Land Tenures

Some land within the notified Cantonments has historically remained in occupation of private persons. Such land was earlier allowed by the Government to be occupied on licence basis on tenures which subsequently came to be known as Old Grants. These provide for resumption of the sites on payment of compensation for the authorised structures erected thereon. Subsequently, leases were granted under the Cantonment Codes of 1899 and 1912 as well as the Cantonment Land Administration Rules of 1925 and 1937. These lands are placed under the management of Cantonment Boards and Defence Estates Officers.