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CHINA-Struggle over Education

to turn no longer to the moneylenders, a legislation can hardly help." The commission recommends that the public credit institutions should provide finance to the tribals not. only for agriculture, on which 88 per cent of the five million tribal population depends, but also for consumption needs. "The welfare department has issued an order which says that the tribals be given foodgrain loans from granaries on such occasions as marriage, funerals ... It is learnt that the granary officials are violating this order; it has also been learnt that the stocks in the granaries have depleted on account of corruption by the granary officials." Apart from this, "the government credit institutions observe strictly their formalities and do not take a sympathetic view of the tribals' needs".

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