Any system in the universe needs to be governed by certain rules and regulations so that things do not descend into chaos. Be it a natural system or a man-made system like countries, we need certain kinds of rules which help us to maintain a healthy balance. For natural systems, Beforest explored permaculture and natural farming methods to be in-sync with how natural processes work and how we can align ourselves.
For the smooth running of any system in a country, the onus of forming such rules lies with the government which should ensure fair and equitable distribution among the society. One such rule is the Land Ceiling Act which applies to the quantum of land an individual or an entity can hold. The land which is deemed useful for the agriculture is very essential for maintaining the healthy food production numbers for the economy of the country. The government had come up with this act to avoid huge chunks of land being cornered by a few players. In India, there is a national as well as a state level limitation to such holdings.
It is advisable for people who are looking forward to buying land individually (or through an entity) that they should follow this rule. At Beforest, we are making sure that we adhere to the prescribed limits for member’ entities and help our communities to be compliant with the norms of the state.