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MEANING OF LAND:
Land includes benefits that arise out of land and all things attached to the earth.
The term "land" not only means the surface of the ground but also everything on or over or under it. Land in its ordinary normal conditions means entire land. It includes upper soil, sub-soil whether beit clay sand or gravel60.
The definition of land is wide enough to take within its fold buildings also, as building ia a thing permanently attached to the earth. The expression ?permanently? has been held to be used as an antithesis to temporarily61.
(Immovable property is defined under Bombay General Clauses Act,1897)

Land Records- For the purposes of Maharashtra Land Revenue Code 196662, "Land Records" means records maintained under the provisions of or for the purposes of the (this)code . It includes a copy of maps and plans or a final town planning scheme, improvement scheme or a scheme of consolidation of holdings63.
This is the primordial provision pertaining to land records though derivative, this has a large persuasive value on presumption on title to land.

Land Related applicable Laws are as:
1. Maharashtra Land Revenue Code 1966
2. Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act, 1966
3. Bombay Tenancy and Agricultural Lands Act, 1948 and Its Rules
4. The Bombay Preventation of Fragmentation and Consolidation of Holding Act, 1947
5. The Maharashtra Agricultural Lands (Ceiling On Holdings) Act, 1961
6. The Bombay Village Panchayat Act, 1958
7. The Bombay Provincial Municipal Corporations Act, 1949
8. Maharashtra Restoration of Lands to Schedule Tribes Act 1974
9. Maharashtra Restoration of Lands to Schedule Tribes Rules 1975
10. Maharashtra Project Affected Person Rehabilation Act, 1989
11. Maharashtra Groundwater Regulation for Drinking Water Purposes Act, 1993
12. Maharashtra Groundwater (Regulation for Drinking Water Purposes Rules, 1975
13. The Mamalatdar Court Act, 1906
14. The Maharashtra Co-Op Society Act, 1960
15. The Land Acquisition Act, 1894
16. Transfer of Property Act, 1882
17. The Bombay Highway Act, 1955
18. The National Highway Act, 1956
19. Hindu Succession Act, 1956
20. Registration Act, 1908
21. Indian Forest Act 1927
22. The Environment Protection Act 1986
23. Maharashtra Gunthewari Developments (Regularisation, Upgradation and Control) Act 2001