Tribal people are over-represented among the landless, SCs among marginal land-owners, and forward castes among medium and large landholders.
- The size of landholdings have decreased across the country, almost halving in the last 20 years.
- Migration is highest among households with marginal landholdings, as they are unable to provide the family much income.
- The avg rural Indian household is a marginal landowner, growing mainly cereals on a small patch of land and reliant on groundwater for irrigation.
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