ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BIHAR-Platitudes on Flood Control

exactly implies. The ceiling laws lay down the ceiling on ownership of land and the procedures for the determination of the surplus land, its acquisition by the state and its distribution among the landless and the poor peasantry. In spite of the lowering of the ceiling under the present ceiling laws, landowners have so far declared as surplus hardly six lakh acres. The question is whether the deadline of June 30 for the implementation of ceiling laws will be considered to have been met if just these six lakh "surplus" acres are acquired and redistributed or does the scope of the commitment extend to the acquisition and distribution of all the surplus land that can become available once fictitious and benami transfers and other devices to evade ceiling are finally thwarted.

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