Political Calls for Land Reform
Chapter VIII: Kisan . . . This National Conference of the Praja Socialist Party is gravely concerned over the continuation of injustice, instability and disorder in the agricultural sector of our economy. The fl uctuation in the prices of agricultural produce, enhancement of irrigation rates, imposition of betterment levy and such other new and old taxes have deteriorated the lot of our already impoverished peasantry. The Government have not paid adequate attention to the problem of increasing the produce of agriculture per acre. The peasantry is suffering great hardship owing to the lack of suffi cient credit facilities and no encouragement is forthcoming to foster the growth of sale, purchase and such other co-operative institutions in the rural areas.