How much land can a project acquire in Nepal?

A project can acquire land as stated in the approved EIA and/or DPR.  However, the maximum limit a person (including company) can hold land is defined by The Lands Act 2021. For anything above the ceiling limit, the company needs to request the Ministry of Land Management, Co-operatives and Poverty Alleviation for approval before acquiring land for the project.  The current ceiling limits are:

  • All Terai (Plain) Regions (including Inner Terai): 68,820 Square Meter
  • Kathmandu Valley: 12,718.50 Square Meter
  • All Hilly Regions Except Kathmandu Valley: 35,611.80 Square Meter