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There is so much confusion about the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana

3,300 (viz. roughly 13.33 crore) estimated number of ownership holding households pertaining to the size 0.002-2.000 hectare during July, 2012-June, 2013, as per the 70th round NSS report number 571. ownership holdings below 0.002 hectares would be meant for homestead, according to Prof. Patnaik. The NSS report, however, says that 'less than or equal to 0.002 hectares' which is classified under 'landless' category, also includes plots where area is no

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The boundaries of welfare -Prabhat Patnaik

land”. But one can infer that he was referring to “non-homestead” “land-owning” households. Indeed according to the NSS (Report 571) the number of households with “ownership holdings” between 0.002 hectares (below which land would be solely for homestead) and 2 hectares, comes to 13.3 crore in 2013, which is close to the number he mentioned. What this means, however, is that both labourers and tenants are left

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Village households’ average assets in India at Rs 10 lakh

per cent of rural households. In terms of percentage of total area owned, the largest category was the marginal land owners owing 29.75 per cent of the total land area owned. Among all the ownership holdings, the families with self-employed in cultivation as the major source of income, owned the highest share of land (81.4 per cent of total land) with average area owned 1.104 hectares. Share of land owned by the families with self-empl

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Reviving Land Reforms?-Harsh Mander

, Vol 4 -Karnataka (New Delhi: Sage). Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) (2003): "Annual Report 2002-03", Annexure XL, Government of India, New Delhi. NSS (2003): "Household ownership holdings in India, 2003", Report No 491, NSSO, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, New Delhi. Rawal, V (2008): "ownership holdings of Land in Rural India: Putting the R

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Company of farmers

farmers, get farmers to form companies! The Andhra Pradesh experiment will be watched closely across the country by farmers looking for a way out of the constraints imposed by the small size of their ownership holdings.

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