ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Distorted Reforms THE 1995 amendment to Karnataka Land Reform Act (1961) has allowed (1) leasing out land in UK and DK districts up to 40 standard acres for the purpose of aquaculture up to 20 years (Amendment of Section 5, sub-section 2); (2) outright purchase of land by any individual whose annual income from non-agricultural sources is below Rs 2 lakh (Amendment of Section 79A), and (3) exemption of the Rs 2 lakh limit (a) for the purpose of industrial development for which up to 20 standard acres can be bought; (b) for the purpose of educational institutions for which up to four standard acres can be bought; (c) for places of worship for which up to one standard acre can be devoted; (d) for the purpose of horticulture, floriculture, agro-based industry for which up to 20 standard acres can be bought; and (e) for the purpose of housing projects for which up to 10 standard acres can be bought (Amendment of Section 109).

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