Settlement of khas land for homestead
7. (1) Where in the rural areas any khas land fit for being used as homestead is available, the Government shall, in setting such land, give preference to landless farmers and labourers:
Provided that not more than five kathas of such land shall be allotted for such purpose to any individual.
(2) Any land settled under sub-section (1) shall be heritable but not transferable.
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