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Farmers Sustainability and Social Justice: Evidences of Land Inequalities in Uttar Pradesh

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 232-238
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/ijed/NS20-052
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Parul Verma1 and Shekhar2
1Doctoral Fellow and 2Senior Research Fellow Department of Economics, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow
Corresponding author’s email: shekhargautam2017@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The present study is an attempt to inspect the aspect of social justice among the farmers in terms of fragmented land and farmers’ distress in Uttar Pradesh. The data were obtained through field survey via interview scheduled. A sample of 80 respondents from each targeted village namely, Jansar, Sithauli, Charsoni, and Jonai were selected from each region of Uttar Pradesh state economy. Thus, the study used a total sample size of 320 samples. Simmons index (1968) for canvassing the land fragmentation index (LFI) was applied in the Uttar Pradesh context. Further distress was measured via the help of ratios. It flaunted causes and degrees of distress were relatively high among marginal and small farmers. The result of LFI confirms that high fragmentation was a cause of subsistence income among marginal and small farms compared to semi-medium, and medium farms.

Keywords
Farmers’ distress, Simmons land fragmentation index, social justice.

JEL Codes
D63, Q10, Q15, Q24.

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