West Bengal Land Conversion

West Bengal Land Conversion

West Bengal Land Conversion

Land Conversion Certificate is a legal endorsment for converting an agricultural land into a non-agricultural one. Agricultural lands in the State of West Bengal could be converted for commercial, residential and industrial purposes by obtaining prior permission from the State’s Land & Land Reform Department. In this article, we look at the procedure for West Bengal Land Conversion.

Know about West Bengal Land Mutation

West Bengal Land Reforms Act, 1955

A change in land use is regulated by Section 4A, 4B, 4C and Section 4D of the West Bengal Land Reforms Act, 1955. As per the provisions of the Act, the following conditions are mandated for the conversion of agricultural land:

  • The establishment/ development of the land shouldn’t be pursued until availing the legal permission from the concerned authority.
  • The work should be pursued in accordance with the plan which is agreed with the concerned authority.
  • The work shouldn’t be pursued without obtaining permission in accordance with the laws stipulated for the purpose.
  • Further information should be furnished whenever the appropriate department demands the same.
  • The respective plant should be inspected by an authorised official.

Documents Required

The following documents must be furnished while applying for land conversion in the State of West Bengal:

  • Mutation Certificate.
  • Application in Form 1A.
  • Copy of current R-o-R (in the form of a Khatian or Parcha).
  • Copy of current Rent Receipt.
  • Sketch map showing the approach road.
  • Plot Information with or without a map.
  • Copy of NOC of Pollution Control Board.
  • Copy of Detailed Project Report (DPR).
  • Certificate for setting up of Industries by Industries Centre / DoI / Department of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
  • Any other documents as required by the Collector.

Fee Structure

The application charge for any land conversion petition shall be Rs. 10, irrespective of the quantum and Category of land. The applicant charges for completing the West Bengal Land conversion process is provided in the table.

The conversion fee of land in the Rural Areas (per decimal of land)

Current land useConversion to activities allied to agricultureConversion to Homestead (for personal use)Conversion for Group housing, the housing complex by cooperatives or property developersConversion to Industrial and commercial use and activities
Bastu, Patit, Danga and any other land that are not currently in agricultural or other productive useRs. 10/-Rs.15/-Rs.20/-Rs.30/-
Agricultural landRs.15/-Rs.20/-Rs.30/-Rs.50/-
Ponds or any water body (if allowed for conversion)Rs.30/-Rs.40/-Rs.60/-Rs.100/-
Industrial and commercial land unused or underusedRs.50/-Rs.75/-Rs.150/-Not applicable

The conversion fee of land in the Municipal Area (per decimal of land)

Current Land UseConversion to Industrial and commercial use and activities
Bastu, Patit, Danga and any other land that are not currently in agricultural or other productive useRs. 45/-
Agricultural landRs. 75/-
Ponds or any water body (if allowed for conversion)Rs. 150/-

The conversion fee of land in KMDA Area (per decimal of land)

Current Land UseConversion to Industrial and commercial use and activities
Bastu, Patit, Danga and any other land that are not currently in agricultural or other productive useRs. 60/-
Agricultural landRs. 100/-
Ponds or any water body (if allowed for conversion)Rs. 200/-

Note: The entire amount collected as user charge in mutation cases in the prescribed rate mentioned above will be deposited to the state Government under Head of Account through challan. Subsequently, the Finance Department will release a share for the society on a quarterly basis.

Concerned Authority

The applicants can approach the Office of the concerned Block Land and Land Reforms Officer at the Panchayat Samiti level or in the Office of District Magistrate of the relevant block or district.

Online Land Conversion Procedure – West Bengal

The applicants will have to follow the below given steps to apply for the land conversion online.

Access the LLRD Portal

Step 1: To start with, the applicant must visit the West Bengal Land & Land Reform Department and the Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department.

Step 1 - West Bengal Land Conversion
Step 1 – West Bengal Land Conversion

Step 2: Use the link Banglarbhumi, which directs the user to the home page of the Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department.

Land Conversion Application

Step 3: Now, the applicant may click on the “Land Conversion Application” option under the online application tab that is visible on the menu bar.

Step 4: On clicking on the Conversion Application option, the following form will be displayed.

Step 4 - West Bengal Land Conversion
Step 4 – West Bengal Land Conversion

Fill in the Right Credentials

Step 5: Here, the applicant needs to fill out all the mandatory details in the conversion application form, which includes:

  • The District, Block and Mouza (Village)
  • The application number and date
  • The particulars of the applicant
  • Plot details

Step 6: In the plot details section,  the user may click on the Plus(+) button to open the “Add Record” box. In the Add record section, he/she must fill out the plot information Khaitan number, plot number, existing classification and area of the plot.

Step 6 - West Bengal Land Conversion
Step 6 – West Bengal Land Conversion

Upload Required Documents

Step 7: After entering the details, the user needs to click in the “List of Enclosures” tab to upload all the requested documents as listed in the conversion form.

Step 7 - West Bengal Land Conversion
Step 7 – West Bengal Land Conversion

Step 8: The captcha characters must be entered.

Step 9: Once all the documents are uploaded, the “Submit” button may be clicked.

Make Payment

Step 10: Once the registration is done, pay the fee from the “Online Application” menu and click on the “Fees Payment” option. Then fill up the Request Type, Application number and click on ‘Next’ for the payment options.

Step 10 - West Bengal Land Conversion
Step 10 – West Bengal Land Conversion
  • If the fee is paid through ‘online mode’ (Netbanking and Debit Card option of GRIPS), the land conversion number will be registered immediately.
  • If the fee is paid through ‘counter payment’ option of GRIPS, the user may verify the payment and Register the case through Application- GRN Search from the “Online Application option.”

Acknowledgement Receipt

Step 11: An Acknowledgement slip will be displayed, which can also be saved or printed for future references.

Step 12: The concerned authority will process the application of the land conversion and grants approval after the concerned authority verifies it.

Land Conversion Application Procedure – Offline Method

The following procedure will help the applicant to make an offline application for land conversion.

Visit the LLRD of the State

 Step 1: The applicant can visit the nearest responsible block or Land & Land Reform department Office to complete the registration process of land conversion.

Get Application Form

Step 2: The application form can be obtained from the concerned officer and filled in with the prescribed format.

Note: You can also download the application form for the land conversion from the official website of Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department, Government of West Bengal. The conversion application form is reproduced below for your reference.

West Bengal Land Conversion

Fill in the Right Credentials

Step 3: The applicant may fill the application form with the appropriate details without any mistakes.

Attach Required Documents

Step 4: After applying, the applicant needs to attach the specified documents along with the application form.

Make Payment

Step 5: Now, the applicant needs to make the prescribed fees to complete the submission process. (Fees mentioned above is per decimal of land).

Step 6: After the payment, the applicant would receive the transaction number in his/her registered mobile number, which effectively confirms the registration. The receipt can be obtained upon the submission of the land conversion. The certified copy of mutation order can be obtained within 30 days from the date of application.

Download Conversion Document

The conversion document can be downloaded by visiting the official web portal, which for this purpose is ‘banglarbhumi.’ Upon visiting the website, the user needs to click on the “Application receipt/reprint” option under the “Service Delivery” tab on the home page. He/she would then be prompted for the “Request Type” and the unique application number. Clicking on the ‘Next’ button would help the user to successfully download/print the conversion document.

Download Land Conversion Certificate
Download Land Conversion Certificate

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