Collective Farming: An alternative practice of cultivation for farmers protection
Collective farming is an alternative method of cultivation need to be emerged in the present context in India. The cultivable land available is shrinking day-by-day due to use of land for non-agriculture use and growing population. The size of cultivable land is very small, more than 50% of farmers in India are small and marginal farmers. In order to adopted scientific method of cultivation larger size of land is required. To have a larger size of land for improved method of agriculture the available alternative is pooling the tiny size of land in India. Though the conditions are formulated for cooperative farming in India necessary steps are not taken to implement. The cooperative farming practiced in many Communist countries like China, Czechoslovakia, Romania, etc. In India also cooperative farming practiced in early period as voluntary in the temple land. Though cooperative development is one of the objectives in India’s land reform policy much attention is not given. The study confined to Mysore district of Karnataka State attempted to find out the possibility of practicing cooperative farming, which is necessary to rescue the farmers from distress.