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Importance and Impact of Land Reforms in India | Original Article

Dashrath Singh Shekhawat*, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The term “Land reforms” is often used in discussing the various changes made in the cultivator’s relation to a land in a land tenure system. The term has been derived from the Latin word “teneo”, the word tenure means “to hold”. Land tenure is therefore used to refer to the conditions under which land is held.It therefore describes the arrangements by which farmers or others hold or control land and the condition of its use and occupancy. Land constitutes the concurrent list of the Constitution of India. It is within the State power to legislate for land reforms. Each State in the Country has its own agenda of land reforms.For Countries with a large agricultural base the key to development is improvement of agriculture. Landis the major resource base in Agricultural Sector. It is essential that land relations are properly and the short-comings of the agrarian structure like highly skewed distribution of land.