A.I.D. Spring Review of Land Reform: Country papers

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Agency for International Development, Department of State, 1970
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Page 54 - It is hard to think of anything more likely to lift up the spirits of masses of depressed or "backward" folk. Carried out properly, such a step might even lead to a real burst of enthusiasm, a genuine release of energy among the working peasantry. Their rights in land would increase and so would their share of the land's product. They would forthwith want more food, clothing and non-luxury housing materials ; in time they would want other commodities, some of the better things of life, and more education...
Page 31 - These recommendations relate to: — (1) Abolition of Intermediaries; (2) Tenancy reforms, eg, security of tenure to the tenants, provision of fair rents and a right of purchase for the tenants; (3) Fixation of ceiling on land holding and the distribution of the surplus land; (4) Improvement of the conditions of the agricultural workers; and (5) Co-operative organisation of agriculture with the ultimate objective of cooperative village management.

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