ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A People s Manifesto

A People's Manifesto BASING on the experience of last 50 years some broad conclusions can be arrived at. No rapid transformation of the country can be made unless the colonial legacy is dismantled first. The colonial agrarian, administrative, judicial and educational systems which were created to serve foreign rulers cannot but be adrag for the rejuvenation of the country. Land concentration which has resulted in non-optimal utilisation of land and abject poverty for the landless has to be broken to make land distribution more equitable and provide land to the landless. At present roughly 30 million hectares of land are completely unutilised mainly because land-owners have no imperative to till all their land. The same land, if distributed to the landless, will be utilised as the poor have no other option. Such land can be acquired by paying compensation to the owners to make the process smooth. Those who receive land will be willing to repay if the instalments are fairly spread and carry very nominal interest.

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