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Failure to adopt land leasing act is hurting govts in Raj, MP and Telangana

Madhya Pradesh is one of the few states having legalised tenancy or land leases on the lines of the 'model land leasing law'

farmers, farming, agriculture

Ram Singh, a resident of Kotmi village in Madhya Pradesh’s Betul district, grew maize on 13 acres  in the previous kharif season. Under a state government scheme to support farm income, Singh was eligible for a bonus of Rs 500 per quintal on his produce. However, he could only lay claim to the produce from the three acres he owns. The rest was taken on lease from two other farmers. Under the MP government’s revamped ‘flat bhawantar bhugtan yojana’, leased land, known as ‘sikmi bhoomi’ in local parlance, is registered only if the ...