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Assignee meaning in Kerala Land laws

Who is an “Assignee” under Kerala Land Laws?

An assignee is a person to whom government land is assigned by the government. Initially, most of the lands in the state were government lands. After the introduction of Kerala Land Assignment Act government started to assign lands to landholders who were mostly holding the lands as tenants under different tenures existed during the time. An assignee includes his/her legal heirs or successors in interest.