Cabinet approves amendment to give occupancy rights to Lakshadweep’s ST population

Published: February 28, 2020

The Union cabinet recently approved the amendment of the ‘Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands Land Revenue and Tenancy Regulation, 1965’.

The amendment was made to confer occupancy rights to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) population in the union territory of Lakshadweep. The UT is said to have a large population of tribal people, who do not have occupancy rights.

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