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Govt will take a fresh view on land reforms: Nitish

india Updated: Sep 22, 2009 20:14 IST

Under attack from the Opposition on issues related to sharecroppers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said the government will take a fresh view on the matter once the high-level committee appointed to make suggestions on the issue submits its final report.

"After receiving suggestions from the high-level committee, we will take a fresh view on the issue and decide what to do," he told reporters.

He said the D Bandopadhyay Commission on land reforms had made various recommendations on land related issues in Bihar, but the state government had only endorsed its suggestions on ceiling surplus land and 'bhudan' land.

The panel suggested 75 per cent share for sharecroppers in the yield and they could take bank loan on land they tilled.

Kumar said the suggestions of the report related to tilling of land by sharecroppers had been handed over to a high-level committee for vetting and giving its suggestions to the government.

LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan had on Monday asked the government to clarify its stand on the report.

A section of BJP leaders, including its Rajya Sabha MP C P Thakur, had said that the commission's report had caused fear-psychosis among landowners and 'to a great extent spoiled' the NDA's performance in the recent bypolls to 18 assembly seats in the state.