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

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Riots and State Responsibility

in agricuiture, mainly through better irrigation and multiple cropping, or of increasing the stock of viable employment opportunities outside agriculture. Rural investment should be undertaken and encouraged towards these objectives, while employment guarantee (which can be paid for through effective transfer of foodgrains as mentioned earlier) can provide the framework within which this can be done without sacrificing the immediate goal of combating poverty. For such investments to be effective in these various aspects, one option could be to give a wage subsidy equal to employment guarantee wage for each unskilled worker working on a class of well-defined investment projects. The final choice of projects should be decentralised and left in the hands of local democratically-elected bodies, to ensure better utilisation of funds and more effective delivery. Indeed, such decentralisation must be an integral part of the rural investment allocation process.

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