Taxing rich farmers may hold key to bridging India’s fiscal gap
Thousands of rich landowners who don't need to pay taxes thanks to laws designed to help subsistence farmers
New Delhi: Stuffed animal heads adorn the walls of Kunwar Vikram Jeet Singh’s mansion on the outskirts of Delhi, and he also owns a three-bedroom apartment in a gated condominium in the city. His children go to one of India’s most exclusive private schools. Yet Singh doesn’t pay income tax because he’s a farmer.