Land Reforms in Bihar





Government Land Distributed As Of October 2, 1996
9,64,239 acres
Surplus Land Acquired as of 15th March 1981 (it is not clear if much surplus land was acquired after this)
3,69,000 acres
Surplus Land Distributed as of 15th March 1981
2,49,000 acres



23% of the land assessed as surplus was left with the landowners.

Only 1.53% of cultivated land had been acquired / distributed by 1985.

Sources: Jha, Praveen. "Land Reforms in Bihar", Liberation, July 1997; and World Bank data on Bihar land reforms, available here.