In a endeavor to encourage farming in the state, Goa government has introduced The Goa Agriculture Tenancy (Amendment) Bill, 2014.
As per the bill, any person entering into an agreement with a landlord shall not be entitled to claim any benefits under the Goa Agriculture Tenancy Act.
The government intends to insert new Section 4A and Sub-Section 1 below Section 4 of the Goa, Daman and Diu Agriculture Tenancy Act, 1964, which states, “Notwithstanding anything contained in any other provisions of this Act, any person may, by an agreement entered into in writing, with the landlord or an owner of the land, and duly registered with the sub-registrar of the taluka within whose jurisdiction such land is situated, cultivate, or undertake and carry out any agricultural operations upon such land.”
“A person referred to in Sub-Section 1 shall not be entitled to claim any benefits which a tenant is entitled to under this Act,” the bill clarifies.
It also states that the directorate of agriculture should be intimated about the details of the land and the agricultural operations proposed to be carried out by the person.