ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Karnataka-Purchasing MLAs

over this period, from around 5 million to 20 million; and that, between the mid-sixties and the mid-seventies, (in the absence of more recent information), the hard core of the rural pool (comprising agricultural labour home- holds, rural households operating holdings of less than one hectare and non- agricultural rural labour households) increased at more than twice the rate of increase in the number of all rural households, from 30.9 mn to 52.5 mn, and constituted 64 per cent of all rural households in the mid-reventies compared to 55 per cent a decade earlier?

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