2.2.1 Agrarian Reform Measures

It is not easy to obtain a general idea of the agrarian reform measures in India since, according to the federal constitution, every state enacted laws; specific laws were made far each of the sub measures; and some of these laws were repeatedly changed and supplemented. This is why the Indian legislation on agrarian reforms comprises far more than 100 laws. Just as an Pakistan, however, these measures can be divided into three groups: those concerning the abolition of 'intermediaries' (the numerous people who occupy a position between the government and the cultivators, e.g. , the "jagirdars," the "zamindars;" etc.; the improvement of tenancy; and the stipulation of the maximum ceilings of landed property allowed.