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Centre to create model land leasing law for states

  • The govt will soon come out with a model agricultural land leasing act for states to emulate, a move that may help states to liberalise leasing of land.
  • The states which are part of the expert committee include Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Assam and Meghalaya.
  • The expert committee would review the existing agricultural tenancy laws of states, examine the distinctive features of land system in erstwhile zamindari, ryotwari andmahalwari areas and suggest appropriate amendments, keeping in view the need to legalise and liberalise land leasing for much needed agricultural efficiency, equity, occupational diversification and rapid rural transformation.

Source: ET

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