Archive / Audio / M.R. Patel

Interview number: 180

Interviewer: Shanker, Uma

Interview date: 1972-12-28

Length 44 minutes

Condition notes: Microphone noise, volume variation (adjusted).

M.R. Patel, Chairman of the Gujarat State Cooperative Bank in Ahmedabad, talks of the Congress people with whom he worked on agricultural reform and in developing the Cooperative Movement.

Coverage notes: agriculture; Apex cooperatives; Padma Shri; banks, finance; Bardoli struggle; Sevagram, Wardha; Gujarat famine, rationing; cattle camps, fair-price shops; Government relief/interference; Tenancy Act; Debt relief Act; cattle rustling, police, Chori Nirwarak Mandal; Lala, Desai, Bajaj, Gandhi; 1919-1972