Tribal and Non-Tribal Farmers’ Land Rights and Food Security Promotion in Telangana

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Title: Tribal and Non-Tribal Farmers’ Land Rights and Food Security Promotion in Telangana
Authors: Reddy, A. Amarender | Ricart Casadevall, Sandra | Cadman, Tim
Research Group/s: Agua y Territorio
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Interuniversitario de Geografía
Keywords: Agriculture | Food security | India | Land rights | MGNREGA | Telangana | Tribals | Well-being
Knowledge Area: Análisis Geográfico Regional
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2020
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: South Asia Research. 2020, 40(1): 75-93. doi:10.1177/0262728019894753
Abstract: This article examines and compares the status of land rights and their impacts on agricultural productivity, food security and well-being in a set of tribal and non-tribal villages in Telangana. Based on an intensive field survey, the research confirms that tribals without formal land rights remain largely unable to benefit from government support and access to private institutions in terms of getting credit and farm extension, whereas in non-tribal villages, government organisations are pro-active in providing such support. These findings confirm the need to increase the effectiveness of land rights and title documentation in India’s tribal villages to protect local people’s investments in land, enhance agricultural productivity and strengthen the long-term effectiveness of government programmes, which include avoidance of migration to the big cities.
Sponsor: The research for this article was conducted under the ‘Food Safety Standards in India’ Project, supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-India Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
ISSN: 0262-7280 (Print) | 1741-3141 (Online)
DOI: 10.1177/0262728019894753
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2020 The Authors
Peer Review: si
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