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In your February 2003 issue, under the article Purchase of Agricultural lands, it is mentioned that persons/families with an annual non-agricultural income of rupees two lakhs and above are not eligible to purchase agricultural lands. What is the basis of determining the non- agricultural income?

- by Rama Rao, Gowribidanur

Section 79 (A) of the Karnataka Land Reforms Act, 1961 deals with the concept of non- agricultural income. The aggregate income of all the members of the family or the joint family from the sources other than agricultural land will be the non- agricultural income of the family or joint family.

A person, family or joint family having an average income of more than rupees two lakhs from non-agricultural source during five consecutive years or assessed for income tax on yearly non-agricultural total income of more than rupees two lakhs for five consecutive years, shall be deemed to have non-agricultural income of not more than two lakh rupees per year.


These are all the legal questions answered by Advocate S.Selvakumar in various magazines, in various occasion including realestate reporter monthly.