According to Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA), a non-agricultural (NA) plot outside the urban areas, without any infrastructure will be treated as an ongoing project under RERA. The Authority further stated that the conversion of a farming land for non-agricultural use will only be complete when the Tehsildar records that all conditions, as mentioned in the NA order stands fulfilled.

In its recent ruling pertinent to plotted development, the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA) clarified that the permission to convert a plot from agricultural to non-agricultural one is only the beginning of the conversion process. The procedure is completed only when the Tehsildar records that all conditions involved in the process have duly been fulfilled. Until then, the project will be considered as an ongoing project, which is required to be registered under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA).

A non-agriculture (NA) land will be considered fit for human habitation when the  infrastructure facilities and amenities, as stated in the NA order, have duly been provided, says Ajoy Mehta, Chairman, MahaRERA. Only then will the project be entitled to receive the completion certificate.

Dealing with plotted development outside urban areas, MahaRERA has directed the promoter-developer of a project not to advertise, sell or permit bookings of the non-agriculture plot in a project named Amarai in Kolad until registered under Section 3 of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act. While the developer argued that the project has been completed in 2014 and is not an ongoing project, the regulatory authority provided that it is simultaneously necessary to complete all amenities, as agreed in the NA order.