October 30, 2007EconomyPublic Policy

In support of property rights for farmers

Dispossession is not development

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

As Mint points out though the Gandhians who have brought 25,000 of India’s poor to the capital city may not see it this way, their battle is for secure property rights”

The Janadesh movement has brought to the fore an issue that few political parties—not even and especially the Left—want to talk about: clear, unambiguous and transferable property rights for everyone, especially in this context, India’s farmers. [Janadesh has a slick website, curiously also in a French language version.]

Yes, there’s a need for a National Land Reform Policy and the time for it is now.

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