Addressing Informality in Land Leasing Practices in Akola, Maharashtra

This policy brief presents findings from a study on the informality of land leasing practices in Maharashtra, India, and its implications for farmers and landlords. The study reveals that informality restricts market size, limits access to formal services, and hinders credit availability. The brief recommends the approval and implementation of the Model Agricultural Land Leasing Bill, 2016, to promote formal land leasing, protect the rights of landowners and tenants, and promote efficient utilisation of agricultural resources