There is the other evergreen way from beneath the table, to illegally become legal agri land owner B-)
By the way, these laws are just politicians old tricks to stop landowners from getting a good price for their land(as there wont be many new/ignorant buyers who happily/readily/unknowingly pay more just to get hold of a plot of land.
Then eventually its the local politician or his chamchas who will bag the deal at their determined rates.
These ever smiling crocs/crooks in white also have prior knowledge(much before the general public) of govt laying new roads/or projects coming up in the area.Armed with this info they lap up land at dirt cheap prices from ignorant landlocked owners. But once the road/project is declared, prices shoot skyhigh.
Why only Mah govt,even GOI is not concerned about ammending old truncated defunct unreasonable laws.
These rotten laws facilitate legal land grabbing.
If some farmer has migrated and isnt paying attention to his lands its waterloo for him.
Some old laws permit his immediate neighbour to gobble up the plot of land only on the basis of an application to the talati/mamledar saying that the land was lying un attended/unused for a long time and that the person has migrated and that he has been looking after the plot.
Even if you are grazing your cattle in your neighbours plot you can put in an application to grab the p[ot.
After greasing the palms of the officers the plot is legally gobbled.
When in fact that land grabber shud be charged for trespassing.
Then there was a great visionary mr vinobha bhave who facilitated another official land grab in the name of bhoodan movement.
Daan is never by force,has to be from the heart.
Land was forcibly taken away(by a govt order) from landowners and given to landless people,if the govt was so worried it could have given away part of govt lands lying waste-why privately owned lands?
Has any politician ever lost land in any project-NO.
Did any politician loose land in the Bhoodan land grab-NO.
Has any politician lost land to his scheeming neighbour -NO.
Why only us?
In the US of A people own thousands of acres of land, here we cant even dream of it -the only way is benami ownership.
Thats the way thousands of acre of prime agri/horti land is held by politicos in various districts in mah.
It happens only in india.