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

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The Elusive Truth

wrong with the industry.
To this "classic" class war is added tension between the neo-industrialists in the rural areas and the agriculturists. As industrial units spring up with the attendant show of wealth and as the 'nobodys' of yesterday begin to move about in cars, the automatic reaction of the farmer is to resent these people. This mutual antipathy stands in the way of integration of the agricultural and the, emergent industrial sectors of the rural economy. Thus when the engineering industry in Kolhapur was passing through a crisis for want of demand, the Kolhapur Shetkari Sangh was unconcerned. The Sangh has considerable influence over farmers in the area but local industry made no efforts to enlist its co-operation in securing orders for pumpsets and agricultural implements.

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