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Compiled by Ravish Tiwari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Subhomoy Bhattacharjee | Published: June 10 2013 1:16 am Related News An internal note circulating in the government has a smart plan one would rarely credit it with The government plans to divest the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) almost as soon as its first project rolls out A disinvestment is not per se a very radical plan But just consider this The DFCCIL is going to house the most value-added railway projects the government plans to construct in a long time The company is already operationaland once completedit will be holding two corridorsof which the one carrying freight traffic from the factories of North India to the ring of ports in Western India would be the key operation On the way it will cut through a swathe of industrial cities which will have been constructed by the equally remarkable Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Corporation (DMIC) The latter is already a joint venture between the Indian and the Japanese government The DFCCIL then promises to be as valuable if not more as the rest of Indian Railways The government has already made the right beginning by hiving off the entire project to a corporation Typically these projects are best constructed by the government; typically too the realisation of its maintenance value can be best done by the private sector It serves to deflect and make insignificant the discussions about how the rest of the railways can be even corporatised to improve performance The most improved part of it will have already completed the journey and made the economy richer in the bargain in this decade Juxtapose this development with the parallel developments happening in the industrial corridor and the seeds of a new growth story for the Indian economy seem quite real As of nowthe DMIC is doing almost everything right Here too each of the projects and the towns are being developed through financial structures that make access to the debt or equity markets easy The critical elements of the projects are that DMIC is retaining the right to add value from the monetisation of land in these areas This ability is what distinguishes it from the Gurgaons and Navi Mumbais Essentially the real estate companies will be offered to join in post the development of the full infrastructure services in these areaswhich means the price they will have to pay will be high Both too have taken time to take offwhich has helped especially DMIC take the correct call It is not often the Indian government can be credited with following through policies that make sense and are sensible These are on the tracks Subhomoy is a deputy editor based in New Delhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: May 6 2017 2:25 am Top News PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL Airlines (PIA) is likely to suspend flight operations to Mumbai from next week officials from the airline told The Indian Express The move could affect regular passengers from Mumbai who opt for direct flights to Karachi The airline operates two flights a week on the route According to airline officials dismal performance of the Mumbai station to increase usage was the reason “We have received an official mail from the company saying passenger sales and operations from Mumbai stations would be suspended from next week from May 11 While we would receive clarity on this only next Monday chances of reducing the flight’s operations to once a week from Mumbai exist” a source from the airline said The airline helps passengers from Mumbai reach Karachi in an hour-and-a-half Other international airlines do not operate direct flights between the two cities In the past four months the PIA had cut down its flights because of poor traffic For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy Sumit Chaturvedi Almost three decades ago in 1990 Radheshyam 49 was given half an acre of farm land free taken away from a landlord as part of what was then a 40-year-old state law that allows distribution of such land to the poor One of 578 million beneficiaries of land redistribution nationwide Radheshyam (he uses only one name) got his land within 45 days of being shortlisted by the gram sabha (village council) in his village of Bebar in the western Uttar Pradesh district of Mainpuri For the next five years Radheshyam grew foodgrain on his half acre which yielded about eight quintals of rice and six of wheat every year After buying fertiliser pesticides manure and water the land provided mainly enough for his family of eight In 1995 rainwater filled a nearby pond and flooded his land Since then Radheshyam moved to Agra 113 km to the west and worked whatever job he could find In this time his family grew and he borrowed money to get by Steeped in debt he now believes that the land he and others in his village of about 310000 statewide got after the Uttar Pradesh Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act 1950 was too little to change his life Radheshyam’s situation reflects the general failure of a 54-year-old Indian programme to take land from the rich and give it to the poor Why it is difficult to reverse more than half a century of land reform failures Five facts gleaned from the 2011-12 agricultural census and 2011 socio-economic caste census and this correspondent’s data summarise the failure of India’s land reforms: – No more than 49% of farmers control 32% of India’s farmland – A “large” farmer in India has 45 times more land than the “marginal” farmer – Four million people or 564% of rural households own no land – Only 129% of land marked – the size of Gujarat – for takeover from landlords was taken over by December 2015 – Five million acres — half the size of Haryana — was given to 578 million poor farmers by December 2015 What has largely failed nationwide — with the exception of West Bengal — over 54 years since a land redistribution law was passed is not likely to improve according to data in a response this correspondent received to a Right to Information (RTI) application filed with the department of land resources of the Indian government’s Ministry of Rural Development The average land given to the rural landless is small and falling from 095 acres in 2002 to 088 acres in 2015 — a 74% drop over 13 years – and a slowdown is evident in the process of taking land away from rich landlords the RTI data reveal As of December 2015 land declared “surplus” (meaning it could be taken away from landlords) across India stood at 67 million acres; the government took over 61 million acres; and distributed 51 million acres — less than half the area of Haryana or five-and-a-half times the area of Goa—to 578 million people Source: 2002 2007 2015 (*The data for 2006 were sourced from the website of Ministry of Rural Development Government of India from the hyperlink titled “Other