The land challenge underlying India’s farm crisis
With shrinking farm sizes and lack of accurate land records, farmers find it difficult to generate enough income to provide for their households
From farm subsidies to farm loan waivers, the Indian government spends crores on farmer welfare, but these efforts will be inadequate unless they can tackle an increasingly daunting barrier: lack of land. The provisional figures from the latest agriculture census reveals how land—the most critical input for agriculture—is getting more fragmented.
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