1) Section 109 of the karnataka and reforms act Act confers power on the State Government to grant exemption in regard to a land in any area from the provisions of Sections 63, 79A, 79B and 80 of the Act to be used for industrial purposes, educational institutions, places of worship, a housing project or horticulture including floriculture or an agro based industry. Further, the Government has also the power even in the absence of such purposes to grant exemption in public interest. 2) Karnataka land reforms Amendment bill 2015 passed by state legislature empowers deputy commissioners in districts to double the area of land that can be acquired by non-agriculturists for industrial, educational, religious, housing and horticulture purposes from the existing 20, 4, 1, 10 and 20 units, respectively. 3) RULE38-D. Application for grant of exemption.— (1) Every application for exemption under Section 109 shall be made in Form 15-A along with a Court fee of rupees five to the concerned Deputy Commissioner. 2)2) Immediately on receipt of the application the Deputy Commissioner shall cause it to be entered in a separate register maintained for each of the category depending on the extent of land sought to be exempted and the purpose for which exemption is sought. [He shall scrutinize the application in Form 15-A and the documents received from the applicant and fill up Form 15-AA] and after following the procedure specified in Rule 38-B, forward the application to the Government.