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Privatisation Sham Debate

force in agricuhurc may no. always be an indicator of progress in this regard even in advanced economics. l.arge-seale farming in the United States and Europe has achieved high yield of crops through efficient practice. It has also brought in its wake the problem of violent fluctuation in prices and continuous squeezing out of sub marginal farms giving rise to despair among the younger people who have been deserting farmland to reach the industrial towns, The population in agriculture is aging. Recent experience in the erstwhile Soviet Union also shows the same trend. Questions are being asked about what kind of rural society should one look forward to. Paradoxically, the system is still dependent on a high level of subsidy to offer security of income to farmers to maintain it.

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