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Haryana Government Passed the Ceiling on Land Holdings (Amendment) Bill, 2011

India Current Affairs 2011. The Haryana assembly passed the Ceiling on Land Holdings (Amendment) Bill, 2011. The bill seeks to remove the limit on land ownership by a person or entity

Aug 25, 2011 14:48 IST

The Haryana assembly on 23 August 2011 passed the Ceiling on Land Holdings (Amendment) Bill, 2011. The bill seeks to remove the limit on land ownership by a person or entity in case of non-agricultural land in urban and industrial zones. The bill will bring greater transparency into land holdings.


The current bill was passed keeping in mind the housing and industrial projects, which require more land. The land ceiling laws were needed to be amended because at the time of its formulation, the state was an agrarian society.

Recently, Punjab and Haryana High Court made observation on grave violations of land ceiling laws by real estate companies, several of which own hundreds of acres of land. The maximum land holding ranged between 7.5 hectares and 18 hectares. The new law will be applicable on all cases of non-agricultural land ownerships after 1975.