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Crap-Sharing in Agriculture-A Reply

of their conditions. On the other hand, the newly emerged owner-cultivators, too, are highly organised and politicised, unlike the traditional landlords. The crystallisation of these oppositional forces inevitably gives birth to the formation of interest groups and associations championing their causes. But these broad categories are not internally homogeneous, given the elongated agrarian hierarchy and the elaborate divi- sion of labour in agriculture. This situation led to the proliferation of various agrarian associations, each of which bargained for the betterment of the category it represented. Thus, an indirect but important consequence of 'movement militancy' was the wider participation of the people in the implementation processes relating to agrarian legislations.

Income Distribution-Patterns, Trends and Policies

Patterns, Trends and Policies P K Bardhan T N Srinivasan THE Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute held a Seminar on Income Distribution in India on February 25 and 26, 1971. A version summarising the proceedings of the Seminar appeared in the March 13 issue of this journal ("Who Are the Poor?" pp 608-10). In our view this summary does not adequately cover the range of issues discussed as well as some of the conclusions that emerged. In view of the importance of the subject, we thought that it would be useful to present a more comprehensive summary of the discussions based on the chairman's opening and concluding statements as well as the detailed notes of the points math' by individual participants as recorded by the rapporteur of each session.

Resource Prospects from the Rural Sector-A Comment

P K Bardhan Hanumantha Rao ("Resource Prospects from the Rural Sector : The Case of Indirect Taxes", March 29, 1969, pp A-53 to A-58) could have gone further than he did in his welfare analysis of the differential indirect tax burden on rural and urban consumers of similar money income groups.
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