Land Reform Programmes” as accessed on 5th February 2016 However the link was recently removed) Screenshot from the website of the Ministry of Rural Development Government of India Similarly the land declared surplus has fallen over the years Between 1973 and 2002 an average of 150000 acres was declared surplus and an average of 140000 acres was distributed every year In contrast between 2002 and 2015 the land declared surplus every year was 4000 acres while land in government possession and distributed declined by 29000 acres and 24000 acres per year respectively This means that there is less land declared surplus every year over the past 13 years and what was once a growing trend of government possession and distribution has reversed Source: 1973 2002 2007 2015 (*The data for 2006 were sourced from the website of Ministry of Rural Development Government of India from the hyperlink titled “Other Land Reform Programmes” as accessed on 5th February 2016 However the link was recently removed) The slowdown and fluctuations in land distribution data over the years are usually because of disputes over how much is to be taken away; courts restored some land to original owners; and some land was unfit for cultivation according to this 2009 report from the Centre for Rural Studies Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) Mussoorie The surplus land under litigation increased by 234% from 920000 acres to 114 million acres between 2007 and 2009 Some states such as Kerala Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu Karnataka Gujarat and Maharashtra created land tribunals to quickly settle such cases Irrespective of the fluctuations the land declared surplus up to 2015 is 129% of 519 million acres — almost the size of Gujarat — the land that should be taken away from landlords the LBSNAA estimated as cited in the report of the Committee on State Agrarian Relations and Unfinished Task of Land Reforms from 2009 The land in government possession and land distributed is 117% and 98% respectively of the 519 million acres that should be declared surplus Why land is important to further economic progress As many as 570 million Indians or 471% (including 67% in urban areas) still depend on agriculture which contributes 15% to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to this 2011-12 National Sample Survey Office 2011-12 report and 2011 census data South Korea and Taiwan — and Japan before them — implemented sweeping land reforms before transforming agriculture and moving their people to manufacturing Jayati Ghosh a professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning Jawaharlal Nehru University wrote in this 1997 column for the Economic and Political Weekly As agriculture’s importance diminished agricultural productivity kept rising “This was not only because of the institutional changes which released productive energies but also because of the role of the government in increasing public investment levels in agriculture providing subsidised fertiliser and pesticide inputs supporting agricultural research and extension services assisting in the organisation of co-operatives and similar measures” Ghosh wrote Source: Agriculture Census 2010-11: Phase 1 But as India tries to ramp up manufacturing through programmes such as Make in India the failure of land reforms may worsen rural poverty India has 101 million landless equivalent to populations of Germany and Sri Lanka As many as 951% of Indian farmers are called “marginal small and semi-medium” meaning they own up to 247 494 and 988 acres of land respectively These farmers own 682% of cultivated land while 49% “medium and large” (owning up to 2471 and 4942 or more acres respectively) farmers own 318% of cultivated land according to the 2011-12 agriculture census A “large” farmer on average has 45 times more land than a “marginal” farmer as we already said and 1014 million people — equivalent to the population of Germany and Sri Lanka combined — or 564% of rural households own no land according to the socio-economic caste census 2011 A national law that guides the land a farmer can own was passed in 1972 It recommended that farmers should own between 10 and 18 acres of irrigated land with two crops 27 acres of irrigated land with one crop and 54 acres for dry land The surplus land was to be taken away by state governments and distributed to the rural landless identified by village panchayats Land ceilings varied by state and land quality West Bengal — land reforms champion — gives rural landless area larger than Goa The RTI response received by this correspondent reveals that West Bengal has outperformed other states It has declared the most land “surplus” (141 million acres or nearly one-and-a-half times the area of Goa) and accounts for 21% of such land so declared nationwide West Bengal has taken possession of 132 million acres 936% of land declared surplus statewide and distributed 105 million acres 798% of the land in the state’s possession West Bengal also accounts for more than half (542%) of India’s land-reform beneficiaries As many as 314 million of the rural landless got free land over 60 years The Draft National Land Reforms Policy has credited West Bengal Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir for having performed best in surplus land distribution Jammu and Kashmir is the worst performer according to data from the RTI reply which is also riddled with inaccuracies For Jharkhand it says no “surplus” land was declared and taken over — yet it shows 860 acres distributed among 1316 beneficiaries For Karnataka land distributed is more than that declared “surplus” and taken over by the government For Punjab land taken over and distributed is more than land declared surplusThese inconsistencies raise concerns over the reporting and verification of surplus land declaration and distribution nationwide The draft National Land Reforms Policy prepared in 2013 suggests policy correctives: – Stopping land-holding exemptions to religious educational charitable research and industrial organisations beyond 15 acres – Allowing smaller land-holdings in states where the existing limit is more than five to 10 acres for irrigated land and 10 to 15 acres for non-irrigated land – A “single-window” to redistribute surplus land within a specified time – A crackdown on benami (in someone else’s name) land – A database of land inventories available for public scrutiny (The author is an independent journalist and a blogger at opiniontandoorin) Indiaspendorg is a data-driven public-interest journalism non-profits views asserts, ? The bodies are literally being pushed out. who captained England, that still rages on today, Then a dot ball before Saha stepped out of his crease and attempted another swig only for the ball to sneak in between bat and pad.Written by Bharat Sundaresan | Adelaide | Updated: December 14

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