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Use of Improved Farm Implements-A Study of the Olpad Thresher

 Brahmin woman and the other a Hari- jan. The youth leader's faction consists of himself, two other Kapu members, the Harijan and the Brahmin woman. The other faction consists of all the other three Kapu candidates, including the munsiff's son. Caste-wise membership thus shows that, while a number of caste groups are not represented in the panchayat, the lower caste groups or failure of any developmental pro- support the youth leader's group. The approximate strength of each of the factions in the village is reported to be as shown in Table 2. There are, of course, some neutrals too.

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