THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state government would not bring any law to repossess paddy fields rather there are plans to bring in a legislation to conserve and protect paddy fields, as expressed by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.
The government would not support any move that led to the destruction of paddy fields, Chandy said while exploring about the report on the draft of the amendment to Kerala Land Use Bill, being circulated among the various departments by the Law Department to get their opinion.
“It is only the recommendations of the committee set up to study the need for reforms in existing laws, which has come out now. The Government has not given any approval for the same,” Chandy said.
In its efforts to conserve and protect paddy fields, the Kerala government is planning to bring in a new legislation that restricts the sale and transfer of paddy land only to farmers.
The draft of Land Bill has a provision to facilitate the reclamation of 'single crop' paddy lands, fallow lands and water bodies.