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Historical Background

The origin of Land & Land Reforms Department is to be traced back to the setting of Board of Revenue by British Rulers for consolidating and stabilizing revenue collection establishment and machinery in accordance with ‘permanent settlement’ enacted under Regulation I of 1793 in order to maximize revenue collection from land for fulfilling British Colonial interest. With the independence of India stress was quite logically shifted from the concept of revenue administration to welfare administration. Inconformity with the change of concept, the Department which was before independence named as Land & Land Revenue Department, after passing quite a long period as Department of Utilization & Reforms and Land & Land Revenue, ultimately became Land & Land Reforms Department reflecting the priorities of the State. read more...

 

An Overview of Land Reforms

The law of Land Reforms is for giving effect to the policy of the State towards securing the priciples specified in clauses (b) and (c) of Article 39 of the Constitution of India.

 

Components of Land Reforms
  • Detection & Vesting of Ceiling Surplus Land.
  • Distribution of Vested lands among the landless peasants.
  • Acquisition of Homestead land and its assignment among homeless rural poor.
  • Providing protection to sharecroppers by recording their names.
  • Continuous Maintenance & Updating of Record of Rights & Maps.
  • Public Service for Record of Rights & Maps.
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