Land is a critical economic and social asset as it is a key input to agricultural production, a source of income, and collateral for credit. Land is valued not just for material purposes or as a productive resource but also for symbolic reason in terms of identity, status and hierarchy within a social context.
They're fine, basically. Who gives a fuck?
- 31% of all households are landless. Landlessness is defined as possessing land below 0.002 hectares, or 215 sq. ft. Assuming an average household size of five, the total landless population in India works out to be 200 million.
- "Around 7% of Indians control more than 47% of the country’s land while the rest 93% struggle to live with just 53% of the land." - NSSO Survey 2013