Andhra Pradesh Agricultural Land (Conversion for Non-agriculture Purposes) Act, 2006 popularly known as NALA Act is yet to get the approval from the state Governor ESL Narasimhan. (“NALA Act 2006 Amendment needs approval by AP governor”)
Seems to be Governor is playing tough towards the government’s request for amending the NALA Act, 2006 or the Land Conversion Act.
Owing to the increased land demand with the sudden change in reality sector in the state, Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has brought some changes in the NALA Act for the conversion of agricultural lands.
The made changes have been passed by the government as amendment bill to Raj Bhavan for Governor’s nod six months ago which was sent back seeking some clarifications. Even after clarification was made Governor has turned down the bill stating some technical grounds for rejection.
The revenue officials informed Chandrababu about the situation. The CM is likely to pursue the issue personally with Governor after Sankranthi festival.
As per the rules laid down in the NALA Act 2006, agricultural land can be converted for commercial, industrial and residential purposes only by taking prior permission from the competent authorities.
In addition 10% of the value of the land will have to be paid towards one-time NALA tax before converting the land. An application for converting the land will have t be submitted to revenue department, from where a certificate will be issued within 60 days.