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Relative Efficiency of the Sharecropper Revisited

We contend here, in the main, that resource use on the land leased-in by the share tenant is unlikely to be less than that put in by their landlord under personal cultivation of the land. In trying to address the question as to why the empirical evidence on the efficiency of sharecropping tenancy is mixed, we note that the tenant leasing-in land from a big landlord, while being as efficient as their landlord, would prove less efficient than the tenant leasing-in land from a small landlord.

Unorthodoxy in Measuring and Mitigating Poverty

Unorthodoxy in Measuring and Mitigating Poverty C S MURTY The measurement of poverty has become as much a bone of contention in this country as the choice of means to alleviate it. While orthodoxy has it that poverty measurement be rooted in identifying people below the normatively fixed poverty lines, its mitigation is thought possible through the propagation of self-employment and wage employment programmes. Anirudh Krishna

Large Farmers in Lease Market

The spurt in the significance of large farmers in the lease market between 1981-82 and 1991-92, noticeable from the NSS data, is a disquieting development. By taking advantage of the laws, the farmers can get conferred ownership or occupancy rights on the tenanted lands under their control, cause hardship to petty lessors (landlords), displace petty peasants from the lease market and expose poor tenants to a process of self-exploitation by vying with them for land in the lease market. Large farmers may contribute to capitalist development in agriculture. But development of capitalist relations may lead to proletarianisation of large sections of the rural working classes. There is a need to rid the large farmer of the lease market in the interest of the petty peasant. It seems important to make tenancy laws sufficiently stringent to restrict entry into the lease market only to petty peasants.

Influence of Socio-Economic Status on Contractual Terms of Tenancy-A Study in Two Delta Villages of Andhra Pradesh

Contractual Terms of Tenancy A Study in Two Delta Villages of Andhra Pradesh C S Murty The hypothesis that the terms and conditions governing the lease agreements are shaped by the bargaining strength of a tenant as reflected by his socio-economic standing, more specially by the relative bargaining power of a lessor- lessee, is statistically tested based on empirical evidence obtained on a census basis from the tenants of two delta villages.

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