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THE TRIPURA LAND REVENUE AND LAND REFORMS ACT, 1960

Title : THE TRIPURA LAND REVENUE AND LAND REFORMS ACT, 1960

Year : 1960



For the purposes of this Chapter,-

(a) "Holding" means the aggregate area of land held by person as a raiyat;

(b) "Fragment" means a holding of less than two standard acres in area;

(c) "Land" has the same meaning as in Chapter XIII.



(1) No portion of a holding shall be transferred by way of sale, exchange, gift, bequest or mortgage with possession, so as to create a fragment:

Provided that the provisions of this sub-section shall not apply to a gift made in favour of the Bhoodan movement initiated by Acharya
Vinoba Bhave.

(2) No portion of a holding shall be transferred by way of lease, where as a result of such lease,-

(i) The lessor shall be left with less than two standard acres, or

(ii) The total area held by the lessee exceeds the limit of a family holding.

(3) No fragment shall be transferred to a person who does not have some land under personal cultivation or to a person who holds, or by reason of such transfer shall hold, land in excess of the limit of a family holding.



(1) No holding shall be partitioned in such manner as to create a fragment.

(2) A fragment shall not be partitioned unless as a result of such partition its portions get merged in holdings of two standard acres or more or in fragments so as to create holdings of two standard acres or more.

(3) Whenever, in a suit for partition, the court finds that the partition of a holding will result in the creation of a fragment, the court shall, instead of proceeding to divide the holding, direct the sale of the same and distribute the proceeds thereof among the co-sharers.

(4) Wherever a holding is put up for sale under sub-section (3), a co-sharer shall have the first option to purchase the holding at the highest bid; if there are two or more co-sharers claiming the first option, that co-sharer who offers the highest consideration shall be preferred.



(1) Any transfer, partition or lease of land made in contravention of the provisions of this Chapter shall be void.

(2) No document of transfer, partition or lease of land shall be registered unless declarations in writing are made, in such form and manner as may be prescribed, by the parties thereto before the competent registering authority under the Indian Registration Act,
1908, (16 of 1908.) regarding lands held by each prior to the transaction and the land which each shall come to hold thereafter.

(3) No registering authority shall register under the Indian
Registration Act, 1908, (16 of 1908.) any document of transfer, partition or lease of land if, from the declarations made under sub-
section (2), it appears that the transaction has been effected in contravention of the provisions of this Chapter.



The parties to any transfer, partition or lease made or entered into in contravention of any of the provisions of this Chapter shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one hundred rupees.



(1) The Administrator may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules to carry out the purposes of this Part.

(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

(a) The form in which, and the period within which, a return under section 165 may be submitted;

(b) The agency through which information may be collected under section 166;

(c) The manner of holding enquiries under this Part; id) the matters which may be determined under sub-section (1) of section 167 and the manner of determination of excess lands under this Part;

(d) The matters which may be determined under sub-section (1)
of section 167 and the manner of determination of excess lands under this Part;

(e) The form in which a list under sub-section (3) of section
AT or sub-section (3) of section 170 may be prepared and the manner of publication of such list;

(f) The period within which an application for restoration of excess land may be made under the proviso to sub-section (4) of section 169;

(g) The manner of apportionment of compensation between the raiyat and the under-raiyat under sub-section (2) of section 171;

(h) The manner of assessment of the market value of any structure or. building or trees under sub-section (3) of section 171;

(i) The manner of recovery of the compensation payable by the under-raiyat under sub-section (5) of section 171;

(j) The manner of determining under sub-section (6) of section 171 the market value of any excess land in respect of which a mortgagee, in Possession acquires the rights of the mortgagor;

(k) The manner of determination of the net annual Income of any excess land for the purpose of payment of compensation under section 171;

(l) The manner of, payment of compensation, including the number of instalments in which the compensation may be paid or recovered and the period within which bonds may be redeemed;

(m) The manner of demarcation of any excess land under section 175;

(n) The matters which may be determined by the Administrator in granting an exemption under section 178 including the form in which applications and intimations may be made or given, under section 178;

(o) The form of declarations under section 182;

(p) Any other matter which has to be, or may be, prescribed.
Last updated on April, 2016

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