My father has purchased agricultural land 25 Kms from PUNE. Registration is completed and he has applied for the 7/12 extract. He currently owns some agricultural land in Punjab. He has submitted the following documents for proof of agricultural land:
"Certificate of Agricultural land" in Punjab, signed by the Revenue department and panchayat
"Jamabandi" 7/12 extract equivalent in Punjab
The Talathi is saying that he will reject the 7/12 extract as a 7/12 approved by Maharashtra is required to purchase agricultural land in Maharashtra. My father wants to get the 7/12 extract without paying a single penny as bribe.
What are our options?
What are the grounds under which the Talathi can reject the 7/12 extract?
What is 7/12 extract useful for? If the 7/12 extract process drags on for a year, can we still proceed with a small home/cow shed construction and farming on this land?
If 7/12 extract is rejected what should be the next steps as we know everything on our end is correct and legal
Have been wondering if educated people like us face such bureaucracy/harassment what would the poor farmers be going through?
Any advice on the above matter will be appreciated.