There are multiple definitions for a ‘farmer’ in official data published by the Government of India and most of them makes land ownership a mandatory criterion for being a farmer. In light of this discuss the need to formulate official definitions that go beyond the land ownership criterion. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment- https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/redefining-a-farmer/article32566123.ece#:~:text=It%20can%20be%20further%20refined,economies%20needs%20no%20further%20emphasis. In the intro, mention the lack of a universal definition of a farmer in India. In the body, mention various definition in various reports of the government. In the next part, mention the implications of such multiplicity of the definitions for policy implementation and tenants. Next, discuss the need to come up … Continue reading There are multiple definitions for a ‘farmer’ in official data published by the Government of India and most of them makes land ownership a mandatory criterion for being a farmer. In light of this discuss the need to formulate official definitions that go beyond the land ownership criterion. 10 marks