WASTELANDS & BHOODAN LANDS
Distribution of Government’ Wastelands has been one of the key strategies of land reforms in the Country. It has been the accepted policy of the Central Government that wastelands at the disposal of the State Governments should be distributed amongst eligible rural poor. The criteria governing the distribution of ceiling surplus land should also apply to the distribution of wasteland. So far, an area of 147.47 lakh acres of Government Wastelands has been distributed amongst landless rural poor. Out of a total area of 39.16 lakh acres of Bhoodan land, 21.75 lakh acres have been distributed.