ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Well Calculated Home-Coming

condones or tolerates their actions. For example, the campaign for 'social forestry' recently undertaken by the Maharashtra government among others, has been most energetic in ousting encroachers. These landless families, having no other alternative, and hoping to win legal cultivation rights eventually, are naturally vulnerable and are the first to be sacrificed when any new 'action programme' is launched by any government department. The unfortunate effect is one of penalising those among the poor who show most initiative. The crops devastated in the Marathwada villages were abundant and healthy, the result of hard work and of the natural fertility of the soil, especially where the land has lain fallow for years.

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