The site says the last date for comments is 31.08.2013, but I could not find a way for posting comments either in the pdf or on the site. Was anybody lucky to discover how?
Or is it just for the comments of the netas?
the last date of comments is for state goverments and not individuals .
This draft has been sent to state governments and they are supposed to provide comments on it till 13th Aug .
Looks like political parties can go to any extent for votes . Already ceilings are there in most of the states.
In maharashtra its around 18 acres of irrigated land aprox . Looks like they wanted to make ceiling just 5 to 10 acres .
This is alarming . Already due to smaller land holdings farmers are moving towards forming groups and do farming .
Document shows less than 9% households own 56%+ lands , so they wanted to distribute this land to landless .
I wonder even if they distribute this land will it be viable to cultivate 5 acres of land .
Again within few decades increasing population will reduce holding to less than 3 acres so back to square 1 .
These same peoples will sell or lease this land and peoples will find out loopholes to own such lands .
This shows how desperate government is to get votes, not sure if enough resistance will be there from 9% land holders .