Bhoodan Board


The Bhoodan Yagna Movement was started by Sri Acharya Vinoba Bhave. Sri Acharya Vinoba Bhave undertook Pada Yatra to several districts of Tamil Nadu between 13.03.1956 and 18.04.1957 and received lands as donation to the Bhoodan Yagna movement.

To regulate such lands received as donation, to transfer the title of the lands to the name of the Bhoodan Board and to distribute the lands to the landless poor, Tamilnadu Bhoodan Yagna Act, 1958 was enacted and rules framed thereunder.

In G.O (Ms.) No. 144, Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department dated 11.10.2006 the Bhoodan subject has been transferred under the control of Land Reforms Department.

In G.O. (Ms) No. 493, Revenue [LR-I(1)] Department, dated 23.12.2009, Tamil Nadu Bhoodan Board has been reconstituted under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble Minister for Khadhi with 14 other official and non-official members 

                              PROGRESS &
(as on 31.03.2021)

1.  Extent obtained as donation          :  28049.00      acres

2.  Extent distributed to beneficiaries  : 20522.00     acres

3.  Out of balance extent, extent         :      7527.00     acres
     covered under litigation,
     registration, confirmation, etc., 

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