ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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A Ringside View—II

Agrarian Crisis

After the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, the economic and political situation of Dalit agricultural workers seems to be improving. However, rising incomes of Dalit labourers vis-à-vis falling incomes of farmers make the situation difficult for farmers. Both are looking for escape routes: education, migration, mechanisation, and non-farm occupations. Casteism still prevails, although people avoid practising untouchability in an overt manner. This is the second and last part of the article which has been published in two parts.



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