The J&K agrarian Reforms Act 1976 is an improvised version of The J&K agrarian Reforms Act 1972, which aimed to transfer ownership rights in land to tiller thereof, except in case of land belonging to places of worship including Gumpas of Ladakh district, public trusts or institution of a charitable nature.
The Act provided for fixing ceiling on land, rehabilitation facilities for parties expropriated from land by permitting resumption in certain cases, besides providing surplus land to the landless and poor persons.
The Act also ensured that with a few exceptions which are in general public interest, ownership follows personal cultivation.
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