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    Which State is best to buy land for agriculture purpose?

    Planning to buy land for agricultural purposes in India? Check out the opinions of others in the responses at this Ask Expert page to help you take a decision.

    I wish to purchase some land. I want to know that which State in India is best to buy land for agriculture purpose with reasons why it would be ideal to buy it there.
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  • I am not a specialist of the subject matter and therefore posting my response based on the general knowledge and common sense only.

    It primarily depends on the scale of the project i.e. how much amount is to be invested i.e. how much will be acreage of the agricultural land to be purchased. In case it is a small scale operation, then it is better to not to go too far in other states or regions. Buying a piece of land at our own native place may serve the purpose as in such a way the risk of other people to forcibly occupying the land by snatching it illegally will be minimal.

    However, in case of wealthy people having hundreds of crores of white money to invest for the purpose of buying agricultural land, the scenario will e different. They may think to buy such land in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and such other states where productivity is higher.

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  • The first thing to do is that you have to decide the crops you want to grow in the land that you are going to buy. For wheat, you can buy agricultural land in UP, Punjab and Haryana. Focus on buying land in Maharshtra if you have decided to grow onions. For pulses, buy land in UP. In brief, deciding the crops will be a great help in buying land for agricultural purposes.

  • If you want to buy land for agriculture purpose you can purchase in many states. If you love growing cane sugar or paddy please purchase in Andhra Pradesh or Orissa or Maharastra. The lands will be fertile and the production will be good.
    If you are interested in only Paddy you can go to Telangana also. The rates will be comparatively less and yields will also be less.
    If you want to go for wheat production you can purchase in Punjab, UP. Uttaranchal or Haryana.
    In between the crops of paddy in Andhra Pradesh, you can go for pulses also.
    If you want to have Mango Garden or Coconut you can try at Konaseema of East Godavari Dt of Andhra Pradesh.
    If you want sericulture you can buy land near Pithapuram in East Godavari Dt. of Andhra Pradesh.

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  • Which type of crops are you want to grow in the field? I am suggesting you some of the states:
    1. Punjab is the best state for agriculture purposes. Its land is fertile and irrigated by the river of North India.
    2. Madhya Pradesh is also a good option. Opium and cotton are grown here due to the black soil found in Madhya Pradesh. You can purchase the land here at the cheaper rate than that of other states.
    3. Chhattisgarh is also a good option. The land is fertile here and available at reasonable prices.
    4. If you want to grow rice in your field West Bengal is the best option to purchase the agriculture land.
    You have not provided your complete detail. Where you live at present. It would certainly help members to guide you on the basis of your current location. It is inconvenient for a person to visit from a place of North India to the last point of South India.

    Honesty is the best policy.

  • It all depends on which crops you want to grow and that would decide the right agriculture land which may have good yield. Suppose if you want to cultivate paddy, then you may consider, AP, Tamil Nadu. If you want to cultivate flowers and aroma giving plants then go for Karnataka. If you want pulses and Sugar cane to be cultivated, go for North Telangana and If you want to have Chillies especially the red chillies, then Guntur in AP is the best place to buy and sell. And for cotton purpose black soil is good and for that Maharastra is the right place and for spices and nuts, go for Kerala.

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  • First, have the basic idea of what you expect from the agricultural land that you intend to buy. The returns you anticipate and the crops, the time horizon for realizing your dreams. Is it just a means of investment, additional income or is it going to be the sole source of income?

    For rice and ragi(finger millet) South India states of TamilNadu, Andhra and parts of Karnataka are good. For spices and coffee crops, Chikmagalur, Sakleshpura is good, for arecanut farming the best states are Karnataka and Kerala. For fruits crops like Mango, UP and AP account for 25% of India's production, Karnataka and Kerala follow. Bananas need deep rich loamy soil with good drainage, TamilNadu, Gujarat, Maharastra are among the top 10 states in India.

