ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Behind Dalit Anger

of course affected investment because of the existence of low wage areas in the neighbouring states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Despite concerted efforts, the flow of new investment into Kerala is very little. Banks in Keralaare flush with loanable funds but there are very few takers of such funds for investment. Faced with high wage costs, paddy cultivating farmers are shifting to high value crops where labour absorption is low and profitability is high.

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