Andhra Pradesh Crop Cultivator Rights Rules, 2019

Sep 24, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

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The State Government of Andhra Pradesh on September 23, 2019, has published the Andhra Pradesh Crop Cultivator Rights Rules, 2019. These Rules will be applicable to the Cultivators who are Scheduled Tribes, notified within the Scheduled areas of the State of Andhra Pradesh.

These Rules includes:

Ø  Execution of Agreement: It is an agreement executed between the Landowner and the Cultivator for a period of eleven months in the Form-I (Page 5).

Ø  Register of Crop Cultivator Rights Cards: On and from the date of commencement of the Act, a register containing the details of all the agreements executed in the form of Crop Cultivator Rights Cards received shall be maintained by the respective functional authority in Village Secretariat in Form-II (Page 7) for every crop year.

Ø  Benefits extended to the Cultivator: The Cultivator shall be entitled to obtain crop loan on the land under agreement from the State or Central Government or Agricultural Co-operative society or Scheduled bank or any Financial Institution owned controlled or managed by the State or Central Government. They are also entitled to obtain crop insurance, input subsidy, crop damages or any other benefits or facilities provided to the farmers by the Government.

Ø  All benefits provided to the cultivator shall be recorded in a register in Form-III (Page 7) to be maintained in the concerned village Secretariat.

Ø  Appeals:

1.   Aggrieved by the decision of the village Secretariat: Appeal to the Tahsildar of the concerned Mandal in Form IV (A) (Page 9) or (B) (Page 10) as applicable and the Tahsildar will dispose of the appeal within seven days.

2.     Aggrieved by the decision of the Tahsildar: Further Appeal before the Sub Collector or Revenue Divisional Officer of the concerned Revenue Division within a period of seven days from the date of receipt of the order and same shall be dispose of within seven days.

3.    Aggrieved by the decision of the Sub-Collector or RDO: Revision before the Joint Collector within a period of 30 days from the date of receipt of order and the same shall be disposed of within seven days.

They shall extend to the whole of the State of Andhra Pradesh and it will come into force on the date of their publication in the Andhra Pradesh State gazette (September 23, 2019).



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