‘It can address many issues, including food security’

It is time for the second phase of land reforms in Kerala, P.V. Rajagopal, chairman of Ekta Parishad, a social organisation working on land and forest rights, has said.

Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, he said that the Adivasis and the Dalits did not get their due in the first phase of land reforms and that their problems should not be neglected.

Mr. Rajagopal has taken out many marches demanding land reforms. His latest march from Gwalior to Parliament, raising the slogan ‘land for the landless and home for the homeless’ had attracted the participation of more than 1 lakh people. Following the march, Union Minister for Rural Development Jairam Ramesh signed an agreement with the forum promising that the Union government would bring about a National Land Reforms Policy in six months.

Mr. Rajagopal is in Kerala to initiate discussions on land reforms.

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