Just thinking about the rationale behind this rule, thinking aloud and putting my writing my thought in random order.
Can this protect land mafia to buy agri land and make the farmers landless?. But then as i know only Gujarat and Karnataka has this rule. Does this mean only these two state want to protect farmers?.
As Murali pointed out, there are lots of lands getting exchanged now too, but then, our govt want to provide housing to all people so any land that is converted can be bought without any limit.
matrix, we do not have a organized farming where farmer can really get fixed income, so wishing that farmers should farming only is and and their kith and kin not allowed in other field would be debatable. Btw, probably all our ancestors were farmers.... i know that was just a rant..
natureworx, you are right, there is no way to fulfill all the requirement. It depends how much you really want to follow and can you get away with this. While driving back today, there was a small truck (tata ace) that was carrying long construction poles that were protruding outside so much outside the vehicle. Is that valid, certainly not, going by the law, there are not suppose to carry anything outside the body of the vehicle, if done ( in certain cases) this needs to have the reflecting board and a tail light glowing at the extreme end......i really wonder even if the police is aware of all these rules, we see this happening all the while. Should we take the risk of registering the land overlooking the law, i am not sure, anytime when things become strict, there are chances of us loosing the land...and that could be huge amount.
Not sure about vote bank, farmers may not even be aware of these rules. This only hurts genuine guys who are interested in farming with other source of income.
Unfortunately until you really have other source of income its difficult to do farming.
There was a proposal that the limit be raised to 20L, is there any way that we too join hands to push for this amendment? i am sure lots of politicians will be benefited by this, so there may be support