Registered Holder, Relinquishment, Cultivating Tenant
An Act to make provision for the relinquishment of lands in the State of Kerala
 in favour of Government. Preamble .- WHEREAS it is necessary to make provision for the relinquishment of lands in the State of Kerala [*] in favour of Government;
BE it enacted in the Ninth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
- Short title, extent and commencement .- (1) This Act may be called the Kerala land Relinquishment Act,
(2) It extends to the whole of the State of Kerala.
(3) It shall come into force at once.
- Definitions .- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) “registered holder” in relation to any land means a person whose name is registered in the revenue records
as the proprietor of the land;
 [“(b) “relinquishment” means, in the case of any land in the possession of registered holder the
unconditional surrender by the registered holder of all his rights over the land, and, in the case of any land in
the possession of a cultivating tenant, the unconditional surrender jointly by the registered holder, the
cultivating tenant and the intermediaries, if any, of all their rights over the land;];
(c) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act.-
[“(d) the expressions “cultivating tenant” and “intermediary” shall have the meanings respectively
assigned to them in  [the Kerala Land Reforms Act 1963 (Act 1 of 1964).”]
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