Rejecting the Absurd Proposal to Contract Labour and Production Down To The Household
The reorganisation of the people’s communes in our province, which has been going on for a year, has followed a firm, sound path of development. In the process of reforming the communes, a common practice in all areas has been to adopt a collective production responsibility system in which the production brigade — the basic unit of accounting — contracts labour, production, investment and over-fulfilment bonuses with the production team. This is in line with the principle of unified direction combined with three levels of accounting and management. As a result, it has greatly raised the initiative of all levels of management, and also the incentive to produce of a great many commune members, thus guaranteeing the two abundant harvests of summer and autumn. At present the rural people’s communes throughout the province are working in the spirit of the resolution of the Eighth Plenum of the Eighth Central Committee to oppose rightist ideology, promote revolutionary enthusiasm to carry out the work of contracting labour, output and investment, and bonuses for exceeding production quotas in 1960, further strengthening the collective productive responsibility system and raising the incentive for collective production, thus achieving a continuation of the Great Leap Forward in agriculture.
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