1) NRI cannot purchase agricultural land in Tamil nadu 2) In Tamil Nadu, there is no restriction for Purchase of any Agricultural land by resident indian . Anyone can Purchase an Agricultural land. The provision of Land Reforms Act states that a family with five members can maximum own 15 standard acres of agricultural land. Additional five acres is allowed for every member of the family, but all put together the maximum a family can own cannot exceed 30 standard acres. 3) Any private company looking to purchase large acres of agriculture land in the state of Tamil Nadu, must take permission from the state government under section 37(A) of the Tamil Nadu Land Reforms Act, 1961 before going ahead with the purchase. Any such land acquired by a company cannot be transferred by the way of sale, mortgage, gift, or lease without the prior consent of the state government. Purchase of agriculture land is subject to some rules such as “special government permission must be obtained to purchase wet lands or dry lands benefited from irrigation projects”.