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

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Sugar-Second Thoughts Already

October 21, 1978 bonded labourers are invariably agricultural labourers belonging to scheduled castes and tribes. There are countless instances of bonded labourers working for 20 years to repay paltry loans of Rs 200. In fact, the quantum of debt is often immaterial. " The fact of debt, however ' small, is enough to consign the labourer to serfdom.

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