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the respondents when they first migrated to these villages. It took several years for them to be self-sufficient in agricultural productions and domestic possessions.
             The above table shows that 95 (28.36%) respondents are in the income group of Rs. 1500.00 and 56 (16.72%) are above the income group of Rs. 4000.00. 13 respondents (3.88%) are found in the income group of Rs.3001.00 to Rs. 3500.00. Other 44(13.14%) respondents are within the income group of Rs. 1501 to Rs. 2000, 50 (14.92%) are within Rs. 2001 to Rs. 2500,58 (17.31%) are within Rs. 2501 to Rs. 3000 and 19 (5.67%) are within the range of Rs. 3501 to Rs. 4000. The mean annual income of the respondents is Rs. 2446.02.
             A few of the respondents have additional sources of income. Small shop keeping, part time business are the usual additional sources of income fo the villagers. We have tried to understand the economic position of a few families in details by collecting case studies of two persons having the largest and the lowest landholdings among the respondents. Further, we have made case study of a person whose family has more than one source of income.
Case Study 4.4
Name - Shri Mohiram Doley, age - 55 years, family members 12, land - 60 bighas, annual income - above Rs. 4000.00.
          The economic condition of Shri Mohiram Doley of Mohmora village is sound. His major agricultural products are paddy, black pulse, mustard and vegetables. The  surplus agricultural products are sold in the market for extra income. His income is sufficient to maintain his family. His younger son is a commerce graduate. The grandsons and grand daughters of Shri Doley are going to schools. At present, sufficient savings are made by him, but no accounts are maintained in the family.  The savings are spent in purchasing agricultural tools and implements and in              meeting expenses of the school going grand sons and daughters.
Case Study 4.5
Name - Shri Bhugeswar narah, age - 38 years, family members - 5, land - 3 bighas, annual income - below Rs. 1500.00 Having only 3 bighas of land, Shri narah of Duhutimukh village has to maintain his  family by doing daily labour. During the summer season, he works as halua (plough            man) for three to four months in a well-to-do family of his village. He is paid both in cash and kind. His patrons helped him in his hard days, specially in the season when no works are available in the village. Due to his poor economic condition, he is not in a position to send brother and sons to the school.

Case Study 4.6
Name - Shri Monidhar Taye, age - 55 years, family members -6, size of landholding - 45 bighas, annual income above Rs. 4000.00. Shri Taye of Mohmora village has various sources of income in addition to agricultural productions. He is the owner of a small shop and a truck. He states :            "It is difficult to depend only on agricultural production. For sound economic condition of a family, additional sources of income apart from agricultural    


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