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From 50 Years Ago (21 May 2005)

industrial employments, no progress has been a minimum wage on a national level and since FROM 50 YEARS AGO made on an all-India basis, except where the Agricultural Labour Enquiry had shown wages had been fixed by the respective State that agricultural labour finds employment on Governments. an average for 189 days in a year, they de- The obstacles in the way of introducing a manded that a fair wage should be fixed minimum wage for agricultural labour are during the season of 189 days, which would Vol VII No 21, May 21, 1955 well known. Custom and convention govern enable the workers to carry through for the such a large number of transactions in agri-rest of the year. What could be more simple culture, and they differ so widely in different than that?

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