Revenue Department

Department of Revenue and Disaster Management

GOVERNMENT OF ASSAM

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ABOUT US

The State Government came forward with a number of land reforms measures to give benefit to the tillers of the soil liberating them from the undesirable exploitation of the Zamindars and other intermediaries and to bring the farmers under direct relationship with the Government. The principal objectives of the Revenue Department are land and land revenue administration in all their facets:

  • Formulation of Government land settlement policy.
  • Administration of Land Reforms.
  • Maintenance of Land Records.
  • Land Requisition and Acquisition.
  • Administration of Land and Land Revenue and Local Rate.
  • Administration of Assam Survey organization.
  • Organization of Relief Operations on account of Natural Calamities.

The State Government came forward with a number of land reforms measures to give benefit to the tillers of the soil liberating them from the undesirable exploitation of the Zamindars and other intermediaries and to bring the farmers under direct relationship with the Government. The important land reforms measures enacted after the Independence and administered by the Revenue Department include the following:-

  • The Assam Assessment of Revenue Free Wasteland Grant Act, 1948.
  • The Assam State Acquisition of Zamindaries Act, 1951.
  • The Assam Fixation of Ceiling on Land Holding Act, 1956.
  • The State Acquisition of Land Belonging to Religious and Charitable Institutions of Public Nature Act, 1959.
  • The Assam Consolidation of Holding Act, 1960 (now kept in abeyance)
  • The Assam Gramdan Act, 1961.
  • The Assam Bhoodan Act, 1965.
  • The Assam (Temporary Settled Areas) Tenancy Act, 1971.
  • Assam Urban Areas Rent Control Act, 1972.
  • The Assam Land Holding (Adoption of Relationship under the Assam Land and Revenue Regulation, 1886 in the Acquired Permanently Settled Estates) Act, 1974.
  • The Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976 –a Central Act.
  • The Assam Alienation of Land (Regulation) Act, 1980.