Small farmers: an endangered species
Asokan, S. R.
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The average size of farm holdings in India was 1.57 hectares in 1990-91. Nearly 60 per cent of them constituting 63 million farming families owned less than one hectare of land. Another 20 million families owned less than 2 hectares. The marginal and small farmers accounted for 76.2 per cent of agricultural holdings in the country but own only 32.4 per cent of the area.
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