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About Land Purchase

IKPs Land Purchase programme is the Journey of poor women from laborers to farmers.

The objective of IKPs Land Purchase is to see that the poor become proud owners of productive lands. Hence the focus is on facilitating the landless poor to purchase productive irrigated lands alone. The Government in PR&RD Department has issued guidelines for IKP Land Purchase vide G.O.Ms.No.319, dated 08.09.2005.

Salient Features

  • Purchase process totally community driven

  • The VOs play a leading role in identifying the lands, negotiating rates etc.

  • Lands are registered in the names of the women only.

  • Stamp and Registration fee and Transfer duty have been exempted by the Govt. for the Lands purchased.

Type of lands purchased

  • Lands falling in the command area of the Major and Medium Irrigation Projects.

  • Lands under those Minor Irrigation sources, which have assured water supply.

  • Lands in Categories III and IV Mandals of Ground Water potentiality.

  • Fruit bearing orchards.

Coverage

4497.53 acres of land have been purchased by 5304 landless poor women with an investment of Rs.3166 Lakhs in 190 villages of 128 mandals in Andhra Pradesh. 90% of them belong to vulnerable sections like SCs and STs.

Best Practices

  • The beneficiaries are all poorest of the poor landless belonging to vulnerable sections often working as laborers on the same lands.

  • The beneficiaries are all poorest of the poor landless belonging to vulnerable sections often working as laborers on the same lands.

  • Only good quality productive lands under assured sources of surface irrigation are purchased.

  • Purchasers could derive immediate incomes.

Impact

  • The purchasers derive immediate incomes which range from Rs.8,000- Rs.20,000 per annum.

  • Along with the economic gains, their social status and dignity is getting elevated earning them societal respect as they become the proud owners of best quality lands.

  • Impact on migration, vulnerability to risks, discrimination burden etc.