Land reforms in India, Volume 1

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Sage Publications, Dec 1, 1993 - Business & Economics - 362 pages
"There can be no two opinions about the high worth of the volumes for which the editors, contributors and publishers earn kudos. It also needs no mention that the volumes would greatly enrich any public and private library." --Asian Economic Review "This volume on land reforms in Bihar is a welcome addition to the realistic and analytical literature focusing on institutional constraints of this agriculturally stagnating state1⁄4. The main attraction of the volume is that contributors in this edited volume have been drawn from academics, bureaucracy and above all from the field of social work and activists. Thus, the cross-currents of conceptual ideas, administrative experiences and field exposures of academicians, administrators and activists respectively keep the analysis and discussion related to different dimensions of land reforms in Bihar quite alive and realistic." --Indian Journal of Public Administration This is the first volume in a major series which studies the status of land reforms throughout the country. Land Reforms in India focuses on Bihar and contains original essays by scholars, activists, and administrators who have an in-depth knowledge of the current situation regarding land reforms in this state. Using both field-level primary data and secondary sources such as land records, this volume focuses on four major issues: land ceiling laws, the status of tenant-cultivators, the progress in the allotment of government lands to the poor and landless, and the problem of tribal lands and forest rights. "It was very thoughtful of the editors to combine the papers which summarised the findings of the IAS probationers with the writings of more mature and knowledgeable scholars. The LBS National Academy of Administration should be commended for bringing out this volume which unravels the complexity of Bihar's rural scene in general, and implementation of land reforms in particular." --The Indian Journal of Social Science "Bihar, a state of fertile land and rich in mineral resources, is becoming more and more backward day by day.... The Zamindari system has been abolished but its follow-up reforms have not been implemented. Therefore, this book is important. This book consolidates the various problems, loopholes, weaknesses and suggestions facing land reforms in Bihar. It is a valuable addition to the subject." --Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics "Takes a critical look at land reforms in Bihar....The volume, provides both macro and micro level insights into the understanding of the various dimensions of institutional constraints that have stalled the effective implementation of land reforms." --Deccan Herald The book provides a holistic view of several programmes pertaining to land reforms. . . . It also presents issues from the perspective of political economy." --World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts "There can be no two opinions about the high worth of the volumes, for which the editors, contributors and publishers earn kudos. It also needs no mention that the volumes would greatly enrich any public and private library." --Asian Economic Review

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Land Reforms in West Bengal
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Need for a Fresh Appraisal
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