Bhubaneswar, Oct 19: The State Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposed Bill for amendment of the Odisha Land Reforms (OLR) Act- 1960 to confer raiyati rights to the sub-tenants, under raiyats, successor-in-interests who are in possession of land recorded as Sikkim.
The sub-tenants /under-raiyats/ successor-in-interests who are in possession of agriculture land and homestead land recorded as Sikkim in RoR may apply before the concerned Revenue Officers within two- year time from the commencement of the Odisha Land Reforms Act, 2023.
It may also be extended by the Government from time to time, for declaration of raiyati rights over such homestead and agricultural land recorded as Sikkim.
This period of making an application in this regard has not been extended since 1977. While making an order in favour of the Raiyati rights of a landholder, the Revenue Officers shall determine the compensation amount at the rate of Rs 14, 200 only per standard acre to be paid by the sub-tenants /under-raiyats/ successor-in-interests to the land owners.
The Government may revise the compensation amount from time to time, said the press communiqué, issued by the State Cabinet today.