A Class Analysis of Agrarian Capitalist Development in Haryana

Published On: 2021-12-24 16:22:52

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Author: Mukesh Kumar and Paramjit Singh

Author Address: Research Scholar and Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Panjab University, Chandigarh-160014

Keywords: Agrarian capitalism, class analysis, displacement, dispossession, Haryana, indebtedness

JEL Codes: B24, Q13, Q15


The present study attempted to present an alternative paradigm to understand the agrarian changes in Haryana. The findings of the study highlighted that the introduction of neoliberal reforms during the 1990s gave way to the process of dispossession and proletarianization in Haryana's agriculture. The class analysis of agrarian changes highlighted the increase in the use of marketbased agro-inputs and the incidence of indebtedness among all the peasant classes. There was persistence and continuity of a high level of capitalisation and inequality among different peasantry classes. Hence, there is an urgent need for state intervention to regulate the uncontrolled development of capitalism in Haryana's agriculture, which was not only harmful to sustainable agricultural practices but also aggravated the problem of inequality among peasant classes 


Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 17 No. 4, 2021, 731-744

DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/IJED/21130
NAAS Score: 5.15
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