ryotwari


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ryotwari

(ˈraɪətˌwɑːrɪ)
n
(Law) (in India) a system of land tenure in which land taxes are paid to the state
adj
(Law) of or relating to this system
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He criticized the zamindari system based on the Permanent Settlement introduced by the government, praising the ryotwari system of land tenure based on peasant ownership that provided him with all his needs.
He gradually introduced what was called the Ryotwari system throughout the Madras Presidency especially during his Governorship from 1820 to 1827.
Also, when the name of Thomas Munro is explicitly mentioned in connection with the ryotwari system of revenue in South India, it might have been worth mentioning, for the Pemianent Settlement in the North, Lord Cornwallis (whose name may be familiar to American students for his surrender at Yorktown).
Other land was held under ryotwari tenure, that is, owned by peasant proprietors who were individually responsible for paying land revenue.
Before the independence, the better-off states were having a progressive land tenure system like Ryotwari or Mahalwari, whereas most of the less developed states were princely states and were under exploitative tenures like the Zamidari and Jagirdari systems.