• Restrictions on buying agricultural land in Uttar Pradesh

I am a non agriculturist residing in Mumbai who is interested in buying agricultural land in Uttar Pradesh. Are there any restrictions similiar to Maharashtra / Karnataka ?

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1) in UP there is only a limit of 12.5 acres in the case of agricultural land holdings.

2) as per information available on line there is no restrictions on purchase of agricultural land by non agriculturists

3) contact a local lawyer

Ajay Sethi
Advocate, Mumbai
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In Uttar Pradesh any body can buy an agriculture land subject to a ceiling of 12.5 Acres.

Uttar pradesh does not have laws as is prevalent in Karnataka, Maharashtra and Uttarpradesh.

Please be informed that especially in UP , a piece of agricultural land allotted by Government to a Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe person can’t be sold without the prior permission of the State Government.

Hope this helps

Rajgopalan Sripathi
Advocate, Hyderabad
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The laws are not uniform throughout the country, agriculture being a state subject. In Himachal Pradesh, for example, only an agriculturist from the State is allowed to buy farm land. Karnataka and Gujarat also restrict ownership of agriculture land to State-based agriculturists. But in Maharashtra, owning an agricultural plot anywhere in the country entitles you to buy land, There are also ceilings on how much land you can own. In Kerala, there is a strict ceiling on land ownership across categories of holdings.

In Uttar Pradesh, on the other hand, there is only a limit of 12.5 acres in the case of agricultural land holdings. So, be sure to check the ceiling in the State where your prospective purchase is located.

T Kalaiselvan
Advocate, Vellore
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1. The maximum ceiling limit for Purchase of an Agricultural land in the State of Uttar Pradesh is 12.50 Acres.

2. Agricultural land beloging to SC/ST cannot be purchaed by a general category person. The land will revert to the seller whereas he will be unbound to refund the sale consideration.

3. You have to be an agriculturist to purchase the land.

Ashish Davessar
Advocate, Jaipur
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