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

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Shameless Profiteering

November 1.8, 1967 is still prevalent in many parts of the country. In his report on "Package Programme and Tenurial Conditions" Wolf Ladejinsky pointed out that in Thanjavur district tenants have to part with upto 70 to 75 per cent of the produce. This is confirmed by S K Basu whose study of implementation of land reforms in West Bengal has revealed that tenants have to bear the full cost of all inputs and still get only half of the produce. Naturally, a crop- sharer needs the assurance that any extra input on his part will bring a return worth more than twice the additional input where the sharing is 50:50. The number of plots which show losses from the use of improved seeds increase when we introduce the tenancy system.

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