This paper presetts an analytical overview of the agrarian reform measures which resulted from the commendations of the Land Reforms Committee, 1983. The recommendations have beet gives legislative shape, first in the Land Reforms Ordinance, 1984 and secondly in the Agricultural Labour (Minimum Wages) Ordinance, 1984. The overview is presented in respect of the ownership ceiling on land, protection of the rights of the sharecropper, legally establishing the minimum wages for agricultural labourers, establishing a decentralised and strengthened survey and settlement administration, initiation of stops to expand the resource base of local government institutions.


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