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In spiti, there are 13 panchayats and according to their local custom oldest male child of the family inherited the property, So The state government making policy where the youngest sibling of the family can get the land.

The district administration made a proposal and sent it to the Additional Chief Secretary for making comprehensive recommendations as how the policy can form,The issues came to notice by Chief Minister Virbhadra while his visit to Spiti area in May 2014.

A Huge number of people living in miserable condition because they had not received any land at all, According to the local custom, the whole land and wealth are acquired by the oldest son (Bara Ghar) and whereas the younger sons (Chotta Ghar) are free to follow the monastery as a monk. After forming the policy, it will be implemented immediately after the cabinet approval. Then policy will decide how much land will provide to each person in the family and who will not get any share in the ancestral property.

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh had announced some time back that the state government would provide help to these people who are facing the problems. As per his statement, a survey will be done to find out the suitable persons once the current law of only the eldest son (Bara Ghar) is receiving the entire property. This policy will be applied so that all younger siblings (Chota Ghar) can get an equal part of the property as per the Hindu Succession Act.

In the earlier days, younger siblings male and female used to join the monastery as monks and nuns but now their number is decreasing. So without having any land, it becomes difficult to them.

They added that this is a customary law, obeyed voluntarily by the people with the purpose of developing the Buddhist religion and at the same time ensuring that there is no fragmentation of land.