Farm: Sum of the Parts is Greater
Apropos the Edit ‘The Strong Case for Legalising Tenancy’ (Apr 23), the ruling class should have seized of the woes of the agrarian community long ago. It has been reported that a Niti Aayog panel is studying legalising leasing of agricultural land. In many states, the marginal owners of agricultural land are inactive as their landholdings can’t give them an assured income when tilled by themselves, and the land can’t be given to bigger tenants for the fear of losing the land. Such reforms will enable the small farmers to see the light at the end of the tunnel.