Economic condition of agriculture labour in Bihar: A case study of Madhepura district
Manoj Kumar Yadav
Agricultural labour are those persons who work on the land of others on wages, for the major part of the year and can earn major portion of their income as a payment in the form of wages for works performed on the agricultural farms owned by others. They working both in the house and farms of their masters but faces various problems in Madhepura of Bihar. The increase the number of agricultural labour has causes as increasing size of population, decline of cottage and village industries, evictions of small farmers, uneconomic holdings, growing indebtedness, deforestation, river erosion growth of capitalist farming etc are the main causes of agricultural labour problems of Madhepura of Bihar. The living conditions and the standard of living of agricultural labourers would largely depend upon the income earned by them. It also depends upon the number of employment days available in a year. Moreover, it is influenced by their level of consumption and the degree of their loan.