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Vacant land, is land which is not being used mainly for the purposes of agriculture in an urban agglomeration, Parshottamdas Ramdas Patel v. Municipal Corporation Ahmedabad, (1981) 22 Guj LR 137 (DB). Vacant land, is land which is not being used mainly for the purposes of agriculture, which includes horticulture and the land on which no construction can be made under the Building Regulations of the Calcutta Corporation is not and cannot be vacant land, Gautam Roy v. State, AIR 1993 Cal 266: (1993) 1 Cal LJ 405: (1993) 97 Cal WN 302. Means land as such, not being land mainly used for the purpose of agriculture, but situated in an urban agglomeration, Meera Gupta v. State of West Bengal, (1992) 1 Civ LJ 203 (SC). Means land, not being land mainly used for the purpose of agriculture, within the local limits of Kolkata and Howrah Municipalities under the jurisdiction of Kolkata. [Metropolitan Develop-ment Authority Kolkata Land Revenue, Act, 2003, s. 2(n)] The expression 'vacant land' is defined in s. 2(q) as meaning land, not being land mainly used for the purpose of agriculture, in an urban agglomeration, but does not include certain categories thereof, Union of India v. Valluri Basavaiah Chowdhary, AIR 1979 SC 1415: (1979) 3 SCC 324: (1979) 3 SCR 802. Vacant land includes, in particulars, all lands specified in the Schedule to the Act. Each part of the definition of 'vacant land' in s. 2(f) of the Act is violative of the provisions of Articles 14 and 19(1) (f) of the Constitution, State of Maharashtra v. Kamal Sukumar Durgule, AIR 1985 SC 119: (1985) 1 SCC 234: (1985) 2 SCR 129. [Maharashtra Vacant Lands (Prohibition of Unauthorized Occupation and Summary Eviction Act (66 of 1975), s. 2(f)]

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