Plough or lease land, Karnataka tells farmers -ManuAiyappa Kanathanda

-The Times of India

BENGALURU (Karnataka): If you own a piece of agriculture land and haven't bothered to take up cultivation for the past two years or so, either get a plough in or just lease it out to farming contractors.

The Karnataka government has begun identifying fallow lands and issuing notices to farmers and land owners asking them to either take up cultivation or give such lands on contract, in tune with a provision in the Karnataka Land Revenue Act. Karnataka has so far managed to identify about 2 lakh acres of fallow land and taken steps to issue notice to land owners.

A directive from a revenue secretary to officials, which was accessed by TOI , said village accountants should identify fallow lands in their respective jurisdictions and inform the revenue officer, who will issue notice to the farmer/land owner concerned to take up farming or lease the land within a year from the date of notice.

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The Times of India, 11 August, 2017, http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/plough-or-lease-land-karnataka-tells-farmers/articleshow/60012957.cms

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