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

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Telangana Movement Revisited

yields in response to increase in tube- well irrigation which, apparently, is still only a minor component in the agricultural map accounting for less than 10 per cent of total cultivated area. While no separate data are given for the irrigated areas, there is also no indication of any improvement in the yields of crops which are usually grown under irrigation. Second, the repayment of crop loans disbursed by the Farmers' Service Co-operative Societies appears to be as tardy as elsewhere in the country though the Report describes the steps being taken to improve the situation in the next few years. It is only fair to note that not all dimensions of performance are quantifiable. The Report relates in some detail a few suggestive instances of initial conflicts and resistance occasioned by implemen tation of programmes relating to new crops, practices and forms of co-operative action. It is claimed that the CADC is making good progress in overcoming these hurdles to win approval and participation by the local people, particularly the poor.

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