Land Reforms Advantages And Disadvantages

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Land reform usually refers to redistribution of land from the rich to the poor. It basically includes regulation of ownership, operation, leasing, sales and inheritance of land. The major objective of land reforms was or colonial forms of landownership, often by taking land away from large landowners and redistributing it to landless peasants. Other goals include status of peasants and coordinating agricultural production with industrial programs. After India’s independence, the Government took some serious incentives to practice land reforms. Land reforms were basically introduced for the distribution of land, to those who do not have it and it wasa measure to improve the standard of living of the peasants and the other poor people. However land reforms have had many advantages and disadvantages in the country. These advantages and disadvantages have been further substantiated by a case study of West Bengal which shows how successful or unsuccessful land reforms have been in that particular state of the country. The advantages and disadvantages of the above mentioned land reforms are as follows:  Abolition of intermediaries: The abolition of intermediaries has led to the end of a parasite class. More lands have been brought to government possession for distribution to landless farmers. A considerable area of cultivable waste land and private forests belonging to the intermediaries has been vested in the State. However the drawback of this system is that even though a

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