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

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How can a project developer lease forest land in Nepal?

For the acquisition of forest land, the project developer will need an approved Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report. For IBN projects, the developer requests the Ministry of Forest and Environment through IBN to lease the forest land as per the approved EIA report and/or Detailed Project Report (DPR).

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How does a project developer acquire private land in Nepal?

Any project developer can acquire private land in Nepal in two ways: The project developer can himself/herself acquire land based on a willing buyer willing seller approach The project developer can request the Government of Nepal for the acquisition of private land, where all the acquisition costs are borne by the developer.

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