Sarlahi, November 5:

Speakers at an interaction here today said the Land Management Act and Regulations are not being implemented properly in the country.

People who till the land are still deprived of any form of ownership of land, they said at an interaction on Land Reform Campaign Orientation organised by the Gramin Soyamsewak Samaj (GSS) at Hariaun of Sarlahi.

Som Bahadur Karki of the Bhumiadhikar Munch, Mahotari, said that the objectives of land reform and management would not realise until the farmers who till the land are deprived of land ownership.

“How can the Land Management Acts become effective until the real farmers who work in the field are deprived of ownership of the land on which they work?” he asked.

No significant improvement has been seen in the lives of the real farmers who work day in and day out in the fields owned by the land lords, even after the implementation of the Land Mangement Act 2014 BS, Agriculture Act 2019 BS and Land Management Act 2021 BS, he said.

The farmers’ economic condition has not improved and they still have to pay a large amount of their produce as rent to the land lords. This is exploitation of the farmers, he said, adding, the government must do something concrete to bail these farmers out of the acute poverty.

Due to the monopoly of the landlord, the land tenants are deprived of the rights of getting the proper ownership in the lands, said Karki. GSS president Choodamani Wagle said that several programmes regarding the land management are being organised in different 13 districts throughout the country. Altogether 40 persons were present on the occasion.