Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jat Community in OBC and General Category

Jat people are considered a forward class in all the states of India but Jat community in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi comes in GEN Category as per Govt when some Jat region are classified as OBC in some states, e.g.Jats of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Mirdha Jat people in Madhya Pradesh. Land reforms, particularly the abolition of Jagirdari and Zamindari systems, Panchayati Raj and Green Revolution, to which Jat people have been major contributors, have immensely contributed to the economic betterment of the Jat people. A number of Jat people belonging to the political classes have produced many political leaders, including the 6th Prime Minister of India, Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh.
Adult franchise has created enormous social and political awakening among Jat people. Consolidation of economic gains and participation in the electoral process are two visible outcomes of the post-independence situation. Through this participation they have been able to significantly influence the politics of North India. Economic differentiation, migration and mobility could be clearly noticed amongst the Jat people

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