Thursday, August 31, 2017

Common ownership

Women own just 13 percent of land in India although they do two-thirds of all farm work, with ownership largely passing from fathers to sons. India's constitution gives women equal rights but custom dictates that land is inherited by male sons. Women also seldom have claim over their husband's land.

About 60 percent of India's population depends on the land, mostly farming and raising livestock and poultry on marginal plots of less than 2 hectares (4.9 acres).
The burden of caring for livestock and harvesting forest produce such as honey to supplement incomes also falls on women.
The World Socialist Party (India) case is for common ownership, all for all.

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