In the days of Non-Cooperation Movement, the peasants of Awadh faced a lot of problems. These were
(i) Talukdars and landlords demanded from the peasants exorbitantly high rents and a variety of other taxes.
(ii) Peasants had to do begar (labour without any payment) and work at landlords farms.
(iii) As tenants, the peasants had no security of tenure, being regularly evicted so that they could acquire no right over the leased land.
Thus, the peasant movement in Awadh demanded reduction of revenue, abolition of begar and social boycott of oppressive landlords.