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Capitalism in Agriculture and Peasant Farming-Case of Godavari Delta

Farming Case of Godavari Delta G Parthasarathy V Pothana This paper enquires into the extent and trends in the development of capitalism in agriculture in a canal irrigated paddy growing district of Andhra Pradesh. The district selected for this purpose, West Godavari, has been under the strong influence of technological change associated with high-yielding varieties. The main indices set up for study of the transition towards capitalism are: (i) hired labour use relative to family labour use; (ii) rental incomes; (iii) output levels per hectare and marketed surplus; (iv) use of modern inputs; (v) investments per hectare; and (vi) rate of surplus value, rate of profit and reinvestments.

ANDHRA PRADESH-Cogress(l) and the Poor

as people's representatives. At the same time, feudal landlordism had no effective roots in Kerala, the transformation of land relations has been effected without much violent resistance, Michael Tarakan presented a paper on 'Intra-Regional Difference in Agrarian System and Internal Migration : A Case Study of the Migration of Farmers from Travancore to Malabar, 1930-1950'. He explained that the population pressure on land in Travancore was evidently a cause of migration of farmers to Malabar. The big farmers also migrated for investing surplus made in plantation agriculture in Travancore in Malabar for making more profits. The easy availability of cultivable land in this region attracted both big farmers and small peasants. M Gangadharan in his paper on the ANDHRA PRADESH 'Impact of Mappila Outbreaks' showed that they had been successful as a method of action against the exploiting landed class. These revolts had prevented more possible evictions of the Mappila peasants in this district. After 1921 the rebels lost their ability to react. Further the education and other social measures adopted by the government also brought changes in the attitudes of the Mappilas.

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