August 9: The Supreme Court has directed the government to implement the land ceiling in accordance to the Land Act 2021.
A joint bench of justices Dr Anand Mohan Bhattarai and Dr Manoj Kumar Sharma issued the order on Thursday.
The land-related act prepared by the government has set aside the ceiling for holding land in the mountainous region, hills and the terai.
Advocate Madhav Kumar Basnet had filed a writ petition at the supreme court about a decade ago stating that the government was reluctant to implement the provision mentioned in the act. After ten years, the apex court upheld the writ petition and directed the government to implement the legal provision.
According to the legal provision, any individual or his/her family cannot own more than 10 bigha of land in inner Madhes and terai. Likewise, the land ceiling for Kathmandu Valley is 25 ropanis while that for the entire hill region outside the valley is 70 ropanis.