What is conversion?

As per Karnataka Land Reforms Act, if any agricultural land has to be used for other purpose, it needs permission from Government of Karnataka. The Government permits such change of use on payment of prescribed fees for some specific purpose, like residential, commercial, and industrial. The special deputy commissioners are authorised officials to permit the conversion. The fee has to be remitted towards the government. The conversion is subject to various conditions such as provision for roads etc. The land has to be utilised for the converted purpose only and within the stipulated time.