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Freeing the Ganga Waters

Indu Bharti
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 26, No. 5 (Feb. 2, 1991), pp. 211-212
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4397272
Page Count: 2

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Abstract

Bihar has finally abolished the 'panidari' system by which fisherfolk and others plying their trade on a long stretch of the Ganga in Bhagalpur district had to pay debilitating taxes to overlords who claimed to 'own' the waters since Mughal times.

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