Stuffed animal managers adorn the walls of Kunwar Vikram Jeet Singhs mansion on the outskirts of Delhi, and he likewise owns a three-bedroom apartment in a gated condominium in the town. His infants go to one of Indias most exclusive private schools. Yet Singh doesnt pay income excise because hes a farmer.
Singh is one of thousands of rich landowners who dont need to pay taxes thanks to laws designed to help the hundreds of millions of poor farmers who scratch a living from Indias soil. The average Indian farmer has less than 2 acres( 0.8 hectares) and most struggle to eat two meals a day. Singhs family farm has 100 acres.