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close this book Proposed agricultural policy resolution and development of small and marginal farms : some issues (1991)
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View the document 2. Distribution of operational land holdings in western India
View the document 3. Changes in average size of operational land holdings
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Abstract

The paper discusses the proposed Agricultural Policy Resolution in the context of increasing number of small and marginal farms and improving productivity on these farms. Some inadequacies of the proposed policy document are indicated that relate to land reforms, efficiency and equity in agriculture and organization of small and marginalfarmers. It is cautioned that if the proposed policy document is accepted as it is, it will strengthen the existing inegalitarian distribution of economic gains.