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Land and Labour in India-The Demographic Factor

Land and Labour in India The Demographic Factor N Krishnaji This paper discusses the deteriorating land-man ratio in India and the manner in which demographic factors induce changes in the distribution of land and thereby in the ratio of agricultural labourers to cultivators and speculates on the shape of things to come during the next two or three decades. The author focuses on inter-regional variations both in population growth and agricultural development and also refers briefly to the decisive role the state has played in promoting technological change and exacerbating regional disparities in the productivity of land which, along with the distribution of land, contributes significantly to the relationship between land and labour.

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