Change and Development in Rural Society

Change and Development in Rural Society

Question

How can you prove that is a direct correspondence between agricultural productivity and the agrarian structure?

Answer

There is a direct correspondence between agricultural productivity and the agrarian structure in areas of assured irrigation, those with plentiful rainfall or artificial irrigation works (such as rice-growing regions in river deltas, for instance the Kaveri basin in Tamil Nadu) more labour was needed for intensive cultivation. Here the most unequal agrarian structures developed. The agrarian structure of these regions was characterised by a large proportion of landless labourers, who were often ‘bonded’ workers belonging to the lowest castes. (Kumar 1998).

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