My husband's family has a 15 acre (ancestral) property. 5 acres are registered to my husband. Rest are registered to my MIL, SIL and FIL but not sure of the details. (This makes them all small scale farmers and eligible for low interest loans - they utilize the loans every year) There are 2 bits of adjoining farms, 1 acre and 3.5 acres each owned by different people (who are not financially sound, so there are talks of selling them once in a while) My husband's family **MUST** buy these farms when they are up for sale - otherwise their enemies/rivals (they have other multiple property issues with them) might buy it and then will make water flow difficult for our farm. Now, 1 acre has come up for sale for 4 lakhs and my husband has 2 options to arrange the money: 1. They can sell some other ancestral property - in which case I will not be involved any further in this matter. 2. My husband arranges the money - if this happens I wanted the farm to be registered in my husband's name. But he told me that it was not possible as buying farm land is complicated and just a power of attorney will not be sufficient to buy it as it involves passbooks, etc (unlike buying homes or lands) Also, he will lose his small scale farmer loan eligibility, which means he can't apply for the low interest loan. And what is my problem anyway? It will obviously come to us when his parents pass away. I asked him what we have to gain by buying this? Will we get any income out of it? We already invested so much, with him/me getting no income, no rent coming to us and with no property on our name (please see my previous thread before bashing me, but I have to warn that it is a very long thread) He called and spoke to his mom and she said she will manage somehow. Which might just mean that she will get a loan, which we will have to pay off later. There are also some outstanding loans we(H's + my money) gave to other people. They might collect those and buy it. In both cases, I want to be involved and make sure that we buy it on our name. I did not argue much as I don't know much about this process and he will just call me impractical. Does anyone know the procedure for buying a farm for NRIs? H + me are both on H1B. If there is no option, I plan to go to India in one year, and can possibly get the farm transferred to me then. I have no other farmland registered to me, so no passbook. (But my father and mother do, which I read online will qualify me to buy a farm in India) I might not have bothered for 1 acre, but this same thing will repeat when the other 3.5 acre farm comes up for sale. I want to be prepared with some information.