This is to seek guidelines on how to save ourselves from the new draconian farmland holding ceiling act that
maharashtra govt seems adamant on bringing.
i live in a small town in Vidarbha area in maharashtra with my mother , wife and a son.. I have partitioned, 6 years back, the
inherited farmland as follows :
Mother : about 6 acres
wife : about 5.5 acres
Myself : about 5.5 acres
Son (Minor- presently aged 11 ) : about 5.5 acres
The ceiling act that govt may bring is that any family should not hold land more than 15 acres.
Family include : husband , wife ,and maximum two minor offsprings ( son or daughter)
Any land more than 15 acres in the ownership of family shall be taken away by govt.
Thus, in my hone there are two legal families :
1) My mother, aged about 85 ,and holding about 6 acres.
2) My family ; including me ,wife and a minor son.
Thus my mother is a family owning only 6 acres ,and so does not attract ceiling act as her holding is less than
Buy my family ,which include me ,my wife and a minor son , hold about 17 acres of land and so ceiling act
would be applicable.
Also, my mother's property would be added to my family, sooner or later in future. This would make me lose
even more land as per new act.
What shoul I do to save myself from this would be new act as farming is the only souece of my income and
we farmers in vidarbha do not make enough money from agriculture.
First :Shall I make my mother's will in my Son's name so that in case of any sad eventuality in my mother's case
her property would not add to my family ,but would add to my son's family ,in future.
This is what I think . But is it legally possible to do what I am thinking ? Please gide.
Second : To save the surplus land in my family's name (that is 17.5 acres in my , wife's and son's name)
from being attached by govt , shall I sell this surplus 1.5 to 2 acres ? please guide
I do not know whether I have put this querry in a right forum. If it is not so, please some body help me put it in
right forum, so that I get the proper guide line.