Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicLand reforms

Topic: Land reforms

Why direct payment to Punjab farmers needs tenancy reforms to be smooth & successful

In order to claim payments for procured foodgrains, Modi govt wants farmers to present proof that they have authority to cultivate the plot on which the crop was grown.

Indian farmers are given band-aid and ad hoc solutions, they need more robust reforms

The term 'vote bank' is often used in two very different ways. In the first sense, it refers to a large majority, united by...

Modi govt’s J&K land laws finally bring the emotional connect, missing since Article 370

All the unemployed political leaders of J&K who are shedding crocodile tears for the small and marginal farmers should explain what they did in the past 70-odd years for them.

Why Kerala is planning to allow its famed plantations to grow exotic fruits

Lockdown, falling rubber prices & a reeling plantation sector have all forced the LDF govt to have a relook at land laws, considered sacrosanct in the state. 

India isn’t ready yet for foreign companies that want to quit China

India's fascination with the 'Ease of Doing Business' rankings hasn't served it well. Vietnam ranked below India but has attracted more foreign investment.

Gujarat’s Dalits & tribals are getting back land they have so far owned only on paper

B.R. Ambedkar’s vision of annihilation of caste and building inter-caste harmony can be achieved only by giving Dalits and tribal people what belongs to them.

Only govt land to be used for development projects, L-G assures fearful Kashmiris

Officials say L-G Murmu’s order will ensure faster, cheaper development, and reassure people of J&K that their land won't be acquired by govt unless they wish to sell it.

India has to attack causes of land litigation. Modi’s Ease of Doing Business depends on it

If policies are based on insufficient evidence, this may lead to wastage of India’s already low state capacity.

Indian courts clogged with land disputes because laws keep conflicting each other

Impartial and efficient management of land is necessary not just for India’s economic development, but also for its political and social stability.

Rajmohan Gandhi on the way forward in Kashmir & Sanjaya Baru’s advice to Nirmala Sitharaman

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.