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

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NORTH-Gluts Are Politically Embarrassing

November 26, 1977 Bargadars Act, 1950; the Estates Acquisition Act, 1953; and the Land Reforms Act of 1956 did not help. Unauthorised removal of bargadars was forbidden; but the high level of unemployment and concealed unemployment, especially seasonal distress, ensured that jotedars retained the whip hand. The two United Front regimes passed several amendments to the Land Reforms Act. But there was no means of guaranteeing, cither that sharecroppers' hereditary rights of cultivation were respected or that they received 75 per cent of the crop (instead of the earlier 60 per cent) where the jotedar did not provide ploughs, cattle, seeds and manure.

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