Land Reforms Bill 2023: No person can own more than 60 bighas of agricultural land

Land Reforms Bill 2023: No person can own more than 60 bighas of agricultural land

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Earlier on Tuesday, Parliament passed the Land Crime Prevention and Treatment Bill 2023 unanimously by voice vote.

In the press conference, journalists asked questions on the proposed Land Reform Bill 2023.

A Land Ministry official said that at one time landlords owned most of the land. In 1950, a law was enacted that prohibited anyone from owning more than 375 bighas of land.

After Bangladesh became independent, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman reduced the amount of land ownership to 100 bighas.

In 1984, military ruler Hussain Muhammad Ershad set the land ownership limit at 60 bighas, but the provisions of the ordinance have not yet been implemented. Now the government has moved towards implementing it.

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