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The Alienation of Land (Distressed Circumstances) (Restoration) Ordinance, 1976

( Ordinance NO. XXVIII OF 1976 )

Liability to restoration of alienated land
3. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, all agricultural lands transferred by sale for consideration during the period of economic distress for reasons of such distress shall, on application made in this behalf, be liable to be restored to the transferor with the provisions of this Ordinance.
(2) For the purpose of this Ordinance, transfer of agricultural land within the period of economic distress shall be deemed to have been made for reasons of such economic distress if the transferor and the members of his family do not in the aggregate own, after the transfer, more than three acres of such land.
(3) For the purpose of this section, “family”, in relation to a transferor, includes his wife, son, unmarried daughter, but does not include an adult and married son who has been living in a separate mess independently of his parents continuously for five years, and the wife, son and unmarried daughter of such son.

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