Topic– Part of static series under the heading – “land reforms in india”
7) Land reforms remain an unfinished agenda even after 70 years of independence. Do you agree? Critically analyse.(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question first expects us to explain why land reforms are criticized so many years post its initiation as being incomplete. Discuss the reasons why the task of land reforms is still incomplete. Discuss the steps being taken to complete it.
Critically analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, all you need to do is look at the good and bad of something and give a fair judgement.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain about the land reforms
- Discuss how land reforms were carried out post independence and their results. Discuss the fact that only some state implemented it properly while the other sought to preserve the status quo.
- Discuss why land reform is an unfinished agenda – non modernization of land records, small size of land holdings
- Discuss the steps being taken still to complete the task of land reforms – model land leasing law by Niti ayog etc
Conclusion – discuss the importance of completion of land reforms and highlight way forward.