    There are many agricultural land consultants available in India who would give your professional advice as to why and how and where to buy.(agro corp global- consultants for organic farming) (Hosachiguru - agricultural asset management company). I mention this because, you need to know about the soil base, the water table and the levels for the near future, the planned developments that are coming up, the proximity to irrigation canals, government or forest lands and lastly the people to facilitate the numerous steps in buying and registering the land.

    You need to check the legislation of each state. For instance, in Karnataka, you need have an agricultural background and need a 'Pani' and if your annual income is more than 25 lakhs and you are nonagricultural (by family profession), you cannot buy agricultural land. So, you need to be very careful. Also, you need to be cautious about buying large tracts of land in interior places because these would have many families and their members who have a stake in it, some would be illegally held or held in benami names and land mafia will be in the fringes. So before purchasing please research, seek a good reputed lawyer who can verify the mother deed etc.

    Some experts suggest advertising our intention of buying a particular land in the local/regional papers soliciting any potential disputes from connected heirs or stakeholders.

  • Tamil Nadu is one of the good places to buy agricultural land. Normally, the lands very near to the roads are quite costly, with rates going up to Rs. ten lakhs per acre. However, if you go a little interior, you can always find lands that are much cheaper, at around Rs.5 lakh per acre.

    Now, the location, and the most important point of what you want to cultivate. Please do note, only certain parts of Tamil Nadu, are well irrigated, and rain fed. That is, there is some facility for ground water recharge, and there is a huge amount of organic farming already in place.

    One such place is an area called Perumbakkam, which is not very far away from Chennai, but also superbly connected by buses. This place is near a place called Araakkonam, which is a major junction on the Chennai to Bangalore route, some seventy kilometers from Chennai Central, and served by EMU and express trains. From here, this place called Perumbakkam is just around fifteen kilometers. You can also approach this place from the well developed town called Sriperambadur, which is on the Chennai to Bangalore Highway..

    Please do note that the water is good, and the strength of the sand is also very good in this place. However, please do note that growing vegetables and selling them to the local markets in bulk, is the best possible way to make money. Rice cultivation is fine, but you need to develop local contacts.

    In this place, in the interior areas, land is available at around five hundred thousand rupees per acre. This is a good deal, as you can easily stay in a neighboring village, or build a small house (a one room and a kitchen, with a toilet) to stay, whenever you visit the place to do the farming. It is essential to have a good caretaker too.

    It is possible that you stay in Chennai, and find the laborers from the local area to support you. If you have someone in the family who can stay on in the beautiful environment, that would be fine.

    Alternatively, areas near a place called Tenkasi, which is a very well developed town, deep South, and well connected to Kerala, is superb for agricultural land. However, this lovely place is not only rain fed, but is hugely agricultural. Hence, land is quite costly here. However, even at twenty hundred thousand per acre, you grow a huge number of coconut trees and develop a beautiful garden too. There are so many who invest in such places, for the sheer pleasure of staying in such beautiful environs.

    Much would depend on what you want to cultivate. These are two superb places in Tamil Nadu.

  • I would suggest West Bengal as the ideal to buy agricultural land, as the soil is very fertile and you can have large number of options for farming, be it rice, vegetables, flowers or fruits.
    Farming would be very easy in west Bengal, as water is in plenty.
    Though there is some political turmoil going on there, buying a land for agricultural purpose won't be a problem. You would get the land in cheaper rates as well.
    Make sure to know te rules and regulations of the state to buy an agricultural land, as property rules differ from one state to another.

  • Well, I am not a specialist but since Punjab is the 'Land of Agriculture', it would be advisable to buy agricultural land in Punjab. The soil of Punjab is good for agricultural purposes and there are large chunks of land lying useless in Punjab. Land in villages is cheaper here and state policies are favourable for farmers. MSP is high and major exports are done from Punjab. Wheat is the major crop grown in Punjab.
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