the month. Each family will be made a second and substantial advance according to the extent of its indebtedness, so that it can repay the moneylender. This sum will naturally be deducted from the family's wages in the course of the season.

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