Patna: Charging Nitish Kumar-led NDA
government by capitulating to the might of the landlords by
sweeping under the carpet the interim report of D
Bandopadhyaya committee on land reforms, CPI-M on Wednesday said Left
parties will make the report public and implement the
sharecroppers` right of the land.
The Left parties were committed to implement report on
land reforms as no development could take place nor poverty
alleviation could be accomplished with giving land rights to
the landless people, CPI-M state unit secretary Vijay Kant
Thakur and state committee member Sarvodaya Sharma told
reporters while releasing the party`e election manifesto.
Bihar has about 22 lakh acres of surplus land which
could be distributed among the landless and sharecroppers in
an equitable manner, they said quoting from the Bandopadhyaya
CPI-M leaders further promised a slew of measures like
irrigation, electricity, farm loan on four per cent interest
and better price of various farm products in order to make
agriculture a rewarding profession in the state.
With the state`s population ever growing amid the
prevailing poverty, there was a need for maximising output
from the agriculture sector which inevitably required better
irrigation facilities and allied infrastructure and support,
the CPI-M leaders said.
Besides, there was also a need for setting up
agro-based industries and general industrialisation in the
state to generate employment opportunities for the people who
have, otherwise, been migrating to other states in search of
livelihood, Thakur and Sharma said.