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

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Bonded Labour and Illicit Money-Lending in Maharashtra-Review of a Report

in Maharashtra Review of a Report S D Kulkarni Though spokesmen for the Government of Maharashtra have more than once officially denied on the floor of the state assembly that the system of bonded labour does not exist in Maharashtra in any form, it is a well-known fact that the practice of bonded labour does exist in the State; and accounts of the practice, supported by unimpeachable data, have also been published. That the government itself was not quite convinced of its denials of the practice was evident in the appointment of a Committee by the state government to examine the problem of illicit money-lending in the state, hut which was also asked "to investigate whether the system of bonded labour still exists in the state.,. and to suggest ways and means to eradicate the system".

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