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

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WEST BENGAL-Indebtedness among Tribals

November 22, 1975 curred under the heads 'investment income' and 'other factor incomes'. Incidentally, estimates of retained earnings of branches of foreign companies WEST BENGAL Indebtedness among Tribals Kalyan Chaudhuri "THE indebtedness among the tribals of West Bengal has been increasing at' an alarming rate and during the recent years, with the fall of fixed agricultural wages, the tribal labourers have further been pushed below the poverty line." This is the concluding sentence of a 40-pagc. report recently published by the West Bengal government. The report has been prepared by the Cultural Research Institute of the Department of Scheduled Castes and Tribes Welfare, Government of West Bengal on the basis of field investigations in selected tribal areas of five districts of West Bengal. Altogether 1,602 tribal families belonging to eleven tribal communities

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