Best Record in Land Reforms
West Bengal continues to hold the foremost position in land
reforms in the country. Total agricultural land distributed in West
Bengal amounts to over 11.28 lakh acres upto February 2010. Over
30.1 lakh farmers have benefited from the land reforms
programme, 55% of whom belong to dalit or adivasi households.
With a view to empowering women, 6.15 lakh joint pattas and 1.62
lakh female pattas have been distributed. Through recording of
sharecroppers (barga), which forms an important component of
land reforms, another 15.13 lakh farmers have benefited. West
Bengal accounts for 54% of all land reform beneficiaries in
the entire country till date.