Tag: land reform

  • Land reforms fail, 5 % of farmers control 32 % land

    Land reforms fail, 5 % of farmers control 32 % land

    By Sumit Chaturvedi  Why it is difficult to reverse more than half-a-century of land-reform failures? Five facts, gleaned from the 2011-12 agricultural census and 2011 socio-economic caste census and this correspondent’s data, summarise the failure of India’s land reforms: * No more than 4.9 percent of farmers control 32 percent of India’s farmland * A…