Land Reforms and Agrarian Conditions in Andhra Pradesh During Post Independence Era

16 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2009 Last revised: 8 Aug 2012

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C. Mangala Gowri

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Venkataramanaiah Malepati

University of Gondar

Date Written: November 20, 2008

Abstract

Land always has its own importance from ancient time to the modern age. It decides the position of individual in the society. From ancient times to modern era, different doctrines, thesis, synthesis are coming with new face which explain that all the sorrows, pains, tragedies, disasters and misfortune of the people are the resulting factors of the land. In India, many attempts have been made for land reforms during pre-independence period but vain. The British and indigenous rulers have plundered peasants in many ways. After independence also, our visionaries did not give enough importance to land reforms. Due to many pressure groups and for political interests government was not escaped from land reforms. Land reforms and agrarian relations are closely related each other. Agrarian relations and landholding structure play an important role in the performance of the agricultural sector. Land reforms have been on the national agenda since Independence to improve the performance of agriculture as well as for rural re-construction. In addition, creating greater access to land for the landless rural poor is an important component of poverty alleviation programmes. Land reforms, in spite of all the limitations in implementation, did play an important role in changing the agrarian structure in Andhra Pradesh.

Keywords: land reforms, peasants, agrarian conditions, landholding

Suggested Citation

Gowri, C. Mangala and Malepati, Venkataramanaiah, Land Reforms and Agrarian Conditions in Andhra Pradesh During Post Independence Era (November 20, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1304527 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1304527

C. Mangala Gowri

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Venkataramanaiah Malepati (Contact Author)

University of Gondar ( email )

Gondar, Amhar 196
Ethiopia

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