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Asset Redistribution TABLE II IMPORTANT EVENTS IN LAND REFORMS IN INDIAN STATES SINCE 1950 State Year Title Description Class. Andhra Pradesh 1950 (amended 1954) 1952 1954 1955 1956 1956 (amended 1974) 1957 (Telengana Area) Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act Hyderabad Abolition of Cash Grants Act Inams Abolition Act(absorbed) enclaves (Hyderabad Jagirdars) Act Inam (Abolition and Conversion into Ryotwari) Act Tenancy Act Inams Abolition Act Tenants received protected tenancy status; tenants to have minimum term of lease; right of purchase of non-resumable lands; transfer of ownership to protected tenants in respect of non-resumable lands; as a result 13611 protected tenants declared owners. Abolition of all the 975 jagirs in Telangena. Abolition of inams (with few exceptions). Abolition of all the 975 jagirs in Talangena. Acquisition of 11137 estates; abolition of 1.06 million minor inams. Tenancy continues up to 2/3 of ceiling area;
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Unformatted text preview: law does not provide for conferment of ownership right on tenants except through right to purchase; confers continuous right of resumption on landowners. Abolition of inams (with few exceptions), struck down by the High Court in 1970. 1 2 2 2 2 1 2 Assam 1951 1954 1956 (amended 1976) 1960 1971 State Acquisition of Zamindari Act Lushai Hills District (Acquisition of Chiefs Rights) Act Fixation of Ceiling on Land Holdings Act Consolidation of Holdings Act Tenancy Act Abolition of intermediary rights involving 0.67 million hectares. Same as above. Self-explanatory. Introduction of compulsory consolidation. Classifies tenants into occupancy and non-occupancy tenants; former has security of tenure, may acquire landlord’s right of holding by paying 50 times the land revenue; subletting is disallowed. 2 2 3 4 1 Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 99...
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