766. Schemes by Rural Development Boards for co-ordinated amalgamation and reshaping.

If it appears to a Rural Development Board that in any part of its area1 there is a need, for the benefit of the community and for the mutual advantage of those owning and occupying the agricultural land2, of a co-ordinated scheme of amalgamations, reshaping of agricultural units3 and afforestation4, to be effected by transfers and exchanges of land and grants, surrenders, renunciations and variations of tenancies, the board may proceed to make such a scheme5. The scheme must be based on a comprehensive plan for the uses of the land, including afforestation6. The scheme must be published and