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Though Swamitva scheme is a step forward towards establishing clear land ownership in the country, the policies focusing on land reforms must aim at conclusive titles to address the ground challenges completely. Elaborate.

Topic: GS-2: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

 GS-3: Land reforms in India.

1. Though Swamitva scheme is a step forward towards establishing clear land ownership in the country, the policies focusing on land reforms must aim at conclusive titles to address the ground challenges completely. Elaborate. (250 words)

Reference: Financial Express 

Why the question:

The question aims to analyse critically the benefits of Swamitva scheme.

Key Demand of the question:

Critically analyse the current conditions of land reforms in the country.  And explain the need to focus on conclusive titles of lands.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly talk about the Swamitva scheme and highlight how it is a welcome step.

Body:

One-lakh farmers receiving property cards under the Swamitva scheme is, without doubt, a step forward towards establishing clear land ownership in the country.

Briefly present the background of land reforms in India specific to land titles, highlight the issues that are present from past to present and that they need to be addressed with urgency.

Talk about the steps towards conclusive titling.

Suggest what more needs to be done along with the idea of Swamitva.

Conclusion:

Conclude that land reforms can’t be shelved any longer, especially given how land disputes (accounting for nearly two-thirds of all civil cases) choke the courts.

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