Land redistribution in India after Partition

After the partition, there was around 1.9 million hectares of land in East Punjab that had to be abandoned by people migrating to Pakistan. This was less than the 2.7 million hectares that had to be abandoned by people migrating from Pakiston to India. The 1.9 million hectares of land was redistributed among refugees during the refugee crisis. This is probably one of the biggest land resettlement operation in world history.

  • Each family got 4 hectares of land regardless of holdings in Pakistan.
  • Sardar Tarlok Singh used the Standard Acre and Graded Cut policies to try to fairly allocate land.

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