Not that I am particularly a big fan of Modi or for that matter am I big on 100days of any one’s reign, politics or a high position in corporate world, Sainath provides view that we no longer hear or seem to care these days about the true state of the republic.
Approximately 7M decline in farming numbers per decade is an alarming trend. I am not sure if the land ownership grew till 91 as Mr. Sainath states, considering that land owners were the biggest perpetrators of crime in those times, but if the statistic is accurate, how do we fix this? What would be the incentive for poor farmers to abandon their primary occupation and move to the big towns?
Is Rural empowerment the answer or is it the state paying people to work on land?