Based on ownership, land can be classified into two broad categories – private land and common property resources (CPRs). The following are the main features of each category –
Private Land –
• Owned by an individual or a group of individuals.
• Used for private purpose.
• Can be used personally or rented out for a fee.
• Right of usage, maintenance and development belongs to the owner.
Common Property Resources –
• Owned by state.
• Used for community purpose.
• Source of livelihood for landless and marginal farmers.
• Provides fodder for livestock and fuel for communities along with other minor forest products.
• Includes community forests, pasture lands, village water bodies and other public places.
• Unlike privately owned land, a group larger than a household or family unit exercises rights of use and carries responsibility of management.
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