Land Policies for Equity and Growth: Transforming the Agrarian Structure in Uttar Pradesh

Land Policies for Equity and Growth: Transforming the Agrarian Structure in Uttar Pradesh

By: Santosh Mehrotra (editor), Ajit Kumar Singh (editor)Hardback

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Land Policies for Equity and Growth is perhaps the first book of its kind on land issues, including land reforms, in one of India's most populous states - Uttar Pradesh. In its 18 chapters - authored by scholars who have spent several decades researching land issues in UP - the book sets out land policies to promote agricultural growth with equity in a state that accounts for a very significant share of the rural poor of India. The book discusses both old and new issues. While it examines the historical consequences of the Zamindari Abolition Act (1950) and the Land Ceiling Legislations (1960 and 1972) in UP, it also looks at new, emerging issues in land and agrarian relations, like land use policy (or rather its absence) in the state. It also discusses the need for modernising land records, computerising them and, most importantly, ensuring titling on the basis of ground-truthing actual landownership. This book attempts to relate land policy issues to the policy discourse in UP. It is based upon an analysis of well known as well as new data sources. The authors examine data from old National Sample Surveys as well as the most recent one (2009-2010). The authors also carried out primary surveys in the four well-defined agro-climatic zones of UP, the findings of which are reported in the book.

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Ajit Kumar Singh is retired director, Giri Institute of Development Studies, Lucknow. He holds degrees of MA and PhD in economics and PG Diploma in national and international development from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. He has been the faculty of economics at University of Lucknow and RML Avadh University, Faizabad. He was member of Second State Finance Commission, UP, Committee on Unfinished Agenda on Land Reforms in India appoint--ed by the Ministry of Rural Development Government of India, 2008. Dr Santosh Mehrotra is currently Professor of Economics, Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prior to this, he was the Director General of Institute of Applied Manpower Research, New Delhi, the only research institute of the Planning Commission, Government of India. He was first Head of Rural Development Division, and then Head, Development Policy Division, Planning Commission, from 2006 to 2009. He was one of the authors of India's 11th Five-Year Plan (2007-12) and of the 12th Plan, and also led the team on the India Human Development Report 2011. Dr Mehrotra held a three-year appointment at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Bath, UK, as Parkin Visiting Professor (2010-13). He has worked with the United Nations Development Programme and UNICEF too. He is a human development economist, and his research interests have spanned industry and trade issues, the impact of macroeconomic policy on health and education, the informal sector, and the economics of health and education. His books include Asian Informal Workers: Global Risks, Local Protection (2007, co-edited); Eliminating Human Poverty: Macro-economic Policies for Equitable Growth (2007, co-authored); The Economics of Elementary Education in India (2006, edited); Universalizing Elementary Education in India: Uncaging the Tiger Economy (2005, co-authored); Development with a Human Face: Experiences in Social Achievement and Economic Growth (1997, co-edited, translated into French); and India and the Soviet Union: Trade and Technology Transfer (1990). His latest books are: Seizing the Demographic Dividend: Polices to Achieve Inclusive Growth in India; India's Skills Challenge: Reforming Vocational Education and Training; and Land Policies for Equity and Growth: Transforming the Agarian Structure in Uttar Pradesh. The current book is the third by Dr Mehrotra for SAGE publications.


Preface Introduction: Agricultural Growth with Equity in Uttar Pradesh - Santosh Mehrotra I: OVERVIEW Land Issues Then and Now in India: New Challenges and Policy Dilemmas - Partha Saha and Santosh Mehrotra Landlordlism without Landlord: The UP Land Reform - Hiranmay Dhar II: AGRARIAN STRUCTURE AND AGRICULTURAL GROWTH Land Reforms and Agricultural Development in UP: Retrospect - Ajit Kumar Singh Agrarian Structure and Agricultural Development: An Inter-district Analysis - Richa Singh III: LAND ACCESS AND THE MARGINALISED The Dalit Experience of Land Reform: The Case of a Pratapgarh Village, from Independence to 2012 - Siddharth Dube Land Reforms and Dalits - Prashant Kumar Trivedi Asset Ownership and Terms of Tenancy Contracts: Caste and Class in a Village in Western UP - Partha Saha The Unfinished Agenda of Land Reforms: A Qualitative Assessment - Kripa Shankar IV: LAND REFORMS: FINDINGS FROM A PRIMARY SURVEY Land Reforms: A Farmer Perspective - Ajit Kumar Singh Status of Tenancy: Some Facts from the Field - Fahimuddin Impact of Land Distribution on the Rural Poor: A Field Study - Ajit Kumar Singh and Pratap Singh Garia V: EMERGING ISSUES Land Use Scenario in Uttar Pradesh - Vasant W Ambekar and R K Singh Forest Land: Disputes over Ownership in Uttar Pradesh-Case Study of Kaimur Region of UP - Ashok Choudhary and Roma Malik Land Management in Uttar Pradesh: Land Records and Property - Ajay Kumar Singh Land Management: Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement - Ajay Kumar Singh Emerging Issues in Land Reforms and Land Policy - Yoginder K Alagh Land Policies for Agricultural Growth with Equity: An Agenda for Uttar Pradesh - Santosh Mehrotra and Ajit Kumar Singh

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2013
  • ISBN13: 9788132113607
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9788132113607
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 8132113608

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