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Land reforms

Subramanian Swamy

Land reforms

an economist"s approach

by Subramanian Swamy

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Published by Deendayal Research Institute in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Land reform -- India.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Subramanian Swamy.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD876 .S9
      The Physical Object
      Pagination40 p. ;
      Number of Pages40
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4080533M
      LC Control Number79906013

      Possession of land ownership further determines the manner in which land and labour are combined for production purposes and has direct implication on the quantum and distribution of the produce. The task of collecting land revenue was assigned to a class of agents called zamindars Bhaumik, So far Quite naturally top priority was accorded to the abolition of intermediary tenures. Land constitutes the concurrent list of the constitution of India. In order to remove these hindrances the poor should be motivated through education and persuasion and the rich should be compelled to cooperate through coercion, it certainly requires a government with strong political will and a bureaucracy with commitment to achieve the desired results.

      Efforts have been made to encourage agricultural progress by means of agrarian reform in favour of the peasant who does not own his land or whose share of the crop is relatively small, and who therefore has little incentive to invest capital or expend effort to improve the land and raise productivity. Thus, we see a lack of uniformity in the fixing of rents of land. Measures 4. All the measures listed above, however, have left untouched the bottom layer of the agrarian structure consisting of agricultural labourers, sharecroppers, except in the states of West Bengal and Kerala where left-wing political parties changed the destiny of the poor peasantry vis-a-vis the jotedars, are poor customers.

      Advantages: a As a result of the abolition of intermediaries, about 2 crore tenants are estimated to have come into direct contact with the State making them owners of land. Legal hurdles in the way of implementation of land reforms. As a result of this measure, byonly around Moreover, the lands which are acquired to be distributed among landless farmers are engrabed by the politicians and bureaucrats at cheap rate. He further added that small farms can be made into large farms through cooperative effort so as to have scale economies. Goals[ edit ] Land distribution has been part of India's state policy from the very beginning.


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