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Post-independence, Land reforms had a profound impact on agriculture as well as had social implications but there were also certain limitations. Evaluate.

Topic: Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country.

1. Post-independence, Land reforms had a profound impact on agriculture as well as had social implications but there were also certain limitations. Evaluate. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Chapter – 29, 30 and 31 – India Since Independence by Bipan Chandra

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the changes brought about by Land reforms in the Indian agricultural scenario and its limitations.

Directive:

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidence.  You must appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming an opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start by writing about the land reforms that were initiated in the post independent India.

Body:

Address the structural and institutional changes with respect to the above mention factors.

Elaborate upon how the above were achieved through abolition of intermediaries, tenancy reforms, ceiling on land holdings for land acquisition, massive investment in improvement of the quality of land, its operational conditions and management of its physical conditions.

Bring out the limitations of land reforms in India.

Conclusion:

Stress on the overall socio-economic implications of the Land reforms in India.