DMPQ- Throw light on the hurdles of land reforms in India.

The efforts towards land reform are tardy and slow in India. Following reasons can be  attributed for poor progress of land reforms.

Absence of Reliable Records

The absence of reliable and updated land records is  the biggest hurdle for the slow progress of land reforms. The reporting system is weak  and irregular and there has been no systematic programme review. Therefore, it is not  possible to identify obstacles in the way of implementation of land reform.

Inadequate Financial Support

Lack of financial support is yet another obstacle  in the way of land reforms. There is a lack of adequate budget allocation for the  purpose of land reforms. This is largely responsible for the poor results of land reform measures.

Absence of Integrated Approach

Land reform programmes has been viewed in  isolation from the mainstream of economic development of the country. The lack of  integrated approach towards the abolition of intermediary tenures, tenancy reforms  and ceiling of holdings etc. lack proper coordination. This contributes for the failure  of land reforms efforts. Improper


The responsibilities for the implementation of land  reforms are vested with the revenue administration in the states. Since high priority  is allotted for the maintenance of public order, collection of land revenue and other  regulatory functions, land reforms get least attention.

Legal Challenges

Legal problems also pose a hurdle in the way of implementation  of land reforms in the country. Loopholes in the laws and prolonged litigation derail  the process of land reforms. The laws related to land reforms are defective in many ways.

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