The exact structure depends greatly on each collective, the corresponding state laws, etc. However, the structure that most closely reflects the intent of an undivided estate is chosen. For eg, the Poomaale Estate, the entire estate is owned by an LLP where each member is a partner in the corresponding ratio of unit size.
We are often asked, “What does having a 1.25 acre land really mean? Are all lands parcels the same in terms of being arable, accessible, etc? Will each plot’s land be clearly earmarked? What rights do you have on your plot?” Well not all land will be exactly the same, and will not have the same usage, and the best way to make use of it is as part of a large pool. In a large ecosystem, the forest, the riparian zones, the wind breaks – all play a role. Each plot of land will be earmarked on a map and be identifiable. However there will not be physical demarcations on the ground.
Experimentation on land up to 0.25 acres is welcome, and encouraged! Any owner can submit the idea, and timeframe, and help and resourced needed for the same. If the association is ok, we’ll go ahead. If it works, we expand to larger scale. If not, cull it and pull land bank into common plans.
We estimate a timeline of about 4 years from when we start work immediately following the registration process. This can be here or there depending on the starting point of the landscape itself. For eg, If we are taking over a functioning farm, with existing infrastructure (pathways, store houses, staff quarters,etc ) then it might shorten the execution time frame by a year. It also depends on the efficiency of the government processes. States like Telangana etc are quite efficient as most of the processes are digital.