This is a judgment of Supreme Court of India to check grabbing of village common land including ponds and water bodies (called in different names) by unscrupulous persons, political clout, powerful vested interests, corrupt state authorities, etc by fraudulent practices and ensure their protection and safeguard.
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Library ResourceJurisprudenceJanuary, 2011India
Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 1962Asia, Southern Asia, India
The Orissa Government Land Settlement Act 1962 provides for practice or usage having the force of law, Government shall not be deemed to be debarred from exercising all or any of the following powers in respect of Government lands, namely: (a) to reserve such portion of the lands as they deem proper for the purpose of being used as house-sites or for any communal or industrial purpose or for any other purpose whatsoever (b) to charge premium for settlement of any such land (c) to charge rent for the lands so settled; (d) to charge fees on applications for settlement of lands and such other