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

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Farm Efficiency under Semi-Feudalism-A Critique of Marginalist Theories and Some Marxist Formulations-A Comment

sured) for 1968-69 and 1969-70. There has been a slight increase in inequality of land owned, land available for cultivation (Farm Size A), and land cultivated (Farm Size B). However, there has been a slight decrease in inequality of Farm Business Income. The latter result is difficult to explain, given the increase in inequality of the cultivated area (Farm Size B), unless it is purely due to random factors like weather. Although we have presented Tables show- . ing movements along the agricultural ladder (a Ia Dantwala and Rao) we hesitate to place much weight on them. An interesting feature of them is the large number of changes taking place, suggesting a non-stationary agricultural sector. The limitation of our study has already been mentioned, especially in that we did not look at wages and employment, or at non-farm wealth and incomes of these farmers.

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