Land reforms legislation in Goa: A commentary on controversial sunset clause proposed under the agricultural tenancy amendment act, 2014
Vijay M Gawas
The present paper makes a modest an analyses the development and practice the Goa, Daman and Diu Agricultural Tenancy Act, 1964 which was enacted to protect the rights of tenants. It was intended to regulate the period of tenure, to fix the reasonable rent, to give the tenant the right to Compensation in case of eviction and also restricted the right of the landlord to evict the tenant. This Act provided for the creation of protected rights of tenants.
According to this act, the interest of the tenants to be conferred ownership rights are protected and had to pay reasonable price for the land. It also act provides heritable rights to the tenants with depending upon the extent of land owned by the tenants and landowners. The implementation of tenancy legislation is a function of the degree of consciousness among the peasantry.
The present paper makes efforts to bring the outlined the historical background of land system in Goa. At present, the state made an amendment of Goa, Daman and Diu Agricultural Tenancy Act, 2014 which has several loopholes and major disadvantage of tenants in Goa. For the said purpose, secondary data comprising of books, articles, journal, newspaper etc. have been scrutinized.
Vijay M Gawas. Land reforms legislation in Goa: A commentary on controversial sunset clause proposed under the agricultural tenancy amendment act, 2014. International Journal of Law, Volume 3, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 07-12