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Towards a Functional Land Redistribution Programme

Towards a Functional Land Redistribution Programme

Land - legislations cannot change agrarian relations according to their professed intentions without the necessary social and material backing. Land ceiling legislation, for instance, presupposes not only sue- cessful unearthing of the. surplus land and its redistribution but also the creation of conditions of produc- tion such that the new allottees can earn a better livelihood from the land. Both these are onerous but necessary tasks in any attempt to create a viable class of small peasant proprietors.

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