Commissionerate of Land Administration
Government of Tamil Nadu
The Poramboke lands / buildings / lands with buildings at the disposal of the Government are
granted on lease basis temporarily for non-agricultural purpose in favor of individuals,
private bodies under the provision of R.S.O.24-A, subject to certain conditions for
a minimum period of 3 years at a time and maximum period of 30 years.
As per the prevailing orders in force, the annual lease rent is fixed at 7% (inclusive of LC & LCS) of
market value of the lands for non-commercial purposes and at 14% (inclusive of LC & LCS) for commercial purposes.
The market value or Guide Line Value, whichever is higher shall be taken into consideration for fixation of lease rent.
In respect of long term lease, the annual lease rent is revisable once in three years, based on
the prevailing market value of the land by the District Administration.
The Master Lease Register is being maintained at the Taluk and the District level to make entry of each lease cases.
This Register is updated every Fasli by the Jamabandhi Officer after the Jamabandhi accounts are settled.
The leased out lands are inspected by the Tahsildar/ Revenue Divisional Officer/ District Revenue Officer/ District Collector
periodically to ensure whether the lease conditions are being maintained.
In order to speed up the process and to take early decision on fresh lease / Renewal of lease cases,
the Government have constituted a State Level Committee.
The lease proposals placed before the committee shall be examined and issues orders
on lease cases, where the unobjectionable lands are involved. In respect of objectionable lands,
the recommendation of the committee shall be forwarded to Government for issuing final orders.
Government Poramboke lands (Salt Pan) located in the coastal area are leased out for the purpose of
production of salt under the provisions of RSO 24-A. An extent of about 27,777 Acres of salt pan lands
available in Tamil Nadu coastal areas have been leased out to individuals/ companies for the production of
salt and its allied products. To encourage the salt industry and taking into consideration of the welfare of
the small salt producers in the State, the lease rent and royalty for salt land lease have been fixed at the
reasonable rate compared to other States.
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