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J&K govt gives right for sale, purchase of Agri land to Mahajans, Khatris and Sikhs

Last Updated on October 20, 2021 at 10:31 am

The Administrative Council (AC) under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the District Collectors to grant permission to an agriculturist to alienate land to a non-agriculturist subject to certain conditions and system so that primary activities can be extended on larger commercial lines.

Mahajans, Khatris and Sikhs have several times demanded for right of sale-purchase of agriculture land.

Their resentment existed on the statutory provision that defined certain section of the society as agriculturist class who alone were eligible to own agricultural land under Jammu and Kashmir Land Alienation Act Svt.1995.

Thus, the demand from the civil society has been fulfilled which in turn will help in boosting the agriculture sector, create employment opportunities in primary sector of J&K.

The move will help people from non-agriculturist class to acquire land for agriculture and allied activities and indulge in profession of these activities which will bring new investments in agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry sectors.