ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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How to Destabilise the Countryside

How to 'Destabilise' the Countryside THE government of Japan has recently given the Government of India an advanced- technology rice transplanting machine and rice combine-harvester. The machines are now in West Goda- vary district, where they ire to be adapted for use in Indian conditions by agricultural engineers and agronomists of the Andhra Pradesh Department of Agriculture. There is considerable excitement in official circles about the possibilities of these machines, because, it is pointed out, the cost of labour these days is becoming so high that rice farmers are finding the crop not economic. With these machines, labour costs can be reduced considerably, to the benefit of the farmer.

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