Post Tagged with: "Landless Farmers"

Rural Landless Neglected Despite Being the Most Critical Segment for Poverty Alleviation

Rural Landless Neglected Despite Being the Most Critical Segment for Poverty Alleviation

Landowning farmers ( kisans) present the most visible face of India’s villages, and most of the discussion is in their context. However a very important aspect of rural India seldom emphasized is that there are more landless peasants and workers ( bhumiheen) in villages of India than landowning farmers. Several landless farm workers have belonged traditionally to the most marginalized[Read More…]

by 15/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Land to the Landless still unfinished task in the country

Land to the Landless still unfinished task in the country

The agenda of the central and state governments relating to land resources is slowly getting away from the long promises of freedom struggle, while we are celebrating the Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav. The move of the governments to digitizing of land records, computerized database, mapping of land areas using drone technology, conclusive land titling and registering property index of easy[Read More…]

by 09/07/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Dalit-Adivasi in Uttar Pradesh and the question of land

Dalit-Adivasi in Uttar Pradesh and the question of land

According to the 2011 census, the total Scheduled Caste (Dalit) population in Uttar Pradesh is 4.13 crore, which is about 21% of the total population of Uttar Pradesh. According to the same census, there are 61.91 lakh families of Dalits in Uttar Pradesh, which is 23% of the total families of Uttar Pradesh. Similarly, the total population of Scheduled Tribes[Read More…]

by 01/07/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Flag hoisted in village Garacho by ZPSC celebrating victory over winning land rights.

Dalit assertion in Punjab

Spark of Resistance ignited by dalit agricultural labourers led by Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Commitee shimmers at a crescendo to engulf many a village in Punjab to score heroic victories  The flag of the Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Commitee in recent weeks is heroically fluttering in many villages of Punjab in Sangrur-Patiala region after the implementation of the land distribution of the[Read More…]

by 31/05/2021 Comments are Disabled India
 Land to the tillers for genuine food system change

 Land to the tillers for genuine food system change

The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC)’s observance of 29 March as “Land of the Landless: Land to the Tillers”, reminds us of the words of Mahatma Gandhi: “In reality, the toilers is the owner of what he produces. If the toilers intelligently combine, they will become an irresistible power.” Socialist leader Dr Ram Manohar Lohia had also echoed in the last[Read More…]

by 29/03/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Why We Should Never Forget the Needs and Concerns of Rural Landless Households

Why We Should Never Forget the Needs and Concerns of Rural Landless Households

One message of Mahatma Gandhi which has remained of enduring significance for policy makers as well as for social activists is that whenever faced with doubt and uncertainty, keep in mind the concerns of the poorest and the weakest sections and this will enable you best to resolve the doubt. In fact this is also the point on which the[Read More…]

by 19/03/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Bursting the Myth That Farmer Numbers Must Inevitably Decline in Course of Progress

Bursting the Myth That Farmer Numbers Must Inevitably Decline in Course of Progress

One of the most widely prevalent beliefs of development discourse is that the number and share of farmers and farmer households in total population must inevitably decline in the course of progress. This is based on historical experience as also the fact that technological change and rising productivity make it possible to produce necessary food and raw materials by a[Read More…]

by 05/01/2021 Comments are Disabled India
To What Extent is the Farmer’s Protest Representative of the Demands of Landless Farmers?

To What Extent is the Farmer’s Protest Representative of the Demands of Landless Farmers?

The category of ‘farmers’ is a hasty one, an entity perceived as homogenous by consumers in urban settings. This erases class, caste, gender and geopolitical differences which exist within the category of ‘farmer’, varying from large scale landholders, moneylenders and middlemen, to small or landless farmers and farm labourers. This is discounting agrarian producers not themselves involved in farming, but[Read More…]

by 05/01/2021 Comments are Disabled India