Rohini Nayyar Prize

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Wages of Agricultural Labourers in Uttar Pradesh


It has been argued that between I956-57 and 1970-71 real wages of agricultural workers rose in all states, with the exception of West Bengal. This rise has been attributed to the impact of the so-called Green Revolution. The data presented in this note shows, however, that in one of the main Green Revolution regions, viz, western UP, real wages showed no tendency to rise over the period 1959-60 to 1973-71. What is more, after 1970-71, real wages declined steadily.

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