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Lucknow, the Last Phase

Lucknow, the Last Phase

agricultural labour seems to have been ignored by the author. There is no mention of this in the tables on income from various sources earned by agricultural labour. It is seen, however, that per capita income of agricultural labour households are higher, not lower, in all the three districts, as compared to that of marginal farmers. Though income levels of marginal farmers are higher in Ludhiana, this does not appear to make them all viable enough, since 25 per cent of households in this category are poor in this district, compared to 18 per cent in the case of agricultural labour households. The presentation of findings for agricultural labourers and marginal farmers is in separate chapters, making it difficult for the reader to compare them with each other It appears, however, that the Green Revolution has made wage labour more remunerative and marginal farming relatively less so. The proportion of marginal farmer households decreased from 15 per cent in Ropar to 6 per cent in Ludhiana, while the proportion of agricultural households increased from 12 to 19 per cent.

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