to obtain farmer certificate you must have existing farm land in you name or any other person who is farmer related to you or showing a proof of being agricultural or worker in a agricultural farm.
2) you need to obtain farmer certificate issued by Tehsildar
3) Section 63 of the Maharashtra Tenancy and Agricultural Land Act, 1948 (“MTAL”) barred a sale, gift, exchange, lease or mortgage (in which possession is delivered) of agricultural land to a non-agriculturist or to any other persons holding land in excess of two-third of the ceiling area as determined under the Maharashtra Agricultural Lands (Ceiling on Holdings) Act, 1961, without the prior approval of the Collector.
4) On 1 January 2016, an amendment was made to the existing law to allow a non-agriculturist to acquire agricultural land subject to certain conditions.
5) The amendment, which came into force from 1 January 2016, was made in the form of adding a sub-section to Section 63 of the MTAL, whereby the following lands would be excluded from the purview of Section 63 of the MTAL:
Land situated within the limits of a Municipal Corporation; or
Land situated within the limits of a Municipal Council; or
Land situated within the jurisdiction of Special Planning Authority; or
Land situated within the jurisdiction of New Town Development Authority; or
Any land allocated for residential, commercial, industrial or any other non-agricultural use as proposed in the draft/final Regional plan or Town Planning Scheme prepared under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, 1966.
In short, a non-agriculturist can now acquire agricultural land for non-agricultural purpose (residential/commercial/industrial), if such land falls under any of the five exceptions to Section 63 of the MTAL as mentioned above.