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Land reforms in India

  1. Small Landholdings
  2. Fragmentation of Land holdings
  3. Collective farming
  4. Co-operatives
  5. Contract farming
  6. Land –leasing, Model Land Lease Act by NITI AAyog
  7. Privatization of farm lands

2013 MAINS

  1. Establish relationship between land reforms, agricultural productivity and elimination of poverty in the Indian economy. Discuss the difficulties in designing and implementation of agriculture – friendly land reforms in India. 

2014 MAINS

  1. The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 has come into effect from 1st January, 2014. What are the key issues which would get addressed with the Act in place? What implications would it have on industrialization and agriculture in India?

2015 MAINS

  1. In view of the declining average size for a majority of farmers, should contract farming and land-leasing be promoted in agriculture? Critically evaluate the pros and cons.