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LandandtheAgrarianConflictsincludingFarmers’Suicides:WhilethetragicspurtinsuicidesbyfarmersincomeoftheStateshasdrawnattentiontothebrewingagrariancrisis,the‘landdimensions’ofthelargermaladyneedstobeproperlyflaggedtoassessitstotal‘conflictgenerationpotential’.Attentioninthisconnectionmaybedrawntothefollowingfacts:Itisworthnotingthatholdingsoflesthen2Haareconsideredtobeonlymarginallyeconomical.Thereisnoreasontobelievethatthisdownwardtrendhasbeenarrestedandgoingbythecurrentholdingsize,IndiahasoneofthelowestaverageholdingsizesanywhereItheworld.Thedecreaseintheaveragesizeisaccompaniedbyanincreaseinthenumberofholdings,attestingtothefactthateverlargernumberoffamiliesisstillingshrinkingparcelsofland.Thepercentageofmarginalandsmallfarmersaccountedfor82percentoffarmersin2000.Withceilinglawsenvisagingredistributionof2Haofsurpluslandtoeachlandless/marginal/smallfarminghousehold,thetotalquantumoflandrequiredwillbeoftheorderof6.72croresHaforsmallandmarginalfarmersandaround10croreshaforlandlesslaborerswhilethenetsownareainthecountryisnomorethan14croresHa.Inotherwordswhilelandreformsneedtobepursuedwithgreatervigorforavarietyofreasons;theyhavelimitsintheIndiancontextwhichmustbeproperlyunderstood.Apartfrombeinguneconomical,smallandmarginalholdersareparticularlyvulnerabletouncertaintiesofweather,marketfluctuationsandevenmoderateincreasesininputscostsetcinshort,smallandmarginalfarmersandeventhe‘small-medium’farmersareinthethroesof
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